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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. convert mesh poly to 3d solid .

    to be deleted ........

    Started by Romiui‎, 28th Aug 2016 07:08 am
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    28th Aug 2016 12:41 pm Go to last post
  2. Reverse actual z-axis in model space (ACAD 2011)

    I have an in-house engineer (not a drafter/detailer) that wants to draw some stuff up in 3d for his reference. He wants to know if there is a way to "invert" the z-axis, so that when he inputs...

    Started by King Louie‎, 25th Aug 2016 02:57 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    26th Aug 2016 02:55 pm Go to last post
  3. Question How to 3d fillet to a point

    I have a cube that I need to fillet but the fillets must merge. the left to centre edge/fillet is a constant curve. the same with the bottom to centre edge/fillet. but the edge from centre to...

    Started by tmd_63‎, 12th Aug 2016 01:18 pm
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    25th Aug 2016 09:35 am Go to last post
  4. Extract xyz coordinates from 3D Model

    Hi all, I have a 3D model of Wind Turbine and I wanted to extract the coordinates for further analyses. I prefer to convert the points to txt. But every time I try to do that I receive an error:...

    Started by sinashm‎, 14th Aug 2016 02:53 pm
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  5. Difficult Loft for CNC Plasma cut

    Sorry as you can see me be newbie.. I would like to create something along the lines of the pictured antique gramaphone horn but for use as a freestanding fireplace hood. I've tried to loft from two...

    Started by Alan Pike‎, 7th Aug 2016 01:56 pm
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    11th Aug 2016 02:02 pm Go to last post
  6. Creating complex Paneling for architectural millwork

    Hello, I'm looking for some help creating triangular shaped panels for a reception desk. I'm able to make the panels but need to be able to join (miter) them together and measure the miter angles for...

    Started by Big Whiskey‎, 10th Aug 2016 04:19 am
    • Replies: 2
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    11th Aug 2016 02:29 am Go to last post
  7. More Sculpt Problems

    I have a converted dxf file (convert from an STL) which was used to create a 3d part and therefore must have been an enclosed volume (or the 3d printer would reject the file). But when I open the...

    Started by tmd_63‎, 10th Aug 2016 11:22 am
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    10th Aug 2016 09:11 pm Go to last post
  8. Question Entity become not parallel to UCS after 3D align. How to make it parallel again?

    Hello. When 3D align used on an entity (3 point align, for example to mirror an entity), it become not parallel to UCS (even if z stays at 0). How do I make that entity parallel to UCS without...

    Started by vanowm‎, 4th Aug 2016 06:46 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    4th Aug 2016 11:37 pm Go to last post
  9. Assistance Required....converting 3d polyline to a solid

    Hello I'm knew to all this so if my question is too basic I apologise. I have what I believe is a 3d polyline of an object (boat). So when I open it, it looks like a series of cross sections...

    Started by bennnn1980‎, 30th Jul 2016 10:11 pm
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    1st Aug 2016 01:44 am Go to last post
  10. 3D Orbit for One object(s) DOES not work

    I have recently installed AutoCAD2017 and I am finding that when you select a single object first or multiple objects in an assembly of 3d parts, then apply the 3D orbit command. Normally ONLY the...

    Started by ngohil‎, 28th Jul 2016 09:49 pm
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    29th Jul 2016 01:53 pm Go to last post
  11. Unhappy Inclined Blades on Inclined Surface and Curved Blades

    Hello everybody! I have a huge problem regarding my design; I am supposed to design 2 dyes one bottom and one top dye for muffin form production. It was going so far so well until the point I had to...

    Started by Jacek1994‎, 14th Jul 2016 10:34 am
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    21st Jul 2016 12:44 pm Go to last post
  12. Unhappy need help making a curved diamond!

    Hello! Thank in advance for your help. I'm trying to make a roof that consists of 4 curved diamonds. Imagine a diamond that's made out of fabric for example, and is pitched through the top...

    Started by sg7‎, 3rd Jun 2016 12:40 am
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    13th Jul 2016 11:25 pm Go to last post
  13. Need help to make a surface

    Hi :) I have used the Extract Intersections between two surfaces to get a complex line but I dont know how to give a thickness to it :( How can I give a thickness to make it a solid? Thank you ;)

    Started by Faouweb‎, 20th May 2016 12:54 pm
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    13th Jul 2016 07:33 pm Go to last post
  14. "Cannot Sweep or extrude a self intersecting curve"

    Hello everybody...I'm Drawing a 3d house and am unable to extrude a door frame. Everytime i try to extrude it, this error appears "Cannot Sweep or extrude a self intersecting curve"..please find the...

    Started by Yaseenhamid‎, 9th Jun 2016 09:30 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    13th Jul 2016 07:20 pm Go to last post
  15. Costs??

    Hi, I draw, 3D model (iges) and render (KS) small bits of ironmongery and was just wondering what i should be charging in £? at the moment i am just charging a small hourly rate but I'm not sure...

    Started by Greendamo‎, 1st Jul 2016 01:55 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    1st Jul 2016 02:39 pm Go to last post
  16. My challenges annotating 3D solids with point and sections

    Hi I would like to share some ideas and challenges i have for automating some 2D/3D designwork for complex civil. As an example i descibe the proces of annotating 3D points, for choosen sections of...

    Started by halam‎, 23rd Jun 2016 10:48 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    30th Jun 2016 10:59 pm Go to last post
  17. 3D Fences

    Is there an easy way to model a fence (like a barbed wire or chain link fence) in AutoCAD Plant3D?

    Started by NDCADTECH‎, 29th Jun 2016 05:23 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    29th Jun 2016 06:13 pm Go to last post
  18. Loft in AutoCAD

    I watch this tutorial in Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5KVtgz0lB4 Watch it from 3:32 to 4:32 I confuse when he lofting a two circles, the result is different with what I am...

    Started by basty‎, 26th Jun 2016 10:09 pm
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    29th Jun 2016 10:32 am Go to last post
  19. Tree Design

    Hi all, I'm newbie in autocad, and I'm trying to design a structure just like the attached image. getty center los angeles Could you help me, please? Thanks

    Started by Madruga_SP‎, 16th Jun 2016 02:57 pm
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  20. Creating a “Y” pipeline with rounded edges and constant volume flow

    Hello I have been searching on the forum but can’t find about my specific issue so I decided to create the topic. First of all I have to say that I am pretty unexperienced on 3D design on Autocad ...

    Started by Kokal‎, 2nd Jun 2016 12:34 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    23rd Jun 2016 10:03 am Go to last post
  21. Question Autocad 3D - Solid menu - Offset edge help

    Hi all, so if I create a simple box and then use offset edge from the solid menu it will work and I can enter a distance. If I make a cylinder and place it within the box, do boolean subtract to...

    Started by iroctd‎, 17th Jun 2016 10:16 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    20th Jun 2016 10:38 am Go to last post
  22. Problem snapping background objects in 3D

    Hi there Im new to this forum. I've been using acad 2004 for 3d drafting for a while but recently my old computer went down and i was assinged another one that has acad 2013 and Im still trying to...

    Started by silmore‎, 13th Jun 2016 07:27 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    16th Jun 2016 07:11 pm Go to last post
  23. Co_ordinates to Multiple Interceptions

    Co-ordinates to Multiple Interceptions Hi new to this forum, can someone plz help. I am trying to generate get my hands on a lisp routine to provide co-ordinates at interceptions on a 3D...

    Started by DONNI 5‎, 28th Feb 2014 03:54 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    16th Jun 2016 12:18 pm Go to last post
  24. Problem assigning the texture of a Dome

    I have completed the Dome but the problem is that when i give it a texture, it does not fit on it uniformly..i have attached the file and image, please view it and see if you can help. Thanks in...

    Started by Yaseenhamid‎, 12th Jun 2016 02:04 pm
    texture mapping
    • Replies: 1
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    13th Jun 2016 03:42 pm Go to last post
  25. Why oh why can't I turn on the sky

    I have no idea what to do next. I cannot set the sky with illumination. In fact I can't turn the sky on at all. I have checked and LIGHTINGUNITS are on, that is I've tried 1 and 2, even setting it to...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 13th Mar 2009 01:31 am
    • Replies: 9
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    13th Jun 2016 03:07 am Go to last post

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