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    Question:

    Can 3ds Max draw shapes accurately, like AutoCAD?

    E.g. Draw a shape using coordinates to accurately create a profile.

    Answer:

    On the command side panel there is an option for keyboard entry and the specification of coordinates for most shape objects.

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    Simply click on the line command, navigate to the keyboard entry section and input X, Y and Z coordinates as desired, clicking on close or finish when complete.

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    The coordinates should always be of an absolute type, working from the model origin.