How do I convert .STEP files into .obj or .stl files?
I want to be able to convert the .STEP filed I download off GrabCad into a more usable file format for my projects, like .obj or .stl.
I had the same problem some of you guys are having I hade no solid works so I couldn't convert STL to sold works or vice versa
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On OS-X at least, read STEP/STP in to the free (open source) CAD Assistant (https://www.opencascade.com/content/cad-assistant) and use the floppy disk icon on left to save as ply (w/ colors) or obj (w/ mtl). Also check out the cool "Clipping plane" feature (bottom icon on left).
If you want to colorize first, use FreeCAD and http://sliptonic.com/freecad-hidden-gems-setting-colors-for-individual-faces/, save as STEP w/ color and follow instructions above.
All free & open source.
You'll need a program that opens the STEP format, and allows for saving/converting in STL or OBJ formats.
Check out Meshlab. I'm pretty sure it is free, and would be able to do the conversion: http://www.meshlab.net/
I'm glad to see the down vote button is working :)
If Meshlab will not open a STEP file then we should find something that will convert the file into one that Meshlab will open.
Meshlab does some amazing stuff for a free program. Check it out even if it won't help in this instance.