3D and CAD/CAM Models

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3D Modeling

CAD

  • 3dmlw - (3D Markup Language for Web) files
  • 3dxml - Dassault Systemes graphic representation
  • ACP - VA Software VA - Virtual Architecture CAD file
  • AMF - Additive Manufacturing File Format
  • Argon - Ashlar-Vellum (AR) - 3D Modeling
  • ART - ArtCAM model
  • ASC - BRL-CAD Geometry File (old ASCII format)
  • ASM - Solidedge Assembly, Pro/ENGINEER Assembly
  • BIN, BIM - Data Design System DDS-CAD
  • CCC - CopyCAD Curves
  • CCM - CopyCAD Model
  • CCS - CopyCAD Session
  • CAD - CadStd
  • CAD-3D - Antic Software
  • CATDrawing - CATIA V5 Drawing document
  • CATPart - CATIA V5 Part document
  • CATProduct - CATIA V5 Assembly document
  • CATProcess - CATIA V5 Manufacturing document
  • cgr - CATIA V5 graphic representation file
  • CO - Ashlar-Vellum Cobalt - parametric drafting and 3D modeling
  • DRW - Caddie Early version of Caddie drawing - Prior to Caddie changing to DWG
  • DWG - AutoCAD and Open Design Alliance applications
  • DFT - Solidedge Draft
  • DGN - MicroStation design file
  • DGK - Delcam Geometry
  • DMT - Delcam Machining Triangles
  • DXB - Drawing Interchange Binary Format - AutoCAD
  • DXF - Drawing Interchange file format - AutoCAD
  • DWB - VariCAD drawing file
  • DWF - AutoDesk's Web Design Format; AutoCAD & Revit can publish to this format; similar in concept to PDF files; AutoDesk Design Review is the reader
  • Euclid - CAD file format
  • Euclid - CAD/composition file format (Ace Computing)
  • EMB - Wilcom ES Designer Embroidery CAD file
  • ESW - Agtek format
  • EXCELLON - Excellon file
  • EXP - Drawing Express file format
  • FM - FeatureCAM Part File
  • FMZ - FormZ Project file
  • G - BRL-CAD Geometry File
  • Gerber format - RS-274-D, RS-274X
  • GLM - KernelCAD model
  • GRB - T-FLEX CAD File
  • GTC - GRAITEC Advance file format
  • HydroCAD Stormwater Modeling System Unit Hydrograph file (.huh)
  • IAM - Autodesk Inventor Assembly file
  • ICD - IronCAD 2D CAD file
  • IDW - Autodesk Inventor Drawing file
  • IFC - buildingSMART for sharing AEC and FM data
  • IGES - Initial Graphics Exchange Specification
  • Intergraph Standard File Formats
  • IPN - Autodesk Inventor Presentation file
  • IPT - Autodesk Inventor Part file
  • JT (visualization format) - Jupiter Tesselation
  • MCC - Monu-CAD Component (Monument/Headstone Component file)
  • MCD - Monu-CAD Drawing (Monument/Headstone Drawing file)
  • model - CATIA V4 part document
  • OCD - Orienteering Computer Aided Design (OCAD) file
  • OpenSCAD - Solid 3D CAD objects (.scad)
  • PAR - Solidedge Part
  • PIPE - PIPE-FLO Professional Piping system design file
  • PLN - ArchiCad project
  • PRT - NX (recently known as Unigraphics), Pro/ENGINEER Part, CADKEY Part
  • PSM - Solidedge Sheet
  • PSMODEL - PowerSHAPE Model
  • PWI - PowerINSPECT File
  • PYT - Pythagoras File
  • SKP - SketchUp Model
  • RLF - ArtCAM Relief
  • RVT - AutoDesk Revit project files
  • RFA - AutoDesk Revit family files
  • SCDOC - SpaceClaim 3D Part/Assembly
  • SLDASM - SolidWorks Assembly drawing
  • SLDDRW - SolidWorks 2D drawing
  • SLDPRT - SolidWorks 3D part model
  • STEP - Standard for the Exchange of Product model data
  • STL - Stereo Lithographic data format used by various CAD systems and stereo lithographic printing machines. (.stl)
  • TCT - TurboCAD drawing template
  • TCW - TurboCAD for Windows 2D and 3D drawing
  • Thing file - MakerBot (.thing)
  • UNV - I-DEAS I-DEAS (Integrated Design and Engineering Analysis Software)
  • VC6 - Ashlar-Vellum Graphite - 2D and 3D drafting
  • VLM - Ashlar-Vellum Vellum, Vellum 2D, Vellum Draft, Vellum 3D, DrawingBoard
  • VS - Ashlar-Vellum Vellum Solids
  • WRL - Similar to STL, but includes color. Used by various CAD systems and 3D printing rapid prototyping machines. Also used for VRML models on the web.
  • XE - Ashlar-Vellum Xenon - for Associative 3D Modeling

2D images designed for use in conjunction with 3D models

Formats related to specialized hardware

Motion capture

Image series scanning, microscopy

  • BioRad confocal image - stores series of images generated by microscope scan of 3-D object, used in medical/research imaging
  • MRC (Medical Research Council) - format used in 3D electron microscopy

Stereoscopy

  • JPS
  • Multi-Picture Format - MPO, Multi-Picture Object - This JPEG standard is used for 3d images, as with the Nintendo 3DS
  • QDV - apparently a random-dot-image stereoscopy format

3D video

Video formats

Container formats

Also see Game data files for game rendering engines (some of which are 3-D).

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