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STEP moves and Datakit is fully involved in this move

STEP moves and Datakit is fully involved in this move

December 17, 14

The new standard STEP AP242 has been published as ISO (begin December 2014). It's the outcome of numerous works, studies... in which Datakit regularly participates, in particular [...]

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Datakit improves its reading and writing interfaces for JT

Datakit improves its reading and writing interfaces for JT

July 25, 14

Datakit, a leading CAD data exchange company, announces availability of the 2014.3 version of Datakit converters, bringing many enhancements and improvements with special focus on [...]

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Datakit extends its reseller network in Russia and China

Datakit extends its reseller network in Russia and China

April 24, 14

Datakit has taken a new step towards the conquest of the Chinese and Russian markets, following the recent signing of agreements with local resellers. The past few months, Datakit [...]

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Datakit moves into new offices

Datakit moves into new offices

April 18, 14

Datakit has acquired new offices for his Lyon team which has moved this week.These offices, still located in Lyon, are at the following adress :99, rue de GerlandBâtiment 869007 – [...]

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Datakit participates in the SIP project from IRT SystemX

Datakit participates in the SIP project from IRT SystemX

February 21, 14

Datakit participates in the SIP (Standards & Interoperability PLM) project organized as part of the IRT SystemX, launched in late 2013. This project focuses on the [...]

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Datakit releases CrossManager 2014.1

Datakit releases CrossManager 2014.1

February 04, 14

LYON, France,Datakit, a leading CAD Data Exchange Company releases CrossManager© 2014.1 update for CAD converters, along with plugins and SDK toolkits. Latest release comes with [...]

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Datakit meets LMBA to provide them with CAD converters

Datakit meets LMBA to provide them with CAD converters

January 08, 14

Dakar, Senegal, Francis Cadin, CEO of Datakit, has embarked on a world tour riding his motorcycle to meet customers and resellers all over the world. The second step of this trip [...]

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ANSYS licenses Datakit technology

ANSYS licenses Datakit technology

December 23, 13

LYON, France,Datakit, a leading CAD Data Exchange Company announces that ANSYS, a global leader and innovator of engineering simulation software, has licensed Datakit translation [...]

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Datakit meets Audros Technology to provide them with CAD converters

Datakit meets Audros Technology to provide them with CAD converters

October 24, 13

Marrakech, Morocco,Francis Cadin, CEO of Datakit begins a world tour on a motorcycle to meet his customers and resellers all over the world. The first step of this trip was [...]

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Datakit releases CrossManager 2013.4, meet us at EMO 2013

Datakit releases CrossManager 2013.4, meet us at EMO 2013

September 09, 13

Datakit announces CrossManager© 2013.4 update for CAD converters, along with plugins and SDK toolkits. Datakit will be visiting EMO 2013 Sept 16-21, Hannover, Germany. We would be [...]

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Datakit releases CrossManager 2013.3

Datakit releases CrossManager 2013.3

July 18, 13

Datakit announces CrossManager© 2013.3 update for CAD converters, along with plugins and SDK toolkits. CAD Formats update Latest release comes with several CAD readers updates : [...]

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Datakit supports the "rallye Aïcha des Gazelles"

Datakit supports the "rallye Aïcha des Gazelles"

March 12, 13

After having sponsored the 4L Trophy, Datakit supports another event : The "rallye Aïcha des Gazelles", a raid for women only taking place in the Moroccan desert. The [...]

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Datakit strengthens its 3D PDF and STEP offer

Datakit strengthens its 3D PDF and STEP offer

March 07, 13

Datakit, announces CrossManager© 2013 update for CAD converters, along with plugins and SDK toolkits. This release shows critical enhancements in 3DPDF output, including [...]

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Datakit is a supporting partner of the 4L Trophy

Datakit is a supporting partner of the 4L Trophy

February 13, 13

Datakit supports the 4L Trophy, a humanitarian raid aiming to provide school supplies to the neediest children in Morocco. It will run from 14 to 24 February 2013. We bring our [...]

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Major improvement of CATIA V5 3D to SolidWorks plugin

Major improvement of CATIA V5 3D to SolidWorks plugin

January 21, 13

Our CATIA V5 import plug-in for SolidWorks begins the year with a new version compatible with SolidWorks 2013, and ensures major improvements with a conversion based on the new [...]

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CrossManager 2013 update

CrossManager 2013 update

January 14, 13

Datakit announces CrossManager© 2013 update for CAD converters, along with plugins and SDK toolkits. CAD versions update This release comes with several CAD readers updates : [...]

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The LOTAR + CAX-IF workshop has taken place in Darmstadt, Germany, on 4-6 December 2012

The LOTAR + CAX-IF workshop has taken place in Darmstadt, Germany, on 4-6 December 2012

December 04, 12

This time comes just before the ballot on STEP AP242 DIS (draft international standard) starts, one of the last stages before the publication of the new standard AP242 (Edition 1), [...]

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Datakit releases CrossManager 2013

Datakit releases CrossManager 2013

October 10, 12

Datakit announces CrossManager© 2013 update for CAD converters, along with plugins and SDK toolkits. This includes support formats extensions for COLLADA and Adobe© 3D PDF file [...]

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Visit of Department of Science and Technology of Shandong

Visit of Department of Science and Technology of Shandong

September 21, 12

Datakit today received the visit of representatives of the Department of Science and Technology of Shandong Province, China. Image 1 Image 2

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Participation of Datakit to the LOTAR/CAx-IF work-shop from September 17 to 19

Participation of Datakit to the LOTAR/CAx-IF work-shop from September 17 to 19

September 17, 12

Datakit has participated in the work-shop LOTAR / CAx-IF which has taken place in Gaithersburg, USA, from September 17 to 19, 2012. Main topics have been preparation of STEP AP242 [...]

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COLLADA writing

COLLADA writing

July 30, 12

Datakit has developed a new COLLADA writing, allowing to convert most CAD formats in COLLADA with our software CrossManager.

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New plug-in to export JT using SolidWorks

New plug-in to export JT using SolidWorks

July 25, 12

It is now possible to write files to the JT format directly from SolidWorks with our new export plug-in : "SOLIDWORKS 3D to JT". The export is done very easily from a [...]

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June 2012 is a high date in the evolution of STEP AP242.

June 2012 is a high date in the evolution of STEP AP242.

June 21, 12

DATAKIT is fully involved in the current activities around STEP AP242, in particular the LOTAR/CAx-IF work-shop which will take place in Toulouse (France) on June 26-28, 2012. The [...]

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CrossManager in 5 languages

CrossManager in 5 languages

April 20, 12

CrossManager is now available in 5 languages: English, French, German, Italian and Czech.

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PlmXml format

December 27, 11

Datakit completes its range of products offering PLMXML format. To expand the list of importers, Datakit offers its customers a library of reading PlmXml and / or interfaces, [...]

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Ug/NX 8 available

Ug/NX 8 available

December 26, 11

The new version of the CAD solution, Ug/NX 8 , is now supported by all Datakit ranges of converters.Datakit SDK (Ug/NX Reader) and CrossManager (Ug/NX To Iges, Step, Jt, Stl...).

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Datakit will be at SolidWorks World 2012

Datakit will be at SolidWorks World 2012

December 01, 11

SolidWorks World 2012 will be held February 12-15, 2012 in San Diego, California, USA. Datakit will be there to demonstrate his SolidWorks converters and show you their quality [...]

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Datakit participates in LOTAR works on STEP AP242

Datakit participates in LOTAR works on STEP AP242

October 06, 11

LOTAR & CAX-IF - Charleston , SC - USA  Datakit has participated in the LOTAR work shop and the CAX-IF meeting, on 26-28th of September 2011.  Works were mostly focused on [...]

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Exchanging 3D Models with PMI using STEP

Exchanging 3D Models with PMI using STEP

July 21, 11

Article by Datakit in ProductData Journal, edition 2011-1, published by ProSTEP iViP Association Christian Caillet DATAKIT Lyon, France Summary The new STEP protocol AP242 is [...]

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Simplification of the conversion of native CAD to OpenCascade

Simplification of the conversion of native CAD to OpenCascade

June 28, 11

Datakit now provides CAD readers to OpenCascade in a new form, for easier integration, extension, maintenance and use : One unique DLL for all readers Common call form for all [...]

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New plug-in CATIA V6 3D to SOLIDWORKS

New plug-in CATIA V6 3D to SOLIDWORKS

May 19, 11

Datakit now offers a new plug-in to import CATIA V6 files (.3dxml) into SolidWorks.

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Datakit now offers plug-ins for the version 5 of Rhino, and adds a CATIA V6 import.

Datakit now offers plug-ins for the version 5 of Rhino, and adds a CATIA V6 import.

April 12, 11

These converters are perfect complements of the standard Rhino 5 functionalities. Supported data : Part and assembly files. Geometry. Wireframe. Meshes. Topology. [...]

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CATIA V6 available

CATIA V6 available

March 27, 11

The new version of the CAD solution, CATIA V6 , is now supported by all Datakit ranges of converters.Datakit SDK (CatiaV6 Reader) and CrossManager (CatiaV6 To Iges, Step, Jt, [...]

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Datakit completes its range of converters with new plugins in ThinkDesign.

Datakit completes its range of converters with new plugins in ThinkDesign.

February 09, 11

Datakit completes its range of converters, It allows the translation to Think3, of 3D models and assemblies coming from these CAD formats :Acis, Catia V4, Catia V5, Inventor, [...]

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New dental formats

New dental formats

February 04, 11

Datakit completes its range of products offering dental formats. To expand the list of importers, Datakit offers its customers a reading library for "Procera (Nobel [...]

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Datakit, your provider with CAD data readers and writers, native and neutral

Datakit, your provider with CAD data readers and writers, native and neutral

October 01, 10

Datakit supports new formats : JT - 3DXML/CatiaV6 - Datakit XML proprietary format Dental Formats : Nobel Biocare/PROCERA - Sirona/CEREC - Dentply/CERCON - 3shape New capabilities [...]

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Datakit completes its range of converters to OpenCascade.

Datakit completes its range of converters to OpenCascade.

July 01, 10

It allows the translation to OpenCascade, of 3D models and assemblies coming from these CAD formats : CatiaV5, UG-NX, SolidWorks, SolidEdge, CatiaV4, Pro/Engineer, Inventor, [...]

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Global Vision Systems uses Datakit software to convert CAD models of an Airbus A350

Global Vision Systems uses Datakit software to convert CAD models of an Airbus A350

June 17, 10

The vendor of 4D supervision and instrumentation PLM solutions is using conversionsoftware from the data exchange specialist. Global Vision Systems (www.global-vision-systems.com) [...]

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DATAKIT participates in LOTAR works, focusing on archiving PMI

DATAKIT participates in LOTAR works, focusing on archiving PMI

June 17, 10

DATAKIT has participated in the last LOTAR workshop which has held in Toulouse, France, from 14th to 17th of June 2010. About archiving of PMI in STEP, a global check has been [...]

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New Procera interface

New Procera interface

June 08, 10

Datakit completes its range of products offering dental formats.To expand the list of importers, Datakit offers its customers a library of reading "procera" and / or [...]

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DATAKIT participates in LOTAR works, focusing on PMI

DATAKIT participates in LOTAR works, focusing on PMI

March 24, 10

An initiative to propose a new evolution of STEP has been promoted by the LOTAR group, especially to improve the capabilities of STEP to address the needs of long term archiving of [...]

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Pro/E Wildfire 5 mastered

Pro/E Wildfire 5 mastered

December 02, 09

The new version of the CAD solution, ProEngineer Wildfire 5, is now supported by all Datakit ranges of converters. Our knowledge of the ProE format allowed us to be very reactive [...]

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Datakit Processes CADDS parametric

November 24, 09

CADDS, a CAD/CAM software widely used in the shipbuilding and aeronautical domains, usesCADDS, a CAD/CAM software widely used in the shipbuilding and aeronautical domains, uses two [...]

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Datakit : Your provider for CAD libraries

Datakit : Your provider for CAD libraries

November 01, 09

Extensive Data coverage including: Assembly, part, Drawing, Geometry, Topology, Mock-up model, PMI, Fdt, Capture, Piping, Tubing, Harness, Cabling, Scenes, Kinematics, Features, [...]

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Sycode and Datakit collaboration

Sycode and Datakit collaboration

July 28, 09

Sycode and Datakit has entered a close colaboration to offer high-end data exchange solutions.Datakit data exchange technology will thus be embed in new and upcoming Sycode's [...]

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Datakit takes part to the LOTAR workgroup

Datakit takes part to the LOTAR workgroup

June 29, 09

Datakit has been invited to join the LOTAR (LOng Term Archiving & Retention) workgroup, to work on the extension of the STEP norm for the needs of long-term CAD data archiving. [...]

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Datakit offers a new option for accessing CrossXpert, its advanced technology for CAD data conversion

Datakit offers a new option for accessing CrossXpert, its advanced technology for CAD data conversion

March 23, 09

CrossXpert is Datakit’s conversion modeler. Featuring powerful integrated tools that analyze and automatically repair CAD models, it embodies all the experience acquired by Datakit [...]

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Substantial price cuts on dedicated SW converters and new interface packs

Substantial price cuts on dedicated SW converters and new interface packs

January 26, 09

With SolidWorks World 2009 just a few days away, Datakit announces substantial price cuts on its dedicated SolidWorks converters and new interface packs. In the last two years, [...]

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All CAD converters in one Rhino Plug-in. Datakit now offers two bundles

All CAD converters in one Rhino Plug-in. Datakit now offers two bundles

January 22, 09

Benefits: A large choice of CAD file exchange solutions available on the designer’s PC Simple “all-in-one” installation More competitive pricing Clearer presentation of the [...]

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Datakit in China: the road so far and the road ahead

Datakit in China: the road so far and the road ahead

January 19, 09

For a market-leading vendor of CAD data exchange solutions like Datakit, China is potentially a bigmarket that should start to deliver results in 2009. Since October 2007, [...]

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A wide range of new releases to start the year!

A wide range of new releases to start the year!

January 07, 09

The Christmas break will be short at Datakit as the software developer announces a wide range of new releases to start the year. Users of CATIA V5 and NX converters will [...]

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Seasons greating

Seasons greating

December 18, 08

All of us here at DATAKIT would like to wish you and your loved ones a very happy holiday season!

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Datakit helps Wrapstyler to find a way round any 3D shape

Datakit helps Wrapstyler to find a way round any 3D shape

December 02, 08

The latest version of Wrapstyler integrates Datakit's CATIA V5 converter

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New version of Datakit’s ROBCAD translators

New version of Datakit’s ROBCAD translators

October 20, 08

Benefit from :- The speed of conversions - The stand-alone capability of the solutions, cutting out the need for source or target software licenses - The results: the ability to [...]

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Solutions for the use of data in the long term

Solutions for the use of data in the long term

October 10, 08

Datakit will be presenting its viewpoint as vendor of data exchange solutions for the long-term archiving and reuse of CAD data.

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Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities

September 15, 08

Datakit is offering two career opportunities : a sales support engineer to strenghten its Crosscad/Pro business unit and a research and development engineer

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Translators compatible with NX6

Translators compatible with NX6

September 09, 08

With the launch of NX6 just a few weeks away, Datakit already has converters for the new version ready and on line.

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Datakit doubles its floor space and its turnover

Datakit doubles its floor space and its turnover

July 02, 08

Since it started business in 1994, Datakit has developed considerably. Its success has been based on its ability to offer unique functionality to a user community that is fully [...]

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Exporting parts and assemblies from SolidWorks to Catia V5

Exporting parts and assemblies from SolidWorks to Catia V5

May 28, 08

This interface will be great news for many SolidWorks users who do not have a Catia V5 licence but need to supply their customers with files in this format.More about the plug-in!

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Datakit rises to the challenge of FDT and PMI

Datakit rises to the challenge of FDT and PMI

May 19, 08

Last week, Francis Cadin, CEO of Datakit, attended the 3D Collaboration & Interoperability Conference, where the integration of PMI and other related information with 3D CAD [...]

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Spaces dedicated to Datakit’s end users and resellers

Spaces dedicated to Datakit’s end users and resellers

May 06, 08

We are happy to remind you that a new free service is available for end-users and our resellers. Our goal is to facilitate sales, support and to help you being informed regarding [...]

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Datakit plug-ins have been certified for Inventor 2009

Datakit plug-ins have been certified for Inventor 2009

April 23, 08

This certification ensures that the translators have met the standards established by Autodesk in terms of interoperability, quality and overall robustness. 5 native plug-ins [...]

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Onesia has selected Datakit

Onesia has selected Datakit

April 15, 08

Onesia has selected Datakit to supply its solutions for tessellation and to read files in native Catia V5, Pro-Engineer, SolidWorks formats and IGES and STEP neutral formats

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INTEROPERABILITY SURVEY

INTEROPERABILITY SURVEY

March 28, 08

Participate in 2008 Cad Cam interoperability survey by clicking just here Thanks in advance for your time and interest

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New JT to VRML and JT to STL. No JT Open lic requested

New JT to VRML and JT to STL. No JT Open lic requested

March 13, 08

Datakit is launching two new stand-alone CAD data conversion modules: JT to VRML and JT to STL

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An interview of Francis Cadin

February 26, 08

Rita Stange, ConnectPress Staff Writer, published the following Interview of Francis Cadin intitled "Francis Cadin's Pursuit of Happiness" within the SolidWorks community [...]

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Datakit to show advantages to use Cadfix

Datakit to show advantages to use Cadfix

February 19, 08

Come and discover CADfix the ideal solution for anyone who needs to: - share product data between departments or with customers and suppliers - reuse solid model geometry in [...]

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Datakit is GOLD certified by the SolidWorks Partner Program

Datakit is GOLD certified by the SolidWorks Partner Program

January 17, 08

Datakit has achieved Gold Partner status with SolidWorks Corporation for the integration of Catia V5 and SolidWorks 3D CAD software. This translator Catia V5 to Solidworks will be [...]

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Season's Greetings

Season's Greetings

December 20, 07

Datakit wishes you a very happy and prosperous New Year. Thanks for your confidence and collaboration during 2007. 2008 should be an interesting year with reliable and powerful [...]

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K Fischer Manager in the AMT group at Rockwell Collins comments it experience of STEP

K Fischer Manager in the AMT group at Rockwell Collins comments it experience of STEP

December 18, 07

Kevin Fischer is the PDES, Inc. Technical Advisory Committee representative for Rockwell Collins. He is a manager in the Advanced Manufacturing Technology (AMT) group at Rockwell [...]

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A complete process for cad data exchange solutions

A complete process for cad data exchange solutions

November 12, 07

Datakit has acquired the data transfer business of the company Ingetech and will be distributing the CadIQ, Cadfix, and DEXcenter products

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Datakit announces its new SolidWorks plug-in that enables to import parts and assemblies from Inventor to SW

Datakit announces its new SolidWorks plug-in that enables to import parts and assemblies from Inventor to SW

November 05, 07

The plug-in provides design offices using SolidWorks with an efficient, upgradable way of getting geometrical representations of Inventor assemblies and assembly trees into their [...]

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Lattice Technology Co, Ltd. builds Datakit's STEP component into its XVL Studio Ver 7.1

Lattice Technology Co, Ltd. builds Datakit's STEP component into its XVL Studio Ver 7.1

November 01, 07

Lattice Technology Co, Ltd. was founded in 1997, when the Internet boom was at its peak, by Hiroaki Chiyokura (Professor, Environmental Information, Keio, Japan). [...]

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From the transfer of associative 3D annotations and to the tolerancing & dimensioning data or the validation Properties: hard job for the members of the Cax-IF forum

From the transfer of associative 3D annotations and to the tolerancing & dimensioning data or the validation Properties: hard job for the members of the Cax-IF forum

November 01, 07

For many years, Datakit has been actively involved in defining and developing the STEP standard; and participates regularly in the Cax Implementor Forum (CAx-IF), where [...]

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A complete process for data exchange solutions

A complete process for data exchange solutions

November 01, 07

Datakit has acquired the data transfer business of the company Ingetech and will now be distributing the CADIQ, CADfix, and DEXcenter products from ITI [...]

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MecSoft bundles Datakit's SolidWorks translators with VisualMILL 6.0

MecSoft bundles Datakit's SolidWorks translators with VisualMILL 6.0

November 01, 07

The latest version of VisualMILL 6.0, a manufacturing system that works with data from many CAD systems integrates SolidWorks data translator delivered by Datakit and allows [...]

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Be Simply connected! Discover the new Datakit web site and the comprehensive world of CrossCad

Be Simply connected! Discover the new Datakit web site and the comprehensive world of CrossCad

November 01, 07

You'll realise at a glance that the Datakit web site has received a complete facelift. We know you can't wait to get clicking, but before you start exploring our [...]

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I haven't an Inventor licence, but wish to read in SolidWorks parts and assemblies designed with Inventor. Have you got a solution ?

November 01, 07

Yes a plug-in is available that enables to read not only parts but also assemblies designed in Inventor V10, V11 and 2008. Does the plug-in operate from [...]

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Interview F Cadin - Blog Novedge

Interview F Cadin - Blog Novedge

September 27, 07

Francis Cadin is the CEO and founder of Datakit, the French company specialized in CAD data translation. Datakit products come in two different flavors: some translators perform [...]

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Datakit strengths its leadership in the field with the launch of a PMI option for NX5

Datakit strengths its leadership in the field with the launch of a PMI option for NX5

July 20, 07

PMI option for NX 5 and a new capability for reading Pro-E annotations

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Datakit demonstrates its ability to master Catia V5 FTA module

Datakit demonstrates its ability to master Catia V5 FTA module

July 15, 07

Integrating dimensioning and tolerancing into 3D models : Catia V5 FTA Module

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Datakit brings a new dimension to the 9.0 solutions from Rasterex

Datakit brings a new dimension to the 9.0 solutions from Rasterex

June 01, 07

The Norwegian company Rasterex is one of the main players on the image processing market, offering solutions for visualisation, raster editing and raster-to-vector drawing [...]

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Datakit announces the release of a read/write library for Step

Datakit announces the release of a read/write library for Step

June 01, 07

Datakit designs its libraries for software companies seeking to go beyond mere file-to-file transfer with sophisticated capability for processing data attributes. The new release [...]

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Sharc, specialist in volume meshing has chosen Datakit as a partner for its CAD data exchange

Sharc, specialist in volume meshing has chosen Datakit as a partner for its CAD data exchange

June 01, 07

The company Sharc (http://www.sharc.co.uk/) is based in Manchester (UK) where, since 1997, it has been developing Harpoon, a solution for the generation of volume meshes. It works [...]

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PMI, FD&T, GD&T, MBD: hot niches for the engineering community !

PMI, FD&T, GD&T, MBD: hot niches for the engineering community !

June 01, 07

Recent weeks have been a busy time for engineering conference goers with COFES, SME, CONTROL and a number of user events. In Europe and the USA, one topic has been topping the [...]

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Datakit rethinks one of its most popular converters: Catia V5 to SolidWorks

Datakit rethinks one of its most popular converters: Catia V5 to SolidWorks

May 01, 07

Datakit's converters, with their unique depth of capability, have become a favourite of the SolidWorks community. These tools enable users to transfer a wealth of native data: 2D, [...]

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Datakit to showcase its latest technologies at RAPID 2007 Conference & Exposition, Detroit, MI

Datakit to showcase its latest technologies at RAPID 2007 Conference & Exposition, Detroit, MI

April 01, 07

We especially expect to meet software companies interested by our technology as a Cad data exchange core solution, but also end users involved in design, prototyping, tooling, and [...]

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SolidWorks users now benefit from a sexier line of stand alone converters

SolidWorks users now benefit from a sexier line of stand alone converters

January 01, 07

Datakit's complete range of stand-alone converters including SolidWorks ones has had a complete facelift.The end result comes to you with a modern, user-friendly appearance and a [...]

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Datakit posts a 40% increase in revenue for 2006

Datakit posts a 40% increase in revenue for 2006

January 01, 07

Datakit, a Cad Data Exchange leading company today announced that it boasted a successful year in 2006, consolidating its business with major and niche software vendors worldwide. [...]

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A sexier product line: CrossCad replaces Detk

A sexier product line: CrossCad replaces Detk

January 01, 07

Datakit's complete range of stand-alone converters is benefiting from a complete facelift. The end result will come to you with a modern, user-friendly [...]

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VB2S integrates Datakit's native Catia V4 and V5 converters, consolidating the positioning of its Subdo software for the creation of 3D presentations for the industrial market

VB2S integrates Datakit's native Catia V4 and V5 converters, consolidating the positioning of its Subdo software for the creation of 3D presentations for the industrial market

January 01, 07

The company's founders were sensitive to the needs of companies in many fields who were reluctant to use complex IT and animation tools, and set out to develop an accessible 3D [...]

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Close collaboration between MDTVISION and Datakit to get digital data

Close collaboration between MDTVISION and Datakit to get digital data

January 01, 07

Prelude INSPECTION is the 3D metrology solution developed by MDTVISION. As an IBM subsidiary, the company's goal is to develop the group's PLM strategy in France and deploy [...]

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Datakit new customers in 2007

January 01, 07

ActuaPlast Actuaplast is a company that specialises in the design and manufacture of plastic parts for the automotive and electrical/electronics industries, but also [...]

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Happy new year !

Happy new year !

January 01, 07

All of us at Datakit offer you our very best wishes for a healthy and prosperous New Year. To start 2007, here's a conundrum! What do the flagship [...]

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Datakit offers Catia V5 to Rhino 4.0 conversion in batch mode

Datakit offers Catia V5 to Rhino 4.0 conversion in batch mode

January 01, 07

Why bring out a batch version ? Designers often see importing data as a laborious, uncreative chore. Automation helps creative people to save precious time and energy. Don't [...]

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Datakit launched its full CGR read and write capability

Datakit launched its full CGR read and write capability

December 01, 06

CGR geometry is supported. Facets, groups of facets and boundaries are supported as well as attributes such as textures and colours. Assemblies are handled and enable the exchange [...]

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Who or what is CGR ?

Who or what is CGR ?

October 01, 06

The CGR (Catia Graphical Representation) is the triangulated format used by Catia V5. This faceted surface representation makes it quicker to load Catia V5 CatParts and [...]

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The butterfly effect !

The butterfly effect !

October 01, 06

The idea that a file exchange and conversion process could extract and manage not just geometrical data but all the information needed to develop a product used to be a pipe dream. [...]

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McNeel is using Datakit's technology in Rhino 4.0

McNeel is using Datakit's technology in Rhino 4.0

October 01, 06

McNeel and Datakit recently worked together to develop a data exchange solution between SolidWorks and Rhino 4.0, based on Datakit's topological model. This interface, finalized [...]

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New Datakit customers

October 01, 06

The Acoustics & Environment Department of AIRBUS France uses CATIA V5 3D to OPEN CASCADE The Acoustics & Environment Department is responsible for the global [...]

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Tips and Tricks - FD&T processing options

Tips and Tricks - FD&T processing options

October 01, 06

By default, Datakit processes Catia V5 FD&T data in its Catia V5 to Iges interface, but recently introduced an option box enabling users to choose whether or not they want to [...]

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Wilcox measures the advantages of Datakit for reading GD&T and FD&T in CATIA V5 models

Wilcox measures the advantages of Datakit for reading GD&T and FD&T in CATIA V5 models

July 01, 06

Wilcox Associates Inc. develops the PC-DMIS measurement and inspection software. It is one of the many subsidiaries of Hexagon Metrology group, including prestigious [...]

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Weight watchers welcome a new fast, precise flawless STL !

Weight watchers welcome a new fast, precise flawless STL !

July 01, 06

STL, the precursor of the world’s streamlined data formats, was created in 1990 by 3DS, the leading rapid prototyping vendor. It’s underlying principle is to represent geometry by [...]

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The aerospace industry in STEP at Cannes

The aerospace industry in STEP at Cannes

July 01, 06

Some data exchange formats come and go like fashionable clothes: here today, gone tomorrow. Others become part of the landscape and are even adopted as industry standards. The [...]

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The new Trans-Xpert solutions for SolidWorks and WorkNC shine at IVR

The new Trans-Xpert solutions for SolidWorks and WorkNC shine at IVR

July 01, 06

Datakit teamed up with Coretech International to develop dedicated Trans-Xpert solutions for SolidWorks and WorkNC. The new software was developed in [...]

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Datakit has been asked by Open Cascade to develop tools for exchanging data in native formats

Datakit has been asked by Open Cascade to develop tools for exchanging data in native formats

July 01, 06

Since the turn of the year Open Cascade has been a subsidiary of EURIWARE, an IT consulting and services group, itself a wholly-owned subsidiary of energy giant AREVA. Open Cascade [...]

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Tips and Tricks - Catia V5 import in Inventor

July 01, 06

We know that many of you have been waiting impatiently for a way to import all Catia V5 assemblies into Inventor 11 without losing the assembly structures. We are now proud to [...]

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Datakit, Inc. is born !

Datakit, Inc. is born !

June 01, 06

The US subsidiary of Datakit is based at Santa Barbara, California and is managed by Francis Cadin, who recently moved to the States to take care of the business. The sheer size of [...]

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Weight watchers welcome a new fast, precise flawless STL!

Weight watchers welcome a new fast, precise flawless STL!

June 01, 06

Datakit has for several years been committed to finding ways to get round these precision and topology issues frequently encountered in STL. Its team has been collaborating closely [...]

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Integrating 2D-CAD data into a 3D model

Integrating 2D-CAD data into a 3D model

April 01, 06

Kantemir is specialised in the fabrication of custom mold bases. The company has ISO 9001-2000 certification, does 70% of its business on the export market, essentially in the [...]

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Alibre users are even more independent with Datakit’s native interfaces

Alibre users are even more independent with Datakit’s native interfaces

April 01, 06

Usicad is the sole importer of Alibre software in France. Loyal to the CAD vendor’s strategy, it applies a principle that is often used by CAD suppliers, namely that it brings 3D [...]

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Model analysis and quality

Model analysis and quality

April 01, 06

Model quality is a critical issue for manufacturing companies worldwide. France’s automotive makers and their first-tier suppliers recently got together to draw up a list of the [...]

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Is the American dream still alive ?

Is the American dream still alive ?

April 01, 06

Francis Cadin, Datakit CEO, met so many people at SolidWorks World 2006 in Las Vegas that he decided to cross the Atlantic again to check out two major trade shows: NDES in [...]

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Tips and Tricks - Batch conversion

Tips and Tricks - Batch conversion

April 01, 06

Datakit offers all SolidWorks users a solution for converting batches of Catia V5 files with automatic assembly processing. Note that batch mode is only available after the [...]

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Tips and Tricks - Previews

Tips and Tricks - Previews

April 01, 06

The previews available for the Catia V5, SolidWorks and UG interfaces have been so successful that we have decided to develop a similar tool for users of the Pro-E converters. To [...]

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