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boylesg

Apr 10, 2017, 07:51 pm Last Edit: Apr 10, 2017, 07:52 pm by boylesg
Can someone PLEASE give my a software package that is guaranteed to be capable of reading a STEP file.

I have tried two software packages suggested on a website and neither of them can read this file format.

And I am not willing to waste any more time installing software packages until a fluke one that can read STEP file.

I have tried Autocad desktop and Circuit Studio - neither of them are of any use with a STEP file.

couka

Afaik you have to use the import dialog of Autocad.

Maybe you could upload the file you want to open so we can try it.

lg, couka
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justone

Are you going to use the step file to make a 3d printed part?

I use and see a lot of step files which I load into SolidWorks.

It has the option to output an STL file which I can load into my 3D printer software to make a part.

If all you need is the STL then attach the step file and I will convert it to STL or whatever file format that you can use.

boylesg

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Apr 11, 2017, 08:34 am Last Edit: Apr 11, 2017, 08:50 am by boylesg
Here it is. The forum won't accept the STEP file so here is a zip file.

Nup. can't do it. the system keeps telling me the file is too big even though I have compressed it.

One of you will have to give me an email address and I will email the file to you.

gregaryb@bigpond.com is my email address

boylesg

I re-installed autocad and used its import feature.

Great - I get a message "import file process complete. File is ready to import"...with a link to my STEP file

Now what?

How do you actually import it so that I can see it in the main window????

Where has autocad put this processed file?

boylesg

Honestly this file format is too much hassle. Even when it imports into Autocad - I can't do anything useful with it. I think I will just scrap it and find something easier to deal with.

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