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3DXML File Extension

Dassault Systemes 3D XML Format
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What is 3DXML file?

3DXML is a lightweight, universal file format based on XML developed by Dassault Systemes for 3DVIA solution for 3D data exchange. Single 3DXML can contain 3D files in binarnym or XML format, which can hold such data as textures, lighting settings, meshes, and other 3D model data. 3DXML is a proprietary file format.

3DXML = ZIP archive

3DXML files a basically a ZIP archive that consists of BOM files and at least on 3D object file. Manually changing 3DXML extension to ZIP allows user to open the archive using utilities that support ZIP.

Uses of 3DXML files

3DXML format was designed to incorprate PLM ( Product Lifecycle Management ) information into user manuals, technical documentation, websites, marketing materials, etc.


3DXML files can sometimes be mistaken with a similar format, X3D, a ISO-approved format which also uses XML standard for representing 3D graphics.

Programs which support 3DXML file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with 3DXML files, divided into 3 categories based on operating system on which they are available. 3DXML files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support 3DXML file

Updated: 12/25/2022

How to open file with 3DXML extension?

Being unable to open files with 3DXML extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Dassault Systemes 3D XML Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with 3DXML files.

Step 1. Install 3D XML Player software

Install software to open 3DXML file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports 3DXML files installed on the system. This one is an easy one. Select 3D XML Player or one of the recommended programs (for example, Adobe Acrobat, GLC_Player, 3DVIA) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit 3D XML Player website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of 3D XML Player

Update software that support file extension 3DXMLYou still cannot access 3DXML files although 3D XML Player is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. If you have an older version of 3D XML Player installed, it may not support 3DXML format. The most recent version of 3D XML Player is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open 3DXML files to 3D XML Player

After installing 3D XML Player (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open 3DXML files. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Associate software with 3DXML file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the 3DXML file and choose Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where 3D XML Player is installed, check the Always use this app to open 3DXML files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with 3DXML file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the 3DXML file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with 3DXML extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the 3DXML is not faulty

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper 3DXML file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check 3DXML file for viruses
1. Check the 3DXML file for viruses or malware

If the 3DXML is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. 3DXML file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Ensure the file with 3DXML extension is complete and error-free

Did you receive the 3DXML file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the 3DXML file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Check whether your system can handle 3D XML Player

If the systems has insufficient resources to open 3DXML files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Dassault Systemes 3D XML Format files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with 3DXML files affecting older versions of given software.

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