Amira Mesh .AM, .COL File Description

Surfer imports and exports Amira Mesh files. These files can contain uniform lattices, point data, or geometric figures.

File name extensions


Format(s) Supported for Import

  • 3D uniform lattice; 8-, 16-, 32-bit integer, float, double

  • point set; double

Format(s) Supported for Export

  • 3D uniform lattice; 8-, 16-, 32-bit integer, float, double

Loading Files

Amira Mesh files are similar to grid files and can be loaded to create a grid based map (i.e. Home | New Map | Contour), or when using the functions in the Grid menu.

Saving Files

Use the Grids | Edit | Convert command in the plot document, or File | Save As in the Grid Editor to export .AM, .COL files. Alternatively, the Amira Mesh file format is available when prompted to save a grid file.

Import Options Dialog

No import options dialog is displayed.

Import Automation Options

No import options are available.

Import Restrictions/Limitations

Amira data sets that contain geometric figures are imported as point sets, i.e. "HxLineSet" and "Tetrahedra."

Export Restrictions/Limitations

The current implementation does not support exporting of geometric data.

See Also

AMIRA Mesh [.AM, .COL] Export Automation Options

Amira Mesh Export Options Dialog

File Format Chart