• Never modify data generated in V5: information could be lost and the MULTICAD Update could result in incorrect results.
  • Part Number must be unique, all parts with the same name are considered as identical.
  • On Windows, make sure the files to translate are not encrypted: push the Advanced button in the Properties dialog box of the file and uncheck the Encrypt contents to secure data option.


  The MULTICAx IGES Plug-in allows you to import IGES native data (part models).
This import converts  IGES part geometry into the CATIA Graphical Representation (CGR) or CATPart formats, which renders it readable by V5. 

You can perform this import interactively or from the command line.

Windows 64 bits OS is supported.

Aix 64 bits OS is supported.


Protocols and attributes

For conversions, the following protocols or attributes apply:

  • The IGES part files must have the .igs extension
  •  see the IGES import section in the Data Exchange Interfaces User's Guide documentation for more information. 

Licensing requirements

*.igs  extension is not natively supported in V5, therefore, the licenses DGL (ENOVIA PORTAL, CATIA) or MGP (DELMIA) are required to access this extension.