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Convert Your 3D Mesh/Model DXF Files to PLY

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Our free and fast tool will convert most 3D mesh or DXF (Drawing Exchange Format) model files to a standard PLY (Stanford Triangle Format) 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 DXF file click the Upload button above and select the file to convert. Once selected, the file will be converted to a PLY file and will ready for download shortly afterwards. For more information about the DXF to PLY conversion process see the conversion information section below for more information.

How to Convert your DXF to PLY Online?

Here are 2 simple steps to convert your DXF to PLY.

Upload a DXF

Upload a DXF

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

Download your PLY

Download your PLY

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

FAQ

What format is my PLY file saved as?

The PLY file generated by our tool will be in the binary little endian format.

How can I convert my DXF file to PLY?

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

How long does it take to convert my DXF to PLY?

We aim to process all DXF to PLY 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 DXF to PLY 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 DXF to PLY on ImageToStl.com?

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

Can I convert DXF to PLY on Windows, Linux, Android, iOS or Mac OS?

Yes! Our DXF to PLY 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 DXF and PLY

Extension: DXF

Full Name: Drawing Exchange Format

Type: CAD

Mime Type: image/x-dxf

Format: Binary

Extension: PLY

Full Name: Stanford Triangle Format

Type: 3D Model

Mime Type: application/octet-stream

Format: Text & Binary

DXF Notes

When imported, DXF files will be converted to 3D geometry comprising vertices and faces using an Extrude method, the extrusion value can be set before the conversion starts. If the DXF file contains color information this will be included where possible.

Supported Features

  • Mesh geometry
  • Mesh colors

PLY Notes

PLY files support per vertex color information. If your uploaded model contains color information our tool will attempt to save this in the PLY file at the end of the conversion process.

Supported Features

  • Mesh geometry
  • Vertex colors
  • Binary and Text versions supported when converting from PLY
  • Binary only version when converting to PLY