Files with 3mf extension can be typically found as 3D models saved in special 3D Manufacturing Format. Used for 3D printing purposes mostly, but users might also save 3D models in this format in the Paint 3D program from Windows.

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Software that open 3mf file

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3MF file extension - 3D Manufacturing Format

What is 3mf file? How to open 3mf files?

File type specification:

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

File extension 3mf is mainly associated with a special 3D Manufacturing Format developed by 3MF Consortium, which includes companies such as Microsoft (for OS support), Autodesk, Dassault Systemes.

3MF is an XML-based data format designed for using additive manufacturing, including information about materials, colors, and other information that cannot be represented in the STL format.

Updated: November 22, 2023

The default software associated to open 3mf file:

Paint 3D icon

Microsoft Corporation logoPaint 3D  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

A reimagined classic Paint program from Windows with an updated look and feel and a ton of new brushes and tools. Make 2D masterpieces or 3D models that you can play with from all angles.

3D Builder icon

Microsoft Corporation logo3D Builder  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

3D Builder allows users to create models and print in 3D. It opens 3MF, STL, OBJ, PLY, and VRML and save as 3MF, PLY, or STL formats.

Help how to open:

Several 3D modellings tools can work with .3mf files.

How to convert:

Possibly can be exported or converted for the purposes of 3D printing.

Find conversions from 3mf file:

3mf to fbx

3mf to gif

3mf to jpeg

3mf to jpg

3mf to obj

3mf to png

3mf to stl

Find converter to 3mf file type:

3dxml to 3mf

iam to 3mf

jfif to 3mf

jpg to 3mf

model to 3mf

png to 3mf

sldprt to 3mf

List of software applications associated to the .3mf file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open 3mf file, edit 3mf file, convert 3mf file, view 3mf file, play 3mf file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in'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 3mf files.

Software that open 3mf file - 3D Manufacturing Format

Programs supporting the exension 3mf on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open 3mf file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with 3mf file by default:
Paint 3D small icon Paint 3D
3D Builder small icon 3D Builder


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