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List of common 3d graphics, cad-cam-cae file extensions
Commonly used formats used for 3D modelling or CAD designs. Usually have form of a 3D model, technical drawings, schematics or similar.
Common 3d graphics may change in time as the popularity and significance of some formats can change.
Whole category of 3d graphics contains now 1172 file types. Show all 3d graphics, cad-cam-cae file types.
A 3d file extension is related to the 3D drawing CAD format used by various CAD tools.
Files with 3ds file suffix can be commonly found as 3D computer graphics created using 3D Studio Max software as well its successor product 3ds Max by Autodesk.
A c4d file extension used for 3D model files created with professional 3D modeling software tool CINEMA 4D from MAXON.
Files with dgn extension may be found as CAD design files created using the MicroStation software.
A dwfx file extension is related to Autodesk Design Web Format used by various Autodesk applications for distribution and communication of rich design data to anyone who needs to view, review, or print design files.
A dwg file extension is used for common CAD file format, originally used by AutoCAD. A DWG is a proprietary format and can only be created in AutoCAD. Other CAD programs can usually import it, but not create its proprietary form. It's because of this, that DWGs are often exported to DXF interchange format, so they can be seamlessly used in other CAD programs.
Files with dxf suffix can be typically found as 2D CAD drawings saved in the Drawing Exchange Format, a common format for exchange of engineering drawings.
Files with lcf extension can be also found as library container files from ArchiCAD architecture design software.
Files with max extension can be found as scene files made using 3D Studio Max / 3ds Max software by Autodesk.
The pro file extension is often used for project files used by various applications.
Files with skp extension can be mainly found as 3D graphics saved in SketchUp program in its default 3D model format.
Files with stl suffix can be mainly found as stereolithography files for 3D printers. Used in many CAD programs as output format for models and prototypes that could be printed in stereolithography devices.
Files with u3d suffix can be commonly found as 3D graphics saved in the Universal 3D file format.
Files with x_t suffix can be usually encountered as 3D models or technical drawings prepared and saved in a text format native to Parasolid software.
This is a list of some the most common file types from this category and may change in time as the popularity and significance of some formats can change. Whole category of 3d graphics contains now 1172 file types. Show all 3d graphics, cad-cam-cae files.