Importing CATIA V5 Part and Product Files

You can import CATIA® V5 CATPart and CATProduct files with SOLIDWORKS Standard and SOLIDWORKS Professional having 3DEXPERIENCE (Design with SOLIDWORKS) add-in, with SOLIDWORKS Premium, or with 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS.

To import CATIA V5 part and product files:

  1. Click File > Open.
  2. Optional: 3DEXPERIENCE Users: If the Open from 3DEXPERIENCE dialog box appears, click This PC.
  3. Navigate to the folder containing the CATIA V5 part or product files to open.
    For SOLIDWORKS Standard and SOLIDWORKS Professional, you need a 3DEXPERIENCE (Design with SOLIDWORKS) add-in. Copy the CATIA V5 part or product files to the local work folder.

    For more information, see Adding Files to Local Work Folder.

  4. For Files of type, select CATIA V5 (*.catpart;*.catproduct).
  5. Select the CATPart or CATProduct file and open the file.
    SOLIDWORKS imports the CATIA V5 file.
    You can save an imported CATPart file as a SOLIDWORKS part file, and an imported CATProduct file as a SOLIDWORKS assembly.