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More 3D formats

Dimension CC must have more than one import file, not only OBJ, it must have STL, IGS ... Because if the 3D modeling programs that any user uses, do not export in OBJ, we will never work with Dimension CC because it limits our work

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  • jmi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate


    As "more 3D Formats" I vote for 3MF, Step and IGES (as Photoshop does) and why not USDZ ?

  • Larry Kendall commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    More import options other than an .obj

    I've loaded a 173 meg. file it opened but the program didn't function very well. May be my machine. I'm looking for an alternative to Showcase by Autodesk.

  • AdminJeanette Mathews (Product Manager, Dimension) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    @fr32c - We're supporting the .fbx format but not animation and rigging yet. If you imported a Mixamo character or animation it would come in static in a pose. Animation support is on our roadmap but not for this year. Supporting .fbx is a step towards that though.

    @jml - Definitely a good consideration for the .glTF format. We're working on the export first but it's up there for imports as well. Great questions on UVs and tessellation. We're still working on the early stages here but will have that under consideration.

  • jmi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate


    Thanks for the information, it's a very good news.
    But can I suggest that you add to the list the new glTF file format ? as it has been added for export, and by the way could it be possible to get an option to use the Binary format (.GLB) which is more comfortable to share.

    On the other hand, I'm curious to see how Dimension will manage UV's on IGES/Step format, and if there will be some options to manage the tessellation.

    Many Thanks

  • Franck Payen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    That's an excellent news @Jeannette ! I didn't even expect so many.
    If I read .fbx, shall I understand also… mixamo/fuse ? :)

  • jmi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree that more neutral formats could be convenient, but what about IGES and step? If it could be cool to get those from CAD it may have an issue with Tessellation and UV for texturing this kind of files, as well for STL.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Importing of multiple 3d model types like *.step or *.iges maybe even solidworks models themselves.

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