ACIS (.sat) Export

Exports solids-based geometry to Spatial's ACIS .sat native file format.

To save as or export a Rhino model

  1. On the File menu, click Export Selected or Save As.
  2. In the dialog box, the Files of type list displays the currently supported file types for export.
  3. In the Files of type box, select the supported file type.
  4. In the File name box, select or type a file name.
  5. Specify what is to be saved.
  6. Options

    Save small

    Though clearing the render meshes makes the file smaller, it will shade and render more slowly the next time you open the file.

    Save geometry only

    Saves geometry objects only. No layers, materials, properties, notes, or units settings are saved. This is similar to exporting the objects. A new file is made, but it does not become your active Rhino model.

    Save textures

    Embeds external textures used by materials, environments and decals into the model.

    Save plugin data Saves data attached to objects or the document by plug-in applications.
  7. If the export can be configured, click the Options button to specify export settings.
  8. If the file type creates only mesh objects, in the Polygon Mesh Objects dialog box, specify the mesh settings.
Always use these settings. Do not show this dialog again.

Saves the current settings and turns off the dialog display.

To turn the message back on

See also: ResetMessageBoxes command.

ACIS Export Type

Default

ACIS version: 4.0
Curves are not exported
Curve knots and surface knots are clamped
Closed surfaces are split

ACIS Version 1.5

ACIS Version: 1.5
Exports curves
Curve knots and surface knots are clamped
Closed surfaces are split

ACIS Version 2.0

ACIS Version: 2.0
Exports curves
Curve knots and surface knots are clamped
Closed surfaces are split

ACIS Version 3.0

ACIS Version: 3.0
Exports curves
Curve knots and surface knots are clamped
Closed surfaces are split

ACIS Version 4.0

ACIS Version: 4.0
Exports curves
Curve knots and surface knots are clamped
Closed surfaces are split

AutoCAD

ACIS Version: 4.0
Exports curves
Curve knots and surface knots are clamped
Closed surfaces are split

Mechanical Desktop

ACIS Version: 4.0
Exports curves
Curve knots and surface knots are clamped
Closed surfaces are split

Inventor

ACIS Version: 4.0
Does not export curves
Curve knots and surface knots are clamped
Closed surfaces are split

Inventor does not read any ACIS object that is not a legitimate solid.

SOLIDWORKS

ACIS Version: 4.0
Does not export curves
Curve knots and surface knots are clamped
Closed surfaces are split

SOLIDWORKS ignores anything that is not a surface or a solid.

Note

See also

Wikipedia: ACIS

 

 

 

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