|⇒ Category:||CAD Files|
|⇒ Developer:||Dassault Systemes|
📌 The primary .DLV file standard corresponds to the info container, made up and opened by CATIA version 4, a top-notch CAD suite utilized for building virtual designs and sketches. Essentially, the .DLV objects reference the drafted 3D-models and their properties. Therefore, the .DLV format specification serves for opening up, loading and saving object information during the design process. In addition, the specified object instances can be accurately imported into the CATIA environment by multiple other CAD-related solutions and utilities (particularly, the import of the referential .DLV data is supported by newer, recent versions and editions of the CATIA applet).
📌 .DLV file container can be smoothly processed and opened by the CATIA program toolkit only, starting from version 4 and later builds. The format cannot be recognized by any other downloaded software packages due to the comprehensive composition and layout of the data object, consistent with the original developer’s design. The .DLV file extension is unsupported by alternate desktop systems and platforms, except Windows shell, which CATIA utility is primarily oriented for. The CATIA project is developed on the commercial principle in accordance with clauses of the proprietary license of the software initiative.