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Data-mining tool for .CAT* (CATIA) files.

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The catminer package is designed to data-mine from CATIA (.CAT*) files into readable formats. CATIA is a CAD design application developed by Dassault Systèmes.

Getting Started

Install the Python package:

pip install catminer

To export data, navigate to the file or directory:

cd /d path

Open CATIA then run catminer:

catminer run

Note 1: CATIA may not need to be open, however, the wrong version may launch.

Note 2: Press ctrl + c momentarily to end the program gracefully. Alternatively, press ctrl + break for a non-graceful exit.

For help on the export options:

catminer run -h

which yields the following:

usage: catminer run [-h] [-u int] [-i path] [-o path] [-t {xml,json}] [-f]
                    [--no-skips] [--active-doc]

Run catminer using these commands:

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -u int, --user-settings int
                        run using user-defined settings from the settings.ini
  -i path, --in-dir path
                        set the run directory
  -o path, --out-dir path
                        set the output directory
  -t {xml,json}, --file-type {xml,json}
                        choose the output file type (default: xml)
  -f, --force-export    overwrite previously exported files
  --no-skips            ignore the optimized skips - the process will take
                        much longer
  --active-doc          export the entire ActiveDocument instead of the part,
                        product, etc.

The supported outputs are dependent on pyvba.


The settings above can be customized to run by default or from custom setting groups. To customize these settings:

catminer edit

Developer Notes

Contributors are welcome! The project is hosted on GitHub. Report any issues at the issue tracker, but please check to see if the issue already exists!

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