File Formats

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File Formats

Name

License

Encoding

Features

3MF

Open

Compressed XML

geometry, material, metadata, signature, texture, thumbnail

ACIS

text or binary

AMF

Open

Zipped XML

color, constellations, curved triangles, formulas, geometry, material, metadata

CKD

Proprietary

DWG (Drawing)

Proprietary

OpenXPS

DXF (Drawing Exchange Format)

Proprietary

text/binary

DWF (Design Web Format)

OpenXPS

Communicate design information

IGES (Initial Graphics Exchange Specification)

Vendor-neutral

text

OBJ (Object)

Open

text

geometry

PLY (Polygon File Format)

Open

text or binary

color, geometry, normals, texture, transparency

STL

Proprietary

text or binary

geometry, normals

STEP

ISO