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Convert Your 3D Mesh/Model STEP Files to DAE

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Our free and fast tool will convert most 3D mesh or STEP (STEP-File) model files to a standard DAE (COLLADA - Collaborative Design Activity) 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 DAE file and will ready for download shortly afterwards. For more information about the STEP to DAE conversion process see the conversion information section below for more information.

How to Convert your STEP to DAE Online?

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

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 DAE

Download your DAE

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

FAQ

How can I convert my STEP file to DAE?

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

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

We aim to process all STEP to DAE 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 DAE 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 DAE on ImageToStl.com?

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

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

Yes! Our STEP to DAE 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 DAE

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: DAE

Full Name: COLLADA - Collaborative Design Activity

Type: 3D Model

Mime Type: text/xml

Format: Text

Description

The DAE format (also known as COLLADA) is a 3D file format used to describe 3D models, meshes and 3D worlds using a simple text based structure. The format was introduced in 2004 by Sony Computer Entertainment and is currently managed by the Khronos Group.

DAE files are a text/Xml based file format containing 3D geometric information used to describe 3D objects and meshes such as vertices, faces, animations, materials, camera/lighting elements and other related metadata. The format has widespread usage and support with applications such as Blender and MeshLab being able to read and write to the format.

DAE Notes

DAE files support material and color information. If your uploaded model contains color information our tool will attempt to save this in the DAE file at the end of the conversion process. Texture information is not supported at this time.

Supported Features

  • Mesh geometry
  • Mesh material colors

Unsupported Features

  • Textures
  • Animations