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3DM Import for AutoCAD - 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.

Rhinoceros 3DM file import plug-in for AutoCAD
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3DM Import for AutoCAD is designed to work with the following versions of AutoCAD:

  • AutoCAD 2012 (32 & 64 Bit)

  • AutoCAD 2011 (32 & 64 Bit)

  • AutoCAD 2010 (32 & 64 Bit)

  • AutoCAD 2009 (32 & 64 Bit)

  • AutoCAD 2008 (32 & 64 Bit)

  • AutoCAD 2007 (32 Bit)

 

System Requirements

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): 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

  • Operating System (32 Bit and 64 Bit): Windows XP SP2 or later, Windows Vista and Windows 7

  • RAM: 1 GB (Recommended 2 GB)


Download & Purchase

Please download a fully functional trial of 3DM Import for AutoCAD by clicking on the "Download Now" button below. 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 on the purchase of '7 day license' so that you may try the software before you purchase a permanent key. A permanent key is issued after you have purchased a license. We are confident that during the trial period (7 days with unlimited runs) 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 with/without Subscription" button to place your order. Upon verifying the order you will recieve an e-mail with instructions on how to obtain your permanent key. 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.

  Download Now 10.14 MB
  Buy 7 Day License $19.99

Buy With Subscription (Recommended)

$299
  Buy Wihtout Subscription $249

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).

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.

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.


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



Rhinoceros 3DM file import plug-in for AutoCAD
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 a PDF version of the help file which you can download by clicking the link below.

Download Product Documentation (PDF)

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.

Customization

If you want 3DM Import for AutoCAD to work in a different way to suit your workflow, do let us know. We will customize the plug-in to suit your needs.

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