What is a STEP File? Let me Explain…


I've Had Many Clients ask me "What is a STEP File"? So I thought I would explain... Let's begin with an analogy. You're probably familiar with Microsoft Word documents and with PDF files. Often times, you create a document using Word, then save (or print) it to PDF before sharing. PDF is more universal and not easily edited. It's basically a snap shot of that Microsoft Word document at the time you saved it. That's effectively what a STEP file is to 3D engineering model data. It's one of several universal formats we use to communicate between CAD systems. I've run into many [...]

What is a STEP File? Let me Explain…2015-12-18T21:25:03-04:00

Zalaco Featured in CAD Collaboration E-Book from Tech-Clarity


Can small engineering and design firms afford CAD collaboration? That was the question Jim Brown addresses a brand new e-book over at Tech-Clarity. I had the pleasure of speaking with Jim on the phone to discuss how modern CAD collaboration tools are dramatically improving the work flow of small service firms like Zalaco, and providing better value to the clients we serve. To read an overview of the e-book, head over to Tech-Clarity. If you'd like to download a copy of the book, you'll need to head over to GrabCAD and fill out a registration form. Can small engineering and [...]

Zalaco Featured in CAD Collaboration E-Book from Tech-Clarity2015-06-03T22:59:13-04:00