ACIS geometric modeling kernel is used by many software developers in industries such as computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), computer-aided engineering (CAE), architecture, engineering and construction (AEC), coordinate-measuring machine (CMM), 3D animation, and shipbuilding.
ACIS has also been used as the foundation of the Shape Manager kernel used by Autodesk in its applications. So the ACIS format is a preferred file format when exchanging data with Autodesk apps.
ACIS file extensions are .sat and .sab
A SLDPRT file contains a 3D part created in the SOLIDWORKS design software.
Multiple SLDPRT parts can be independently modified and combined into a single SLDASM assembly file. If one SLDPRT part belongs to several assemblies, then after modifying it, the changes will appear in all assemblies.
SLDPRT are proprietary files with closed specifications. Nevertheless, some APIs (like CAD Exchanger SDK) provide the facility to read and convert them to other formats.
In addition to SOLIDWORKS software, SLDPRT files are supported by Autodesk Fusion 360.
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