I am using Blender 2.79b on Windows 10.
I am trying to import a Collada File by going to File > Import > Collada. I selected the collada file, but nothing is imported. There are no error messages, the objects are not in the outliner or in the 3D view.
Suspecting a fault in my files, I downloaded a sample .dae file online, which couldn't be imported as well.
I found out, that I had to activate the collada import/export plugin, but it is not an option in the User Preferences. And I didn't find the plugin or installation instructions separately.
I am new to Blender and have no knowledge of python.
UPDATE: I found a video that somewhat solves the problem here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjrFbKQmjcE&feature=youtu.be If there are any effects in the file Blender doesn't ignore then, it just cancels the import entirely. This is a decent workaround, but is there a way to tell blender to just ignore textures and import anyway?