Convert IGES to SAT: The Fundamental Knowledge

IGES to SAT: Resources

Listed below are additional resources pertaining to the interoperability and exchange of IGES and SAT files. These will be valuable in guiding you through the IGES to SAT files conversion.


The IGES (Initial Graphics Exchange Specification) file format serves as the foundational format for data exchange between various systems, including CAD, CAM, and CAE. Since IGES geometry data is stored in a text format, exporting triangular meshes with thousands or millions of faces using our Autoconverter software may result in larger file sizes. It’s important to note that while the IGES format supports color per assembly, it does not include an alpha component. Consequently, any transparency settings will be lost when saving your stunning 3D design in the IGES format.


The SAT (Standard ACIS Text) is an ASCII file format specifically designed to store 3D model geometry with precision. Developed and 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. With our Autoconverter and Automesher Application products, you have the ability to convert mesh-based geometry into a true solid shape, which can then be saved in the SAT file format.