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Professional, Simple and Secure Administration and Application of CATIA and NX. StartCenter helps you to achieve significant time savings, but also ensures greater process security through the automation of access rights, parameters and (OEM) environment definitions. Define and manage your CATIA, 3DEXPERIENCE, and NX settings on a project-basis via StartCenter’s user-friendly interface.

Key Benefits of StartCenter

Interface for Managing Project-Related CAD Applications

Software Release Management

CAD License Management Support

Home Office Online/Offline Administration

Dedicated 3DEXPERIENCE Site Management

The StartCenter Admin and User Support in Detail

Application Support
  • Start in the project context CATIA, 3DEXPERIENCE (on-premises and cloud platform) and NX
  • Project and personal management of CATIA, 3DEXPERIENCE and NX settings
  • Automatic registration of the application when changing projects
  • Internationalization by using UTF-8 as character set
  • Support for working from home with a simple online/offline switch
Administrative Support
  • Project related management of CATIA, 3DEXPERIENCE and NX settings
  • Integration of Windows domain users and groups
  • Administration of users, groups and projects
  • Administration of directories per project and user
  • Project-related integration of additional programs, e.g. catutil, CatOptions, ...
  • "Installation check" and blocking of environments
  • Extensive notification system with scheduling options
  • Dedicated 3DEXPERIENCE site management possible
Support for CATIA and 3DEXPERIENCE License Management
  • Selection of free licenses when starting the application
  • Optimization of the number of licenses
  • Time saving through direct license check

License Management with StartCenter

When the application starts, an availability check is carried out for the selected license configuration in order to prevent unnecessary restarts due to licenses that cannot be selected and thus save time.

With the help of StartCenter, over-licensing and delays in product development due to license bottlenecks can be avoided.
This is how you keep an eye on your costs!

License usage analyzes for specific users or user groups – such as project teams, locations or self-defined groups – also enable concrete cost allocations.

Current OEM environments for StartCenter

In order to work with OEMs, automotive suppliers need an installation of the current supplier environment. We would be happy to provide you with the required environment for download on our web portal and support you with the installation.

OEM Supply Environments – Prerequisites

  • Supplier status for the relevant OEM environments
  • Sufficient hard drive capacity

StartCenter – for the Optimal CAD Start

The associated current CATIA releases, service packs and hotfixes are available for you to download.
If you need further support with the installation of CATIA or NX, please contact us.

Overview of OEM Supplier Environments

OEM Vendor Package Version Pre-requirements   Release    
BMW 24.7 mit BMW-Pruefprofil_2022.1 CATIA V5 6R2019 SP05 HF37 09.05.2022
MERCEDES-BENZ    NX Supplier Package Build 22.1 NX 1973.3300.257 27.06.2022
Ford    CATIA-R30-HF34 CATIA V5-6R2020 SP03 HF34 16.05.2022
MAGNA Supplier_Package_FM29_V5 CATIA V5R28 SP03 HF13 24.09.2021
MAN MTB 2022 01 CATIA V5-6R2020 SP03 HF27 29.03.2022
Opel Supplier Toolkit 11-A.3.1 NX11.0.1.11 MP4 RevD 10Oct17 09.02.2018
Porsche Supplier-Package 8.0.11 CATIA V5-6R2020 SP03 HF09 01.06.2022
Volvo Cars
Volvo Trucks
Customization Kit 2022w02
Q-Checker Version 5.9.0 mit Prüfprofil Vers. 9.0.2
GTT_WWGM_2018_WC11.1_4
CATIA V5-6R2020 SP03 HF32
CATIA V5-6R2017 SP5 HF17
24.03.2022
VW / AUDI VWGRCLite 9.2.5.3.0 CATIA V5-6R2020 SP03 HF32 16.05.2022

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