pythonOCC is a 3D CAD/PLM development library for the Python programming language. It provides 3D hybrid modeling, data exchange (support for the STEP/IGES file format), GUI management support (wxPython, PyQt, python-xlib), parametric modeling, and advanced meshing features. pythonOCC is built upon the OpenCASCADE 3D modeling kernel and the salomegeom and salomesmesh packages. Some high level packages (for parametric modeling, topology, data exchange, webservices, etc.) extend the builtin features of those libraries to enable highly dynamic and modular programming of any CAD application.
Dice3DS is a set of Pure Python modules for dealing with 3D Studio format (*.3ds) files. It maps 3DS chunks into a hierarchical set of Python objects; it's a lot like how ElementTree works for XML files. Dice3DS requires Python 2.6 or higher and Numpy. Note that it is not a wrapper for lib3ds.