Subscription customers, add these 3ds Max Design extension apps
Simple instructions for adding the Civil View 2014 Resource Kits.
Dan Jurgens demonstrates at the Revit Technology Conference 2010. After seeing this, you will be invincible with this workflow.
For those of you opening you 3ds max and 3ds max Design 2011 and are bumping into the new Material Editor interface, here is a high level overview of the Slate Material editor.
In the latest screencast, I'll show the new FBX linking feature of 3ds Max Design as a part of this workflow demonstration.
If you have ever been intimidated by the settings and understanding of mental ray, then I cannot recommend enough the new upcoming book "Mastering mental ray: Rendering Techniques for 3D and CAD Professionals". Author Jennifer O'Connor has hit a home run by exposing the magic behind the curtain.