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CATIA Graphics Files


The CATIAâ Graphics (CGR) translator imports CGR files as SolidWorks part documents. CGR files contain only graphical information and are for viewing only.

To open a CGR file in SolidWorks:

  1. Click Open (Standard toolbar) or File, Open.

  2. In the dialog box, set Files of type to Catia Graphics (*.cgr).

  3. Browse to a file and click Open.


The CATIA Graphics translator exports SolidWorks part or assembly documents as CATIA graphics files that users can view in CATIA, CATweb, and DMU Navigator.

To export a SolidWorks document as a CGR file:

  1. With a SolidWorks part or assembly document open, click File, Save As.

  2. In the dialog box, set Save as type to Catia Graphics (*.cgr).

  3. Type the file name in the File name box, and click Save.

Version Information

The CATIA Graphics translator supports CATIA version 5, release 1 through R20.

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