Convert IFC Files to SAT

IFC to SAT

IFC vs SAT Comparison

Property IFC SAT
Extensions .ifc .sat
Name Industry Foundation Classes Standard ACIS Text
Versions
  • Min: IFC2x3
  • Max: IFC4x3 ADD2
Textures
Colors
Geometry components

IFC to SAT Conversion

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IFC Industrial Foundation Classes File

A file format that is widely used in the AEC (Architecture Engineering Construction) industry. It is supported by many software applications, such as Revit from Autodesk or SmartPlant 3D by Intergraph. IFC can store various types of information related to AEC projects, such as:

  • Geometry: IFC can represent the shape and size of 3D models, using different types of entities such as solids, surfaces, curves, or points.
  • Units: IFC can specify the measurement units for each 3D model, such as meters, inches, degrees, or radians.
  • Materials: IFC can define the color and transparency of each geometry component, using values from 0 to 1 for red, green, blue, and alpha channels.
  • Instances: IFC can reuse the same geometry component multiple times, by creating mapped items that refer to the original shape definition. This can save storage space and improve performance.
  • Structure: IFC can organize the 3D models into a hierarchical structure, using names and identifiers for each component. This can help to manage complex projects and facilitate collaboration.
  • BIM: IFC can include generic BIM (Building Information Modeling) data, such as properties, attributes, relationships, or constraints for each 3D model. This can enhance the functionality and interoperability of the file format.

IFC Converters: Autoconverter and Automesher Application are compatible with IFC, and you can use them to import and export IFC models. You can also modify the custom properties of the IFC geometries, and convert them to other 3D file formats. However, please note that some features of IFC may not be supported by other file formats, and may be lost during the conversion.


SAT Standard ACIS Text File

An ASCII file format specifically designed to store 3D model geometry with precision. It was developed and is continuously maintained by the Spatial company. SAT files are widely supported across the majority of 3D modeling and CAD software. They play a crucial role in effectively exchanging 3D data between different systems, such as AutoCAD and Solidworks. Some of the features of SAT files are listed below:

  • Precision: SAT files use a mathematical representation of 3D geometry, which preserves the exact shape and dimensions of the 3D models. This ensures that the 3D models are not distorted or corrupted during the data exchange process.
  • Compatibility: SAT files are compatible with a large number of 3D software tools, which makes them a versatile and flexible file format for 3D data exchange. Users can easily import and export their 3D models using SAT files, without losing any information or quality.
  • SAT File Converter: SAT files can also be used to convert mesh-based geometry into a true solid shape, which can improve the performance and functionality of the 3D models. Autoconverter allows you to convert and save your 3D files in the SAT file format for further editing in your CAD software.