ACIS SAT file import plug-in for Rhinoceros
SAT Import for Rhino is an ACIS SAT file import plug-in for Rhinoceros. This plug-in gives Rhino the ability to import 3D solid models from SAT files.
Rhino has the ability to export solid geometry to ACIS SAT files. However it cannot import geometry from SAT files. SAT Import for Rhino removes this limitation by giving Rhino the ability to read ACIS SAT files and import the geometry as solid objects in the active Rhino document.
SAT Import for Rhino is very easy to use. Simply run the installer. The installer will automatically load the plug-in into Rhino and make the SATImport menu available the next time you run Rhino. Detailed documentation accompanies the software along with a few tutorials to get you started immediately.
SAT Import for Rhino can read SAT files up to version 7.0.
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Below is the hardware, software and operating system requirements for Rhino plug-ins running on the Microsoft Windows platform.
- Rhinoceros (32 Bit and 64 Bit): 3.0, 4.0 and 5.0
- Operating System (32 Bit and 64 Bit): Windows XP SP2 or later, Windows Vista and Windows 7
- RAM: 1 GB (Recommended 2 GB)
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Download & Purchase
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Installation & Usage
Since SAT Import for Rhino is a plug-in, SAT Import for Rhino is very easy to use. Once installed, it automatically loads itself into the Rhino environment. If automatic loading fails there are manual loading instructions in the ReadMe file. Once loaded it adds new commands to Rhino's existing commands and a new submenu called "SATImport" to the Rhino menu containing these newly added commands. Truly software made simple!
The 'SATImport' submenu consists of the following commands:
The SATImport submenu
SAT Import for Rhino comes with detailed documentation for each command as well as a tutorial to get you started in the shortest possible time. There is also an online version of the help file which you can view by clicking the link below.
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The ACIS File Formats
The 3D ACIS® Modeler (ACIS) is a 3D modelling kernel (or engine) owned by Spatial Corporation. ACIS features an open, object-oriented C++ architecture that enables robust, 3D modelling capabilities. ACIS is used to construct applications with hybrid modeling features, since it integrates wireframe model, surface, and solid modeling functionality with both manifold and non-manifold topology, and a rich set of geometric operations.
ACIS supports two kinds of save files, Standard ACIS Text (SAT), and Standard ACIS Binary (SAB). The two formats store identical information, so the term SAT file is generally used to refer to either (when no distinction is needed). SAT files are ASCII text files that may be viewed with a simple text editor. A SAT file contains carriage returns, white space and other formatting that makes it readable to the human eye. A SAT file has a .sat file extension. SAB files cannot be viewed with a simple text editor and are meant for compactness and not for human readability. A SAB file has a .sab file extension. A SAB file uses delimiters between elements and binary tags, without additional formatting.
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Sycode Software Licensing Terms
Our licenses are single computer licenses and are locked to each computer they are installed on. Basically, the license key is specific to the computer's Host ID (the MAC address of the computer), and will not work on another computer. The installer picks up the physical MAC address of the network card connected to the computer which is basically “Ethernet adapter Network Connect Adapter”. So unless you change your network card, the key will always work even if you reinstall your operating system. If your internal network is periodically assigning a different Host ID to your computer, then please find a solution for this with your IT department.