DAT

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DAT file
DAT icon.png
Filename extension .dat
Internet media type application/x-ldraw
Developed by James Jessiman
Type of format Document file format
File format infobox

DAT is the de facto file format used for LDraw parts. It was previously used for both parts and models, but models are now normally stored as LDR files instead, although they are both structured in the same way.

Format

The following is an example of the contents of 3001.dat, as distributed with the original version of LDraw.

0 Brick  2 x  4
0 Name: 3001.dat
0 Author: James Jessiman
0 Original LDraw Part - LDraw beta 0.27 Archive

1 16 20 4 0 1 0 0 0 -5 0 0 0 1 stud4.dat
1 16 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 -5 0 0 0 1 stud4.dat
1 16 -20 4 0 1 0 0 0 -5 0 0 0 1 stud4.dat

1 16 0 24 0 36 0 0 0 -20 0 0 0 16 box5.dat

4 16 40 24 20 36 24 16 -36 24 16 -40 24 20
4 16 -40 24 20 -36 24 16 -36 24 -16 -40 24 -20
4 16 -40 24 -20 -36 24 -16 36 24 -16 40 24 -20
4 16 40 24 -20 36 24 -16 36 24 16 40 24 20

1 16 0 24 0 40 0 0 0 -24 0 0 0 20 box5.dat

1 16 30 0 10 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 stud.dat
1 16 10 0 10 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 stud.dat
1 16 -10 0 10 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 stud.dat
1 16 -30 0 10 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 stud.dat
1 16 30 0 -10 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 stud.dat
1 16 10 0 -10 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 stud.dat
1 16 -10 0 -10 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 stud.dat
1 16 -30 0 -10 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 stud.dat

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