Rhinoceros 3DM file import plug-in for AutoCAD
3DM Import for AutoCAD is a Rhinoceros® 3DM file import plug-in for AutoCAD®. This plug-in gives AutoCAD the ability to import geometric data from 3DM files.
3DM Import for AutoCAD offers seamless conversion of 3DM geometry to AutoCAD's DWG geometry. The integrity of layers, blocks, block instances or inserts, dimensions, etc. are maintained across the conversion. Optionally, polycurves, meshes and blocks can be exploded into simpler objects during the import.
3DM Import for AutoCAD is very easy to use. Once installed, it must be loaded into the AutoCAD environment. There are simple instructions for this in the ReadMe file. Once loaded it adds new commands to AutoCAD's existing commands and a new submenu called "3DMImport" to the AutoCAD menu containing these newly added commands.
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Below is the hardware, software and operating system requirements for AutoCAD plug-ins running on the Microsoft Windows platform.
- AutoCAD (32 Bit and 64 Bit): 2000, 2000i, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
- Operating System (32 Bit and 64 Bit): Windows XP SP2 or later, Windows Vista
- RAM: 1 GB (Recommended 2 GB)
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Download & Purchase
Please download a fully functional trial of 3DM Import for AutoCAD by clicking "Download". To start using the software, you need a license key. A license key can be of two types: Trial or Permanent. A trial key is issued to you instantly and completely free of cost so that you may try the software before you purchase a license. A permanent key is issued after you have purchased a license. We are confident that during the trial period (10 days or runs, whichever is earlier) you will find 3DM Import for AutoCAD extremely useful. Later when you decide to buy the software please return to this page and click the "Buy Now" button to place your order. In the order process you will be asked to enter your Host ID that appears in the "SYCODE License Server" dialog box (which appears when you run any of the commands in the "3DMImport" submenu). We will create and send you your Key by e-mail within one business day. To avoid disruption in your workflow we urge you to place your order before the trial period ends.
IMPORTANT! Purchasing a Subscription is highly recommended since it the most cost effective way of keeping your software up to date. Moreover, Subscription entitles you to get a second free perpetual license for your laptop, among many other benefits. For details please read the SYCODE License and Subscription Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
Note: Downloading this software indicates your acceptance to the SYCODE Software License Agreement. The price mentioned above is for a single user license. For your bulk-licensing needs please contact us.Back to Top
Installation & Usage
Since 3DM Import for AutoCAD is a plug-in for AutoCAD, it must be loaded into the AutoCAD environment before it can be used. Please follow the simple instructions in the 3DM Import for AutoCAD ReadMe document which is copied into the installation folder. If you accept the default values in the installer, 3DM Import for AutoCAD will be up and running within a minute. However, if you choose to modify the values (for example, install the software at a location other than the default) then you will have to take extra care to see that AutoCAD and the 3DM Import for AutoCAD plug-in are properly setup and recognize each other. For an easy and straight forward installation, simply run the installer and accept the default installation options. After you have loaded the plug-in file into AutoCAD, simply click on the menu items in the "3DMImport" submenu to run these new commands. Truly, software made simple!
The '3DMImport' menu consists of the following commands:
3DMImport - Imports a 3DM file
3DMImportHelp - Displays the 3DM Import for AutoCAD help file
3DMImportRegister - Registers your copy of 3DM Import for AutoCAD
3DMImportAbout - Displays the 3DM Import for AutoCAD About box
The 3DMImport submenu
3DM Import for AutoCAD comes with detailed documentation for each command as well as a tutorial to get you started in the shortest possible time. There is also an online version of the help file which you can view by clicking the link below.
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The 3DM File Format
The 3DM (3D Model) file format is the native file format of Rhinoceros, the NURBS modeling software from Robert McNeel & Associates. The OpenNURBS Initiative was founded by Robert McNeel & Associates in January 2000, with the sole purpose of providing CAD, CAM, CAE and computer graphics software users reliable methods for transferring 3D geometry between applications via the 3DM file format. TerrainCAD, our terrain generation, editing and modeling software, also uses the 3DM file format as its native file format.Back to Top
Software Licensing Terms
Our licenses are single computer licenses and are locked to each computer they are installed on. Basically, the license key is specific to the computer's Host ID (the MAC address of the computer), and will not work on another computer. The installer picks up the physical MAC address of the network card connected to the computer which is basically “Ethernet adapter Network Connect Adapter”. So unless you change your network card, the key will always work even if you reinstall your operating system. If your internal network is periodically assigning a different Host ID to your computer, then please find a solution for this with your IT department.