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SAF compatibility

Ahmed_K
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Hello,  

In my country, structure engineers uses autocad / revit for strucural drawing, and autodesk robot for analysis, 

An engeneer asked me if there is a connection between Archicad and robot, so i can transfer the saf format to him for analysis 

Thanks

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ispyridis
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Interesting, and how is it ? 

Do you faced some incompatibility of some shapes, transfer problems ?

Do you have any advice for modelling in Archicad to have a good SAF file for robot ?

Thaanks 

AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, 32 GB RAM, RTX 3080 10 GB
Archicad 27
Windows 11 professional
https://www.behance.net/Nuance-Architects

That's SAT with a "T", not SAF, with an "F" 😉

 

@Ahmed_KLook at the official website.

Robot has no native support for SAF. There is a converter, but even then Robot can only import as per today, not export.

So, no roundtrips for you...

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ispyridis
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runxel is correct I tried to edit the posts and delete these images. I found two links. about the .str file that is text file so someone could export from excel to this type of file using a macro. Read the following article from Tekla,

 Export a model to Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis | Tekla User Assistance 

and the syntax of the file but in older version

R97 Mod 01 | PDF (scribd.com)

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ispyridis
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Also the SAF site that @runxel cited has converter for Dlubal and Robot.

 

SAF converter (structuraltoolkit.com)

 

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