The File Extensions Database

.CATDRAWING File Extension

  • Developer by: Dassault Systemes
  • Category: CAD Files

What is an .CATDRAWING file?


Drawing created by CATIA V5, a 3D CAD manufacturing application; stores a 2D drawing of a mechanical part and assembly; includes different views of the part, such as Aligned Section, Detail, and Auxiliary.

CATDRAWING files are linked with corresponding .CATPART files upon creation. If the matching CATPART file is moved or deleted, you will get an error and will not be able to open the CATDRAWING file.

Programs that open CATIA V5 Drawing
Dassault Systemes CATIA

How to solve problems with CATDRAWING files

  • Associate the CATDRAWING file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any CATDRAWING file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.CATDRAWING files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the CATDRAWING file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .CATDRAWING is CATIA V5 Drawing. Because only the current version supports the latest CATDRAWING file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Dassault Systemes manufacturer website after an available .CATDRAWING is CATIA V5 Drawing update.
  • To make sure that your CATDRAWING file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.