A dae file extension is used for COLLADA 3D graphic interchange format. Used in several games and programs  and supported by graphic editors such as Adobe Photoshop or Blender.

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DAE file extension - Collada 3D digital asset exchange data

What is dae file? How to open dae files?

File type specification:

3d graphics, CAD-CAM-CAE file type icon 3d graphics, CAD-CAM-CAE file type

The dae file extension is associated with COLLADA, a COLLAborative Design Activity for establishing an interchange file format for interactive 3D applications.

The dae files are now standard file format for Khronos applications.

The default software associated to dae file type:

COLLADA picture or screenshot

Khronos Group logo COLLADA  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Khronos Group

COLLADA is used to define an XML-based schema to make it easy to transport 3D assets between applications. The interchange format provides comprehensive encoding of visual scenes Including shaders and physics, and even multiple versions of the same asset. COLLADA FX enables shaders to be authored and packaged using OpenGL Shading Language so that leading 3D authoring tools can work effectively together to create OpenGL / OpenGL ES applications and assets.

Help how to open DAE files:

You can open the .dea files with Collada or any other suitable third party applications such as Adobe Photoshop or Blender.

How to convert file with extension DAE:

You can use Collada or any other suitable third party application, such as Adobe PhotoShop or Blender, to save the .dae filesin to other graphic formats.

Find conversions from dae file:

dae to dwg

dae to fbx

dae to igs

dae to jpeg

dae to obj

dae to skp

dae to stp

Find converter to dae file type:

3ds to dae

3dxml to dae

dwg to dae

igs to dae

obj to dae

skp to dae

stl to dae

File identification strings:

HEX code: 3C 3F 78 6D 6C 20 76 65 72 73 69 6F 6E 3D 22 31 2E
ASCII code: .?xml.version=

List of software applications associated to the .dae file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open dae file, edit dae file, convert dae file, view dae file, play dae file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the dae files.

  • Open dae file
  • Save dae file
  • Edit dae file
  • View dae file
  • Convert dae file
  • Create dae file
  • Import dae file
  • Export dae file
  • Print dae file

Software that open dae file - Collada 3D digital asset exchange data

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open dae file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with dae file by default:
Other suggested software:
Blender small icon Blender
AutoCAD small icon AutoCAD
SketchUp small icon SketchUp


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