Delivering the Industry's Best Multi-Version Collaboration

CATIA Version 6 - V5 compatibility empowers mixed team collaboration

Supporting the transition from CATIA V5 to Version 6 is a priority for Dassault Systemes.  Many of our customers want to upgrade to Version 6, but need to continue to work collaboratively, internally or externally, with teams who still use V5. With V6R2012X we introduce an amazing enhanced compatibility between CATIA versions, which makes feature-level collaboration a reality for mixed teams. Moving to CATIA Version 6 has never been easier.

Investment Protection

We aim to  protect the investment our customers have made in CATIA V5, while making it easier for them to take advantage of the open CATIA Version6  at their own pace.  Now it is easy to transition to CATIA Version6, while continuing to collaborate seamlessly with internal departments, customers and suppliers who use V5.

Feature-level Compatibility

3D Models created in CATIA Version 6 can now be sent to V5, retaining their core features. These features can be accessed and modified directly in V5. A design can now evolve iteratively, with engineers having the freedom to create and modify the part at the feature level, whether they use CATIA V5 or Version6.  All features in Part Design, Generative Surface Design  and  Sketcher, related to 3D parametric geometry creation are preserved, as are assembly structures and positional matrices.

Version 6 Technology

With this enhancement, the compatibility between 3D models in CATIA V5 and in CATIA Version6  now exceeds that between 2 releases of V5. It creates a new collaborative potential between mixed teams. This is made possible by bringing select Version 6 developments to V5, and illustrates the DS commitment to supporting our customers.

Synchronization of CATIA Version 6 and 5

This ability to edit Version 6 models within V5 will be available starting with V6R2012x and the upcoming release of V5, now called V5-6R2012.  The renaming of future V5 releases emphasizes the compatibility and synchronization between V5 and Version 6, as well as the ongoing enrichment of V5 solutions with select Version 6 technology.