Convert 3DM Files to STEP

3DM to STEP

3DM vs STEP Comparison

Property 3DM STEP
Extensions .3dm .stp, .step
Name Rhinoceros 3D Model STandardized Exchange of Product
Versions
  • Min: Rhino 2.x
  • Max: Rhino 8.x
  • Min: AP203
  • Max: AP242DIS
Textures
Colors
Geometry components

3DM to STEP Conversion

This list presents valuable resources, filled with step-by-step guides and expert tips for converting 3DM files to STEP format using our converters. Go through them now to streamline your 3DM files conversion later.


3DM Rhinoceros 3D File

The native file format for Rhinoceros 3D software. Used for various purposes like product design, architecture, and engineering. It has the following features:

  • Geometry Data Types: 3DM allows for the storage of a variety of 3D geometry data types, including smooth NURBS surfaces, triangular meshes, points, and curves. Each data type has its own advantages and applications in 3D modeling.
  • 3DM File Converters: Our software products allow you to import and export 3DM files, and convert them into various other file formats. Autoconverter can export only polygonal meshes, while Autoshaper can export NURBS shapes, which are more accurate and smooth.
  • Flexibility in File Versions: These invaluable 3DM file converters also offer the flexibility to save Rhino files in various 3DM file versions, ranging from Rhino 2.X to the most recent Rhino 8.X version. This feature enhances the versatility and applicability of 3DM in different software environments.

STP STandardized Exchange of Product File

A file format used for the exchange of 3D data across various computer systems, including CAD, CAM, and CAE, in a standardized format. Some of the benefits and features of STEP files are:

  • Compatibility: STEP is widely supported by many software applications and platforms, making it easy to share and collaborate on 3D models across different domains and industries.
  • Accuracy: STEP preserves the exact shape and dimensions of 3D models, unlike some other mesh formats (SKP, OBJ, or STL) that may introduce errors or distortions during conversion.
  • STEP Files Converter: STEP files can be very large, especially when they contain complex or high-resolution 3D models. One way to reduce the file size is to use Autoconverter software, which can utilize the faceted BREP representation, potentially saving up to one-third of the file size.
  • Materials: STEP file format supports colors per assembly. However, it lacks an alpha component. This means that any transparency effects applied to 3D models will not be visible or preserved in the STEP files.