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DAE file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.dae - Collada Digital Asset Exchange

The DAE document files are related to SwirlX3D Viewer. The DAE file is a Collada Digital Asset Exchange. COLLADA is a COLLAborative Design Activity for establishing an interchange file format for interactive 3D applications. COLLADA documents that describe digital assets are XML files, usually identified with a DAE filename extension. The SwirlX3D Viewer seems to be no longer supported.

SwirlX3D Viewer
Document files
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Collada Digital Asset Exchange related extensions:
ArcInfo Binary Coverage
Patton & Patton Flow Charting 5 Document
Patton & Patton Flow Charting 3 Document
Patton & Patton Flow Charting 4 Document
OmniPage Document
OmniPage Language Data

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

Can't open a .dae 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 .dae file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

ade, ae, cae, da, da3, dad, daf, dar, das, daw, de, dea, dwe, dxe, fae

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

Abaqus/CAE Model Database
Gcov Data File
Caditor Encrypted Document
Autodesk AutoCAD Data Extraction Template
Cubase Recording
DeltaMaster Analysis Session Data

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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