Working in Industry can be a nightmare, suppliers use one CAD (Computer Aided Design) system, and customers use another. This can lead to a spider web of 2D and 3D data that has to have multiple versions of the same data.
This isn’t a problem, I mean, storage is cheap now a days and storing all of these format variants doesn’t take up too much space on your server. A Catia file here, a step file there, O’look Native data, thank heavens I don’t have to translate this.
There are a few problems with this type of system, for the full article check out the Cadassist blog.