The import 3D plugin for Autodesk Revit introduces one of the most compatible used formats across software platforms: Collada DAE. Why is COLLADA a relevant format, and why could you benefit from using it with your Revit projects? What is a Collada DAE file? Collada DAE files are one of the most collaborative, friendly file types for exchanging 3D information. Its name derives from COLLAborative Design Activity. Who developed and currently owns the format? The COLLADA project was initiated in 2003 by Sony Computer Entertainment to create a standard Digital Asset Exchange format. The goal of the program was to make it easier for people to transfer 3D files between different applications, making life a little easier for graphic designers and other professionals. From the start, several graphics businesses worked with Sony to develop COLLADA as a tool that would benefit the broadest possible user base. Thanks to the work of Khronos contributors since 2006, COLLADA is still changing today. Alias Systems Corporation, Criterion Software, Autodesk, Inc., and Avid Technology were some of the first partners. The standard has been embraced by dozens of commercial gaming developers and game engines. Sony and the Khronos Group, a non-profit consortium of over 170 software companies, now share the […] read more