Save updates the scene
file by overwriting the previously saved version of the scene. If
no scene was previously saved, this command works like
Saving to an Obsolete File
When you open a file
that was created with an earlier version of 3ds Max Design, and then
attempt to save it, 3ds Max Design opens a warning that you are about
to overwrite the obsolete file.
Choose Yes to go ahead
and overwrite the original file, No to stop the Save. If you choose
No, you can use
Save As to
save the file under a different name.
If you save to the original
file name, you can still edit it using the current version of 3ds Max Design,
but you will no longer be able to edit it in earlier versions of 3ds Max Design.
When you save a scene,
you also save the 3ds Max Design settings. When you open the file again,
it opens with the same viewport configuration, view and zoom levels,
snap and grid settings, and so on.
You can number saved
files incrementally and make automatic backup files at specified
time intervals. These options, Increment On Save and Backup On Save,
are on the
Files panel of
the Preference Settings dialog.
TipAnother useful option
on the Files panel is Compress On Save; when on, saved scene files
are significantly smaller, which speeds transferring them by email
and similar means.