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Viewing STEP files with IDA-STEP

The German company LKSoft makes a a free STEP file viewer; the current version is IDA-STEP V4.  The free version does not allow measuring; measuring, printing, editing, importing, and exporting are extra cost add-on modules.

IDA-STEP is an unusual STEP viewer, because it is written in Java (possibly using the Eclipse RCP), and because it is oriented towards PCB design – just take a look at the available components at the LKSoft store.

I spent a little time playing around with it using the STEP model of the Norcomp 180-026-103 HD26M connector.  It seemed to work well; rotating the model was fast.  I wish I could drag & drop STEP models onto IDA-STEP.   As noted, the free version is restricted to viewing; it does not allow measuring.

HD26M in IDA-STEP

HD26M in IDA-STEP

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