Larry wrote: I am able to create the file but can't open it in SW or e-drawings.
You should be able to open the .sat file with SolidWorks.
I too suspect 3D PDF to not contain surfacic or solid data, making it ideal as a way to show your models without risk of losing your valuable data. The sweetest thing is, it's probably tesselated into triangles but when you go View -> Outline you still see your patch layout as if it were surface data and not messy triangles everywhere!
It also has nice shading that keeps things looking smooth.
Perfect for showing off complex models!
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