Panaji, GOA 18th January 2010 SYCODE has released CATIA V4 and V5 file export plug-ins for AutoCAD and SolidWorks. These plug-ins give AutoCAD and SolidWorks the ability to export 3D solid data in AutoCAD and SolidWorks to CATIA V4 and V5 files without the need of a CATIA license installed on the computer or network.

"The four plug-ins released today complement our existing CATIA V4 and V5 file import plug-ins for AutoCAD and SolidWorks,” explains Deelip Menezes, Founder and CEO of SYCODE. "When using these export plug-ins with our existing import plug-ins AutoCAD and SolidWorks users can now read as well as write 3D data from and to CATIA V4 and V5 files thereby being able to perform a complete round trip.”

Exchanging data using neutral file formats like IGES and STEP can sometimes cause problems due to inaccuracies in two step conversions: one from the source format to neutral and the other from the neutral format to the destination format. Moreover, neutral formats like IGES have many variants thereby making their accuracy dependent upon the flavor of IGES that is used. For these reasons many companies prefer to receive data back in the format that they sent it out. These plug-ins will assume critical importance in situations where AutoCAD and SolidWorks users wish to work with users of CATIA V4 and V5.

The AutoCAD plug-ins have been tested to work with AutoCAD 2000 through to 2010, 32 bit as well as 64 bit. The SolidWorks add-ins have been tested to work with the 32 bit as well as the 64 bit versions of SolidWorks 2001 through to 2010. All the plug-ins are available as a fully functional trials. They come with installers and detailed documentation in the form of compiled HTML help files which contains step-by-step tutorials to get end users started in the shortest possible time.

More information about the add-ins and free downloads can be found at the SYCODE web site:

* CATIA V4 Export for AutoCAD -

* CATIA V5 Export for AutoCAD -

* CATIA V4 Export for SolidWorks -

* CATIA V5 Export for SolidWorks -


SYCODE develops cutting-edge software solutions for Computer Aided Design (CAD). These solutions are in the form of standalone applications or plug-ins that work inside major CAD systems such as AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk VIZ, Autodesk 3D Studio MAX, SolidWorks, Solid Edge, Maya, Rhinoceros, Surfcam, etc.

SYCODE also designs, develops and implements customized software solutions for companies worldwide. The customized solution may be a standalone application working closely with the client's existing CAD application or a plug-in to the CAD application.