I would like to use the 3D STEP (stp) files made available here to produce 2D vector graphics that can then be used to draw schematics.
After several hours exploring and looking around, I failed to uncover something that works on the Mac.
I was able to open the STEP files on several applications:
- FreeCAD: rendering is sub-par. Could not export to SVG or any vector graphic format
- The free stp to stl converter at https://www.makexyz.com/convert/stp-to-stl hangs on "analyzing file…"
- Cheetah 3D can't import stp files, but can import these file formats: .3ds, .dae, .fbx, .obj, .sia, .stl (binary and ASCII), .jas (binary and ASCII). I'm not sure which one would work best or how to convert .stp to it
- Autodesk Fusion 360 can open the file and renders it beautifully but cannot export it to a vector format. It can however convert to a nice png and a few 3D formats
Does anybody have a working solution that would work on a Mac?