3D Studio 3DS file export plug-in for IntelliCAD
3DS Export for IntelliCAD is a 3D Studio® 3DS file export plug-in for IntelliCAD®. This plug-in gives IntelliCAD the ability to export meshes from an IntelliCAD drawing to a 3D Studio 3DS file.
An object in a 3DS file is comprised of a set of triangular faces. 3DS Export for IntelliCAD reads meshes (namely, PolyFace Mesh, Polygon Mesh and 3D Face) from the active IntelliCAD drawing and writes them out to a 3DS file.
3DS Export for IntelliCAD is very easy to use. Once installed, it must be loaded into the IntelliCAD environment. Follow the simple instructions in the Getting Started document which can be found in the installation folder. Once loaded it adds new commands to IntelliCAD's existing commands and a new submenu called "3DSExport" to the IntelliCAD menu containing newly added commands.
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Download & Purchase
Please download a fully functional trial of this product 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. If during the trial period (10 days or runs, whichever is earlier) you find this product useful, you may 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 product commands). SYCODE will create and send you your key by email within 2 business days. To avoid disruption in your workflow, place your order before the trial period ends. Back to Top
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Installation & Usage
Since 3DS Export for IntelliCAD is a plug-in for IntelliCAD powered applications, it must be loaded into the application's environment before it can be used. Please follow the simple instructions in the 3DS Export for IntelliCAD Getting Started document which is copied into the installation folder. After you have loaded the plug-in file into the IntelliCAD powered application, simply click on the menu items in the "3DSExport" sub menu to run these new commands. Truly, software made simple!
The '3DSExport' submenu consists of the following commands:
The 3DSExport submenu
3DS Export for IntelliCAD 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 3DS File Format
The 3DS file format is the native file format of 3D Studio. 3D Studio has now been replaced by 3ds Max whose native file format has a .max file extension. However, 3ds Max is still able to read and write .3ds files. 3ds Max is one of the most widely-used off the shelf 3D animation programs. It has strong modeling capabilities, a flexible plug-in architecture and a long heritage on the Microsoft Windows platform. It is mostly used by video game developers, TV commercial studios and architectural visualization studios. It is also used for movie effects and movie pre-visualization.