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zimbrich
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Registered: ‎01-13-2013
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Inventor Viewer-Opening an STP (STEP) File

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01-13-2013 08:37 AM

I just installed Inventor Viewer 2013 in hopes of viewing an STP file. Our German parent company is starting to post most of our drawings in STP file format and I do not have a way of viewing these files. If I open the STP in a text editor, it indicates that it was made in Inventor 2012 in the header. But, when I try to open a file in Inventor Viewer 2013, there is no STP option available in the filter box.

 

Is this not going to work?

Is there another STP viewer available?

 

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pcrawley
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Registered: ‎05-23-2002
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Re: Inventor Viewer-Opening an STP (STEP) File

01-13-2013 12:54 PM in reply to: zimbrich

Try looking for a STEP file viewer.  There are loads.

e.g. http://stpviewer.com/

 

Inventor View (as it's name suggests) is for viewing Inventor files.

 

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JDMather
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Registered: ‎04-20-2006
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Re: Inventor Viewer-Opening an STP (STEP) File

01-13-2013 12:55 PM in reply to: zimbrich

Do you have Inventor Fusion, Inventor, or AutoCAD.

 

You can get the free Inventor Fusion here http://labs.autodesk.com/technologies/fusion/downloadform

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