I'm thinking of writing a complete STEP (AP203 / AP214) importer for blender.
I know that STL can be used (and I have used it many time) but I wanted to see if there was a real need for STEP import. STL is bloated and creates meshes which are either too high or too low. You cant get it 'just right'.
I know there are currently 2 STEP imports around (one is not GPL and other isnt complete) I have been unable to get either downloaded and working
If you want a GPL STEP import then I will continue investigating. Also is AP203/214 enough for most users?
Thanks for your inputs
I register to answer : HOLY YES
having STEP import would allow me to do 3D flightrough+rendering+animation of scan data (mechanical, architecture, civil) and reverse engineered models.