alphabetical list of extensions

File extension .3DM

File description

Rhino is commercial as well as stand-alone 3-D modeling software. Commonly this software is used for making architectural designs, automotive designs, industrial designs, product or graphic designs as well as it has its applications in reverse engineering. It features a scripting language, based on Visual Basic and SDK that supports Rhino files to be directly read and writeable.

3DM is Rhino file format used for exchanging NURBS geometry. Its developers started NURBS for providing an effective tool to the graphic software developers for transforming 3-D images in applications. There are many image file and CAD formats that are natively supported by Rhino 3D model without external plugins such as: SAT, FBX, DWG, 3DS, BMP, TGA etc.

Description of the problem
If you have on your computer a .3DM file that you cannot open, you are in exactly the same situation as thousands of other people who have similar problems with this or any other unknown file.

There may be several reasons why you cannot open the file with .3DM extension. Directly on this website you can find a solution of the most common problem with the .3DM file – that you do not have on your computer the appropriate program to open the file.
From the list below, select the appropriate program, install it and double click on the icon of a file that did not want to open - the problem with the .3DM file extension should be solved. However, if this does not happen, go back to the website to learn about other possible causes of the error, which have been described at the bottom of the website.
3D Image Files
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File name: Rhino 3D Model
Programs that will open this file:
Flatland Rover Flatland Rover
Fusion 360 Fusion 360
Rhino Rhino
Mac OS
Mac OS
Rhino OSX Rhino OSX
TurboCAD TurboCAD
The .3DM file extension can correspond to several not related file formats. If there is more than one file format with the .3DM extension, you will probably find most of them at this website. Remember that you need to download a program to support a particular file type. So first look through the entire contents of the website to select a program to support just the file you have.

Other possible reasons why your .3DM file does not want to open

In addition to the problem described above, i.e. the lack of the appropriate application to support the .3DM file, there may be several reasons that cause problems with opening and operation of the data format:

1. Incorrect version of the installed application

A quite common problem is the lack of application in the appropriate version. Even if you have an application, with the help of which you should open the .3DM file, you may have a problem with it because of its version. Perhaps in previous versions the application has not yet supported the .3DM file, so download the update and check again.

2. Incorrect .3DM file association with the program

If you have already installed the appropriate application, and it is the correct version, the file may not open correctly, because the operating system does not have information that this program supports the file. So you need to "show" which program the computer should use. To do this:

  • Right-click the .3DM file
  • Go to the "Open with" - then "Choose default program ..."
  • Locate the appropriate application
  • Click "OK"

3. The file is corrupt

It also happens that the file you want to open is corrupt and therefore there is no such possibility. In this situation, you should find its different version, or ask a person from whom you got, to send it again.