Cad Connectors and Converters

Connector for STEP ()

Connector for STEP enables users to reuse or migrate Standard Exchange for Product Model (STEP) application data to the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform. With Connector for STEP, users can import STEP as a tessellated or exact geometry representation and leverage it in processes, such as design review, digital mockup review, design-in-context, manufacturing, and simulation.


STEP is an international product data standard (ISO 10303) that provides a computer-interpretable definition of the physical and functional characteristics of a product throughout its lifecycle. The STEP format is a standard in the aerospace industry and used often in the automotive industry. STEP is a valuable data exchange solution for a variety of business processes, including configuration control of three-dimensional mechanical design.

Connector for STEP speeds innovation and improves quality by enabling users to share STEP files. For example, a supplier may receive a design in a STEP file and want to share the file with stakeholders. When the STEP file is imported into the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, it is converted into the DS CGR format. The STEP content can be used when designing in context, and a manager can set up design review meetings with the latest supplier data.

Connector for STEP

Key Features & Benefits

  • Collaborate with partners using STEP – a standard and open format (ISO 10303).

  • Make partner contributions available across the company for global business processes.

  • Support design-in-context and design reviews for better product quality and reactivity.