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Category: Libraries
Forum Name: 3D Models
Forum Description:
Printed Date: 15 Jun 2019 at 3:37pm

Topic: STEP to PDF
Posted By: rarnold
Subject: STEP to PDF
Date Posted: 27 Sep 2017 at 2:18pm
Is there an easy (and free) way to convert a PCBL generated STEP file to PDF without using a CAD Tool?

Posted By: Tom H
Date Posted: 27 Sep 2017 at 2:23pm
A .STEP file is becoming the standard format for 3D model technology, but you need a software program to import it and print PDF. 

SolidWorks has the best PDF print option in the industry. You can open a STEP file and select "File > Save As > PDF" and there are 2 options. 
  1. Plain PDF
  2. 3D Render PDF (click and drag left mouse button to rotate 3D model)

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Posted By: rarnold
Date Posted: 27 Sep 2017 at 3:57pm
Thanks Tom.  This is good information.

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