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Convert Your 3D Mesh/Model STEP Files to ABC

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Our free and fast tool will convert most 3D mesh or STEP (STEP-File) model files to a standard ABC (Alembic) file that can then be edited further in most popular 3D editing packages such as Blender or 3D printed without any further processing.

To convert your STEP file click the Upload button above and select the file to convert. Once selected, the file will be converted to a ABC file and will ready for download shortly afterwards. For more information about the STEP to ABC conversion process see the conversion information section below for more information.

How to Convert your STEP to ABC Online?

Here are 2 simple steps to convert your STEP to ABC.

Upload a STEP

Upload a STEP

Click the "Upload a STEP File" button and select a STEP to upload. The maximum file size is 100MB.

Download your ABC

Download your ABC

Click the download link once completed to receive your ABC file.

FAQ

How can I convert my STEP file to ABC?

First click the "Upload..." button, select your STEP file to upload. Select any configuration options. When the STEP to ABC conversion has completed, you can download your ABC file straight away.

How long does it take to convert my STEP to ABC?

We aim to process all STEP to ABC conversions as quickly as possible, this usually takes around 5 seconds but can be more for larger more complex files so please be patient.

How accurate is the STEP to ABC conversion?

We aim to create the most accurate conversions with our tools. Our tools are under constant development with new features being added every week.

Is it safe to convert my STEP to ABC on ImageToStl.com?

Yes, of course! We do not store the STEP file you submit to us. The resulting ABC file, once created is deleted 1 hour after upload and the download link will expire after this time.

Can I convert STEP to ABC on Windows, Linux, Android, iOS or Mac OS?

Yes! Our STEP to ABC tool will run on any system with a modern web browser. No specialist software is needed to run any of our conversion tools.

File format information for STEP to ABC

Extension: STEP

Full Name: STEP-File

Type: 3D Model

Mime Type: application/octet-stream

Format: Binary

Description

The STEP file format is a 3D format defined in 1994 and used to store 3D objects for use in Computer-aided design (CAD) applications. STEP files are text-based formatted files containing one instance per line.

Although STEP files are widely supported by most CAD applications the format does have its limitations, such as the necessity to read the complete file into memory in order to parse the contents and due to the text storage of information the files can be quite large.

STEP Notes

STEP files when imported will be converted to 3D geometry comprising vertices and faces. If the STEP file contains color information this will be converted where possible.

Supported Features

  • Mesh geometry
  • Mesh colors

Extension: ABC

Full Name: Alembic

Type: 3D Model

Mime Type: application/octet-stream

Format: Binary

Description

The ABC (Alembic) file format is a graphics format containing 3D content which was originally developed by Sony Pictures Imageworks and Industrial Light & Magic and released in 2011. The aim of the ABC format is to enable the efficient interchange of 3D assets between different working entities.

The format can contain a variety of 3D object formats including polygon meshes, NURBS, parametric curves and more. The files can be opened by many 3D graphics applications including the popular open-source Blender application.