What is a .DAE File And How To Open It – Sony (Visual Guide)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .dae extension and you don’t know what it is? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .dae file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .DAE file?

The .DAE file extension comes from Digital Asset Exchange File. This file extension was developed by Sony. The format of this 3D images related file is xml.

What to know

There are currently 6 software that can open the .dae file on 4 platforms.

How to open a .DAE file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .DAE file on various operating systems.

How to open a .DAE file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

To open the .dae file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Autodesk AutoCAD 2020 and Trimble SketchUp software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .DAE file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Autodesk AutoCAD 2020 software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .DAE file on Mac

To open the .dae file on Mac, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Apple Preview, Trimble SketchUp, Cheetah3D and GLC_Player software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .DAE file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Apple Preview software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .DAE file on Linux

There are 4 simple steps to open the .dae file on Linux.

1. The first step is to download the GLC_Player software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .DAE file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the GLC_Player software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

How to open a .DAE file on Android

The .dae file can be opened on Android.

Step 1

Image 1: Locating your .DAE file in the download folder

The first step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 2

Image2: Unable to open the file

While trying to open the file, it won’t work.

Step 3

Image3: Open your Google Play Store

Please locate the app “Google Play Store” (picture above) and open it.

Step 4

Image4: Search for the software and download it

To open the file, you will need to download the Shyam Barange 3D Model Viewer software. Please search for it in the Google Play Store and install it. The other software that opens the .dae file on Android is Shyam Barange 3D Model Viewer. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Android.

Still cannot open the .DAE file?

If you cannot open the .DAE file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .DAE file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .daf – Telecompute Integrated Systems, .daf – SnapCreek, .dal – MediaChance, .dal – SpeedBit, .dam – Bissantz. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .DAE file with the Autodesk AutoCAD 2020, Trimble SketchUp programs on Windows, Apple Preview, Trimble SketchUp, Cheetah3D, GLC_Player programs on Mac, GLC_Player software on Linux and Shyam Barange 3D Model Viewer software on Android.