Tetra4D Converter is the world’s leading solution for converting native 3D CAD data into rich, interactive 3D PDF documents, including full support for precise solid geometry and Product Manufacturing Information (PMI). Tetra4D Converter combined with Adobe® Acrobat® Pro allow you to convert native 3D CAD data to 3D PDF from the latest versions of CATIA®, PTC® Creo, Pro/E, NX™, SolidEdge®, SolidWorks®, Autodesk® Inventor® and other major CAD formats. Converting 3D PDF to neutral formats such as IGES, STEP, Parasolid, STL and JT is also a snap with this high value, affordable tool. Only Tetra4D Converter and Adobe Acrobat together allow you to control whether recipients of your 3D PDFs can measure, section, comment on or export 3D data from either Adobe Acrobat or the free Adobe Reader®.
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What’s New in Tetra4D Converter 2016Overview
The 2016 release of Tetra4D Converter adds support for the latest versions of Solid Edge and SolidWorks as well as delivers stability and quality improvements to several previously supported CAD importers. Several customer reported issues were addressed in this major release. Access to Tetra4D Converter Version 2016 is free for all customers with current maintenance contracts. This release of Tetra4D Converter adds the following new or improved functionality:
Support for Solid Edge ST8
Tetra4D Converter has been updated to support the most recent version of Solid Edge files.
Support for SolidWorks 2016
Tetra4D Converter has been updated to support the most recent version of CATIA V4 files.
Support for ACIS export
Tetra4D Converter has been updated to support exporting to data to ACIS format.
Enhancements of PMI support
Improvements have been made for more accurate rendering of complex PMI in CATIA V5, NX, Creo and JT formats.
The Tetra4D Converter has an improved license manager for version 2016. This version will require a new serial number for all users. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding your license.
|ACIS||Up to v24.0||SAT, SAB||—|
|Autodesk Inventor||Up to 2017||IPT, IAM||—|
|CATIA V4||Up to 4.2.5||MODEL, SESSION, DLV, EXP|
|CATIA V5||Up to V5-6R2016||CATDrawing, CATPart, CATProduct, CATShape, CGR|
|CATIA V6||Up to 2011 to 2013||3DXML|
|Creo||Elements/Pro 5.0, Parametric 3.0||ASM, NEU, PRT, XAS, XPR|
|I-deas||Up to 13.x (NX 5), NX I-deas 6||MF1, ARC, UNV, PKG|
|IFC||IFC2x Editions 2, 3 and 4||IFC, IFCZIP||—||—|
|IGES||5.1, 5.2, 5.3||IGS, IGES||—|
|JT||Up to 10.0||JT|
|Parasolid (X_T)||Up to v27.0||X_B, X_T, XMT, XMT_TXT||—|
|PTC Pro / ENGINEER||Up to Wildfire 5||ASM, NEU, PRT, XAS, XPR|
|Siemens PLM Software NX||Unigraphics V11.0 to NX 10.0||PRT|
|Solid Edge||V19 – 20, ST – ST8||ASM, PAR, PWD, PSM|
|Solid Works||Up to 2016||SLDASM, SLDPRT|
|STEP||AP 203 E1 / E2, AP 214, AP 242||STP, STEP, STP.Z|
|Stereo Lithograpy (STL)||All versions||STL||—||—|
|U3D||ECMA-363 (1st, 2nd and 3rd editions)||U3D||—||—|
|VDA-FS||Version 1.0 and 2.0||VDA||—|
|VRML||V1.0, V2.0||WRL, VRML||—||—|
|— not applicable for this native CAD format|
|— not applicable for this native CAD format|
|File Format||File Extension||Version|
|CATIA V5 Drawing||Catdrawing||Up to V5 R19|
|HP Graphics Library||HPL|
|Siemens NX – 2D||PRT||Up to NX-6|