• Never modify data generated in V5: information could be lost and the MULTICAD Update could result in incorrect results.
  • Be sure you have set the option Insert existing component to MultiCAD mode in Tools->Options->General->Compatibility->STEP
  • 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 STEP Plug-in allows you to import STEP native data (*.stp or *.step) (part and assembly models).

This import converts  STEP part geometry into the CATIA Graphical Representation (CGR) or CATPart formats, which renders it readable by V5.  The MULTICAx STEP Plug-in imports STEP assembly files into a V5 product structure document. 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 STEP part files must have the *.stp or *.step extension
  • See the STEP import section in the Data Exchange Interfaces User's Guide for more information.

Licensing requirements

*.stp *.step  extensions are not natively supported in V5, therefore,  DTL licenses (ENOVIA PORTAL, CATIA) or MTP licences (DELMIA) are required to access these extensions.