Open step file

step file icon Did your computer fail to open step file? We explain what step files are and recommend software that we know can open your step files.

What is step file?

Files with step file extension are quite often found as 3D model / part files saved in STEP (Standard for the Exchange of Product Data) format.

step file description

The step file extension is used for 3D files created in STEP (Standard for the Exchange of Product Data) format.

STEP is an ISO standard for the computer-interpretable representation and exchange of industrial product data. Typically STEP can be used to exchange data between CAD, Computer-aided manufacturing, Computer-aided engineering, Product Data Management/EDM and other CAx systems.

STEP is addressing product data from mechanical and electrical design, Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, analysis and manufacturing, with additional information specific to various industries such as automotive, aerospace, building construction, ship, oil and gas, process plants and others.

MIME types:
application/step

Software that will open step file

SolidWorks

A 2D and 3D CAD construction software

CATIA

A PLM/CAD/CAM/CAE software suite

Autodesk Inventor

Autodesk Inventor is modeling application used to create 3D digital prototypes


What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the file name, so for example filename.mp3 has file extension „mp3“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

We can help you to open your file

Our database contains a huge list of different file extensions, usually with detailed description and programs that can be used to open or otherwise work with that particular file type.

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