Containers Preferences
 
 
 
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Customize menu Preferences Containers panel

The Containers panel sets preferences for using the Container feature; in particular, you can use the Status and Update settings to improve performance.

Interface

Save to Previous

Choose how to convert unsupported rules (Only Add New Objects or Anything Unlocked) when saving a container in the 3ds Max Design 2010 format (see Save As).

The options are:

  • No AccessThe inheritor cannot open the container.
  • Only Edit In PlaceThe inheritor can open the container and edit its contents.

Status group

Refresh Interval

The frequency, in seconds, with which 3ds Max Design checks the source container file for updates.

Display Status in Viewports

Choose an option to define how to display the status (Unsaved, Open, and so on) of containers as text labels in the viewports:

  • AlwaysDisplays the status of all containers in the scene constantly, disregarding each container’s individual Display Status setting.
  • NeverDisables the display of all containers’ status labels in the viewport, disregarding each container’s individual Display Status setting.
  • Per ContainerDisplays a container’s status only if its Display Status setting is on.
Turn off Update checking

When on, 3ds Max Design does not monitor the source file to determine whether it has changed since inherited.

Update group

These settings determine whether 3ds Max Design performs an update automatically when you load or reload a container.

Automatically on Load

When on and you use the Load command on an unloaded container, 3ds Max Design automatically updates the container from the source file.

Automatically on Reload

When on and you use the Reload command on a local container, 3ds Max Design automatically updates the container from the source file.

This can be useful when you’ve inherited a container that uses the Only Add New Objects or Anything Unlocked rule and saved a local definition; the inherited content can still be updated from the source container.