Unified Interop (UIOp) is a set of CAD independent interoperability libraries for Parasolid based CAx Systems that provides read access to information stored in 3D CAD files and allows export to native 3D CAD formats like CATIA V5, NX, SOLIDWORKS, JT, visualization data formats like CGR, DWF, 3D PDF and standards like IGES, STEP and VDA via a unified architecture. UIOp is an additional 'layer' created on top of CCE's robust ODX libraries. This is especially useful for ISV's that have applications built on top of the Parasolid kernel and allows them to achieve total CAD interoperability, using a single API, in the shortest possible time.
INTEROP TOOLKITS suppported formats CATIA V4, CATIA V5, CATIA V6 3DEXPERIENCE, Parasolid, IGES, Inventor, Autodesk Design Review, JT, Creo, SOLIDWORKS, Solid Edge, ACIS, STEP, NX, CGR, and STL


Complete Product Structure with attributes (Hidden, Suppressed)
Geometry at Part and Assembly are provided as Parasolid Objects
Attributes of geometry (Color, Visibility, Names ...) are linked to the Parasolid Objects*
Persistence info (geometry) for uni-directional associativity
Materials and material properties
Datum References
User defined metadata
User defined parameters
Option to export assembly structure to PLMXML format


Total CAD Independence
Unified Interface allowing quick and easy implementation
Reduced maintenance
Support for latest CAD versions
Single supplier for all CAD interoperability needs
Ability to create an associative CAD interface

*Requires Parasolid libraries to be licensed from Siemens PLM and present in the environment of the host application using UIOp.


CAD Formats File Formats Read Write
CATIA V4 *.model, *.exp, *.session Up to 4.2.5 -
CATIA V5 *.CATPart, *.CATProduct, *.CATShape R6 to V5-6R2016 (R26) R10 to V5-6R2016 (R26)
CGR *.CGR R6 to V5-6R2016 (R26) R10 - R20
CATIA V6 File - 3dxml *.CATPart, *.CATProduct, *.CATShape, *.3dxml 2009x to 2016x -
CATIA V6 PLM - native access NA 2010x to 2016x -
Unigraphics/NX *.prt 13 to NX 11 NX, NX3, NX5, NX7, NX8 & NX10
Pro/Engineer(Creo) *.prt.*, .asm.*, .xpr, .xas 18 to Creo 3.0 -
SOLIDWORKS *.sldprt, *.prt, *.sldasm, *.asm 2001plus to 2017 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011 & 2015
Solid Edge *.par, *.asm, *.psm, *.pwd 18 to ST9 -
JT *.jt 6.4 to 10 8.1, 9.4 & 10.0
Inventor *.ipt, *.iam R11 to 2017 -
Autodesk Design Review *.dwf, *.dwfx 6.01, 6.20, 6.21 & 7.00 DWF - 6.20, DWFx - 7.00
IGES *.igs, *.iges Up to 5.3 5.2, 5.3
STEP *.stp, *.step AP203, AP214, AP242# AP203, AP214
RHINO *.3dm Up to 5.0 -
ACIS *.sat, *.sab, *.asat, *.asab R2 to R25 -
STL *.stl   -
VDA *.vda    
3D PDF *.pdf - 1.70
# - Geometry and Tessellation support only.
UIOp supports Windows 7, 8, 8.1 & 10, Linux (RHEL 6.0, 7.1 & SUSE 11, 12) and MAC OS X 10.10.3. For additional information, contact uiop@cadcam-e.com with your specific requirements.