DesignSeries00002.pngExporting in 3ds Format (3D only)

Different portions of the drawing can be selected for export to the .3ds file format used by Autodesk 3ds Max software, version 3.0 and higher.

To export a 3ds file:

  1. If 3D objects from only one layer should be exported, make that layer active. If only selected objects should be exported, select the objects.

  2. Select File > Export > Export 3DS (3D only).

  3. The Export 3DS Options dialog box opens; the options available on the lower part of the dialog box depend on which group of items were selected for export.

  4. Select the types of objects to export, and then click Export.

  5. Specify the export file name and destination, and then click Save.

Scaling 3ds Objects for Export

The scaling of 3ds objects is applied to all exported objects.

To scale 3ds objects during export:

  1. From the export dialog box, click Scale.

  2. The Export 3DS Scale dialog box opens. Choose whether to scale the object(s) by custom dimensions or by scale factor.

  3. Click OK to save the scaling information.


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