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SAT - Characteristics

Out of the three exchange formats IGS, VDA and SAT, SAT is certainly the most interesting file format because of the ACIS modeling kernel. ACIS offers the three core functions 3D modelling, 3D model management, and 3D model visualization. ACIS supports Microsoft, Apple and Linux platforms.

SAT files are readable with a text editor and start with the internal version number. "3310" stands for the internal version 33.1.0 and this corresponds to version 2023 1.0.

SAB files are the binary version of SAT files and are actually no longer readable with a text editor. However, like SAT files, the internal version number still can be recognized in the first line.

The Shape Manager modeling kernel used by Autodesk is also based on the ACIS kernel.

How Can I Convert a IGES, VDA or SAT file?

If you do not have CAD/CAM software with a suitable interface, you will need to export the model from the original CAD system into another 3D exchange format or 3D visualization format.

Converting from IGES, VDA or SAT to STEP, X_T, OBJ or STL is also possible with a 3D converter or CAD converter.

3D-Tool Premium includes the 3D-NativeCAD Converter. This converts the native models of many common CAD systems into the 3D exchange formats STEP, IGES, SAT, VDA and Parasolid X_T. But it also converts these formats among each other.

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3D-Tool is a CAD viewer with interfaces for common native CAD formats and 3D exchange formats. 3D-Tool offers professional measuring functions, demoulding analysis and wall thickness analysis.

  • Open and publish IGES, VDA, SAT files for the 3D-Tool Free Viewer or as 3D-PDF
  • Open IGES, VDA, SAT files and save as STL, 3DS, PLY, WRL, OBJ, or PLY
  • Convert IGES, VDA, SAT files to CATIA V5, STEP and X_T

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