DXF to 3DS Converter

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How to convert DXF files to 3DS online?

Step-by-step guide to convert dxf to 3ds using AnyConv. It works on PC (Windows, Mac, Linux) and mobile devices (iPhone, Android).

Upload DXF-file

Drag and drop your DXF file into the upload area. The maximum file size is 100 MB.

DXF to 3DS

Click "Convert" to change dxf to 3ds. The conversion usually takes a few seconds.

Download your 3DS

Now you can download the 3DS file. The download link only works on your device.


  • ❓ How can I convert files from DXF to 3DS?
    First you need to add file for conversion: drag and drop your DXF file or click the "Choose File" button. Then click the "Convert" button. When DXF to 3DS conversion is completed, you can download your 3DS file.
  • ⏱️ How long does it take to convert DXF to 3DS?
    CAD conversion is pretty fast. You can change DXF to 3DS in a few seconds.
  • 🛡️ Is it safe to convert DXF to 3DS on AnyConv?
    Of course! We delete uploaded files immediately, and converted ones after 1 hour. No one has access to your files. File conversion (including DXF to 3DS) is absolutely safe.
  • 💻 Can I convert DXF to 3DS on Mac OS or Linux?
    Yes, you can use AnyConv on any operating system that has a web browser. Our DXF to 3DS converter works online and does not require software installation.

Information about DXF and 3DS file formats

🔸 File format DXF 3DS
🔸 Full name DXF - Drawing Interchange Format Autodesk 3D Studio Max
🔸 File extension .dxf .3ds
🔸 MIME type image/vnd.dxf application/x-3ds, image/x-3ds
🔸 Developed by Autodesk Autodesk Inc.
🔸 Type of format CAD
🔸 Description AutoCAD DXF (Drawing Interchange Format, or Drawing Exchange Format) is a CAD data file format developed by Autodesk for enabling data interoperability between AutoCAD and other programs. Versions of AutoCAD from Release 10 and up support both ASCII and binary forms of DXF. Earlier versions support only ASCII. 3DS is one of the file formats used by the Autodesk 3ds Max 3D modeling, animation, and rendering software. It was the native file format of the old Autodesk 3D Studio DOS, which was popular until its successor replaced it in April 1996. Since 1990, it has grown to become a de facto industry standard for transferring models between 3D programs or storing models for 3D resource catalogs. While the 3DS format aims to provide an import/export format, retaining only essential geometry, texture, and lighting data, the related MAX format also contains extra information specific to Autodesk 3ds Max to allow a scene to be completely saved/loaded.
🔸 Technical details As AutoCAD has become more powerful, supporting more complex object types, DXF has become less useful. Certain object types, including ACIS solids and regions, are not documented. DXF coordinates are always without dimensions, so that the reader or user needs to know the drawing unit or has to extract it from the textual comments in the sheets. 3ds is a binary file format. The format is based on chunks, where each section of data is embedded in a block containing a chunk identifier and the length of the data and the data itself. This allows parsers to skip chunks they don't recognize and allows for extensions to the format. The chunks form a hierarchical structure, similar to an XML DOM tree. The first two bytes of the chunk are its ID. The parser can identify the chunk from that value and decide whether it will parse it or skip it. The next four bytes contain a little-endian integer that is the length of the chunk, including its data, the length of its sub-blocks, and the 6-byte header. The next bytes are the chunk's data, followed by the sub-chunks, in a structure that may extend to several levels deep.
🔸 File conversion DXF conversion 3DS conversion
🔸 Associated programs AutoCAD AutoCAD, Unigraphics, SolidWorks.
🔸 Wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AutoCAD_DXF https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.3ds