You start with a new
unnamed scene when you open 3ds Max Design. You can also start a new
scene at any time by choosing New or Reset from the
Choosing a Unit Display
You choose a system of
unit display on the
Setup dialog. Choose from Metric, Standard
US, and Generic methods, or design a custom measuring system. You
can switch between different systems of unit display at any time.
For best results,
use consistent units when you are going to:
Setting the System Unit
The System Unit setting,
Setup dialog, determines how 3ds Max Design relates
to distance information you input to your scene. The setting also determines
the range for round-off error. Consider changing the system unit value
only when you model very large or very small scenes.
Setting Grid Spacing
Set spacing for the visible
grid in the Grid And Snap Settings dialog
panel. You can change grid spacing at
and Drawing Aids for information about
the system unit, unit display, and grid spacing.
Setting the Viewport Display
Viewport layout options
The default four viewports
in 3ds Max Design represent an efficient and popular screen layout.
Set options in the
Configuration dialog to change viewport
layout and display properties.
and Navigating 3D Space for more information.