+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    tony_astro
    Guest

    Default AUTOCAD TO SOFTIMAGE

    Hi,

    This was probably covered already in the past. I was just wondering, what is the best way to export autocad files to a 3D package such as Softimage or Maya while keeping the exact same coordinates on the model? I tried exporting as 3ds but the model ended up having triangles and unnecesary geometry and overlapping. I tried dxf but it just doesn't want to import into any 3d package. Can anyone tell me the best format? Thanks.

    Tony

  2. #2
    Super Member Mr T's Avatar
    Using
    AutoCAD 2007
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Loch Oich SCOTLAND...
    Posts
    1,641

    Default

    Check what the 3D package can IMPORT.

    You might find that it can import an Autocad ver 12 file or DXF and that it will be more compatible.

    Nick
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/80049703@N00/ http://mtbnick.fotopic.net/
    http://s240.photobucket.com/albums/ff241/dyNick_Scots/
    http://designgraphicsshowcase.blogspot.com/

    High School Classroom - 21 AutoCAD 2007, Inventor 11, COREL Draw & Paint 11. Very Unreliable Network.

    Home - AMD 2.1GHZ - 512Ram, 64 Video,
    Laptop Inventor 7, Autocad 2004, Corel 11

  3. #3
    Administrator CADTutor's Avatar
    Computer Details
    CADTutor's Computer Details
    Operating System:
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
    Motherboard:
    Asus P7P55D-E PRO
    CPU:
    Intel Core i7-860
    RAM:
    4GB PC3-12800 C8 Corsair Dominator
    Graphics:
    NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800 768 MB
    Primary Storage:
    Intel X25-M SSD 160GB
    Secondary Storage:
    Samsung Spinpoint 320GB
    Monitor:
    BenQ FP241W 24" Wide
    Discipline
    Education
    CADTutor's Discipline Details
    Occupation
    Senior Lecturer (Digital Design), Landscape Architect & Web Designer
    Discipline
    Education
    Using
    AutoCAD 2014
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Hampshire, UK
    Posts
    3,661

    Default

    I mostly use the 3DS format when moving objects from AutoCAD into other 3D apps but the translation can sometimes be quite crude. You can either try smoothing and tidying up the imported components in the destination package or use 3DS MAX or VIZ as a transition. I have found that taking AutoCAD 3DS format files into MAX and then exporting from there to whatever format you require gives a far better result.
    Tip: Please do not PM or email me with CAD questions - use the forums, you'll get an answer sooner.
    AutoCAD Tutorials | How to add images to your posts | How to register successfully | Forum FAQ

  4. #4
    tony_astro
    Guest

    Default

    Registered forum members do not see this ad.

    Thanks guys. I'll let you know what happens.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts