MULTICAx SolidWorks Plug-in
Methodologies and Advice
Initializing the Environment
Importing SolidWorks Data
Importing Part Files or Assembly Files Interactively
Importing a SolidWorks Part File Interactively in 3d com
Loading a SolidWorks File Interactively into DMU via 3d com
Translating Files from the Command Line
Improved Associativity Support on Multi-CAD Data
Snapping Imported Components
Checking and Updating the Status of Assemblies
Replacing MultiCAD Links
Welcome to the MULTICAx SolidWorks (S) Plug-in User's Guide!
This guide is intended for users who need to become quickly familiar with the product.
This overview provides the following information:
● MULTICAx SolidWorks (S) Plug-in in a Nutshell
● Before Reading this Guide
● Getting the Most Out of this Guide
● Accessing Sample Documents
● Conventions Used in this Guide
MULTICAx SolidWorks (S) Plug-in in a Nutshell
The MULTICAx SolidWorks (S) Plug-in
allows users to import:
● SolidWorks native data (part and assembly models).
This import converts SolidWorks part geometry into the CATIA Graphical Representation (CGR) or CATPart
formats, which renders it readable by V5. The MULTICAx S Plug-in imports SolidWorks assembly files into a
V5 product structure document. Users can perform this import interactively or from the command line.
● Parasolid formats (*.x_t and *.x_b): parts only.
● VDA-FS data (*.vda): parts only.
Before Reading this Guide
Prior to reading the MULTICAx SolidWorks (S) Plug-in User's Guide, you are recommended to have a look
at the Infrastructure User's Guide for information on the generic capabilities common to all products.
Getting the Most Out of this Guide
To make the most out of this book, we suggest that a beginning user reads the Requirements chapter first
of all and the other Users Tasks to find his way around the MULTICAx SolidWorks (S) Plug-in