STEP rendering

Hi!
I'm looking for a quick way to load STEP-files (ap203 & ap214) and rendering them to a buffer (for shape recognition from photos). Is Open cascade suitable for this or do you have any other suggestion?

Please help, I'm not looking forward to writing my own step rendering engine. :)

Roman Lygin's picture

Hi Jonas,

As Open CASCADE can load STEP, render in a OpenGL view and dump to a graphical format (.bmp, .gif ...) you should be able to render to a buffer. Not sure if I got your final goal ("for shape recognition from photos"), but you may have a look at Import/Export Sample or a Internet Explorer browser plug-in to see if this can help. You can also accomplish this programmatically - just study the example source code.

Roman Lygin