Open STP File – What is and How to View – Format and Programs

Files type: STEP 3D CAD


What is

The STP file extension is used for 3D or three-dimensional assembly files containing pieces of three-dimensional or 3D object data. This file format is supported by different mechanical design programs or applications as an exchange file format of 3D product models.

The files with this format are saved in the ASCII or text-based file format conforming to the ISO 10303-2xx STEP Application Protocols. Other than this, no information has been mentioned about the use or description of the .STP type.


Detailed information 

Category: 3D Image Files
File format: Propriety
Open with Windows: LKSoft IDA-STEP, IMSI TurboCAD, Dassault Systemes CATIA or DELMIA
Open with Linux: LKSoft IDA-STEP, Dassault Systemes CATIA
It is also used by other formats such as Microsoft Sharepoint Site and Catia Document. The Microsoft Sharepoint Site is used by Sharepoint, a document management platform and browser-based collaboration from Microsoft.
The Catia Document on the other hand, is based on the Product model data exchange standard.