A number of models available (thingiverse, etc…) come as OBJ files, not STL’s . Ability to Import OBJ would be very useful and cover a wider range of use cases.
The included asset importer(from what I can tell), the tongue-in-cheek named “assimp”, lists that OBJ is a support format. So I can’t imagine that it would be too much of a feat and likely just not high on the list yet.
For reference: https://github.com/assimp/assimp
At the moment supporting OBJ is not currently on our development road map.
However we are currently investigating the huge potential of more engineering-focused file formats like .step.
We’re hoping to provide more details about this when we get a formal roadmap up in the coming weeks.