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    Datakit Releases CAD Conversion Tools v2021.1

    LYON, France, Jan 11, 2021 – Datakit, specialist in data transfer between CAD systems, announces that version 2021.1 of its software is now available. It adds a new library for reading the FBX format, support for ACIS .asab files, support for the latest versions of CAD software on the market (JT, Open CASCADE, CATIA V6, Solid Edge, SOLIDWORKS, NX and Rhino) and without forgetting new conversion possibilities in CrossManager.




    New FBX format reading library

    After writing the FBX format, Datakit is able to offer you to read the .FBX format. The library is able to read binary and ASCII files in FBX format from version 6.1 to 7.7. In addition to geometry, it allows the extraction of texture, instance and assembly data.

    New extension for ACIS format

    In its ACIS reader, Datakit offers reading of ASCII and binary parts (.sat, .sab) and ASCII assemblies (.asat). In this new version, Datakit adds the reading of binary assemblies (.asab).

    Support of new versions of 2D & 3D formats

    Datakit, always responsive following the evolution of software, adds support for reading and writing new versions of formats. Datakit tools can now read and convert the formats mentioned below.

    1. CATIA V6 R2021x 3D & 2D format reading
    2. Solid Edge 2021 3D & 2D reading
    3. SOLIDWORKS 2021 3D & 2D reading
      Datakit’s plug-ins for SOLIDWORKS are also compatible with this latest version
    4. NX 3D & 2D reading up to version 1946
    5. Rhino 7 Reading
      Datakit plug-ins for Rhino are also compatible with this latest version
    6. JT 10.5 reading
    7. Compatibility of plug-ins for Open CASCADE from Datakit with the latest version of this C ++ library recognized for the development of CAD applications: Open CASCADE 7.5.

    More input and output formats for CrossManager

    End users, through the CrossManager software, can convert their models using even more combinations:

    1. FBX input to STL, VRML, OBJ, 3MF, 3DXML, PDF 3D, PRC, JT, COLLADA, glTF, CGR outputs
    2. STL, OBJ, FBX input to STEP output
    3. PLM XML input to 3DXML, OBJ, PDF 3D, PRC, FBX, glTF outputs

    The table of all possible combinations is available here.

    Improvements for the entire software line

    Version 2021.1 also benefits from the continuous improvement of dozens of CAD interfaces provided by Datakit. They are, in fact, constantly maintained in order to improve their quality and support new entities, while optimizing execution time.

    This concerns CrossManager and plug-ins, used by end users and CrossCad/Ware for software vendors integrating Datakit technology.

    Datakit offers the possibility of testing its software by registering on its website.

    About Datakit

    Datakit is a leading company founded in 1994, specialized in CAD data exchange solutions and services. It offers standalone converters, plug-ins and SDK that import, analyze and export a large number of CAD formats. Datakit exposes a wide range of geometrical and semantic data (assemblies, annotations, metadata, PMI…) through its varied range of products. It also provides support services for the migration of CAD databases to help customers choose the best data transfer solutions. It works closely together with independent software vendors that currently integrate its CAD data exchange solutions to their own software. For more information, visit

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