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. Our conversion tool can also batch convert multiple 3MF files, up to 25 files at a time can be converted.
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.
Here are 2 simple steps to convert your 3MF 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.
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.
We aim to create the most accurate conversions with our tools. Our tools are under constant development with new features and improvements being added every week.
Yes, of course! We do not store the 3MF file you submit to us. The resulting DAE file, once created is deleted 15 minutes after upload and the download link will expire after this time.
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.
Yes. Although you can use an Ad Blocker, if you like our 3MF conversion tool please consider white-listing our site. When an Ad Blocker is enabled there are some conversion limits on some of our tools and processing/conversion times will be longer.
Yes! If your 3MF file contains textured geometry, the texture image files along with the texture coordinates (UV data) will be exported with the final DAE file.
Yes! Our 3MF tool supports full batch conversions. You can upload up to 25 3MF files at a time. Our tool will convert them all as quickly as possible. Once completed, you can either download the DAE files individually or download them all in a single ZIP file.
Converting from the 3MF file format to DAE can be a complex process and any tool used for this conversion process needs to be able to handle a variety of data conversion tasks as well as identify any defects within the 3D model and fix them. Here we will explain the conversion process used by our tool to accurately convert your 3MF file to a valid DAE 3D model suitable for 3D printing. Lets start with the conversion process, which involves the following steps:
A 3MF file is a collection of 3D model data files including mesh and texture data compressed into a single file aimed at the 3D printing arena. The file is basically a ZIP file containing the relevant 3D files with the 3MF extension. The internal mesh structure is stored within various XML files making this easy to read in using a standard XML parser.
Our tool can read the compressed 3MF file and parse the 3D model contents taking into account all vertex, face and material information. As the 3MF format supports nested models within the 3D scene our tool will check for these and perform any world space transforms that are needed.
When our tool reads in this 3D data all we are interested in are the vertices, faces, normals, materials and textures as this is the only data that can be accurately converted into the final DAE file.
The 3MF file can contain data such as material definitions and textures that describe how a particular set of 3D geometry should be rendered. As we are creating an DAE file, which supports both materials and textures, our tool will attempt to load any materials and textures present in the 3MF file.
With the 3MF file data read, our tool generates an internal representation of the full 3D model and will attempt to fix any geometry issues encountered. Along with repairing any issues with the 3D model, the tool will remove any duplicated vertices and prepare the model ready for exporting to the DAE format.
With the conversion process entering its final stages, our tool now needs to take the in-memory 3D model we have created in step 2 and convert this to the DAE format.
Any texture image files from the original 3MF file will be embedded within the completed DAE file.
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.
If your 3MF file contains textures, these will be included in the conversion process. If a material contains color information this will be translated where possible.
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.
Our tool will save any texture files separately, these additional files will be included with your final DAE file at the time of download.