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 provide a large range of configuration to ensure your delivery will be accepted in your own environment or in the customer environment :

Project: Define projects in Proficiency to set dedicate CAD release, CAD environment settings; Using CADfix integration, define quality diagnostics according to SASIG criteria provided by your OEM.
Start models: Insert customer templates for drawing, Part and Assembly.
Validation: Control exchange by compairing source and target mass properties. Check quality rules and repair geometry using CADfix.
Quality: Control/improve quality and maintain it through multiple iterations - Get a usable model in compliance with quality rules.

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.

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.
Draw to PMI migration with Proficiency

DrawtoPMI is an automatic tool for converting a 3D CAD model and its' associative 2D Drawing to a single 3D part file containing Product Manufacturing Information (PMI), including views, cross sections, functional tolerances and annotations.

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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


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)


CAD Natif

  • CATIA V4
  • CATIA V5
  • UGS NX
  • Pro-Engineer
  • I-DEAS
  • SolidWorks
  • Solid Edge
  • Inventor


  • IGES
  • STEP AP203/AP214
  • JT


  • Assembly
  • Part
  • Part with PMI
  • Associative Drawing


CAD Natif

  • CATIA V5
  • UGS NX
  • Pro-Engineer


  • IGES
  • STEP AP203/AP214
  • 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
  • V5 downstream fast collaboration
  • IP Protection

CAD Migration

  • Completion Wizard
  • Draw to PMI



  • Floating / server
  • Modular


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