Having trouble opening .step extension? Don't panic! This page explains what step files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open step files. You can download these programs through this page.
What is a STEP file?
Step file extension has STEP 3D Model file type, which is associated with the "3d image files" category.
Three-dimensional model file is primarily used for storing 3D data. It usually involves a format, which is supported by a number of programs. STEP files enable users to easily share them. They are quite similar to .PDF documents. STEP files can also come with the .STP extension.
To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.
How to open STEP file?
Double click the step file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .step extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.
Method 1: Fix file association errors
Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the step extension associations' problem in no time:
- Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
- Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
- Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".
Method 2: Download the appropriate software
The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the step file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.
Programs that open STEP files
- IMSI TurboCAD Deluxe v9
- Autodesk Fusion 360
- Dassault Systemes CATIA
- Autodesk Fusion 360
Method 3: Use universal file viewer
In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the step file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.