Below are few of the reasons I have bullet pointed that I believe are the benefits of migrating from CATIA V5 to V6.

Feel free to add more whether they are negative or positive in the comments below.

• Secured management of data.

• No more links issues in case of Windows files/directories renaming or moving).

• management of the data with Rights and authorization.

• Concurrent engineering.

• Large assembly management.

• 3D Searching through PLM data.

• Version control of assemblies.

• You can enforce data dependency; meaning files in assys cannot be deleted.

• You can explore, and see the parents and children of all objects.

• You get traceability for audit and validation.

• Avoid data duplication. Programmers can not make copies of engineering, and alter in in their own private caves.