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ivcat(1) General Commands Manual ivcat(1)


ivcat - concatenates and converts Inventor files


ivcat [-bfht] [-o file] [file ...]


ivcat reads each file in sequence and then writes each out. If no input file is given, or a filename of "-" is specified, ivcat reads from the standard input file. The input files must be valid Open Inventor 3D Interchange Format files (1.0 or 2.0).

The following command line options are allowed:

Write out the files in binary Inventor format. The default is to write out the files in Inventor's ASCII format.
Remove all SoFile nodes. This has the effect of condensing hierarchical files into a single file.
Print usage message.
Send the output to the given file, instead of to the standard output.
Expand SoTexture2 nodes to explictly include the texture data rather than a file name.


To convert from binary to ASCII Inventor

ivcat < binaryfile.iv > asciifile.iv

To convert from ASCII to binary Inventor:

ivcat -b < asciifile.iv > binaryfile.iv


Note that the source code to ivcat comes with the Open Inventor 3d Toolkit.


/usr/share/data/models/* - Sample Inventor data files /usr/share/src/Inventor/tools/ivcat/* - Source to ivcat


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