and have no loss of detail.. Thanks very much
Id say DWG format is my personal choice, for the simple reason that 3ds Max supports importing and linking of DWG files reasonably well.
Thanks Dean but there are many here whose files are either step or solidworks..how can I convert those into a format that can be imported into max? Many thanks
3ds Max 2013 can import Solidworks models and Step format, unfortunately older versions can not support them although there is conversion software by Okino and the other is Simlab plugin that will work.
Max 2013 does it effortlessly. Thanks very much !