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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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  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. Moved: Autodesk Inventor 2013 Loft problem

    Started by essemenov‎, Yesterday 12:36 pm
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  2. lagging when import .sat files from solidworks

    Hi when i get files coming from solidworks, autocad is slow even when i hover above (before even selecting ) the entity , this thing makes the workflow a real problem . is there any trick to...

    Started by danielk‎, 16th Jul 2014 10:53 am
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  3. Isometric drawing to 3D question

    I am beginner and am self-studying AutoCAD 2010 as of the moment. I am really a beginner and just constructed my first drawing as after stopping self-study last 2007(that was with AutoCAD 2008)....

    Started by MinaRAI‎, 12th Jul 2014 04:21 pm
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  4. Trying to DWG a Auger in 3D

    Trying to DWG a Auger in 3D but can not find the way to do so. Using AutoCAD 2000 yes it still works, Tryed to use Extrude and Revolve commands but it did not work. what am i missing to do this or...

    Started by wilfredo_torres‎, 21st Jul 2014 04:24 pm
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    21st Jul 2014 07:21 pm Go to last post
  5. How to weld/merge vertices or edges?

    Hello, I have a problem with artifacts in the 3D solid. AutoCAD didn't let me create perfect lofts because it has a restriction on every loft polyline having its vertices on the same plane. Thus...

    Started by guitarpirate‎, 7th Jun 2014 04:53 pm
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    20th Jul 2014 06:39 pm Go to last post
  6. Moved: Surface Profile

    Started by davidpalevich‎, 18th Jul 2014 04:58 pm
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  7. Cool UCS and Modelspace Viewport Problems

    So we do a lot of 3D coordination using AutoCAD and Fabrication, and since we upgraded to 2015, we've been having a lot of issues with viewports and the UCS. We all typically have at 3 viewports...

    Started by MorgaineDax‎, 15th Jul 2014 12:51 pm
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    18th Jul 2014 10:33 am Go to last post
  8. Cameras And Rendering

    Is it possible to render the image from a camera? And if not, what is the point of them?! I can get the camera window up, but then no idea how to render from it. If I simply press render, it renders...

    Started by Jamesbowyer‎, 23rd Sep 2008 09:21 am
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    18th Jul 2014 05:02 am Go to last post
  9. Question How to remove the water spray stream by obstruction?

    Dear Sir I am working in illuminating the fire spray water protetion pattern on a sphere tank, while at the area of conjuction between sphere shell and sphere leg, some water spray would be...

    Started by dayongli86‎, 6th Jul 2014 07:34 am
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  10. how to make a teeth of a spur gear

    Can anyone show me how to make a gear teeth of a spur gear step by step using any given diameter and some values such as base circle ,addedum,pitch diameter etc. Thanks :( :glare:

    Started by lulumara‎, 25th Aug 2006 10:46 pm
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    16th Jul 2014 12:03 pm Go to last post
  11. Need Help creating an abnormal shaped solid

    Ok so my goal is to create an abnormal shaped solid using the loft command or which ever way is recommended. I have tried a few different ways to do so, originally I created 4 different 2D shapes...

    Started by Reijek‎, 14th Jul 2014 10:20 pm
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    15th Jul 2014 10:40 pm Go to last post
  12. animation in autocad

    I have a project in which i am assigned to do animation in 3D. The animation is little complex involving a to and fro 120degrees rotation of a shaft while it moves forward at the same time. It is a...

    Started by sriharshaachyutuni‎, 11th Jul 2014 03:26 pm
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    12th Jul 2014 11:21 am Go to last post
  13. Clipping in model space to isolate objects

    I stepped away from cad for a few years now I cant remember a command that I used often. You would enter "cv" or "cx" (or something similar) to pick a point in front of and object in 3d model space,...

    Started by truk667‎, 2nd Jul 2014 09:49 pm
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    10th Jul 2014 06:41 am Go to last post
  14. Problem drawing 3D object

    Hi I am really struggling trying to draw the attached pin in 3D autocad. It is the wire I cannot work out, I am gueassing I need to transfer 2d geomtery onto a 3d plane (attempt shown on a3...

    Started by jamami‎, 1st Jul 2014 01:34 pm
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  15. problem in extrude

    I want to extrude all circles in my dwg file, but some of them don't get extrude. how can I extrude all circles. my dwg file is attached. :unsure:

    Started by mirvakili‎, 3rd Jul 2014 07:30 am
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    4th Jul 2014 09:46 am Go to last post
  16. Drawing for underground mine

    Hi, I need help about drawing in 3D but proplem is that i must draw polygons with points who does not represent corners, its in underground mine. I drew simple 2D image to represent problem (in real...

    Started by nasoox‎, 25th Jun 2014 03:46 pm
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    3rd Jul 2014 07:10 pm Go to last post
  17. put a cylinder on hemisphere

    I want to put a cylinder on a hemisphere. there is a cylinder in the middle of hemisphere and I want to add another cylinder on hemisphere that the space of two cylinders centers is 1000 mm. please...

    Started by mirvakili‎, 2nd Jul 2014 08:55 am
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    2nd Jul 2014 07:51 pm Go to last post
  18. inlet pipe of radius 160 (ILRU160)

    Hi I'm new to AutoCAD. I'm trying to make a inlet pipe of radius 160 (ILRU160) I have been trying with two circles and an arc and the use the command LOFT. Is this the right way? Please...

    Started by dme‎, 29th Jun 2014 05:49 pm
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    1st Jul 2014 04:03 am Go to last post
  19. Helix & Subtracting solids - Need some help....

    Hi, still very new. Have a 1 turn spiral helix which I've arrayed 180 items onto the top surface of... .125" depth into the solid. I can't seem to figure out how to subtract the 180 items; so...

    Started by DaveS777‎, 28th Jun 2014 11:29 pm
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    30th Jun 2014 09:58 am Go to last post
  20. AutoCad 2007 - 3D Hidden Visual Style Issue

    Hi all, I'm having issues with the 3D Hidden Visual Style of some of my 3D models. There is no issue in the early stages of the drawing but after a while the model becomes corrupt & starts...

    Started by Feature‎, 29th Jun 2014 10:26 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    30th Jun 2014 12:28 am Go to last post
  21. Program to sweep a 3dmodel from a polyline

    Hello, I need a program to quickly sweep a 3dmodel from a polyline like civil, but then would like to add a lot of data information, that can be displayed as popups by picking certain points. The...

    Started by GliderRider‎, 26th Jun 2014 09:34 pm
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    26th Jun 2014 10:25 pm Go to last post
  22. creating a layout w/ dimension from a 3D model

    So i've been creating my 3D models but can't seem to understand how to create decent layouts (front, top, right views) with the dimentions. Ideas, suggestions, etc.

    Started by Ninoshka‎, 25th Jun 2014 05:53 pm
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    25th Jun 2014 07:30 pm Go to last post
  23. DXF to 3d

    Hi Guy's, Anyone know how to convert 2d DXF into either IGES SAT or STEP file. My press break software "CADMAN" doesn't like running DXF's but does work better with 3d files. Really need a way to...

    Started by taleismin‎, 23rd Jun 2014 01:01 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    25th Jun 2014 12:17 pm Go to last post
  24. Beginner House Modelling

    Hello, I am attempting to draft a design for a house. I have drawn 2 plines and used the presspull command to create the 3d walls. My problem is drawing the roof. I am trying to draw a triangle...

    Started by casho88‎, 22nd Jun 2014 03:08 am
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    23rd Jun 2014 10:57 am Go to last post
  25. Sheet Set Problem

    I create new sheet set> choose the folder > it seems like sometimes autocad see those files (because i see them loading for a moment ) and a second later they disappear and the "+" sign to...

    Started by danielk‎, 3rd Jun 2014 10:00 am
    • Replies: 6
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    22nd Jun 2014 09:47 am Go to last post

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