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    Datakit Releases CAD Conversion Tools v2021.4

    LYON, France, Oct 29, 2021 – Datakit, the independent CAD interoperability specialist, releases version 2021.4 of its SDK. The Datakit conversion solution can now read glTF files, as well as the latest versions of Parasolid (V34) and NX (V1988) files. The Datakit SDK now also allows the reading of “scenes” from CATIA V6 / 3DEXPERIENCE.




    The latest update to Datakit’s CAD format conversion software range allows specialized editors to get the most out of reading or writing 2D or 3D technical files of many native or standard formats.

    What changes in Datakit V2021.4 technical data exchange software?

    glTF reading

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    The Graphics Library Transmission Format (glTF) is widely used by editors (especially of video games) to quickly display models or entire scenes. A 3D glTF file contains information about the 3D mesh, materials, textures, tree structure, and can be viewed on a WEB browser.

    After integrating glTF writing in early 2021, Datakit’s technical data exchange tool is enriched with a library for reading glTF 2.0 files. The Datakit SDK now allows reading and writing of .gltf and .glb suffix files.

    Parasolid V.34 reading

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    Parasolid is a geometric modeling kernel published by Siemens PLM Software.

    It is updated regularly and, like for all other 2D and 3D PLM software, Datakit translates these changes into its API for reading and writing technical data. The Datakit libraries can now read Parasolid version 34 data.

    NX reading

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    Siemens regularly releases new versions of the NX CAD software. Datakit SDK V2021.4 supports these new versions and can therefore convert NX files up to NX 1988 version.

    Reading of CATIA V6 / 3D Experience “scenes”

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    The Datakit Version 2021.4 API can now read the geometric and graphic data of 3DExperience (.3dxml) scenes.

    Continuous improvement of Datakit’s PLM interoperability solutions.

    Datakit OEM customers benefit from the continuous improvement of the libraries and kernel for reading, writing and converting 2D and 3D formats.

    These improvements also apply to CrossManager. CrossManager is a stand-alone software published by Datakit, which can convert files from most CAD formats for end-users needs.

    IFC writing is now integrated into CrossManager.

    How to qualify the Datakit technical data exchange solutions?

    Users wishing to test Datakit software can download it and obtain a demo license from the official pages of CrossManager and CrossCad/Plg.

    Software developers interested in the Datakit SDK can visit the CrossCad/Ware overview page and contact Datakit for more information.

    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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