File Extension Library


.DLE File Extension

  • Developer by: Autodesk, Inc.
  • Category: Plugin, addon Files

What is an .DLE file?

.DLE file extension is created by Autodesk, Inc.. .DLE has been classified as Plugin, addon Files.

.DLE is 3D Studio Max plugin

File extension dle is mainly used for plugins for 3ds Max (previously 3D Studio Max) 3D graphics software from Autodesk.

A . dle file stores plugin that adds other extra features to 3D Studio Max.

A plug-in (plugin, addin, add-in, addon, add-on or snap-in) is a computer program that interacts with a host application to provide a certain, usually very specific, function.

To create plugins and other tools for 3D Studio Max use 3ds Max Software Development Kit a part of 3D Studio Max suite.


How to open:

It is likely that .dle plugins are only useable in 3ds Max / 3D Studio Max.

How to convert:

Plugin files are typically not mean to be converted to anything else.

How to Open .DLE file on different platforms

Open .DLE File on Windows

  • Right-click a .DLE
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .DLE file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .DLE files" Press "Ok"

Open .DLE File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .DLE file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .DLE File on Linux

Right click on the .DLE file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .DLE File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .DLE file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .DLE File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .DLE files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .DLE files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .DLE files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .DLE file format
  2. You need to check the .DLE file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)