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STEP Import for AutoCAD - STEP file import plug-in for AutoCAD


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 file import plug-in for AutoCAD
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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.

STEP Import for AutoCAD is designed to work with the following versions of AutoCAD:

  • AutoCAD 2012 (32 & 64 Bit)

  • AutoCAD 2011 (32 & 64 Bit)

  • AutoCAD 2010 (32 & 64 Bit)

  • AutoCAD 2009 (32 & 64 Bit)

  • AutoCAD 2008 (32 & 64 Bit)

  • AutoCAD 2007 (32 Bit)




System Requirements

Below is the hardware, software and operating system requirements for AutoCAD plug-ins running on the Microsoft Windows platform.

  • AutoCAD (32 Bit and 64 Bit): 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

  • Operating System (32 Bit and 64 Bit): Windows XP SP2 or later, Windows Vista

  • RAM: 1 GB (Recommended 2 GB)

Download & Purchase

Please download a fully functional trial of STEP Import for AutoCAD by clicking on the "Download Now" button below. To start using the software, you need a license key. A license key can be of two types: Trial or Permanent. A trial key is issued to you on the purchase of '7 day license' so that you may try the software before you purchase a permanent key. A permanent key is issued after you have purchased a license. We are confident that during the trial period (7 days with unlimited runs) you will find STEP Import for AutoCAD extremely useful. Later when you decide to buy the software please return to this page and click the "Buy with/without Subscription" button to place your order. Upon verifying the order you will recieve an e-mail with instructions on how to obtain your permanent key. We will create and send you your Key by e-mail within one business day. To avoid disruption in your workflow we urge you to place your order before the trial period ends.

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IMPORTANT! Purchasing a Subscription is highly recommended since it the most cost effective way of keeping your software up to date. Moreover, Subscription entitles you to get a second free perpetual license for your laptop, among many other benefits. For details please read the SYCODE License and Subscription Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Our licenses are single computer licenses and are locked to each computer they are installed on. Basically, the license key is specific to the computer's Host ID (the MAC address of the computer), and will not work on another computer. The installer picks up the physical MAC address of the network card connected to the computer which is basically “Ethernet adapter Network Connect Adapter”. So unless you change your network card, the key will always work even if you reinstall your operating system. If your internal network is periodically assigning a different Host ID to your computer, then please find a solution for this with your IT department.

Note: Downloading this software indicates your acceptance to the SYCODE Software License Agreement. The price mentioned above is for a single user license. For your bulk-licensing needs please contact us.

Installation & Usage

Since STEP Import for AutoCAD is a plug-in for AutoCAD, it must be loaded into the AutoCAD environment before it can be used. Please follow the simple instructions in the STEP Import for AutoCAD ReadMe document which is copied into the installation folder. After you have loaded the plug-in file into AutoCAD, simply click on the menu items in the "STEPImport" submenu or type "STEPImport" (without quotes) at the AutoCAD command prompt and press "Enter". This will bring about the "File Open" dialog box from where you can select the STEP file you wish to import. Truly, software made simple!

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

 


The STEPImport submenu

STEP Import for AutoCAD comes with detailed documentation for each command as well as a tutorial to get you started in the shortest possible time. There is also a PDF version of the help file which you can download by clicking the link below.

Download Product Documentation (PDF)


The STEP File Format

ISO 10303 is an ISO standard for the computer-interpretable representation and exchange of industrial product data. Its official title is Industrial automation systems and integration - Product data representation and exchange, and it is also known as STEP or the Standard for the Exchange of Product model data. The standard's objective is to provide a mechanism that is capable of describing product data throughout the life cycle of a product, independent from any particular system. The nature of this description makes it suitable not only for neutral file exchange, but also as a basis for implementing and sharing product databases and archiving.

Customization

If you want STEP Import for AutoCAD to work in a different way to suit your workflow, do let us know. We will customize the plug-in to suit your specific needs. 

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