SAF is an initiative from the Nemetschek Group to improve the collaboration between structural engineers by developing an open exchange format for exchanging data between structural analysis software based on the Excel format. It is focusing on a practical, easy to use, format that can be used in daily practice by structural engineers. The structural analysis software companies participating in this initiative today are presented on the SAF-Website (Structural Analysis Format).
MINEA supports this data format so that models for the structural verification can be efficiently imported into MINEA from common BIM and calculation software using the BIM - SAF data interface. This achieves model consistency and reduces the input effort in MINEA to a minimum.