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 consist of several tools :
  • Collaboration Gateway is a server to create job, monitor queue and centralize reports.
  • Proficiency Agent is an application plugged to CAD system API which launch and drive translation.
  • DrawtoPMI is a dedicated module to convert 3D CAD model and its' associative 2D Drawing to a single MBD 3D part file containing 3D annotations.
  • Completion Wizard is an embedded CAD plugin which accelerate 2D or 3D manual remastering after Proficiency's automatic exchange.

Proficiency feature-based CAD conversion

Proficiency automates the complete conversion of the design intelligence of a model between major CAD systems. Geometry, features and construction tree, sketches, constraints, manufacturing information, metadata, parameters, assembly information, and drawings are design elements that will be transparently transferred between CAD systems.Migrate CAD models easily and faster

Migrate design intent easily and quickly

Proficiency provides source data audit and complete exchange reports, including a feature map and geometric feature validation. In addition, Proficiency compares the geometries of the source and target model (using point cloud technology) and repairs the geometry (with the CADfix integration).

With Proficiency, design teams can easily understand issues related to modeling practices, such as which techniques and features are most or least portable, robust or standard. And with this knowledge, you can leverage the full power of your CAD tool without generating models limited by the specifics of one particular system or representation.

Proficiency is a scalable and highly customizable solution. This software can be integrated with a PLM system or integrated into an automation solution. To improve automated results, Proficiency provides completion wizard for 3D and 2D, for some CAD systems.

Proficiency efficiently converts CAD models without loss of intelligence or information. The automatic conversion process fully preserves the design intent. More importantly, it adds value by removing old issues from the original model or substituting them with more appropriate techniques. The result is a reliable basis for further development quickly migrated to the new CAD system at a competitive cost.

Flexibility and Security with Proficiency

Proficiency provide a large range of functionality to control usage:

Availability: Service and reports are accessible from web 24/7.
Statistics: Statistic for license usage, exchange status, …
Update: Ready to update for new CAD systems, Features, PMI or drawing exchange … Centralized configuration
Security: Local processing to avoid network transfer - User access controlled with password.

Cost and Time savings with Proficiency

Proficiency provide a large range of functionality to optimize CAD Data exchange for BREP or feature translation:

Automate: Drastically reduce manual work – simplify end user tasks.
Multi-Task: Distribute tasks to optimize license and CPU usage. All Proficiency licenses are World Wide license
ReUse: Avoid redundante exchange based on UID and release ID detection.
Support: Centralized support & portable agent installation - No redundante local installation.

Guided completion with Proficiency Completion Wizard

Proficiency completion wizard

The Completion Wizard plugin is embedded in the target CAD system, helping designer to adapt design intent in the target CAD system and thus eliminate the unavoidable conflicts between the two CAD systems. This semi-automatic process greatly accelerates the removal of the residual defects which can not be solved by an automatic process. It builds on the remastering information created during the automatic process that is stored in the UPR file:

  • Features parameters from the source CAD system (tree position, type, settings, values, ...)
  • The origine of the failure (incompatibility, deviation, ...)
  • References (planes, sketches, ...)
  • The substitute BREP geometry
  • The cloud of points for validation


Associative Drawing Translation with Proficiency

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.

Supported CAD systems include:

  • CATIA V4 (from)
  • Inventor (from)
  • Solid Edge (from)
  • SolidWorks (from)
  • CATIA V5 (from and to)
  • NX (from and to)
  • Creo (to)



CAD Natif

  • NX
  • Creo / Pro-E
  • SolidWorks
  • Solid Edge
  • Inventor


  • IGES
  • STEP AP203/AP214
  • JT


  • Assembly
  • Part
  • Part with PMI
  • Associative Drawing



CAD Natif

  • NX
  • Creo / Pro-E
  • SolidWorks
  • Solid Edge
  • Inventor


  • IGES
  • STEP
  • JT


Parametric Exchange

  • Geometry
  • Associative Drawing
  • Assembly structure & Constrains
  • Part Structure
  • features & parameters
  • Sketches & constrains
  • Manufacturing info (PMI)
  • Metadata, relations
  • Fallback process
  • Feature validation

CAD Data exchange

  • Repair Process (CADfix)
  • Physical Properties validation
  • CADIQ Integration
  • DEXcenter integration
  • ReUse Assembly components
  • V5 downstream fast collaboration
  • IP Protection

CAD Migration

  • Completion Wizard
  • Draw to PMI



  • Floating / server
  • Modular


  • Windows 7-10/Server, 64bits
  • PLM integration avail.