What's New?

Getting Started

Opening a CATIA Version 4 Model in CATIA Version 5

Copying CATIA Version 4 Model Data to CATIA Version 5

Saving CATIA Version 5 CATPart Documents as CATIA Version 4 Models

User Tasks

Warning Prerequisites

V418 Model Mandatory

Cleaner Version 4

Before Migrating a Mock-Up Solid into CATIA V5

Checking V4 Model Data Before Copying It to V5 : Interactive Checker

Manipulating V4 Models in V5

Opening V4 Models in V5

Selecting Geometric Elements on CATIA Version 4 Models

Selecting Federators and Sub-Federators in CATIA Version 4 Models

Improved Design in Context: Access to Solid Edges

Multi-Selecting V4 Components within the Specification Tree

Managing V4 Models, PRJ Files, Library Objects in V5

Having Access to V4 Model Comment

Alphanumerical Reorder of DETAILS

Using the Workspaces Navigator for Model Editor

Extract Version 4 Models from Sequential File in Batch Mode

Renaming Version 4 Documents regarding Windows File System Compatibility in Batch Mode

Capability to identify a Model coming from CATIA V5

Copying 3D from CATIA V4 to CATIA V5

Partial Paste: Diagnosis Feature

Main PartBody is no longer used in conversion AS SPEC

Conversion of SolidM entities as Result (migrated as a PartBody)

Copying / Pasting a Model with Dittos in CATIA V5

Information about V4 Attributes accessible in the Properties dialog box

Comparison of Result Option in Batch: V4/V5 BREP Info Checker

Migrating from V4 To V5 in Batch Mode

How to launch the V4 To V5 Migration Batch

Converting CATIA Version 4 Models into CATIA Version 5 with the PLMV4ToV5Migration Batch

Automatic Transfer of a Version 4 Model Comment into a Version 5 CATProduct or CATPart

Automatic Transfer of a Version 4 Detail Comment into a Version 5 CATProduct or CATPart

Converting a V4 Session to CATIA V5 with the V4 To V5 Migration Batch

V4/V5 Associative Migration of Solid MML Structures and Mapping

New Document Naming Convention in V4ToV5 Migration

User Defined V4 To V5 Migration

Opening a V4 Session in CATIA V5

Opening a CATIA V4 Session referencing CDM Models

Having Access to PRJ Files on Windows

Optimizing V4 Migration

Optimizing V4 Family Migration: Deactivation of the No Show Filter

Optimizing V4 Family Migration: Deactivation of the Solids' Parents Filter

Coping/Pasting Details and Dittos: Force Detail to Explode

Copying/Pasting Solids: Using Interactive Multi-Copy/Paste As Result With Link within CATIA V5

Evaluation of the V4 Sketch before applying Constraints

Sweep Migration Optimization

Sewing Migration on a New Sewing Feature

Cleaning and Simplification of V4 Data

V4/V5 Application Data Migration

V4/V5 Part Design Data Migration


Close and Offset Primitives

Rolling Edge Fillet

Face-Face Fillet

Variable Radius Fillet

Tritangent Fillet



Pyramids, Volumes and Project Primitives

Multi-Edge Fillets with Propagation

Draft from Reflect Line

Basic Draft


Draft Both Sides

Multi-Neutral Draft

V4/V5 Manufacturing Data Migration

V4/V5 AEC and Tubing Data Migration

V4/V5 SheetMetal Design Data Migration

V4/V5 Electrical Data Migration


Migrating Step by Step...

V4 - V5 Mapping

Reference Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Migration of 2D Draw Elements and Views

Accessing V4 Drawings within a model in CATIA V5

Copying 2D from CATIA Version 4 to CATIA V5

Migration of AUXVIEW2 Layout: Associativity with 3D Migration

Converting V4 AUXVIEW2 Views to V5 Generative Drafting Views in Batch Mode

Managing Standards for Migration

Before You Begin

Dimension Numerical Display

Dimension Tolerances

Dimension and Text Properties


Frames and Balloons


Line Thickness


Line Types

Pattern Cells

Managing AUXVIEW2 Defaults for Migration

Reading Version 5 Data in Version 4 Format

Saving CATIA Version 5 CATPart Documents As CATIA Version 4 Models

Saving a CATPart as a model in associative mode (V5/V4 Synchronization)

Saving CATIA V5 Text Annotation as CATIA V4 3D Text

Saving As Model: Saving CATPart Product Description Property As V4 Model Comment

Migrating V5 Canonic Elements

Saving a V5 Parabola as a V4 Parabola

Saving a V5 Hyperbola as a V4 Hyperbola

Saving a V5 Torus as a V4 Torus

Saving a V5 Revolution Surface as a V4 Revolution Surface

Migrating V5 Fillet Surfaces

Writing Axis Systems From a V5 track to a V4 Model

Saving CATIA Version 5 CATProduct Documents As CATIA Version 4 Sessions

V5/V4 File-based Migration Batch

Optimizing V5 / V4 Migration

Workbench Description

V4 Integration Menu Bar



V4 Data Reading

Saving as V4 Data




Migration Batch

Scenario (V4/V5 SPACE): How to use Gap Healing

Scenario (V4/V5 SPACE): How to use Curvature Improvement (Maximum Deformation)

Scenario (V4/V5 SPACE): How to manage Surface and Curve Sub-elements (Segmentation)

Scenario (V4/V5 SPACE): How to manage V4 3D Text Migration

Reference Information

V5 Introduction versus Industrial Processes

V4 / V5 Equivalences

Using V4 Libraries

Opening V4 Library Objects in V5 on Windows

Opening V4 Library Objects in V5 on UNIX

Displaying V4 Library Keywords in V5

Applying Filters to V4 Library Families

Converting CATIA Version 4 Library Objects into CATIA Version 5 CATPart Documents

Converting V4 Libraries into V5 Catalogs

Managing Layer Filters on V4 Models

V4 / V5 Entities

Wireframe and Surface Elements


Migrating V4 Polyhedral Surfaces into CATIA V5

Transfer of SPACE Entities: Visualization of V4 Support Edge for Broken Contextual Features


Converting Version 4 Kinematics Data into Kinematics Version 5 Data

Reading a V4 Route in a V5 Session

Copying V4 Model Data to CATIA V5

Opening a V4 Session in CATIA V5

Show / No Show

Layer Filters

Geometric Set

Detail / Ditto


Color Tables

Model Naming

Transfering of a V4 Model Comment into a V5 CATProduct or CATPart

Draw Elements

Text Detail

Raster Insertion

Transparent View

View Framing

V4 Data Browsing: About V4/V5 Equivalences on Geometric Types and V5 Features

V4 Data Conversion: About V4/V5 Equivalences on Geometric Types and V5 Features