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STEP File Analyzer User's Guide (Version 3)



Robert R. Lipman


This guide describes how to use the STEP File Analyzer, a software tool that analyzes and generates a spreadsheet from a STEP (STandard for the Exchange of Product model data) file. The spreadsheets simplify inspecting information in the STEP file at an entity and attribute level. STEP files can also be checked for conformance to recommended practices for Product and Manufacturing Information (PMI) representation, PMI presentation, and validation properties.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 8122
Report Number


data exchange, interoperability, manufacturing, PMI, STEP


Lipman, R. (2016), STEP File Analyzer User's Guide (Version 3), NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed February 27, 2024)
Created April 27, 2016, Updated November 10, 2018