As the name of this file format rightly denotes, the files with this extension are used by different graphics programs. They use the file format for switching over digital assets. The digital assets can be anything like 3D models, textures, images and any other similar type of file. The files with .DAE extension are based on XML COLLADA format. COLLADA is a term that is used for denoting Collaborative Design Activity. As these files are XML based, they can be opened using a simple Notepad++, but it will not show the complete details. There are certain programs like Adobe Photoshop that can open files with .DAE extension.
When you install one of the applications from the list of programs that you found here, you should be able to open or edit the file with the DAE extension without any issue. However, if you still have problems with this, you may use the option of DAE file conversion to a different format.
We hope we helped you solve the problem with the DAE file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.
There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the DAE file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).
First - the DAE file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the DAE file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the DAE file should be solved.
Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the DAE file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).
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