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A method for analyzing the 3-D coupling current which is induced by an AC magnetic field in a multifilamentary superconducting cable is developed. In this method, such a superconducting cable, in which many twisted filaments are embedded in a matrix, is treated as macroscopic, having anisotropic conductivity. The method for treating the anisotropy of conductivity and the 3-D finite-element formulation are presented. The effectiveness of the technique is illustrated by the analysis of the 3-D coupling currents of superconducting cables.