Convert XYZ file

XYZ Point Cloud XYZ File

XYZ (Point cloud data) is a file extension used for ASCII text files with the point cloud data. Each row of XYZ file contains 3D point coordinates separated by a special character usually a TAB and optionally 3D normal vector coordinates for that point. The normal vectors for the points are optional as it is possible to generate them on the fly based on the point cloud structure. Autoconverter is our XYZ file converter which allows to automatically reconstruct mesh surface from the point cloud data. Autoshaper is our another XYZ file converter which allows to reconstruct smooth NURBS surface from scattered points stored in XYZ file. The alternative file extension for point cloud data can be either ASC or TXT.


STP STEP File

STEP (STandardized Exchange of Product) is a very popular file format for the data exchange between different systems e.g. CAD, CAM or CAE. As the geometry data are stored in a text form, you can expect bigger file sizes when exporting triangular meshes with thousands of faces using Autoconverter software. However if your geometry defines manifold solid it will try to create optimized faceted brep represenation which should reduce final STEP file size by one third. The STEP file format supports color per assembly, but without the alpha component, therefore any transparency setting will be lost in the STEP file.


XYZ to STEP