Dassault Systèmes has been busy rolling out the latest CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE release but it has not forgotten its CATIA V5 companion.
While many of our customers are choosing to upgrade to the latest 3DEXPERIENCE, and new customers are selecting us as their partner of choice for their upgrade to 3DEXPERIENCE platform as a result of our technical lead in the discipline, some customers are still choosing to stay with CATIA V5.
This isn’t a problem, as Dassault Systèmes are showing continued investment in CATIA V5 with their dedication being shown with their latest release, CATIA V5-6R2017
From hardware requirements to software requirements and finishing with a handful of our favourite latest additions. Of course, the latest release is also bundled with fixes that may have been reported in previous releases of V5.
CATIA V5-6R2017 only comes as 64bit since CATIA V5-6R2016 (aka V5R26), and so it’s only compatible with 64bit (x64) operating systems. These include:
Hardware requirements are always changing with the addition of more powerful CAD workstations. For a fully up to date list of the latest compatible hardware, take a look at Dassault Systèmes’ list of supported hardware.
For more information on supported hardware & software for CATIA V5-6R2017, download the following PDF: CATIA V5-6R2017 Hardware Software Requirements.
Licensing requirements are often overlooked. If you’re using concurrent licenses (server-based), the Dassault Systemés License Server (DSLS) administration tool will also need to be upgraded to DSLS R2017x Version 6.419.0 or above.
The latest can always be found on our website, (DSLS) Installation.
In addition, your licenses’ “Max Release Date” must be 9th September 2016 or higher. If it’s not, please contact us.
For more information on licensing, take a look at our Licensing FAQ Section.
Besides fixes, below are a handful of my favourite additions. For a full list of enhancements, take a look at the information at the bottom of this blog post.
Creating Offset Surfaces: You can now automatically compute and remove the tricky faces in an offset feature.
Learn more about Dassault Systèmes software portfolio here.