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Convert your SCAD file to DDS

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Use our free and fast online tool to convert your SCAD (OpenSCAD) 3D model file into a DDS (DirectDraw Surface) image file ready to download. Once the model has been loaded you will be presented with a real-time 3D rendering of the model which you will be able to rotate, zoom and pan into the perfect position prior to capturing a screenshot for download.

How to Convert your SCAD to DDS Online?

Here are 2 simple steps to convert your SCAD to DDS.

Upload a SCAD

Upload a SCAD

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

Download your DDS

Download your DDS

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

FAQ

How can I convert my SCAD file to DDS?

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

How long does it take to convert my SCAD to DDS?

We aim to process all SCAD to DDS 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 SCAD to DDS 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 SCAD to DDS on ImageToStl.com?

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

Can I convert SCAD to DDS on Windows, Linux, Android, iOS or Mac OS?

Yes! Our SCAD to DDS 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 SCAD to DDS

Extension: SCAD

Full Name: OpenSCAD

Type: CAD

Mime Type: application/octet-stream

Format: Binary

Extension: DDS

Full Name: DirectDraw Surface

Type: Image

Mime Type: image/vnd-ms.dds

Format: Binary

Description

The OpenSCAD file format or SCAD is the native file format of the popular free CAD software OpenSCAD used for creating 3D CAD models. The SCAD software is still in active development with new features being added with each version.

SCAD files are text based files containing script which allows the designer to describe the CAD model programmatically. SCAD files are then compiled to produce the final 3D render.

Description

The DDS file format was introduced my Microsoft in 1999 intended to be its standard image format for the DirectX 7 3D graphics Api. The format is used to store textures for use within 3D graphics and game environments and can be compressed or uncompressed.

The compression algorithm used by DDS was the previously proprietary S3 Texture Compression which could reduce the image file size down and was easy for the GPU to decompress in real-time. The format is still used and there are some 3rd party image editors that are compatible with the format.

SCAD Notes

SCAD files when imported will be converted to 3D geometry comprising vertices and faces. If the SCAD file contains color information this will be converted where possible.

Supported Features

  • Mesh geometry
  • Mesh colors