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Forum: AutoCAD 3D Modelling & Rendering

Solid and surface modelling, UCS, cameras, lighting, materials, rendering and animation. Share your woes or experience here.

  1. Poll Sticky Thread Sticky: Poll: 3D FAQ

    Please read this first, yes it is long :lol: . I need to fix the formating :oops: AutoCAD 2000 3D FAQ This FAQ answers the following questions: Q1: How do I speed up 3D redraws in...

    Started by Mr T‎, 4th Oct 2004 05:07 pm
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    18th Jan 2012 07:47 am Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Guidelines for Posting New Threads - *PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING*

    Posted below are some simple guidelines to follow when creating a new thread here in the 3D section. Before posting a new thread, take a few minutes and use the forum's "Search" function....

    Started by Cad64‎, 8th Jan 2009 03:32 am
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  1. Converting 3D faces to Polygons

    Hello, I have two queries. Kindly post any solutions which may help make this work faster. I'll be very grateful for your assistance. 1. I have a drawing which consists of a number of 3D faces...

    Started by stalemate‎, Yesterday 04:29 pm
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  2. Question 3D model placement over a photo

    Hey, Wondered if any could help, trying to show a modeled bridge over the top of a photo, photo is taken from more of a side angle view, not directly above. i've done a fair amount of photo...

    Started by Spinxy‎, 1st Oct 2014 11:41 am
    • Replies: 1
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    Yesterday 08:27 pm Go to last post
  3. Unhappy Selecting solids by a charcteristic...?

    This is my first post after registration, so first of all hi to everyone! :) And here is my dilemma...I have a 3D drawing of a massive construction which is comprised of 4 different pipe types (...

    Started by ThulsaDoom‎, Yesterday 07:48 am
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    Yesterday 11:59 am Go to last post
  4. Moved: Importing a LIDAR .bak file into Civil 3D 2014

    Started by jpowell3d‎, 22nd Oct 2014 03:48 pm
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  5. Null solid created - deleted

    Hi , can someone help me , i am trying to create some solid walls but i'm stuck with this mesage Null solid created - deleted . help please thanks

    Started by Chrystian‎, 21st Oct 2014 06:05 pm
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    22nd Oct 2014 01:18 pm Go to last post
  6. Moved: Trim a roof

    Started by zionshea‎, 22nd Oct 2014 09:26 am
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  7. Why You Use AutoCAD?

    There are so many CAD softwares better than AutoCAD in capability of 3D modeling such as Catia, Solidworks, Unigraphics, Pro Engineer, Autodesk Inventor, ICEM surf, etc.? So why you use AutoCAD?

    Started by basty‎, 22nd Sep 2014 05:50 am
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    22nd Oct 2014 03:25 am Go to last post
  8. Book/tutorial recommendations

    Hi, I have the opportunity to use full AutoCAD rather than LT and I want to get back into 3D modelling as I have used Pro-E (several years ago now) and want to get back into it, mainly as 3D...

    Started by cadmikee‎, 15th Oct 2014 06:49 pm
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    21st Oct 2014 09:32 pm Go to last post
  9. How to smooth this transition for3d object

    Please see the attachment,I'm trying to smooth the joint btw these two 3d objects,when I use the smooth command its smooth all the object which I dont want,I want to smooth just the joint line in the...

    Started by jasmin_cad‎, 21st Oct 2014 04:10 pm
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    21st Oct 2014 05:53 pm Go to last post
  10. Unhappy Why is the sky distorted

    Hi guys, Im working on a rendered animation and for some reason the sky always comes out distorted. I've tried playing with the rendering and sky properties and for the life of me, I cant make the...

    Started by Razorcad‎, 15th Oct 2014 04:43 pm
    animation video, sky
    • Replies: 2
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    21st Oct 2014 04:31 am Go to last post
  11. VIEWBASE Problem with selection

    In some cases when i change the model, i update the views in layout and when in case i added new parts to model i double click on the projection and then choose "select" > then i add the new parts...

    Started by danielk‎, 12th Oct 2014 03:19 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    17th Oct 2014 06:18 pm Go to last post
  12. upgraded to to AutoCAD 2013, problems with UCS & dimensioning in 3D

    Hi, i'm new here - kinda weird talking to a space.... I've recently upgraded from 2009 to 2013 and all the settings are on default... (plus i'm swithing from Classic to Ribbon layout... ...

    Started by kirasmith‎, 12th Oct 2014 09:08 pm
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    15th Oct 2014 05:14 am Go to last post
  13. 3D Solid in non planer area

    Hi, I have attached a drawing show a surface that is in one plane. Above the plane is the actual outline of the area I woul like to create a 6" solid to represent concrete paving. I can't figure...

    Started by MikeMc52‎, 12th Sep 2014 04:25 pm
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    14th Oct 2014 08:17 pm Go to last post
  14. Section

    i want to draw a section from a complicated drawing a have. i used to use a command in acad 2009 (i think) where it worked similarly to flatshot. it was not section or base view... anyone...

    Started by chrisdarmanin‎, 14th Oct 2014 03:06 pm
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    14th Oct 2014 03:57 pm Go to last post
  15. problem chamfering complex curved faces

    hello, this is my first post. im fairly new to autocad, i have looked on the forums and cant find any solutions to my problem, im making a model of a hylian shield and am having trouble beveling all...

    Started by ronin19587‎, 13th Oct 2014 11:56 pm
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    14th Oct 2014 03:40 pm Go to last post
  16. Unhappy Can't SURFSCULPT after EXPLODE

    Hi everyone! So my issue is pretty much described by the title I tried to eliminate rubbish and "artefacts" from the object and used 'explode' function for it. But I can't recover the object...

    Started by bavdeyka‎, 1st Oct 2014 01:42 pm
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    13th Oct 2014 10:58 am Go to last post
  17. Grid lines on 3D surface?

    Hi there, I'm trying to tidy up this drawing by getting rid of the lines all over it. Ideally id like to make it a 3d solid using SURFSCULPT but I can't seem to make it watertight. Is there any...

    Started by davidcbrett‎, 10th Oct 2014 01:42 am
    • Replies: 7
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    12th Oct 2014 08:25 pm Go to last post
  18. drawing on a sphere

    Hi All! I am using Autocad 2010. I need to draw curved lines on the surface of a sphere, but i have no idea how to achieve this? I need to sweep a profile across the surface of the sphere. ...

    Started by jblengton‎, 22nd Oct 2009 05:01 pm
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    8th Oct 2014 03:35 pm Go to last post
  19. Rendered Image is Washed Out

    I am using ACAD 2015 and I'm trying to get a presentation quality rendering for use on my company's website. As you can see in the attachment, my rendered image seems very washed out. The two large...

    Started by msanto64‎, 7th Oct 2014 02:11 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    7th Oct 2014 04:53 pm Go to last post
  20. Making a solid out of a set of lines

    Hello everyone! Here is my problem, i need to run a simulation model of a building in Fluent Ansys, the thing is i have a model in CAD of the building and i need it to be fully solid so i can...

    Started by jpap87‎, 3rd Oct 2014 11:57 am
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    • Replies: 10
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    6th Oct 2014 09:47 pm Go to last post
  21. application created mesh in autocad?

    hi dear friends :(What is the mesh in AutoCAD, and where it can be used? whether we Can Import mesh built in autocad to analysis software such as Ansys ? thanks a lot

    Started by hamidciv‎, 6th Oct 2014 05:36 pm
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    6th Oct 2014 07:53 pm Go to last post
  22. Problem with my glass material experiment

    Hello Masters~ i am doing some experiment on glass material and firstly from the first experiment, the effect become like this here is the bitmap texture.

    Started by bgkeh‎, 29th Sep 2014 12:53 pm
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    5th Oct 2014 06:38 pm Go to last post
  23. Problem with Sweep command - object keeps tilting

    Hello I have come across a problem during learning the 3D features of AutoCAD (2009) that I seem to be unable to resolve myself. The starting situation is as follows - Two arcs perpendicular to...

    Started by BlackOrange‎, 1st Oct 2014 07:45 pm
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    4th Oct 2014 11:30 pm Go to last post
  24. Rotate UCS so that the Y = 0 plane becomes the ground plane?

    I am learning to work with procedural surfaces in my AutoCAD 2012 Surface Modeling chapter. I just created an arc surface on the ground plane (using world UCS) The book is then wanting me to create a...

    Started by crystalfarquhar‎, 29th Sep 2014 03:39 am
    ucs plane y=0
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    29th Sep 2014 04:30 pm Go to last post
  25. Drawing Spline Need Help

    Never mind.

    Started by basty‎, 26th Sep 2014 11:36 am
    • Replies: 1
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    26th Sep 2014 02:00 pm Go to last post

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