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Tekla, owned by Trimble is a software product family that consists of programs for analysis and design. Tekla software includes several applications.

Tekla Structures is 3D BIM software widely used in the building and construction industries. The software allows users to create and operate 3D structural models in concrete or steel and leads them through the process from concept to fabrication.

Tekla Structural Designer is a software app for analysis and construction design. It is used by structural engineers.

Tekla Tedds is a software solution for automating repetitive calculations. It is used in engineering for creating output such as calculations, sketches and notes.

Tekla BIMsight is an application for building information model-based construction project collaboration.


A SAT file is a 3D model used in ACIS CAD modeling software by Spatial Corporation.

The format's name stands for Standard ACIS Text, since the content of a SAT file is stored as ASCII text. In ACIS, the same data can also be saved in binary form with SAB extension.

SAT files are used to communicate 3D data across different 3D CAD tools, such as Spatial 3D ACIS Modeler, Autodesk AutoCAD 2017, IMSI TurboCAD Pro 2016, Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS, etc.

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