Importing a CAD file


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Importing a CAD file

In this course, we're going to simulate a real production in which we receive a computer aided design or CAD model from a mechanical engineer or product designer. And what we have here is a watch that was designed by Gabriel Corbett in the program SolidWorks, for the lynda.com course SolidWorks rendering with PhotoView 360. And Mr. Corbett was kind enough to convert this SolidWorks document into a file format that 3ds Max can load. So let's go ahead and open up 3ds Max, and import that model.

We'll go into the application menu and choose Import > Import. And it needs to be an import command because this is not a 3ds Max file, it's a non-native file. And we're taken directly to the exercise files folder, which is the current project. And the import folder within that. And you'll see this document with a step extension. Step stands for standard for the exchange of product model data, and it's a universal CAD format. Go ahead and select that and click Open.

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Importing a CAD file
Video duration: 5m 12s 3h 25m Intermediate

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Importing a CAD file provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Aaron F. Ross as part of the Creating Product Shots in 3ds Max

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3D + Animation CAD
Software:
3ds Max
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