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Import STEP, STL, OBJ, 3DM, SKP and other 3D files in AutoCAD

How to import STEP, STL, OBJ, 3DM and SKP files into AutoCAD step by step tutorial.

Import Export SKP file for AutoCAD
  1. To import STEP, STL, OBJ, 3DM & SKP in AutoCAD download Automesher installer.
  2. Restart AutoCAD to force initial Automesher application configuration.
  3. Type AMIMPORTMESH command in the AutoCAD command line window.
  4. Limit available to import files by setting proper file filter.
    • To import STL select Stereolithography file filter.
    • To import OFF select Object File Format file filter.
    • To import OBJ select Alias Wavefront Object file filter.
    • To import 3DS select 3D Studio file filter.
    • To import PLY select Stanford Polygon Format file filter.
    • To import VRML select Virtual Reality file filter.
    • To import 3DM select Rhinoceros 3D Model file filter.
    • To import SKP select Trimble SketchUp file filter.
    • To import DAE select Collada file filter.
    • To import STEP select STandardized Exchange of Product file filter.
    • To import IGES select Initial Graphics Exchange Specification file filter.
    • To import BREP select Boundary Representation file filter.
    • To import IFC select The Industry Foundation Classes file filter.
  5. Select your input 3D file to import into AutoCAD drawing model space.
  6. Specify your desired AutoCAD entity type either polyface mesh, solid, subdivision surface or other.
  7. Enter to import STEP, IGES, BREP, 3DS, OFF, STL, OBJ, PLY, 3DM, DAE, VRML, IFC or SKP file into AutoCAD.
  8. The import of various 3D files is also available for Bricscad & ZWCAD DWG editors.