I designed a model in LDraw/LeoCAD and exported it as .3ds file. I thought that I can import .3ds file to edit it later. Now I want to edit the model but I don't see any option to import the .3ds file in LeoCAD. I tried my best to open it but useless.
How can I open a .3ds file in LeoCAD?

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.3DS is a 3D image file format, a rendering of what you designed in LeoCAD. All information necessary to recreate your build (i.e. what bricks to use) will be stripped from it. I suppose that theoretically this information can be recreated for small builds, but for medium-sized to large builds, this will simply be infeasible. Hence I think it quite unlikely that it's possible to import .3ds back into LeoCAD.

  • Yes. How its possible? I have small model.
    – Nouman
    Commented Oct 18, 2018 at 13:53
  • I believe it isn't, it's only "theoretically" possible. Unlikely the developers of LeoCad will have gone through the trouble of implementing this. Commented Oct 19, 2018 at 6:12

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