3DM File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a 3DM file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .3DM files.

What is a 3DM file?

A .3DM file is a Cadent 3D Model file. Files ending in .3DM are files of the Cadent 3D Model software. Cadent, Inc., a dental company based in New Jersey, USA, developed the Cadent 3D Model software as a digital dentistry tool.

The Cadent 3D Model software paved the way for the orthodontic subjects to be represented in 3D models, becoming digital solutions that helped dentists design and develop an effective treatment.

How to open 3DM files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension 3DM for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different 3DM openers which you will find listed below.

Other file formats using extension .3DM

While Cadent 3D Model is a popular type of 3DM-file, we know of 3 different uses of the .3DM extension.

The 3DM file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different apps may use the same file extension for different types of data. So a 3DM opener may not be able to open all kinds of 3DM files. In this case, look through all formats to make sure you find the best suited 3DM viewer.

NURBS 3D CAD File

The .3dm file extension is used for a 3D graphics file format that was developed by the openNURBS Initiative. These 3DM files are also classified as CAD (computer-aided design) files. Also called 3D NURBS CAD files, these .3dm files can be generated by various CAD applications. These 3DM files contain 3D graphics and other CAD-related objects. These .3dm files may also contain metadata details and formatting attributes. These may have been entered by the author of these 3DM files in the CAD program that was used to create the 3DM file.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different 3DM openers which you will find listed below.

Rhinoceros 3D Model

A .3DM file is a file format created using the Rhinoceros 3D software. The software makes 3D models of chosen subjects, creating mathematical representations of 3D geometry, accurately describing the shape and appearance.

3D models created by the Rhinoceros 3D software can be edited, analyzed, or printed with the aid of computers and 3D printers. The Rhinoceros 3D software is primarily used in designing different kinds of products for various industries like engineering, automotive, architecture, manufacturing, etc.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different 3DM openers which you will find listed below.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of 3DM files. Remember, different programs may use 3DM files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with 3DM-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with 3DM-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!