The dem file extension is related to the USGS DEM geospatial file format.

There are 5 other file types using
the DEM file extension!

empty icon.dem - Recorded game replay

empty icon.dem - Creator Simulator temporary file

empty icon.dem - Demetra+ automated project file

empty icon.dem - Digital Elevation Model map file

empty icon.dem - Melco Embroidery format

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DEM file extension - USGS DEM geospatial file format

What is dem file? How to open dem files?

File type specification:

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

The dem file extension is associated with the USGS DEM geospatial file format an open standard developed by United States Geological Survey.

The dem file contains a raster-based digital elevation model.

It is supported by various apps, like Bryce, VistaPro etc.

The default software associated to dem file type:

Bryce icon

DAZ 3D Inc. logoBryce  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
DAZ 3D Inc.

Bryce is designing tool used to create 3D landscaping and animations. Create your own terrestrial paradise with this highly accessible and professional 3D landscaping and animation tool.

Bryce for Mac icon

DAZ 3D Inc. logoBryce for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
DAZ 3D Inc.

Bryce is an award winning, fun, feature-packed 3D modeling and animation package designed to allow new users to quickly create and render stunning 3D environments. Bryce combines exceptional power with an innovative interface for incredible ease of use. Add wildlife, people, props and more to your scenes via the DAZ Studio character plug-in in addition to terrain, water, sky, rocks, clouds, fog, vegetation, and architecture for which Bryce has long been the standard.

Help how to open DEM files:

Currently there is no specific information available, about how to open files with this particular extension. However, you can usually open or import 3D graphics files to various 3D modeling tools or engineering programs. Each program has it's own set of supported formats, so it's always worthwhile to check it's developer websites for available options.

For general information try to look at:
Basic info how to open CAD and other 3D graphic files

How to convert file with extension DEM:

Various 3D models or CAD files can be typically exported to some exchange format or converted between different formats. Once again, not all CAD/3D modeling programs may allow conversion of every format. But, there is always the option of using some of the dedicated 3D conversion utilities with a broad file format support.

For general information try to look at:
Basic info how to convert CAD and other 3D graphic files

List of software applications associated to the .dem file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open dem file, edit dem file, convert dem file, view dem file, play dem 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 ableto perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting dem files.

  • Import dem file
  • Export dem file

Software that import dem file - USGS DEM geospatial file format

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for import dem file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with dem file by default:
Bryce small icon Bryce
Other suggested software:

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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