STEP Import for AutoCAD is a STEP file import plug-in for AutoCAD. This plug-in gives AutoCAD the ability to import geometric data from STEP files.
STEP is a neutral file format which is widely used to exchange 2D and 3D data between various CAD systems. STEP Import for AutoCAD reads 2D and 3D geometry stored in STEP files and creates corresponding 2D and 3D objects in the active AutoCAD drawing.
STEP Import for AutoCAD is powered by the widely used 3D InterOp technology from Spatial. 3D InterOp is the industry standard for proprietary and neutral CAD file format data exchange and is used in almost all the major CAD systems. Besides data exchange 3D InterOp also offers powerful repairing and healing features which are extensively used in STEP Import for AutoCAD. Repairing involves checking the file for corrupted data and fixing the invalid data. Healing corrects the differences in precision. STEP Import for AutoCAD also creates a detailed log file which is extremely useful in identifying data translation problems and aids in locating and fixing errors.
STEP Import for AutoCAD can read STEP AP203 and AP214 (Geometry Only).
STEP Import for AutoCAD is very easy to use. Once installed, it must be loaded into the AutoCAD environment. There are simple instructions for this in the ReadMe file. Once loaded it adds new commands to AutoCAD's existing commands and a new submenu called "STEPImport" to the AutoCAD menu containing these newly added commands.
The 'STEPImport' menu consists of the following commands:
* STEPImport - Imports an STEP file
* STEPImportHelp - Displays the STEP Import for AutoCAD help file
* STEPImportRegister - Registers your copy of STEP Import for AutoCAD
* STEPImportAbout - Displays the STEP Import for AutoCAD About box