PLY is a computer file format known as the Polygon File Format or the Stanford Triangle Format. It was designed to store three-dimensional data from 3D scanners. The data storage format supports a relatively simple description of a single object as a list of nominally flat polygons.
ASM (Solid Edge Assembly) is one of the data file types used by Solid Edge CAD software. The files with .asm extension contain 3D parts (.prt) which consist of assemblies. ASM by itself, does not contain geometric information – it stores only the rules for connecting parts.
ASM (Solid Edge Assembly) also has no connection with assembly language, though this also uses an .asm extension.
Among CAD applications that support ASM extension are PTC Creo and Autodesk Fusion 360.
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