WRL is an extension of the VRML (Virtual Reality Modeling Language) format, which enables browser plugins to display virtual reality environments.
The WRL file contains data about the coordinates of the initial viewpoints, vertices and faces, as well as surface colors, transparency, textures, etc.
The WRL format is saved in ASCII text format and can be opened with various CAD programs such as Parallel Graphics Cortona3D Viewer and IMSI Design TurboCAD.
CATPart is a native format developed by Dassault Systems for storing parts of the assemblies created in CATIA V5 software suite, which is extensively used in mechanical engineering including aerospace, automotive, shipbuilding and other domains.
CATPart stores geometry, structure and metadata of 3D models dedicated to single parts. Multiple CATPART files can be combined into a CATProduct assembly file.
Among CAD applications that support CATPart extension are Autodesk Inventor, Fusion 360, and 3ds Max.
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