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3DS Export for IntelliCAD - 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.

3D Studio 3DS file export plug-in for IntelliCAD
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Download & Purchase

Please download a fully functional trial of 3DS Export for IntelliCAD 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 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 3DS Export for IntelliCAD 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 "3DSExport" commands). 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.

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IMPORTANT! This product has been retired, only limited support will be offered. 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 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:

  • 3DSExport - Exports a 3DS file

  • 3DSExportHelp - Displays the 3DS Export for IntelliCAD help file

  • 3DSExportRegister - Registers your copy of 3DS Export for IntelliCAD

  • 3DSExportAbout - Displays the 3DS Export for IntelliCAD About box


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.

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.


If you want 3DS Export for IntelliCAD to work in a different way to suit your workflow, do let us know. We will customize the plug-in to suit your specific needs.

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