3D objects stored as .ply files (polygon data) can be probably exported and saved in ISO STEP product data files (.stp, .step) for data exchange purposes. This can be done using several 3D modeling / CAD programs or dedicated converters.
Convert Polygon graphics to ISO-10303 STEP product data.
We have found 5 software records in our database eligible for .ply to .stp file format conversion.
Microsoft Windows software - convert ply to stp on Windows
A CAD designing software with the powerful, flexible features. It is a CAD development platform that provides tools to build custom AutoCAD-based software products for specific markets. The default file formats using by AutoCAD are: DWG and DXF.
Convert from ply file
to stp file
|Yes, AutoCAD supports stp file conversion as a target file type.||Yes||Yes||stp editor||No||No||No||No|
The tables with software actions are a good pointer for what a certain program does with various file types and often may give users a good hint how to perform certain file conversion, for example the above-mentioned ply to stp. However, it is not perfect and sometimes can show results which are not really usable because of how certain programs work with files and the possible conversion is thus actually not possible at all.
A dedicated CAD converter for Windows, Autoconverter supports transformation of several 3D formats between different formats.
A CAD translation software, TransMagic offers support of all major formats and standards, including CATIA, Pro/Engineer, Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD, SolidWorks, ACIS, Parasolid and more.
A dedicated CAD viewer for Catia, Pro/E, and Inventor-files and for STEP, IGS, VDA, SAT, Parasolid, STL, VRML, and many other 3D and 2D CAD-file formats.
Apple macOS / Mac OS X software - convert ply to stp on OS X
AutoCAD® for Mac® software—it’s AutoCAD, for the Mac, bringing robust 3D free-form design tools and powerful drafting capabilities to your platform of choice. It takes full advantage of the Mac OS® X platform, with an intuitive, graphical user interface that makes it easy to bring your ideas to life.