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Is there a 3DS Max, Autocad live link?
show user profile  jpedleham
Sometimes im working with an architectural working drawing and it changes daily. But i work in parallel in 3d trying to replicate their layouts with 3d fixtures. Im wondering if its possible to live link max and cad so that if they move a cad block, when i open up my max file the cad will be updated and the 3d fixture will move to the location of the updated cad block?
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12/23/2015 12:07:27 PM (last edit: 12/23/2015 12:07:27 PM)
show user profile  mike_renouf
Go to "File"\"Manage Links"

or, if you don't have a file menu showing

Click on the big stupid Max logo at the top left and choose "import", "Link AutoCAD"

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12/23/2015 1:24:58 PM (last edit: 12/23/2015 1:24:58 PM)
show user profile  jpedleham
That wont re-layout the models within max though will it? Itll just shift about the cad blocks?

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12/23/2015 1:26:33 PM (last edit: 12/23/2015 1:26:33 PM)
show user profile  mike_renouf
Within Max, you can select the AutoCAD blocks and add a "Substitute" modifier. Within that modifier choose your 3D blocks. Then you should be good to go. If you update your CAD file the Max representation will then update.

Its a bit clumsy, but if you work carefully it should function.

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12/23/2015 1:30:08 PM (last edit: 12/23/2015 1:30:08 PM)
show user profile  jpedleham
Oh shit thats a great idea! Thanks i wouldnt have thought of that!
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12/23/2015 1:31:00 PM (last edit: 12/23/2015 1:31:00 PM)
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