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Collada (COLLAborative Design Activity) is an interchange format for interactive 3D applications. Originally developed by Sony Computer Industry, now it is managed by the Khronos Group, a member-funded industry consortium, which now shares the copyright with Sony, Recently Collada has been well adopted by ISO as a publicly available specification, ISO/PAS 17506.
It is an XML-based schema that allows data exchange among 3D Digital Content Creation tools, such as SketchUp, Maya, 3ds Max, and Rhino. COLLADA files have the *.dae file extension, which stands for digital asset exchange.
A file with extension X_T (Parasolid text files) is used by the Parasolid core created by Siemens PLM Software. It is being developed as a standard export format for distributing Parasolid CAD models.
The X_T file is a set of structured data containing information about the features of the model construction, the topology of its structural elements, color scheme, coordinates of drawing primitives, etc.
The X_T extension is unpretentious to adapt and can be exported / imported for use in a wide variety of CAD systems. It is stored in text format and can be exported and imported using a variety of other computer-aided design programs.
X_T files are used instead of the old version of the XMT_TXT and XMP_TXT files, which are less used than X_B (Parasolid binary files), and store the same data, but in binary format.
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