Step file imported in Autodesk Inventor
What is a step (.stp) file and what can you do with it?
Step (.stp) is a file format that is designed to share three dimensional models between different CAD systems. STEP means: STandard for the Exchange of Product model data.
In fact a step file is a text file, containing all the 3D data in ASCI text code. The way of storing the data is in accordance with the standards, defined in ISO 10303-21 : Clear Text Encoding of the Exchange Structure.
Can my 3D modeling software import step files?
All the major solid modeling programs recognize the step file format and are able to use these models in the assembly of a project.
Some programs that can open step files are:
For making 3D CAD models accessible to multiple types of CAD 3D programs, it is necessary to use an intermediate file type.
The step file format is a good choice if you don't have to make changes in it's geometry.
The Wyalo step files:
Our step format files always have well thought filenames and do not have parametric data needed, simply because are 3d models are already complete, high detailed and dimensioned according to the international standards.
We only use the benefits and we bypass the disadvantages.
If you want to be sure your 3D cad system can handle step files, download one or more free 3D CAD models in the tep file format here.
3D CAD models