What is a .STP File And How To Open It (Guide)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .stp extension and you don’t know what it is? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .stp file extension and how to open it.

What is a .STP file?

The file extension .STP is from STEP 3D CAD File.The file is a 3D images related file.

What to know

There are currently 6 software that can open the .stp file on 5 platforms.

How to open a .STP file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .STP file on various operating systems.

How to open a .STP file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

The .stp file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. In the first step you need to download the Okino Computer Graphics PolyTrans software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is IMSI TurboCAD Pro, ideaMK STP Viewer, Autodesk Fusion 360, FreeCAD, CADSoftTools ABViewer and Okino Computer Graphics PolyTrans.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .STP file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Okino Computer Graphics PolyTrans software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .STP file on Mac

The .stp file can be opened in 4 steps on Mac.

1. The first step is to download the Autodesk Fusion 360 software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use FreeCAD and Autodesk Fusion 360 software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .STP file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Autodesk Fusion 360 software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .STP file on Linux

There are 4 simple steps to open the .stp file on Linux.

1. In the first step you need to download the FreeCAD software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: FreeCAD.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .STP file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the FreeCAD software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

How to open a .STP file on Android

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .stp file on Android in few easy steps.

Step 1

Image 1: Locating your .STP file in the download folder

First of all you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 2

Image2: Unable to open the file

While trying to open the file, it won’t work.

Step 3

Image3: Open your Google Play Store

You need to locate the Google Play Store and open it.

Step 4

Image4: Search for the software and download it

In order to open the file, you will have to search for the Autodesk Fusion 360 software and install it. The other software that opens the .stp file on Android is Autodesk Fusion 360. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Android.

How to open a .STP file on iOS

There is easy way to open the .stp file on iOS.

Step 1

Image 1: Finding your files in the download folder

The first step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 2

Image2: Can’t open the file

In order to open the file, you will have to search for the Autodesk Fusion 360 in the iOS App Store software and install it. The other software that opens the .stp file on iOS is Autodesk Fusion 360. Congratulations! You can now open your file on iOS.

Still cannot open the .STP file?

If you cannot open the .STP file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .STP file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .stp – Adobe Systems, .stp – Microsoft, .stp – Appricon. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .STP file with the Okino Computer Graphics PolyTrans, IMSI TurboCAD Pro, ideaMK STP Viewer, Autodesk Fusion 360, FreeCAD, CADSoftTools ABViewer programs on Windows, Autodesk Fusion 360, FreeCAD programs on Mac, FreeCAD software on Linux, Autodesk Fusion 360 software on Android and Autodesk Fusion 360 software on iOS.