Graphics files saved in 3D Studio Max are well supported in various 3D graphics, or even CAD software so it should be not that hard to find a software capable of conversion of 3DS model to ISO STEP format.
Convert 3ds Max (3D Studio MAX) graphics to ISO-10303 STEP product data.
We have found 9 software records in our database eligible for .3ds to .step file format conversion.
Microsoft Windows software - convert 3ds to step on Windows
3D Object Converter is a powerful 3D polygon model translation and interactive viewing shareware tool that allows arbitrary 3D model data to be imported from external sources, exported to various industry standard 3D file formats with great accuracy and quality.
Convert from 3ds file
to step file
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 step. 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.
AnyCAD Exchange3D is the free 3D model converter utility.
Autodesk AutoCAD is a CAD development platform that provides tools to build custom AutoCAD-based software products for specific markets and extend design information to users outside the traditional CAD community. You can easily create industry-specific products that offer only the features, commands, menus, and design data that your customers require.
TurboCAD is the premium 2D/3D designing software used to architectural and mechanical design.
A popular 3D animation software, 3ds Max (previously known as 3D Studio Max) is used by professional to create stunning 3D content. It contains modeling capabilities, flexible plug-in architecture, scripting language, etc. It is mostly used by computer game developers. It is also used to create movie visual effects. 3ds Max is only for Microsoft Windows.
A dedicated CAD converter for Windows, Autoconverter supports transformation of several 3D formats between different formats.
A dedicated CAD viewer for Catia, Pro/E, and Inventor-files and for STEP, IGS, VDA, SAT, Parasolid, STL, VRML, and many other 3D and 2D CAD-file formats.
Apple macOS / Mac OS X software - convert 3ds to step on OS X
AutoCAD® for Mac® software—it’s AutoCAD, for the Mac, bringing robust 3D free-form design tools and powerful drafting capabilities to your platform of choice. It takes full advantage of the Mac OS® X platform, with an intuitive, graphical user interface that makes it easy to bring your ideas to life.
TurboCAD for Mac is CAD designing software making it easy to design anything. Through a simple interface, use the design wizard to quickly layout floor plans, diagrams, and illustrations. Access over 38,000 pre-drawn CAD symbols and 1,000 floor plans to speed design.