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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. How to draw this 3d object

    I have no idea how to draw a 3d object- leg for table so I need help. The object is shown in the picture and attached to the DWG file. Does anyone have an idea how to draw this leg, upper part of leg...

    Started by rdjavi‎, Today 12:14 pm
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  2. Can anybody on the southcoast of england help me with some AutoCAD 3D lessons please?

    Dear all, I am trying to draw in 3D using AutoCAD but I am well out of my depth. If someone could provide a couple of hours of tuition I would be happy to pay a reasonable hourly rate. ...

    Started by IlikeCAD‎, Yesterday 04:20 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    Today 01:20 am Go to last post
  3. I am loosing sight of my 3D model when I zoom any help be great please?

    Dear All, I have a 3D model on my screen and if I zoom in a lot is disappears, using the arrow to go back does not bring it back neither does zoom extents. My drawing is acting odd and I have...

    Started by IlikeCAD‎, Yesterday 04:28 pm
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    Yesterday 05:50 pm Go to last post
  4. I am in out of my depth again with 3D modeling in AutoCAD be delighted with help

    Good evening all, I have been drawing a 3D part and I needed a how right through it in a previous session. I draw a circle on a face extruded it through the part and subtracted the cylinder...

    Started by IlikeCAD‎, 27th Mar 2015 10:38 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    Yesterday 04:15 pm Go to last post
  5. Question Slow CAD on good PC?

    My PC is as follows, AMD FX8350 8 Core 4Ghz Black Ed CPU 8Gb RAM (1333) SAPPHIRE R9 270X 4GB GDDR5 I brought home from work a small unit drawing to draw in 3d as we only use lt at work. I...

    Started by ryeh84‎, 26th Mar 2015 09:32 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    Yesterday 04:39 am Go to last post
  6. Change focus point on 3D print

    Hello, I'm rather new in AutoCAD 3D. For the first time now i'm trying to fix an design in an image. http://s14.postimg.org/f5ak8j5tt/example.png / http://postimg.org/image/yn57oh2rh/27b06f5f/ ...

    Started by OMEGA-ThundeR‎, 12th Mar 2015 03:58 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    Yesterday 04:19 am Go to last post
  7. 3D model not plotting correctly.. I am at a loss for words.

    Hi All-- I am new here, so Hello... I am at total loss right now. I am working on a 3D depth analysis of a river bed for a BP docking facility. They use these reports to determine when...

    Started by rwweber‎, Yesterday 12:49 am
    • Replies: 1
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    Yesterday 03:53 am Go to last post
  8. Trying to change the Color of the sky

    I was wondering if someone could help me out. I'm trying to change the Color of the sky in the "adjust Sun & Sky Backgroun" dialog box. But it seems to be locked on a greyish colour. I want to get a...

    Started by Bowl.Spliffson‎, 8th Jul 2009 03:36 pm
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    26th Mar 2015 06:20 pm Go to last post
  9. 3D Mystery... What in the world is going on here???

    Hi guys/gals: So, I might have given myself a slight case of rum poisoning last night but I'm pretty sure that's not the issue here... What I've got is a 3D model that I've worked up of a pressure...

    Started by ColinPearson‎, 21st Mar 2015 04:02 pm
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    26th Mar 2015 01:55 pm Go to last post
  10. Viewing 3-D objects in viewport with objects behind me

    In attached drawing how do I show the red block in the view port without putting the white block on a hidden layer? In other words I want a front view that only showing red block looking at the...

    Started by muck‎, 20th Mar 2015 03:28 pm
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    25th Mar 2015 07:54 pm Go to last post
  11. How do I create a 3D TV in AutoCAD?

    Hi guys, I'm working at a college work and I need to drawing a television. I'm using autocad but I can't design in 3D and rendering. So I'd like to asking for help. I'll really happy if...

    Started by Madruga_SP‎, 20th Mar 2015 01:20 pm
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    25th Mar 2015 12:46 am Go to last post
  12. Any help please on a UCS matter. I am also happy ot pay for some face to face help.

    Hi everyone, I am very sorry to bother you guys but I have an issue here. I am trying to teach myself to draw in 3D in 3D modelling AutoCAD. The issue is when I attempt to draw a rectangle ...

    Started by IlikeCAD‎, 22nd Mar 2015 09:13 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    22nd Mar 2015 11:43 pm Go to last post
  13. "Explode" 3D design

    Is it possible to "explode" a 3D design into the separate objects? Eg. designing a cabinet in 3D and then automatically generate a textual or visual list of the different components and their...

    Started by necospaiens‎, 12th Mar 2015 09:36 am
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    18th Mar 2015 03:31 pm Go to last post
  14. Command "UCS" "Z" aligning Y axis rather than X

    Hi guys, Hopefully this will be a pretty simple one... I currently working on a drawing that has been provided by another drawing office - and when I execute the command "UCS" "Z" and pick two...

    Started by lamensterms‎, 18th Mar 2015 03:40 am
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    18th Mar 2015 03:40 am Go to last post
  15. Render an Imprint

    Hello, I was wondering if there is any way to have an imprinted area rendered as a different material than the rest of the object that it is imprinted on. For example, can I render the blue...

    Started by amishomelet‎, 13th Mar 2015 01:11 am
    • Replies: 2
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    13th Mar 2015 08:53 pm Go to last post
  16. Chromium object has no metallic luster, does not look realistic at all.

    Hello! I am trying to make this chromium object look realistic but am not succeeding . It has no metallic luster, it looks like a cartoon. What should I do? Thank you!

    Started by turboCAD‎, 10th Mar 2015 10:32 am
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    13th Mar 2015 12:19 am Go to last post
  17. How to remove color interference/objects casting their colors on each other ?

    Hello! In my drawing, the pink object and the blue object are casting their colors on the grey ones; I would like to prevent that from happening so no interference between colors . The color of...

    Started by turboCAD‎, 12th Mar 2015 04:17 pm
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    12th Mar 2015 04:17 pm Go to last post
  18. Smile How to position 3D circles onto the coordinates imported from excel file

    Hi everyone, I have a huge 3D coordinate data base being imported into Cad. I have used 3D polyline to connect all those points together. So technically I have a line composed of almost 20000...

    Started by alinazem123‎, 11th Mar 2015 09:39 am
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    12th Mar 2015 02:42 pm Go to last post
  19. Unhappy Annotation dimensions distance vary between viewpoints

    Not quite sure how to explain this so I've enclosed a couple of picture aswell. I'm doing my first 3d cabinet and now I'm trying to add the dimensions to the drawing. On the default viewpoint it...

    Started by necospaiens‎, 8th Mar 2015 10:03 pm
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    12th Mar 2015 09:18 am Go to last post
  20. 3D Spiral ramp

    Cad a career is pretty new to me… I did autocad at college got a btec in mech eng. Went to uni studied motorsport. quit that after to yours for various reasons and then took a job in a cycle shop and...

    Started by quadrilateral‎, 9th Mar 2015 02:54 pm
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    11th Mar 2015 11:28 pm Go to last post
  21. AutoCad 2010 MacOS X version shademode clue

    Hi to everyone in the forum. Recently I have a problem using AutoCad 2010 MacOS X version: Every time I try to switch it to shaded or any other shade mode I can not select any objects at all Why?...

    Started by stenews‎, 6th Mar 2015 07:13 pm
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    8th Mar 2015 03:49 pm Go to last post
  22. Rendering output issue

    Hello world, can anyoane help me figure out why do i get the stains on the wall after i render ?

    Started by 4RIDERS‎, 27th Feb 2015 02:55 pm
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    6th Mar 2015 03:59 pm Go to last post
  23. Unhappy Can't perform boolean extraction

    Please have a look at my model. I can't perform boolean substraction on it. Could you please prompt on what the problem is? http://www.4shared.com/photo/Ep01Sbdkba/mul_1_.html

    Started by bavdeyka‎, 5th Mar 2015 11:09 pm
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    6th Mar 2015 02:04 pm Go to last post
  24. Any Mac users here using autocad 2011?

    I am drawing in 3d and I can do all my changes to my object in 2d wireframe no problem but as soon as I switch it to shaded or any other shade mode I can not select the object at all. The reason I am...

    Started by SadisticIron‎, 8th Dec 2011 04:02 am
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    6th Mar 2015 01:03 pm Go to last post
  25. O-ring groove

    I have a cylinder inside a custom valve (see the drawing) This rotates inside cylindrical hole of the valve body. I want the hole in the cylinder sealed with an O-ring (green groove). My question is...

    Started by paulmcz‎, 3rd Mar 2015 03:35 pm
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    5th Mar 2015 06:24 pm Go to last post

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