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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. 2017: viewbase function not working for older drawings

    I was trying to call up some drawings from either 2014 or 2015 (that had base views made from that release) in 2017 and it didn't work well. The existing views were corrupt and attempting to...

    Started by rkent‎, 21st Apr 2016 03:59 pm
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    30th Nov 2016 03:11 pm Go to last post
  2. 3D conical hexagon

    Hello! I am total amateur in ACAD (still using 2000 edition), but it serve me well. But now I cam e to problem I can not solve - any help will be higly appretiated. I wish to make 3D object...

    Started by george74‎, 8th Nov 2016 09:10 pm
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    29th Nov 2016 05:32 am Go to last post
  3. Extrude, Extrude Faces, Union

    Hello, I need some help. please see the document attached, and i need to join all triangules, and than extrude untill the rectangle. I tried to do but, dont create a solid. What im doing wrong....

    Started by joao56777‎, 25th Nov 2016 11:54 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    28th Nov 2016 03:15 pm Go to last post
  4. Question Stairs Software ?

    Hi Cadtutor Users, i'm from Italy and i'm new on AutoCad. i wana design Stair but i don't know how i can design stair in AutoCad, maybe i hv to instal any software ? please also tell me which...

    Started by tabassum‎, 29th Jun 2011 07:53 pm
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    27th Nov 2016 01:35 pm Go to last post
  5. Cutting a hole in a solid, and making a circle a solid.

    I have been drawing in AutoCAD LT for years so I'm very familiar with most 2-D commands however I cant seem to do some simple things in the Full Version of AutoCAD 2000 3-D. Lets say I have drawn...

    Started by mike Keith‎, 1st Apr 2003 09:52 pm
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    21st Nov 2016 02:05 pm Go to last post
  6. Change unit of scale in texture editor.

    how to change the unit of scale in texture editor. Drawing units is in mm. plz help.

    Started by xpr0‎, 21st Nov 2016 09:29 am
    • Replies: 3
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    21st Nov 2016 01:58 pm Go to last post
  7. Smile New to Autocad 3d

    Hi, i need some help and commands to start 3d in auto cad kindly give me some commands which are help full to me to use 3d i m using autocad 2009

    Started by Navi‎, 17th Nov 2016 07:53 am
    • Replies: 9
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    21st Nov 2016 07:35 am Go to last post
  8. Wireframes behaving as if solid / hidden in AC2011 - how revert to old behavior ?

    In AutoCAD 2011, using 3d wireframe Visual Style, by default, clicking in any (non-visible surface of a) 3d solid results in that solid being selected, even if the click is made directly on a line of...

    Started by MichaelBrenden‎, 27th Dec 2010 07:48 pm
    2011, options, slow performance, wireframes = solids
    • Replies: 7
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    17th Nov 2016 12:35 am Go to last post
  9. AutoCAD 3D usefulness

    I teach AutoCAD (among several other things) at the university level. We are working on revamping our program and I am wondering how useful it is to continue to teach AutoCAD 3D. We also teach Revit,...

    Started by AR_CAD_guy‎, 15th Nov 2016 12:12 am
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    16th Nov 2016 03:19 pm Go to last post
  10. Curved, convex 3d text. Driving me nuts.

    I'd like to place text that is curved and in a 3d model. I have used ARCTEXT to create the text. I'd like it to be "Convex" on the arc I attach it to. Then I use TXTEXP to explode the text, so I can...

    Started by PGuatney‎, 3rd Nov 2016 07:36 pm
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    13th Nov 2016 05:16 am Go to last post
  11. Door/window assembly - proportional offset

    Hello all, How can I specify proportional size for division offset? For example if I want to divide a window to three vertical parts where the left and right parts are 25% each of total window...

    Started by zionshea‎, 12th Nov 2016 10:09 pm
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  12. Text issue on 3d surface

    This is the first time I have ventured into 3d modelling in quite some time. I created this 3d model of a basic fire alarm notification device. I have an issue of the text showing up when I render...

    Started by Ski_Me‎, 9th Nov 2016 09:43 pm
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    10th Nov 2016 08:10 pm Go to last post
  13. Hiding objects behind

    Hi, I'm new to AutoCad 2017 recently got a license. I'm trying to figure out how to get the block rectangle behind the pole.

    Started by Zesh‎, 8th Nov 2016 09:05 pm
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    8th Nov 2016 10:02 pm Go to last post
  14. I wnat to aplay the Photo as a wall paper to a round wall .

    Hi every one ! what did i do wrong that cos this ? thanks

    Started by Gali‎, 18th Oct 2016 01:11 pm
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    7th Nov 2016 08:37 pm Go to last post
  15. Crooked Materials

    I'm having an issue with materials. I applied 3in Square - White tiles to a polysolid face, but the material is appears crooked in the render. I needed to draw and imprint lines on the polysolid to...

    Started by belexes‎, 28th Oct 2016 01:51 am
    • Replies: 2
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    29th Oct 2016 08:37 pm Go to last post
  16. Solid Square to round transisiton.

    Can any one help me Im a trying to solid model a square to round transition. Cant figure it out. Is it possible. if not a surface will have to do.

    Started by the hat‎, 19th Jul 2007 11:36 am
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    27th Oct 2016 02:22 pm Go to last post
  17. Problem with my cursor in 3D

    Not really sure how to phrase my question, so I took a screen shot. Basically my crosshairs are not matching my UCS in the X and Z directions. I did some searching, and it was recommended that I set...

    Started by Richard Daugird‎, 26th Oct 2016 04:23 pm
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    27th Oct 2016 06:09 am Go to last post
  18. Calculating a volume from a set of 3d polylines

    Hi guys and girls, first time posting. I'm trying to calculate a precise volume of sediment that will be added to a beach. That's called beach nourishment. I know it's weird, I'm a...

    Started by JEEP‎, 26th Oct 2016 02:18 am
    • Replies: 3
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    26th Oct 2016 08:50 am Go to last post
  19. There's something I'm not understanding about perspective views and zooming

    Hey guys, got a question about the above. Say I have a pretty big drawing going on of an entire floor of a commercial space, plus extra space for elevation blocks and whatnot. I'm pretty...

    Started by oftenly‎, 21st Oct 2016 10:04 pm
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    24th Oct 2016 08:53 pm Go to last post
  20. New to 3D

    I am trying to turn this into a 3D drawing. It is an awning structure that will be 10ft long, with 2 of these "Ribs' in equal lengths. I cant seem to figure out how to turn this into a 3d object. I...

    Started by abraCADabra‎, 18th Sep 2016 05:47 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    18th Oct 2016 03:27 pm Go to last post
  21. Activate point cloud while clicking on it

    Hi. I have a problem with a point cloud. Yesterday everything worked great but now if I am clicking on a point cloud I can't get it activate (it's not going to turn blue like before) to see the...

    Started by aivu13‎, 12th Oct 2016 12:48 pm
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  22. Problem with LOFT

    Hi everyone. I´m using Autocad 2012, and I´m trying to make a solid leg in using loft to create a solid leg from 2 circles. But only makes surface. Any suggestion?

    Started by Rafael Pinto‎, 11th Oct 2016 10:15 pm
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    12th Oct 2016 08:02 am Go to last post
  23. Idea Problem with Path Array

    Hi All, Currently we are developing a filter mesh plate that is round and consisting out of countless holes of 0.03mm x 0.45mm in diameter. The filter disk area is 130mm. I am running into the...

    Started by basM‎, 10th Oct 2016 03:15 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    10th Oct 2016 06:45 pm Go to last post
  24. Question Graphic surface from contour lines

    Hi Guys, I have another one that I have been playing with for a while with no real luck; Basically i have lots of contour lines (open not closed) that I would like to turn into a surface (i.e....

    Started by liquid-blue22‎, 28th Sep 2016 05:03 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    28th Sep 2016 07:29 pm Go to last post
  25. Solid UCS not running Parallel with world UCS

    Hi Guys, Im testing out 3D AutoCad's UCS. Find myself in a bit of a situation. How do you make your Solid model's UCS parallel to the World UCS? PS: From all the articles i have opened i...

    Started by Guitte‎, 23rd Sep 2016 10:34 am
    • Replies: 6
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    23rd Sep 2016 11:26 am Go to last post

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