3DS Export for SketchUp is a 3D Studio 3DS file export plug-in for Google SketchUp®. This plug-in gives SketchUp the ability to export objects from SketchUp to 3D polygon meshes in a 3DS file.
3DS Export for SketchUp tessellates objects in a SketchUp document into a set of triangular meshes. These meshes are then exported to a 3DS file as mesh objects. The 3DS file can then be imported into a variety of CAD applications.
3DS Export for SketchUp is very easy to use. Once installed, it automatically loads itself into SketchUp and adds a new submenu called "3DS Export for SketchUp" to the SketchUp Plugins menu containing the newly added commands.
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Hardware, software and operating system requirements for Google SketchUp plug-ins running on the Microsoft Windows platform.
Download & Purchase
Please download a fully functional trial of 3DS Export for SketchUp 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 SketchUp 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 SketchUp is a plug-in for SketchUp, it must be loaded into the SketchUp environment before it can be used. Please follow the simple instructions in the 3DS Export for SketchUp ReadMe document which is copied into the installation folder. After you have loaded the plug-in file into SketchUp, simply click on the menu items in the "3DS Export for SketchUp" submenu to run these new commands. Truly, software made simple!
The '3DS Export for SketchUp' menu consists of the following commands:
3DS Export for SketchUp comes with detailed documentation for each
command as well as a tutorial to get you started in the shortest
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 SketchUp 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.
Please feel free to call or email us for more information about 3D Studio 3DS file export plug-in for SketchUp.