Convert XYZ to SAT: The Essential References

XYZ to SAT: Resources

Provided below is a curated list of supplementary resources focusing on the interoperability and exchange between XYZ and SAT files. Leverage these to streamline the XYZ to SAT files conversion.

Point Cloud XYZ File XYZ

The XYZ (Point cloud data) file extension is used for ASCII text files that contain point cloud data. Each row in an XYZ file consists of 3D point coordinates, typically separated by a special character like a TAB. Optionally, the XYZ file may also include 3D normal vector coordinates for each point. Our primary XYZ file converter, Autoconverter software, can automatically reconstruct mesh surfaces from point cloud data. Additionally, Autoshaper software, another one of our XYZ file converters, allows for the reconstruction of smooth NURBS surfaces from scattered points stored in the XYZ file. It’s worth noting that point cloud data may also use alternative file extensions such as ASC or TXT.


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.