I want to get a Top view, Front view, Left view, and Perspective view in blender just like GMAX. I have fiddled for a few minutes without the crisp line look. Also I would like to get the time line for animation on the bottom to if possible.
Switch on 'Quad View' in the Properties panel (N in the 3D View).
Or press Ctrl+Alt+Q.
By default, Front- Side and Top-View are fixed and a bit different than GMAX. But you can switch off 'lock' and then reassign the roles.
Having the timeline below is just a simple matter of splitting areas.