Importing CAD model (*.sat/*.sat) in web viewer

Is there any way by which we can import CAD files (.sat/.sat) directly without converting to .scs file ?

How we can get the underlying CAD entity (EDGE/Face) from model tree or selection item to do CAD entity related operations?


if you want to display the imported CAD files using HOOPS Communicator you will have to convert them to .sc/.scs files first. However if you want to analyze the model (without viewing it) you can also import them into HOOPS Exchange directly (server-side). You then have full access to the product structure as well as all geometry and brep data on a granular level.

Using HOOPS Converter you can also generate an XML file (–output_xml_assemblytree) that includes all product structure information including attributes, etc. A lot of partners use this functionality to store CAD related metadata into their own database and connect that data to the entities in the SC model via unique identifiers.

However, if you are planning to perform CAD operations (e.g. booleans, etc) in the browser you would usually generate a SC model from you cad files and at the same time either a PRC file that you can then use to populate your server-side solid modeler with or load the CAD files directly into a solid modeler like ACIS or Parasolid on the server.

Let me know if that answers your question.