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Title: Printing STEP or STP files
Post by: TPMB12 on November 19, 2019, 12:31:16 pm
I've got am stp file but can't print the drawing out. I've got a free stp viewer to see it but it doesn't offer a print option.

Anyone know a free and quick way to print or convert then print the file?
Title: Re: Printing STEP or STP files
Post by: Davef on November 19, 2019, 12:35:31 pm
Depending on definition of easy, install freecad


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Title: Re: Printing STEP or STP files
Post by: TPMB12 on November 19, 2019, 12:42:34 pm
Thanks,  trying it out now.
Title: Re: Printing STEP or STP files
Post by: jiberjaber on November 19, 2019, 12:55:50 pm
I've only dealt with STL files but I understand there are a number of STP viewers for free which also include the ability to export to STL which you can then load in to your slicing programme and print.

https://www.google.com/search?q=free+stp+file+viewer&oq=free+stp+file+viewer
Title: Re: Printing STEP or STP files
Post by: TPMB12 on November 19, 2019, 12:57:25 pm
I have stpviewer but it doesn't allow me to convert files.
Title: Re: Printing STEP or STP files
Post by: jiberjaber on November 19, 2019, 01:57:37 pm
I have stpviewer but it doesn't allow me to convert files.

Have you tried this: https://beta.sharecad.org/en/

I can't seem to generate or download a test file to try it for you unfortunately.

ETA

https://www.makexyz.com/convert/stp-to-stl
Title: Re: Printing STEP or STP files
Post by: TPMB12 on November 21, 2019, 03:53:54 pm
Thanks everyone for your help. I managed to get something out but it wasn't helpful to us. So we had to go back to the customer anyway. Appreciate the help everyone. I used a free cad package in the end.
Title: Re: Printing STEP or STP files
Post by: Jakob on November 23, 2019, 12:30:45 am
Windows 10 should have  a built-in viewer?
Title: Re: Printing STEP or STP files
Post by: Chris N on November 28, 2019, 09:14:34 am
A step file is a 3D model.  To get a useful 2D drawing you'd have to prepare it yourself or get the customer to do it for you.