Import .stp STEP files
Dimension would be much more useful if it could import standard cad formats such as .stp files.
Hello all! CAD import for Dimension, including STEP and STP files, is now available for early testing on our Prerelease program. You can join the Prerelease here:
Remember Prerelease access is an optional beta program. Prerelease builds are for testing and feedback to the team and not intended or sanctioned for commercial use in live projects until the feature is officially released.
We’d love your feedback on the workflow so far, on whether your CAD models are importing correctly and whether you’re able to achieve the right results!
Jodi Carver commented
How do you open stp files in the beta version? When I try to import the stp file appears gray and I can't import.
Could really use the STEP & STP file import into dimension. Still not working.
Jenny Westberg commented
Step files still not possible to open.
Juergen Freund commented
Also the Version 3.4 taht you can download here is not working with STP files !!!
So what the admin has written is not correct. It`s really a pity.....
Patricio Arce commented
Hi there! Any word on accepting STEP files, yet?
Lee Knaggsi commented
Is there any update on this???
Matthew Langenheim commented
Can we please get some more information on this? This will be a great feature!
Marco Kramer commented
Is there any update about the current status?
Michael Rogers commented
I'm putting my hand up here . Need STEP support ASAP please!!
Katrina Anderson commented
Agreed! I need to open step files too! Great to see it's in development :)
Robert Maldonado commented
Commenting to express my support for adding STEP files as a supported import format!
Jason Wilson commented
Any chance of x_t support too?
Oz Andrews commented
Hello, I am also looking for an update on STEP import? The software is great but without STEP support it almost useless to me. Please can you also confirm you are going to support multi-body step files?
Bob McKay commented
Is there a target date yet for Step import? Also really need it for this software to be useful
Tim Hardesty commented
When do you think you might add .stp support?
Paul LEPKOWSKI commented
Please add .stp import. Especially with multiple bodies. This could be a great application for rendering CAD models. Unfortunately, it really doesn't do much if you have to convert each individual model into an .stl and then reposition them, with no accuracy, one by one. I would love to keep paying for this software, if it will do what I need it to do.
Sadhna Nath commented
Please include .stp/.step format soon. I really need it for my work.
Martin Abbott commented
I feel the need to add my voice to those requesting a proper way to bring models into Dimension from engineering CAD packages. I work in SolidWorks and was very excited when Dimension was added to the CC app suite as I often need to produce visuals from my models, but the reality is I've not used it once as there is no efficient work-flow between the applications.
It needs to be able to quickly and reliably accept multi-body parts / assemblies from formats such as .step (or .iges, .sat, .x_t, etc) and then quickly and easily allow materials and decals to be applied to the individual bodies or faces.
I agree with Josiah,
But when importing Step/Iges files it's important to manage the UV's accordingly.
May be the project "Anorigami" from Substance Team can help.
josiah Wilhelm commented
So this is not a viable option for product renderings if you can't use at least a .step file. If you get a file from an engineer it will not be in a mesh format.. Only animation artist use wire frame / mesh based programs. You should not have to save out as an unworkable .stl file to be able to render it. If Adobe wants put a new program out that competes with other program like "Keyshot" it should know what kinds of file formats to use.