# Is there a 3D format that supports instanced components? [closed]

I am looking for a 3D file format that supports instanced components/objects. That is, there is one geometry declaration and then it is instanced in numerous places. Open formats are very much preferred.

## closed as too broad by Alexandre Vaillancourt♦, Josh♦Jan 19 '16 at 17:07

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The <instance_geometry> element instantiates an object described by a <geometry> element.