From Mesh to CAD

Mesh to CAD Examples

From Mesh or Scan

STL, OBJ, PLY, OFF, 3DS, XYZ, NAS/BDF/DAT,OUT/NEU, POLY, or GEO

Conversion

To CAD

STEP / STP
(or STL, OBJ, PLY, NAS, GDML, & more)

What You Can Do with InStep Studio 3D

Editor

Create, reverse or delete facets.

Automatic Repair

Resolves common issues that would otherwise prevent successful conversion.

Surfacing

Automatically or manually convert organic shapes to NURBS Bodies.

Feature Detection

Replace faceted approximations with common geometric shapes.

Finite Elements

For CAE meshes, extract solids, inflate shell elements, remove or create mid-nodes.

Slicing

Create intersection curves of surfaces with a plane for DXF or STP.

Body Modifications

Simplification, thickening, re-meshing, smoothing, unite, intersect, and subtract.

Pricing

Free Trial

$0

10-day trial of the full software.

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Download InStep Studio 3D.
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Annual Subscription​

$99

Always have access to the latest version of InStep Studio 3D.

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Any licensed user may install InStep Studio 3D on multiple computers.
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Perpetual License​

$249

One-time fee for permanent access to InStep Studio 3D.

Includes first year of updates. After that, you may pay an annual maintenance fee if you’d like continued access to updates.
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You Can Choose Your Workflow

Directly perform a 1:1 conversion

Reverse engineer by detecting features

Reverse engineer by creating sketches

Resurfacing organic bodies to NURBS patches

Manually create a NURBS Sheet from the body

OTHER USEFUL TOOLS

Facet Count Reduction

Remeshing / Quality Improvement

Subdivision / Smoothing

Solidify / Inflate

Booleans

Automatic Repairs

Reverse Engineering a Cow

Works with Multiple Mesh Formats

Multiple Mesh Formats STEP STL

 ͥ  Import only ᵉ Export only

Standard Polygon Mesh Formats
.stl, .obj, .ply, .off, .3ds ͥ 

Point Clouds
.xyz ͥ  file format (preferred with normals).

Finite Element Mesh Files
Nastran (.nas, .dat ͥ , .bdf ͥ ), Patran (.out, .neu ͥ ), ICEM (.poly), and Ensight (.geo).

XML Based
.GDMLᵉ files for triangular bodies. Material and properties can be assigned.

Convert to BRep
Output of the STEP file format is what it’s all about!
Write all data to AP214 compliant STEP (.stpᵉ ) files.

STL
Binary or ASCII. Either works! Let the application worry about which format is being used.

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