Both the 3DS format from 3D Studio MAX and the IGES/IGS Exchange format are fairly common and well supported in various CAD/3D modelling programs so it is likely that many programs can convert 3DS to IGES in one form or another.
Convert 3ds Max (3D Studio MAX) graphics to IGES 3D exchange format.
We found 8 software records in the database related to .3ds to .iges file format conversion.
Microsoft Windows software - convert 3ds to iges on Windows
Leading 2D and 3D CAD development software from Autodesk
Convert from 3ds file format
The tables with software actions are a good pointer for what a certain program does with various file types and often may give users a good hint how to perform certain file conversion, for example the above-mentioned 3ds to iges. However, it is not perfect and sometimes can show results which are not really usable because of how certain programs work with files and the possible conversion is thus actually not possible at all.
3D viewer and converter with huge file type support
A 3D model converter
A widely-used 3D animation application from Autodesk
A converter for 3D formats
A 3D CAD translation softwate
A CAD viewer program with conversion capabilities
Apple macOS / Mac OS X software - convert 3ds to iges on OS X
Mac version of popular Autodesk AutoCAD software