Linking AutoCAD Files in 3ds Max: Video Tip

3ds Max drawing. Linking AutoCAD files to 3ds Max.

Do you use 3ds Max to create concept art or high-impact visuals and animations that help you validate, and sell, your AutoCAD designs? Or do you share your AutoCAD drawings with 3ds Max users so they can add the finishing touches to your architectural renderings?3ds Max File Link Manager dialog box Either way, check out this video tip about linking AutoCAD files in 3ds Max.

Keep in mind file sharing is rarely a one-way street: An AutoCAD drawing imported into 3ds Max often returns for additional refinement in AutoCAD. And in any event, you’ll want to see and keep, in AutoCAD, changes made to the geometry of your files in 3ds Max.

Linking AutoCAD files with their 3ds Max modeling versions is easy. To learn how, watch this brief (under six minutes) video on

Visit the Autodesk Knowledge Network if you want to learn more about linking AutoCAD files in 3ds Max.

Better yet—if you’re not already using 3ds Max, why not give it a try?

3ds Max drawing. Linking AutoCAD files to 3ds Max.

Your AutoCAD drawings on 3ds Max.

Leslie Feldman

Leslie is fanning the glowing embers of the AutoCAD Blog into a raging (yet carefully managed!) bonfire, bringing light and warmth to AutoCAD customers wherever they're huddled. He has been writing, editing, helping design, and managing the production of high-tech marketing communications—everything from party invitations, web banners, and tweets to annual reports, white papers, and animated videos—for longer than he cares to admit. So don't ask. Leslie is thrilled to be back in the Autodesk saddle after 14 years spent wandering the desolate, non-Autodesk high-tech landscape.

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