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Free Online STEP to GIF Converter

This is our STEP to GIF converter tool that will take your STEP file and convert it seamlessly to the GIF format without the need to download or install any additional software. Our STEP to GIF tool can convert up to 20 files in one go, and we will provide you with a unique download link for each converted file.

Drag and drop your files here to upload or click the button above.
A maximum of 20 files can be converted at once.

Please note: Your STEP file file, when uploaded to our server, will be deleted 15 minutes after upload. Please download your converted STEP file file before this time.

To get started, click the "Select File" button; this will open up a file browser with which you can select your STEP files from your local device. Once selected, you can click the "Convert" button to have our tool convert them to the GIF format.

File information for STEP and GIF

Full NameSTEP-File
ExtensionSTEP
Type3D Model
Mime Typeapplication/octet-stream
FormatBinary

The STEP file format, also known as ISO 10303-21, is a 3D file format used within the area of computer-aided design (CAD) as a way to exchange data between different applications. The STEP format is essentially a plain text file containing commands used to describe the 3D object.

Due to the standardized nature of the format, there is support for importing STEP files into many CAD applications. STEP files can, however, become quite large, and some complex files can take a long time to import into a 3D project.

Mesh Geometry

The STEP format is not a mesh-based format; converting a STEP file to a mesh format is possible via most CAD applications via a tessellate function.

STEP Converter Capabilities

As the STEP format currently does not support the use of material colors when used by tool, your converted model will contain only the mesh geometry, material colors will not be transferred to your converted file.

Full NameGraphics Interchange Format
ExtensionGIF
TypeImage
Mime Typeimage/gif
FormatBinary

GIF files are a popular image format on the internet and are a common format used in the distribution of internet memes. GIF files have been around since the dawn of the internet and were designed to offer high-resolution image capabilities within a small file size.

Due to their ability to be used as an animation format, GIF files have become particularly popular as the format of choice for distributing internet memes. Their lack of full 24-bit color support has, however, seen the PNG format used in preference to GIF for many applications.

Uses

GIF files are particularly useful for storing animation sequences, and this is one of the main reasons for the format's popularity. In the early days of the internet, the use of GIF files to store photographic images and other web assets declined in favor of more modern formats such as JPG and PNG.

How to Convert your STEP to GIF?

Here are two steps to convert your STEP to GIF using our free STEP converter tool.

Upload your STEP file

Click the "Select File" button, and then select the STEP file to upload. The maximum file size is 100MB.

Download your GIF

Click the download link to receive your GIF file.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I convert my STEP to GIF?

First, click the "Select File" button and choose your STEP file. We will upload and convert your STEP file. Once the conversion from STEP to GIF completes, use the provided link to download your GIF file.

How long does it take to convert my STEP file to GIF?

We aim to process all STEP to GIF file conversions as soon as possible; this should take around 5 seconds; however, this may be longer for larger files.

Is the STEP format suitable for 3D printing?

No. Most 3D printing slicer software will not support the STEP format. It is recommended to convert your STEP file to the STL format if you wish to 3D print it.

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