.STA File Extension
File Type 1ABAQUS Status File
What is an STA file?
Stores the status of increment summaries written by ABAQUS using the analysis option; ABAQUS is data analysis program used for finite element analysis (FEA); examples of uses for ABAQUS include static and dynamic stress calculation, heat transfer and thermal stress, mass diffusion, and fracture mechanics analysis.
ABAQUS is available in the following versions:
- ABAQUS/Standard - for traditional implicit finite element analyses
- ABAQUS/Explicit - for transient dynamics and quasi-static analyses
- ABAQUS/CAE - for modeling and visualizing environments
File Type 2Adobe Photoshop Match Color Image Statistics File
.STA File Association 2
Data file used by Adobe Photoshop, an application used primarily for editing raster graphics; stores values used to compute a color match and adjust an image; can be used for matching colors between multiple images, layers, or selections.
File Type 3MAME Saved State File
.STA File Association 3
File created by a MAME arcade video game emulation program; contains a "frozen" state of the emulated arcade machine at a particular time during gameplay; used for saving and loading games.
Saved state files differ from in-game saved games, which only stores the current in-game progress, not the entire state of the game running on the machine.