Legacy CAD Data Migration Challenges

Customers need to be aware of the challenges, choices and tradeoffs available that can lead to success including:


  • Quality of the Legacy CAD Data
  • Choosing the Right Data Exchange Method
  • Type of Data (drawings, wireframe, surfaces, solids, featured, ...)
  • Source of the Data (has it been translated before?)
  • Functional Differences Between CAD Systems
  • Understanding of Data Usage Scenarios in the Target System
  • Understanding of the Legacy CAD Data
  • Multiple Data Representations
  • Software Versions, Revisions, Hardware Platforms limitations
  • Modeling Methodologies to be maintained in the new CAD system
  • Many More Considerations...