Convert 3DM to PLY File

3DM to PLY ......

The following resources are provided for your reference, focusing on the interoperability and exchange between 3DM and PLY file formats. They are designed to assist you in the transition from 3DM to PLY file.

3DM Rhino File 3DM

The 3DM (Rhino) is a native file format for Rhinoceros software, which allows for the storage of a variety of 3D geometry data types, including smooth NURBS surfaces, triangular meshes, points, and curves. However, our Autoconverter software exports and saves only polygonal meshes in the 3DM files. In contrast, our Autoshaper product enables the export of NURBS solids, providing a precise representation of your 3D model. These invaluable 3DM file converters also offer the flexibility to save Rhino files in various 3DM file versions, ranging from Rhino 2.X to the most recent Rhino 8.X version.


The PLY (Polygon File Format or Stanford Triangle Format), is a file format specifically designed to store three-dimensional triangles along with additional properties such as color, normals, transparency, or texture coordinates. Our Autoconverter software, a dedicated PLY file converter, primarily focuses on reading and writing mesh geometry, without considering material properties, which can vary between face vertices in PLY files. It’s worth noting that PLY files can be saved in either binary or ASCII text formats. The binary version is generally preferred due to its significant reduction in file size.