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STEP File Format

Standardized graphic exchange format

STEP is a standardized graphic exchange file format.

Here`s an explanation from Wikipedia`s entry for ISO 10303:

ISO 10303 is an ISO standard for the computer-interpretable representation and exchange of product manufacturing information. Its official title is "Industrial automation systems and integration - Product data representation and exchange", known as "STEP" or "Standard for the Exchange of Product model data."

...STEP can be used to exchange data between CAD, Computer-aided manufacturing, Computer-aided engineering, Product Data Management/EDM and other CAx systems.

STEP is the same as STE and STP.

This was last updated in March 2010
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