Re: Open DWG Alliance

From: Delft Spline Systems (
Date: Fri Feb 13 1998 - 11:25:59 EET

Jan Andrzejewski asked:

>It would help us with one of our projects if ALL CAD users out their in
>RP-ML land could let me know when they intend to have STEP part 42
>geometric and topological representation export capabilities.

STEP has been some kind of a myth during the last years: it should
be there soon and then solve all geometry exchange problems.
I have never yet seen it work in practice, however one keeps hoping.
(we do use both IGES and STL)

Now the above makes by a bit suspicious:
what is STEP part 42 ?
Does this mean that there are now at least 42 versions, and if yes
are they compatible ?
Anybody out there having experience whether or not it does indeed work ?

Looking forward to some clarification: thanks in advance.


Lex Lennings.

Delft Spline Systems, The Netherlands.
We offer DeskProto: affordable Rapid Prototyping using CNC milling

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