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ACIS Export Options

Set options when exporting part or assembly documents as ACIS files.

To export models to ACIS format:

  1. In a model document, click File, Save As.

  2. In the dialog box, set Save as type to ACIS (*.sat), then click Options.

  3. In the Export Options dialog box, select from the following options:

  • Solid/Surface geometry.

  • 3D curves. Exports the solid and surface bodies as wireframe entities. All 3D curves (composite curves, 3D wires, imported curves, and so on) are also saved.

Export sketch entities. Export all 2D and 3D sketches as 3D curves.

  • Version. Select the version supported by the target system.

  • Units. Select the default units of length. Meters (used internally by SolidWorks) is recommended because the receiving system might convert small surfaces to even smaller surfaces and lose significant digits in measurements.

  • Output coordinate system. Select a coordinate system for export or -- default -- for no transformation matrix.

  1. Click OK, then click Save to export the document.


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