Importing Solidworks files in 3ds Max 2013

Posted by MaxStation, 30 July 2012 10:39 am

There are a couple of things you need to keep in mind when importing Solidworks files in 3ds Max 2013:

  1. Solidworks (2005 or later) needs to be running on the same machine where you running 3ds Max 2013
  2. You have to run the 32bit version on 3ds Max 2013, it's not supported in the 64bit version!

If you don't have Solidworks installed: export the model from Solidworks to the Step file format and import that in 3ds Max 2013. The same would apply if the model is so large that it needs more than 4Gb (or you don't want to install the 32bit version of 3ds Max).

1 Comment


Posted 8 August 2012 7:29 pm

Hi, do you know if the 64bit version will become supported as well?
If so, when will it happen?


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