3DS Export for Inventor is a 3D Studio
3DS file export add-in for Inventor®. This add-in gives Inventor the
ability to export 3D solid and surface data from a Inventor geometry to
meshes in a 3DS file.
3DS Export for Inventor
tessellates the solid bodies in an Inventor part or assembly into
individual triangular meshes. These meshes are then exported to 3DS file
as mesh objects. The 3DS file can then be imported into a variety of CAD
Click image to enlarge
3DS Export for Inventor is designed to work with the following versions of Inventor:
Please download a fully functional trial of 3DS Export for Inventor 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 3DS Export for Inventor 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.
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.
Since 3DS Export for Inventor is an add-in for
Inventor, it must be loaded
into the Inventor environment before it can be used. Please follow the
simple instructions in the 3DS Export for Inventor ReadMe
document which is copied
into the installation folder. After you have loaded
the add-in file into Inventor, simply click on the ribbon bar in Inventor called "Add-Ins" to run these new commands. Truly, software made simple!
The ''Add-Ins' ribbon bar consists of the following commands:
3DS Export for
Inventor 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.
The 3DS File Format
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 Inventor to work in a different way to suit your workflow, do let us know. We will customize the add-in to suit your specific needs.
Please feel free to call or email us for more information about 3D Studio 3DS file export add-in for Inventor