The version 2020.3 of 3D and 2D data conversion software from Datakit is available

The version 2020.3 of 3D and 2D data conversion software from Datakit is available

July 16, 20

Datakit, specialist in data transfer between CAD systems, announces the availability of version 2020.3 of its software. It adds support for the latest versions of CATIA V6 / 3DEXPERIENCE, Inventor, Creo Parametric, Revit, STEP and NX formats, as well as textures support for writing FBX and glTF formats and new plug-ins for Rhino.

The latest update to Datakit's range of CAD format conversion software is available with many new features!

Support for new versions of 2D and 3D formats

It adds support for reading new versions of CAD and BIM formats for all Datakit software:


CATIA V6 / 3DEXPERIENCE The R2020x version of CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE is now supported. Datakit tools can now read and convert .3dxml files from version R2010x to version R2020x.

Inventor Reading

Inventor Datakit's Inventor reader now supports reading .ipt and .iam files from Inventor 2021.
The versions 9 to 2021 are therefore supported.

NX Reading

NX Siemens has released several new versions of NX in the past three months since the release of Datakit's V2020.2. V2020.3 already supports these new versions up to NX 1919.

Revit Reading

Revit The latest Revit 2021 version is now supported.
Datakit's Revit reading interface now supports files from Revit versions 2015 to 2021. 

Creo Parametric Reading

Creo Parametric The version 7.0 of Creo Parametric was released by PTC less than three months ago. Datakit is already able to offer an interface that supports reading files from this latest version. The Datakit tools can now read and convert 2D and 3D files from version 2000i of ProEngineer, up to version 7.0 of Creo.

STEP reading and writing

STEP The standard STEP AP242 edition 2 (AP242 E2) was published by ISO at the end of April 2020. Datakit actively participated in the development of this standard, while working on its support in its own interfaces.
Datakit's STEP format reading and writing tools now support this new standard.
For more details on this, see the Datakit article on STEP AP242 E2.


Textures support for FBX and glTF writes

FBX glTF GlTF and FBX format writing libraries were announced by Datakit at the start of the year (glTF writing announcementFBX writing announcement). With a view to constantly improving its interfaces, Datakit has already improved these two interfaces well, with texture support in particular.

Converting textured files to these two formats with Datakit tools will therefore keep their original texture. An option that was eagerly awaited for these formats, which are widely used in the fields of visualization and animation.


News for Rhino plug-ins


New Rhino to FBX and glTF plug-ins

Following the release of its FBX and glTF writing interfaces as of 2020, Datakit decided to also integrate them into Rhino.
The result of this integration is now available as two new plug-ins. These plug-ins allow you to save an open file in the Rhinoceros software as an FBX (.fbx) or glTF (.gltf or .glb) file.

Improvement of IFC and Revit imports

The new IFC and Revit file import plug-ins in Rhino, which were made available at the end of 2019, have been improved to support new file extensions:


Improvements for the full range of software

The V2020.3 also benefits from the continuous improvement of the dozens of CAD interfaces provided by Datakit. They are, in fact, permanently maintained in order to improve their quality and to support new entities, while optimizing execution time

These improvements apply to all Datakit product lines: for end users using plug-ins or the CrossManager converter, as well as for software developers incorporating Datakit technology.

The users wishing to test Datakit software can download it and obtain a demonstration license on the official pages of CrossManager and of CrossCad/Plg.

The software developers interested in the Datakit SDK can visit the CrossCad/Ware overview page and contact Datakit to get the information for their activity.