3DS Max

3ds Max is 3D modeling, animation, rendering, and visualization software developed by Autodesk. Originally called 3D Studio until 1994, the software has been completely redesigned since 1996. The native 3ds Max .MAX file format is a complete scene format, which contains all components and references to scene content.

3ds Max can import the following types of files:

  • Autodesk (.FBX)
  • 3D Studio Mesh (.3DS, .PRJ)
  • Alembic (.ABC)
  • Adobe Illustrator (.AI)
  • Collada Autodesk (.DAE)
  • LandXML / DEM / DDF (.DEM, .XML, .DDF)
  • AutoCAD (.DWG)
  • Flight Studio OpenFlight (.FLT)
  • HTR motion analysis file (.HTR)
  • IGES (.IGE, .IGS, .IGES)
  • Autodesk Inventor (.IPT, .IAM)
  • JT (.JT)
  • OBJ (.OBJ)
  • Creo (.PRT, .NEU, .G, .ASM)
  • NX (.PRT)
  • Revit (.RVT)
  • ACIS (.SAT)
  • 3D Studio Shape (.SHP)
  • SketchUp (.SKP)
  • SolidWorks (.SLDPRT, .SLDASM)
  • STL (.STL)
  • STEP (.STP, .STEP)
  • Motion Analysis TRC File (.TRC)
  • Universal scene description (.USD, .USDA, .USDC)
  • Autodesk Alias ​​(.WIRE)
  • VRML (.WRL, .WRZ)
  • Importing VIZ XML Materials (.XML)


CAD Interop distributes several software to prepare, translate and visualize your 3D CAD data in 3DS Max. Find below the list of our solutions compatible with3DSMax:

3DViewStation CAD Translation Automation Server
3DViewStation Desktop for CAD visualization
3DViewStation for CAD visualization in Virtual Reality
CAD to mesh Simplification for VR/AR/MR with CADfix VIZ
Collaborate in virtual reality with Simlab Collaboration
Controlled & secured sharing of your CAD data without translation with VisShare
Create 3D scenes for simulation and virtual reality with SimLab Composer
Lightweight batch CAD conversion solution with CAD Exchanger Batch
Online CAD visualization with 3DViewStation WebViewer
The essentials to explore your 3D models with CAD Exchanger Lab
The free platform for virtual reality with SimLab VR Viewer
Visualize and animate your 3D scenes in virtual reality with SimLab Studio