Proficiency is a feature-based translation solution enabling the transfer of complete design knowledge between major CAD systems, such as geometry, features, sketches, manufacturing information, metadata, assembly information and drawings in the conversion process. Accurate and usable models are achieved with up to 95% automation. Proficiency also provides a CAD completion wizard to help users improve the automated results.


Proficiency solution flowProficiency offers automated reporting, including feature Q/A validation, transaction records, and integration with CADIQ (for source-to-target validation and downstream usability analysis). This reporting allows design teams to understand issues related to their modeling practices such as which techniques and features are most or least portable, robust or standard. With this knowledge, designers can leverage the full power of their CAD tool without generating models limited by the peculiarities of one particular system or representation. The Proficiency solution is packaged as a scalable web-based server and may be integrated as part of a PLM workflow or embedded in an interoperability automation solution (i.e. DEXcenter).

Feature Based CAD Translation

completion wizard

With Proficiency, high quality CAD models are translated without losing their workability or manufacturing data. The process not only preserves the design history, but more importantly adds value by removing old issues embedded in the original model and extracting additional added value from a CAD migration or conversion. This results in fully functional models in the target CAD systems, which retain the original product knowledge while providing a reliable basis for further development.

Associative Drawing / Draw to PMI

Associative Drawing Translations

Proficiency also supports the migration of native associative drawings. The translation of associative drawings allows for the migration of linked 2D and 3D data in one automated procedure.

Draw to PMI

DrawtoPMI engine

Proficiency's Drawing to PMI (Product Manufacturing Information) translation module extracts dimensions, tolerances, annotations, etc. from associative legacy drawings and converts them to the corresponding 3D PMI equivalents that are attached directly to the 3D model.

The user can review and correct the exchanged PMI as necessary with an enhanced, state-of-the-art PMI Completion Wizard, which operates as a plug-in and tracks and validates any manual changes.