>> 3SM file

3SM file format description

Many people share .3sm files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .3sm file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .3sm files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.3sm - ContextCapture Scalable Mesh

The 3SM data files are related to ContextCapture. The 3SM file is a ContextCapture Scalable Mesh. ContextCapture is a comprehensive, scalable, and interoperable reality modeling application for producing 3D engineering-ready reality meshes for consumption in any visualization, engineering, or GIS workflows.

Data files
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ContextCapture Scalable Mesh related extensions:
ContextCapture 3D Multiresolution Mesh eXchange Data
ContextCapture Binary 3MX Data
ContextCapture 3D Model Data

Naturally, other applications may also use the .3sm file extension. Even harmful programs can create .3sm files. Be especially cautious with .3sm files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .3sm file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .3sm file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

3m, 3s, esm, rsm, s3m, sm, wsm

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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