Use Models with Other Applications

You can use other Autodesk products to further enhance the quality of your models.

Autodesk. products continually improve their ability to share drawings and models, including 3ds max., Autodesk. VIZ, Autodesk. Architectural Desktop. and Autodesk. Mechanical Desktop..

3ds max or Autodesk VIZ

With these products, you can make greater improvements on your models. You have the option of opening DWG or DXF files without converting or you can use the File Link Manager to create a live link with a drawing file. 3ds max or Autodesk VIZ offers expanded animation, lighting, material, and rendering capabilities that add further polish to your presentation graphics.

Autodesk Architectural Desktop

AutoCAD geometry can be opened in Autodesk Architectural Desktop in DWG form. No conversion is necessary. Once the model is open, you can use VIZ Render, a simplified variant of Autodesk VIZ. You can use File Link, create and apply enhanced materials, and use enhanced rendering features.

Autodesk Mechanical Desktop

If you want to use AutoCAD geometry and rendering data with Autodesk Mechanical Desktop, you can export and import files using the following methods: