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Blofeld
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SAT export to version 5.0

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08-15-2012 12:29 PM

Inventor 2013 will only export to version 7.0 of SAT. Is there an way to export to version 5.0, or convert a 7.0 SAT to a 5.0 SAT?

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JDMather
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Re: SAT export to version 5.0

08-15-2012 12:44 PM in reply to: Blofeld

You might see if the free Spatial - Hoops ACIS viewer is still available for download.

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Re: SAT export to version 5.0

08-15-2012 06:49 PM in reply to: Blofeld

Hi Blofeld,

 

You observation is right, for Inventor 2013 we only support exporting version 7.0.

 

JD's suggestion is right, the workaround is to use app "HOOPS 3D Part Viewer for ACIS" which can convert SAT files to lower version.

 

 

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Kevin Li

Quality Assurance Team

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cameron
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Re: SAT export to version 5.0

11-12-2012 09:49 PM in reply to: Blofeld

Autodesk doesn't seem to care about customers that need to use Sat version's less than 7.  I use it for sending sheetmetal parts to 3d unfolding software which is linked to CNC press brakes and 90% of the reason that I use inventor.  The press software only uses version 5 as I have found CAM software does not upgrade quite as fast as Inventor.

 

Sure enough things become redundant as time passes on but I cannot understand why they cannot put back the option of saving parts into lower version of Sat. If Autodesk is still happy to tie itselft to Windows XP, then they shouldn't be worried about giving the users a choice in which format they save their SAT files in for CAM users.

 

Give me a break and put it back in.

 

I wonder if Solid Works lets me save in lower formats?

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Re: SAT export to version 5.0

11-12-2012 10:32 PM in reply to: cameron

cameron wrote:

 

I wonder if Solid Works lets me save in lower formats?


Dassult Systemes owns SolidWorks and owns Spatial (which owns ACIS).

Is there a reason you can't use the Hoops ACIS Viewer to save down to ealier release?

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