DataKit Translators

DataKit Translators


DataKit Translators

Simply Rhino is authorised to sell and support the full range of Datakit file transfer solutions.

Of most interest to Rhino users is the range of import and export filters outlined below. If your Rhino workflow includes regular data exchange with a solid modeller then you may find these specialist translators are more productive than using a neutral data format like STEP or IGES.

SolidWorks users please note that Rhino will read .sldrpt and .sldasm files and that SolidWorks will open native Rhino v5 files.


Rhino v5 Import Plug-Ins

  • ACIS 3D to Rhino
  • CATIA v4 to Rhino
  • CATIA v5 to Rhino
  • Inventor 3D to Rhino
  • JT 3D to Rhino
  • Parasolid 3D to Rhino
  • ProEngineer 3D to Rhino
  • SolidEdge 3D to Rhino
  • Unigraphics 3D to Rhino


Rhino v4 Export Plug-Ins

  • Rhino to CATIA v4
  • Rhino to CATIA v5


Key Features

DataKit Translators Key Features

One of the more popular translators is the CATIA V6 to Rhino V5, please see some technical details on that below. 

CATIA V6 to Rhino V5 Translator

 For the same level of detail on any other plug-in translator please contact us.


As well as the individual translators there are some Bundle Products as below:

IMPORT BUNDLE for Rhino3d:

Enables accurate and convenient CAD data transfer from :

  • ACIS (*.sat)
  • CATIA V4 (*.MODEL , *.DLV ,* .EXP).
  • CGR (*.cgr)
  • Inventor (*.IPT, *.IAM )
  • JT (*.JT)
  • Parasolid (*.X_T, *.X_B, *.XMT_TXT ,*.XMT_BIN)
  • ProE / Creo Parametric (*.PRT, *.ASM)
  • Solid Edge (*.PSM, *.PAR, *.ASM)
  • UG NX (*.PRT)
  • Converts Part and Assembly files. 



Everything listed above in the Import Bundle plus:

Export Rhino open document to following files :

  • CATIA V4 (.model).
  • CATIA V5 (.CATPart).
  • Parasolid (*.X_T, *.X_B, *.XMT_TXT ,*.XMT_BIN).


Technical Details

Technical Details / System Requirements:

The Datakit translators are plug-ins for the main CAD application itself Rhino3d, as such the general hardware advice for Rhino would apply:

Rhino3d System Requirements

There are also some sample build Windows Workstations showing suitable specifications for Rhino3d alone and also more powerful options for both Modelling and Rendering please see those sample Rhino3d Workstations here:

Rhino3d with Datakit Translator Workstations


Basic Specification Requirements:

Rhino 5 for Windows runs on ordinary Windows desktop and laptop computers, with:


  • DVD drive or an Internet connection for installation
  • 600 MB disk space
  • OpenGL 2 capable video card recommended
  • Note: Apple hardware is supported only with Bootcamp
  • 1 GB RAM. 8 GB or more is recommended


Operating systems:

  • Windows 7 or 8 - recommended
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP (32-bit only) Service Pack 3
  • Note: Both 32- and 64-bit versions are installed on 64-bit Windows systems.



  • Service releases downloaded automatically
  • License validation and product registration is simplified


Not supported:

  • Linux
  • Windows NT, 95, 98, ME, or 2000
  • Windows XP 64-bit
  • Mac OS X, but an OS X version is under development.
  • Virtualization systems on OS X such as VMWare and Parallels


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