DAE File - opening and understanding

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

What is a DAE file?

A .DAE file is a COLLADA Digital Asset Exchange file. The .dae file extension is most commonly associated with COLLADA 3D graphic files. The DAE files allow users to transmit 3D graphics files across multiple graphics applications. The DAE file format is based on COLLADA, an XML-based schema that allows different authoring tools to work together seamlessly.

How to open DAE 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 DAE for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension DAE

While we know of one file format using the .DAE file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .DAE file.

Various viewers for this file format

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

Adobe PhotoshopAdobe PhotoshopUser submitted
RhinocerosRhinocerosUser submitted
SketchUp ApplicationSketchUp ApplicationUser submitted
GLC_PlayerGLC_PlayerUser submitted
ClockStone FBX ViewerClockStone FBX ViewerUser submitted
Flare3DFlare3DUser submitted
Prefab3DPrefab3DUser submitted
Autodesk FBX ReviewAutodesk FBX ReviewUser submitted
3D Photo Browser3D Photo BrowserUser submitted
3DBrowser3DBrowserUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with DAE-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 DAE-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!