Abaco Systems, Inc. - 3D
Translators, 1995 - 1996
Founder & President
Abaco is Spanish for Abacus - A mathematical tool. This aptly
describes what we do, provide 3D tools.
Abaco Systems is the continuation of the original Acuris, Inc. Abaco
Systems is the name the company took after it sold some of its assets to
David Bader. One of the assets sold was the name "Acuris" and so the
company changed its name to Abaco Systems.
Abaco Systems developed the 3D file format translators being used by
Silicon Graphics Inc. (SGI) to translate several 3D file formats into
Inventor/VRML. Abaco licensed the translators to SGI for use within the
SGI platforms. Abaco has also licensed the translators to Portable
Graphics, Inc. for use within its Inventor 3D Development Toolkit.
I want to thank Rikk Carey, Dan Ambrosi and Ann LaGrone of SGI for
their help in a successful development and launch of these translators.
Karen Paik, Ilija Kovacevick, Bruce Edwards and Mark Lambert all worked
on these translators, thanks for a work well done.
Abaco Systems has developed the following 3D Graphics File formats -
They convert into and out-of Inventor 2.0 which is a superset of VRML
These are licensed to SGI and are also available directly from
SGI (3D File
- Alias 6.0 files into Inventor - Convert Geometry -
including NURBS, Hierarchy, Textures, Lights and Cameras
- Softimage 2.6 files into Inventor - Convert Geometry -
including NURBS, Hierarchy, Textures, Lights and Cameras.
- Autodesk 3DStudio V4.0 files into Inventor - Convert
Geometr, Hierarchy, Textures, Lights and Cameras.
- IGES files into Inventor - Convert Geometry - including
NURBS, Polygons, Lines, Points. Textures, Lights and Cameras are not
represented and not converted
- Wavefront OBJ into Inventor - Convert Polygonal Geometry,
Groups and Textures
- Autodesk DXF into Inventor - Convert Lines, Arcs, Splines,
Polygons and Layer information