3ds to dxf conversion is possible, but it will only convert the mesh data from the 3d model to DXF format. You can do that in 3ds Max itself using the Application Menu ► Export ► Select File To Export dialog ► Save As Type ► AutoCAD (*.DXF). Plenty of other 3rd party software are also capable of this conversion.
Convert 3ds Max (3D Studio MAX) graphics to AutoCAD DXF Drawing Exchange Format.
We have found 16 software records in our database eligible for .3ds to .dxf file format conversion.
Microsoft Windows software - convert 3ds to dxf 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 dxf. 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.
A CAD 3D geometry translation software
An FBX convertor utility from Autodesk
A 3D general-purpose modeling program
A professional manufacturing data preparation software
A widely-used 3D animation application from Autodesk
A converter for 3D formats
A graphics design tool for making 3D landscaping and animations
Apple macOS / Mac OS X software - convert 3ds to dxf on OS X
Mac version of popular Autodesk AutoCAD software
3D modeling application for Mac
3D modeling and animation package for Mac.
Multiplatform software - convert 3ds to dxf on any platform
An open source system for 3D triangular meshes