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Printing STEP or STP files
« 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?

Re: Printing STEP or STP files
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2019, 12:35:31 pm »
Depending on definition of easy, install freecad


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Re: Printing STEP or STP files
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2019, 12:42:34 pm »
Thanks,  trying it out now.

jiberjaber

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Re: Printing STEP or STP files
« Reply #3 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
Regards,

Joergen

Re: Printing STEP or STP files
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2019, 12:57:25 pm »
I have stpviewer but it doesn't allow me to convert files.

jiberjaber

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Re: Printing STEP or STP files
« Reply #5 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
Regards,

Joergen

Re: Printing STEP or STP files
« Reply #6 on: Today at 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.