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Convert Your 3D Mesh/Model 3MF Files to DAE

Our free and fast tool will convert most 3D mesh or 3MF (3D Manufacturing Format) model files to a standard DAE (COLLADA - Collaborative Design Activity) file that can then be edited further in most popular 3D editing packages such as Blender or 3D printed without any further processing.

To convert your 3MF file click the Upload button above and select the file to convert. Once selected, the file will be converted to a DAE file and will ready for download shortly afterwards. For more information about the 3MF to DAE conversion process see the conversion information section below for more information.

How to Convert your 3MF to DAE Online?

Here are 2 simple steps to convert your 3MF to DAE.

Upload a 3MF

Upload a 3MF

Click the "Upload a 3MF File" button and select a 3MF to upload. The maximum file size is 100MB.

Download your DAE

Download your DAE

Click the download link once completed to receive your DAE file.

FAQ

How can I convert my 3MF file to DAE?

First click the "Upload..." button, select your 3MF file to upload. Select any configuration options. When the 3MF to DAE conversion has completed, you can download your DAE file straight away.

How long does it take to convert my 3MF to DAE?

We aim to process all 3MF to DAE conversions as quickly as possible, this usually takes around 5 seconds but can be more for larger more complex files so please be patient.

How accurate is the 3MF to DAE conversion?

We aim to create the most accurate conversions with our tools. Our tools are under constant development with new features being added every week.

Is it safe to convert my 3MF to DAE on ImageToStl.com?

Yes, of course! We do not store the 3MF file you submit to us. The resulting DAE file, once created is deleted 1 hour after upload and the download link will expire after this time.

Can I convert 3MF to DAE on Windows, Linux, Android, iOS or Mac OS?

Yes! Our 3MF to DAE tool will run on any system with a modern web browser. No specialist software is needed to run any of our conversion tools.

File format information for 3MF to DAE

Extension: 3MF

Full Name: 3D Manufacturing Format

Type: 3D Model

Mime Type: application/vnd.ms-package.3dmanufacturing-3dmodel+xml

Format: Binary

Extension: DAE

Full Name: COLLADA - Collaborative Design Activity

Type: 3D Model

Mime Type: text/xml

Format: Text

Description

3MF files are a modern 3D file format designed specifically for use with 3D printable models (additive manufacturing). It was designed to be the successor to the popular legacy STL format (also a common format in 3D printing) to overcome the limitations of that format.

The format of 3MF files is XML based that are compressed with the standard Zip file compression resulting in small, easily transferable files. The format supports 3D meshes along with associated materials and textures all contained within the Zip file.

Description

The DAE format (also known as COLLADA) is a 3D file format used to describe 3D models, meshes and 3D worlds using a simple text based structure. The format was introduced in 2004 by Sony Computer Entertainment and is currently managed by the Khronos Group.

DAE files are a text/Xml based file format containing 3D geometric information used to describe 3D objects and meshes such as vertices, faces, animations, materials, camera/lighting elements and other related metadata. The format has widespread usage and support with applications such as Blender and MeshLab being able to read and write to the format.

3MF Notes

If your 3MF file contains textures, these will be ignored. If a material contains color information this will be translated where possible.

Supported Features

  • Mesh geometry
  • Face and vertex colors

Unsupported Features

  • Textures

DAE Notes

DAE files support material and color information. If your uploaded model contains color information our tool will attempt to save this in the DAE file at the end of the conversion process. Texture information is not supported at this time.

Supported Features

  • Mesh geometry
  • Mesh material colors

Unsupported Features

  • Textures
  • Animations