File Formats

(3d Editor)

File Format Import/Read Export/Write
DXF
GDS3D
OFF -
POV -
Rhino 3d -
STL
WRL -

DXF

Only 3d elements of the DXF file are read. All 2d elements are ignored. The handling of units is identical to the 2d DXF.

GDS3D

The GDS3D format is similar to the GDS format. The basic record structure is exactly identical. The main difference is the additional z coordinate to any vertext. It is far away from any GDS standard, but is most closed to the internal storage format used by the 3d editor.

OFF

OFF (Object File Format) is a geometry definition file format containing the description of the composing polygons of the 3D object. The units used in the file had to be set in the setup. A wrong setting results in a incorrect scale of the import/export.

POV

The units used in the file had to be set in the setup. A wrong setting results in a incorrect scale of the import/export.

Rhino 3d

The export will be done in the format of the Rhino 3d sorfware offering many additional features to edit 3d designs.

STL

STL (STereoLithography) is a file format native to the stereolithography CAD software created by 3D Systems. STL has several after-the-fact backronyms such as "Standard Triangle Language" and "Standard Tessellation Language". The export will be done in the format of the Rhino 3d sorfware offering many additional features to edit 3d designs.

WRL

Storage in the Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML).