Managing CATIA V4 Obsolescence

The retirement of CATIA V4 marks the end-of-life of a technology that revolutionized the product development processes of global manufacturers, and ignited a paradigm shift in digital manufacturing.

Today, these manufacturers face the challenge of preserving decades of intellectual property created in CATIA V4. The planning and execution windows have narrowed, hardware and software support for V4 is becoming increasingly difficult to find, and as managers dig through terabytes of data, they are finding unknown and undocumented complexities in their V4 datasets.

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Converting V4 data to functional CAD system equivalents is nothing short of complex, error-prone and expensive, but the cost of losing intellectual property and maintaining legacy systems is higher. This brief introduces engineering and IT managers to best practices for preserving and reusing legacy V4 data, and eliminating dependence on legacy CATIA V4 systems.

 The 5 Strategies you will learn in our White Paper for Managing CATIA V4 Obsolescence:

1. Open, View and Translate CATIA V4 Models
2. Edit CATIA V4 Models in Place
3. Parametric and Associative Translation
4. Upgrade Drawings to MBD (Model Based Definition) Models
5. Managing CATIA Quality and Validation

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