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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 11816:How to convert 3D CAD model to the format glTF 2.0 (GLB)?
Tip 11790:How to get a hi-res image of an Inventor assembly (for a brochure, billboard...)?
Tip 11726:Loading 3D models in the OBJ file format to AutoCAD.
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Tip 11391:Which file formats to use to bring a 3D model into Paint 3D?

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