STEP file extension
The table below provides useful information about the .step file extension. It answers questions such as:
- What is the .step file?
- What program do I need to open a .step file?
- How can the .step file be opened, edited or printed?
- How can I convert .step files to another format?
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1 extension(s) and 2 alias(es) found in database
✅ ISO 10303 STEP Document
The STEP file is an ISO 10303 STEP Document. ISO 10303 is an ISO standard for the computer-interpretable representation and exchange of product manufacturing information. Its official title is: Automation systems and integration - Product data representation and exchange. It is known informally as STEP, which stands for Standard for the Exchange of Product model data. ISO 10303 can represent 3D objects in Computer-aided design (CAD) and related information.
✅ Catia Document
The STP file is a Catia Document. It is based on STandard for the Exchange of Product model data. CATIA (Computer Aided Three Dimensional Interactive Application) is a multi-platform CAD/CAM/CAE commercial software suite developed by Dassault Systemes and marketed world-wide by IBM.
✅ Tekla STEP Data
The STP file is a Tekla STEP Data. Tekla Structures is a tool for structural engineers, detailers, and fabricators. It is an integrated model-based 3D solution for managing multi-material databases (steel, concrete, timber, etc.). Tekla Structures features interactive modeling, structural analysis and design, and automatic drawing creation.
Other types of files may also use the .step file extension.
🚫 The .step file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
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🔴 Can't open a .step file?
When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:
Windows cannot open this file:
To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...
If you don't know how to set the .step file association, check the FAQ.
🔴 Can I change the extension of files?
Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.
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