I just went through this yesterday. Revit will take .sat (ACIS) files HOWEVER, only in sat file version 7.0.
- Choose ACIS (*.sat)
- Look for the options button before you hit Save, select version 7.0. Solidworks supports up to version 18.0
From the Revit documentation:
"NoteRevit Architecture imports ACIS solids from SAT files. SAT file
formats later than version 7.0 do not import into Revit Architecture. You
should determine which version your solid modeling program is creating.
Some solid modeling products (such as form-Z®) create SAT file formats
later than version 7.0 by default. "
Thanks for that info John. Our customer was very happy not to have to convert all of our files from igs or step!
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