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Question about Pipe Networks and 3ds Max

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09-23-2011 03:10 AM

I've been working on trying to find the best way to export a variety of different Civil3d objects into 3ds max.  The one object type that seems to continue to evade me are pipe networks.  Has anyone found a good way to export these to 3ds max?  I don't care about having them dynamically linked so much as rendering the part materials in model as they show up in Civil3d.  None of my searching has found a thread related on this topic, but surely I'm not the first person to want this.

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Re: Question about Pipe Networks and 3ds Max

09-23-2011 06:45 AM in reply to: jalneal

Hi jalneal-

 

Unfortunately I have not yet tried this, nor have I seen any results with pipe networks in 3DS Max. However this is something that is very interesting to me, so if I have some free time at some point today I will take a closer look and let you know what I can find out.

 

Maybe someone else on here has attempted this and can chime in with some tips and tricks.



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Re: Question about Pipe Networks and 3ds Max

09-23-2011 06:56 AM in reply to: SethHall

I just did a quick test, and unfortunately Pipes and Structures are not supported objects per the help file: http://docs.autodesk.com/CIV3D/2012/ENU/filesCUG/GUID-4D538A84-5034-4348-87AD-87B6C8AB605-2339.htm

 

Upon running the VSP3DExport command on a drawing that only contains pipes you will get this message, confirming that there are no viable objects in the current drawing to export:

vsp3d.png

 

Feel free to post this as a feature request in the "Wishes" forum: http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/AutoCAD-Civil-3D-Wishes/bd-p/185



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Re: Question about Pipe Networks and 3ds Max

08-02-2012 05:42 AM in reply to: SethHall

Hi

 

See this other thread about what's happening in C3D / 3ds Max 2013

 

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/AutoCAD-Civil-3D/Export-Pipe-Network-from-Civil-3D-2013-to-3DS-Max-Des...



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