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How to save a 3ds Max scene to an older format?

A - answer Autodesk 3ds Max since version 2012 can save scenes to older .MAX file format versions. This option ("Save As Type") is offered in the commands:
  • Save As
  • Save Copy As
  • Save Selected
  • Container > Save As

You can save to the following versions:

  • 3ds Max 2012 can save to versions 2010, 2011
  • 3ds Max 2013 can save to versions 2010, 2011, 2012
  • 3ds Max 2014 can save to versions 2011, 2012, 2013
  • 3ds Max 2015 can save to versions 2012, 2013, 2014
  • 3ds Max 2016 can save to versions 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
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See also:
Tip 10903:How to import an Illustrator file (.AI) into AutoCAD (.DWG)?
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Tip 10682:Automatic classification of drawing objects by their properties.
Tip 10340:Rendering CAD assemblies in various formats in 3ds Max 2016.
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