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How to view .MAX files

How to view .MAX files

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Hi all

I've been sent some files in the .max format (3ds max), is there any way of opening these without having 3ds max software installed on my PC?
Is there a viewer that's available somewhere, something like edrawings.

Just for info; I have Solidworks & UGNX on my PC.

Thanks

RE: How to view .MAX files

(OP)
Thanks madmango, I'll give it a try.

RE: How to view .MAX files

I use a program called Designer.  It's a 3D design software by a company called Threedify and can open around 40 different file formats from different 3D design software such as studio max and even autocad.  The benifit, I found, was the ability to open, then modify the rendering.  The company to which I'm refering has another program as well that will allow you to then export your mark-ups ect... into microsoft office.  This allows for easier sharing.  As a designer, I never know what file format I'm getting, so this is a pretty good little program. They also have some demos on You Tube.  www.threedify.com/fr/lightweight-3d

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