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Converting from STEP files to BRL-CAD databases

BRL-CAD's most pressing need in the geometry file conversion category is support for the STEP file format, a.k.a "STandard for the Exchange of Product model data." Step is a successor to the IGES file format and today is the major standard used for data exchange between CAD systems.

Defining ISO Documents

The source standard for STEP is ISO-10303, which consists of hundreds of individual parts. (list parts important to brlcad)

Existing Open Source Tools

NIST STEP Class Libraries

BRL-CAD Specific Design Considerations