What is up with auto-closing topics after only 30 days??? It’s insane. I would like to comment on this topic from @MacSimski:
but it was closed a week ago even though the OP was at the end of March 2018. So instead, I have to make a new post on the same topic, cluttering the forum and making it much more difficult for people to find consolidated information in future searches.
@Rene_Poschl says that no one should ever need to do this conversion because the wrl format is a mesh approximation rather than a parametric model and therefore in his eyes useless.
@maui says that no one will ever need to do this conversion because there is a new library of STEP models for KiCad.
Both of these answers are unsatisfactory. There are many instances where an approximation from a mesh would be perfectly fine and useful, and there are also many instances where there is no step file for my component in the “Holy Grail” library but I do have a wrl of the part already, and I would prefer to convert my existing wrl to a step automatically rather than design it from scratch and “have not use a calipers all the time and introduce errors by hand” as the OP requested.
So if anyone has a useful answer to the OP’s question for a way to convert wrl to step rather than a statement that no one should ever need such a thing, that’d be awesome.