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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
    • Replies: 8
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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. my drawing is freezing on Move command Autocad 2014, how to fix

    I didn't have any problem all day until now, i was in the middle of move command, but i can not type any other command or hit escape nothing happen. I can pan or zoom in and out drawing, the file is...

    Started by Sengna‎, 1st Sep 2015 08:09 pm
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    Yesterday 06:38 pm Go to last post
  2. Cannot Drag Material

    Hi, I am having lots of difficulties try to apply materials to face of object in Autocad 2015. I cannot drag the materials at all in the material browser to add to face of object using CTRL....

    Started by nicolas‎, 1st Sep 2015 05:41 am
    drag material, material assign
    • Replies: 2
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    1st Sep 2015 10:48 am Go to last post
  3. 3D Extruded Curve Graphic Mapping Issues

    Hello Everyone, I'm trying to add a graphic to a extruded 3D Curve and I can't seem to be able to get the graphic to line up straight on the curve. I've posted up 2 examples of what it looks...

    Started by Thorpedo‎, 28th Aug 2015 04:45 pm
    3d curves, mapping issues, rendering graphics
    • Replies: 2
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    29th Aug 2015 11:23 am Go to last post
  4. points to contours

    Hello, I am using autocad 2014, not Civil 3D! My goal is to make contour lines from points in both 2D/3D. As of now, I am able to set my workspace in ACAD to 3D. I copy my point values from...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 25th Aug 2015 07:35 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    26th Aug 2015 03:55 am Go to last post
  5. Converting 2x 3D polylines into 3D Solid?

    Hi Guys, I am wanting to create a 3D solid to represent steel barrier on the Highway. The topo I received was not great and consisted of just 2 polylines - the face of the barrier and the top of...

    Started by Sideshow-Cad‎, 18th Aug 2015 11:18 am
    • Replies: 6
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    19th Aug 2015 11:17 am Go to last post
  6. Hatching/creating a solid face on a 3D object

    Hi, I am trying to hatch inside a 3D object I have drawn. I have attached the file for you to look at, basically I am wanting to make it look like a solid entity. I have tried modifying the UCS,...

    Started by Rosie_Mo‎, 15th Aug 2015 07:42 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    16th Aug 2015 01:44 am Go to last post
  7. Wink is it possible to find out the reaction of a material to light in autocad?

    I have a 1/2" thick 60" long and 60" tall piece of glass that were are lighting from the bottom edge with LED lights. to hold the piece of glass up we need something that will not interfere with the...

    Started by squareknees‎, 14th Aug 2015 04:57 pm
    lighting.
    • Replies: 2
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    14th Aug 2015 06:03 pm Go to last post
  8. compound curves

    hi guys i really need help with this project i'm trying to model the top tubes of this shade the material is hss(tube)4x4, i tried one curve but how do i integrate the other curve into the other for...

    Started by dannysteel‎, 11th Aug 2015 04:08 pm
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    12th Aug 2015 08:51 pm Go to last post
  9. Autocad 3d erasing drawings

    Hello, I've got a huge problem which has to do with my job so it's really serious. It actually happened twice: both times I returned to previous 3d models which I had created some time ago, and they...

    Started by Sammy_69‎, 11th Aug 2015 06:19 am
    • Replies: 6
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    11th Aug 2015 03:24 pm Go to last post
  10. REGEN3 or won't render ???

    Some more strange behavior just started. Throughout the progress of my drawing, a simple rendercrop command shows me whatever area I select fairly reliably.. But as of late, I have to do a regen3...

    Started by Murphy625‎, 9th Aug 2015 08:48 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    11th Aug 2015 02:22 pm Go to last post
  11. Why can't I rotate my view when viewed from World USC?

    Looking from the top down on my drawing, I need to rotate my view 30 degrees and make the UCS match it. When I go to 3D Preset Views and I change the X axis to 240 and Y axis to 0, it won't accept...

    Started by Murphy625‎, 9th Aug 2015 04:32 am
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    11th Aug 2015 06:22 am Go to last post
  12. Drawing/modelling rib vaults in Autocad

    I'm a master student constructional engineering Does anybody have an idea how I should go about drawing rib Vaults in AutoCad. I have to make a 3D model of a belfry tower so I can import it into...

    Started by tomdeturck‎, 8th Aug 2015 06:52 am
    arc path, autocad, autocad 3d
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    9th Aug 2015 08:46 pm Go to last post
  13. Distorted Image Mapping?

    Take a look at the image below.. Its a 2000 gallon stainless tank (Kettle) with a dimpled heating jacket. The dimple jacket is just an image that I wrapped around.. Notice the vertical band of...

    Started by Murphy625‎, 5th Aug 2015 07:07 pm
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    8th Aug 2015 05:05 pm Go to last post
  14. Missing stuff when render, realistic or hidden???????

    Is this a bug? Autocad 2012.. WinXP. I've had this problem from the very first time I started drawing.. I'll draw in an item and it will disappear during a render or hide or in realistic view. ...

    Started by Murphy625‎, 4th Aug 2015 08:01 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    5th Aug 2015 07:01 pm Go to last post
  15. working with solprof

    Can anyone help me remember that command that retains the ratio of the 2d profile lines that you extract out of a 3d part? i use solprof and then copy the 2d profile and paste it into another cad...

    Started by 084x4larry‎, 31st Jul 2015 03:01 pm
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    4th Aug 2015 04:01 pm Go to last post
  16. furniture almost done

    How can i make the backrest and seat rest of the chair that i made in cad i upload a picture and a picture that i did in cad?

    Started by bernardino‎, 1st Aug 2015 06:55 am
    • Replies: 4
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    4th Aug 2015 02:29 am Go to last post
  17. Any Material applied to clylinder is distorted..

    I folks, this is my first post. Drawing a clinder 84" diameter and 6ft tall, I have applied a material and I can't get it to show up without distortion. I've tried using the materials from the...

    Started by Murphy625‎, 3rd Aug 2015 05:19 pm
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    3rd Aug 2015 07:14 pm Go to last post
  18. Arc Aligned Text extrude on 3d solid

    Hey guys. So I'm a long time follower (googler) but first time poster. I have a peculiar project which I can't seem to figure out. It's a simple dome with arc aligned text imprinted around the face...

    Started by kshig‎, 30th Jul 2015 02:00 am
    • Replies: 5
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    31st Jul 2015 03:47 am Go to last post
  19. Sweep with a rotation

    I have drawn a barrel profile and would like to subtract the bore with rifling. I have the P-line of a cross sectional of the rifling. Can I sweep the center line of the bore and rotate it in the...

    Started by BSracer‎, 28th Jul 2015 09:19 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    29th Jul 2015 12:53 pm Go to last post
  20. Render Problem - Shadow was brighten

    Help~ Rendered the image below, the shadow was brighten, what's wrong? Please help:oops:

    Started by Adonis Chan‎, 28th Jul 2015 07:42 am
    • Replies: 1
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    28th Jul 2015 02:48 pm Go to last post
  21. VIEWBASE dimension problem / bug?

    Hi. I am having a problem using dimensions on a VIEWBASE entity. If I use the Linear Dim tool and select my first point, I am unable to snap my second point to the same 3D object within the model....

    Started by Buzza‎, 2nd Dec 2014 06:01 pm
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    28th Jul 2015 10:38 am Go to last post
  22. 3d transform to 3 view

    how you transform from 3d drawing in autocad 2000 to 3 view drawing?

    Started by Mark_Anif‎, 24th Jul 2015 02:05 am
    • Replies: 5
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    27th Jul 2015 02:14 pm Go to last post
  23. Question Zooming in to 3D drawing makes objects disappear.

    This is frustrating. I try to zoom into an object with my mouse and it disppears. I zoom out and it reappears but it's too far away, I zoom in again and it disappears. Why is it doing this? I click...

    Started by SwChilly‎, 14th Aug 2012 04:55 pm
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    27th Jul 2015 01:08 pm Go to last post
  24. Need help attachng corners

    Hello everyone. I'm wondering if someone can please help me with my dilemma. I would like some to explain to me how I can attach the corner on object 1 to the intersection point on object two. Thank...

    Started by prime333‎, 24th Jul 2015 11:41 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    26th Jul 2015 05:31 pm Go to last post
  25. How do I line up vertices?

    I'm doing a practice drawing and I ran into a situation where I need to line up vertices. I want to being the vertices on the left viewport to the same height as those vertices in the right...

    Started by prime333‎, 27th Apr 2015 05:43 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    25th Jul 2015 05:45 pm Go to last post

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