Theorem’s latest Multi-CAD supports CATIA V5 R28

Our V21.3 CATIA V5 Multi-CAD to JT product has been released with a number of new product features and enhancements, alongside general updates to improve stability and geometry quality.

Integrated within the CATIA V5 application V21.3 supports from CATIA V5-6R2015 to CATIA V5-6R2018, and all versions of JT, up to and including 10.0, providing the user with the highest levels of interoperability with JT file assemblies.

This CATIA V5 Multi-CAD to JT product is uni-directional product but can be packaged with Theorem’s JT to CATIA V5 Multi-CAD product to become a bi-directional translator.

New features and enhancements in V21.3 include:

  • CATIA V5 transparency replicated in JT output-The benefit of maintaining an equivalent view of the CATIA V5 data in JT saves time and money that would otherwise be used to either support additional communication between CAD users and non CAD users, or alternatively increases costs of deploying expensive CAD licenses to downstream teams.
  • Improvements to PMI/geometry cross highlighting in JT output-Having an ability to highlight specifically which pieces of geometry are related to which dimension ensures that the information is unambiguous, leading to a reduction in costly reworking’s of outputs when the information is misunderstood. Consequently potential costly quality issues are also avoided.
  •  CATIA V5 Section Views defined within FTA Captures are now exported to the JT file- Having a capability of retaining these section views in the JT output again ensures that the person reviewing the information as a clear understanding of the definition. This all goes towards avoiding costly mistakes that occur when the information isn’t clearly understandable.


Our CATIA V5 Multi-CAD to JT Product is based upon the Dassault Systemes XCAD infrastructure, allowing CATIA V5 users to incorporate parts and assemblies from JT, directly within the CATIA environment and removing the need for external translators. The application checks geometry for errors and validates the integrity of the data as it comes into CATIA. The beauty of the Dassault Multi-CAD architecture is the interlinking of the CATIA data and non-native data.

Using Multi-CAD offers a greater level of security and protection as the link to the source data is a direct link, without the need to leave the application or use 3rd party external applications. This also removes any errors that can occur from working with potentially old and out of date data.

Our strategic partnerships with Dassault Systemes and Siemens  ensures that there is a parallel development between the latest releases of CATIA V5, JT and Theorem’s Multi-CAD products, allowing us to continue to provide data solutions to the CATIA V5 community.

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Theorem’s latest Visualize 3D Inventor to Creo View Adapter supports Inventor 2019

We are pleased to announce the release of our V21.3 Inventor to Creo View Visualize 3D adapter supporting Inventor 2017, 2018 and 2019, and up to and including Creo View 4.2.

This product has been developed using the Autodesk Inventor Development Environment and translates the latest Inventor data into the Creo View format. It can work with just Inventor View (a free application) needed to be installed, so a full license of Inventor is not required.

The Inventor to Creo View Adapter can also be integrated into a Windchill environment allowing Inventor managed data to be published and visualized on demand. As the Creo View data output is then synchronized with the Inventor source, an accurate up-to-date, version of the design is always available, therefore reducing costly errors.

Our Visualize 3D products are aimed at creating visualization data for users of digital mock-up, virtual reality or desktop applications and support the translation of assembly structure, geometry and attributes.

Our strategic partnerships with Autodesk and PTC  ensures that there is a parallel development between the latest releases of Inventor, Creo View and Theorem’s Visualize 3D products, allowing us to continue to provide data solutions to the Inventor and PTC communities.

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3D PDF- Making engineering data accessible

3D PDF is the ideal choice when needing to share, exchange and consume CAD and PLM assets outside of the traditional CAD packages.

The standard features of an Adobe 3D PDF document make for the perfect interactive viewer. It is lightweight, portable and secure. Using Theorem’s Publish 3D solution makes it easier for CAD and PLM assets to be shared, exchanged, and consumed outside of any source application, without requiring any specialist knowledge.

With such comprehensive features available as standard, the possibility to enhance a 3D PDF document further is possible by using Theorem’s Publish 3D solution to create interactive documentation using pre-defined templates combined with added intelligence.

Each document type has its own target audience and function, meaning content can be tailored to suit. The same information can be displayed and filtered in very different ways, catering for all aspects of an organization and many different use cases including:

  • Works Instructions
  • Request For Quotations (RFQ)
  • Bill of Materials (BOM)
  • Inspection Reports
  • Purchase Orders
  • Engineering Change Requests
  • Sales and Marketing brochures

The use of 3D PDF means that anybody can now consume, view and mark-up 3D data with Adobe’s ubiquitous Reader, eliminating the need to install specialist viewing software or to be trained to use a special tool.

3D PDF is a great way of leveraging CAD and PLM assets. It reduces costs and time to manufacture, improves quality by eliminating potential errors due to transcription and interpretation of drawing data, it safeguards intellectual property and it can also save on expensive CAD licenses.

Designed for organisations of all sizes, Theorem’s Publish 3D solutions are based on the original Adobe® and vendor specific technology, therefore are fully compatible with Acrobat and native CAD systems enabling users to take the intelligence contained within a 3D model directly in to the world of PDF.

Want to find out how 3D PDF could help you?

Theorem are hosting a webinar to discuss the use cases for leveraging existing CAD and PLM assets for use by Manufacturing departments within interactive 3D PDF.

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*A recording of the webinar will be available after the event.

Publish Creo data into an interactive 3D PDF with Theorem’s Publish 3D

We are pleased to announce the release of the latest Creo-3D PDF publisher from the Publish 3D product range.

Our Publish 3D 3D PDF products enable the publishing of 3D Creo data directly from within the design application in to an interactive 3D PDF document format, or an HTML5 output.

V21.3 supports Creo 3.0, 4.0, 5.0 and has a number of new features and enhancements, including:

  • The processing of display Curves shown in a Combined State. When displaying a layer state within a combined view, generally only the solid and annotations are processed to PDF. This will also process any curves which are needed for downstream activities (engraving or welding positions etc.)
  • Support for the translations of Offset Cross Sections, which are used to help simplify the component display.
  • Improvements to Layer Visibility and Combination states, which help improve the way geometry is displayed, ensuring less confusion for the person viewing it.
  • Addition of UI Creo Read Instance argument, giving the user more options when processing the file. This will help the user present the pdf display in a manner suitable to them.

The published PDF document contains embedded interactive 3D representations of the native Creo data (within pre-defined templates), offering greater levels of Intellectual Property (IP) protection with support for separate passwords to control either the access to the document as well as separate passwords to enable any editing of the 3D PDF output.

The Publish 3D product supports Model Based Definition (MBD) and 3D annotations and dimensions (PMI) from Creo into the 3D PDF format.

Anybody with access to the freely available Adobe Reader®, either on a PC, tablet or smartphone can access the interactive 3D data and are able to view, mark up and interrogate the document without the use of specialist CAD software. As 3D PDF is an ISO standard, the technology is easily integrated and can effectively become the protocol for easy, seamless document creation and communication.

Our strategic partnership with PTC ensures that there is parallel development between the latest releases of Creo, and Theorem’s Publish 3D products, allowing us to continue to provide publishing solutions for the Creo community.

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