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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. Threaded holes

    HI all I am new to 3d Autocad and I'm having difficulty with a feature. I am wanting to draw threaded holes in a solid which I have managed to achieve but when I use the Drawing views feature I...

    Started by Wilsy_71uk‎, Today 05:09 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    Today 06:41 pm Go to last post
  2. Problems Importing IGS file

    I am trying to import a IGS file into AutoCad 2015. It always says that the import failed but does not give me any kind of report as to why. I tried attaching the drawing on here but it says it is...

    Started by Newton his‎, Today 05:13 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    Today 06:22 pm Go to last post
  3. 'Cannot sweep or extrude a self-intersecting curve'

    Hi I keep getting the above error - but the curve does not intersect itself - is on the same plane and does not intersect another curve. I've tried to re draw a few times but I still get...

    Started by GemmaEBaird‎, Yesterday 07:15 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    Today 06:02 pm Go to last post
  4. Question Need to put image on face of 3D Solid

    I'm not new to AutoCAD but I am new to rendering HQ images with graphics. I am creating a trade show design and need to put the customer's graphics on the face of it... but I am failing miserably....

    Started by kalindberg‎, 19th Dec 2014 03:09 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    Today 05:07 pm Go to last post
  5. Embarrassed Help with a curved bridge

    I am fairly new to 3D and am having problems with a curved overpass. It begins at ground level and curves both in plan but also elevation to reach 9m at its highest point. I just cant work...

    Started by GemmaEBaird‎, 20th Dec 2014 08:14 pm
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  6. Moving 3D Objects...very slow :(

    Hello, I've hit a problem with AutoCAD which is making it unusable :( I've modelled the tail fin of a glider by lofting five or six cross-sections together - AutoCAD had a really hard time...

    Started by SweptAway‎, Yesterday 03:06 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    Yesterday 05:48 pm Go to last post
  7. Curved Roof Plane

    Good afternoon So it's my second day on 3D AutoCAD 2015 and I am trying to put a roof on the structural members as depicted below ( and attached ) I need some help on the process of how to...

    Started by GemmaEBaird‎, Yesterday 01:46 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    Yesterday 03:24 pm Go to last post
  8. why i cant export stl format in autocad?

    hi dear friend :(i draw a object and then extrude that, when i will do export , in right bottom Export symbols are not displayed and my file export As will be shown below? why autocad can not export...

    Started by hamidciv‎, 19th Dec 2014 09:16 pm
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    20th Dec 2014 04:30 pm Go to last post
  9. render window

    Just wondering if there is a way to change the background color in the render window. Most of what I render is usually black in color and hard to see. Thanks

    Started by skillsaw‎, 19th Dec 2014 10:09 pm
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    20th Dec 2014 03:34 pm Go to last post
  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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  11. structural pallete - regular autocad 2010

    I am new to using the structural pallete. I chose a w5x16 beam and am working in 3D. I have noticed that it is a block. The only way that I can extrude it is in block editor mode. This is fine...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 19th Dec 2014 08:30 pm
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    19th Dec 2014 08:58 pm Go to last post
  12. Coverting 3D Models

    Hi I currently work with autocad 2015. A company I am talking with uses Siemens NX 3D CAD Software. He coverted some 3D files to DWG and sent them over but when I open them they are not in 3d at...

    Started by Newton his‎, 17th Dec 2014 08:52 pm
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    18th Dec 2014 07:46 pm Go to last post
  13. 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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    18th Dec 2014 07:09 pm Go to last post
  14. Fillets and Chamfers

    I am having trouble doing fillets on 3D edges. Also I have a chamfer to do and have never done one before.

    Started by Heromaster‎, 18th Dec 2014 02:38 am
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    18th Dec 2014 05:25 am Go to last post
  15. Moved: Bim ?????

    Started by Honda Matt‎, 17th Dec 2014 05:03 pm
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    17th Dec 2014 08:26 pm Go to last post
  16. need help with this drawing

    Hi Everyone, In my quest for understanding Autocad I have been doing exercises from a book. In both 2D and 3D. I accomplished all 99 except for this one. I just can't figure out how to make the...

    Started by skillsaw‎, 16th Dec 2014 08:29 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    17th Dec 2014 02:37 am Go to last post
  17. 3d Modeling Trim Command

    Hi, Having a problem trimming circles with the trim command in 3D. "Tr, enter,enter" and all lines become cutting lines. So when I do this all my solid lines become dashed, yet when I click to...

    Started by Pete999‎, 15th Dec 2014 06:38 pm
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    16th Dec 2014 03:07 pm Go to last post
  18. 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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  19. UCS with Lines

    After moving a few 3d objects to a new location I noticed that the UCS icon has color coordinated lines coming of of the xyz. What does it mean? Thanks in advance:unsure:

    Started by skillsaw‎, 14th Dec 2014 08:57 pm
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    15th Dec 2014 09:38 pm Go to last post
  20. Object made with Loft cannot be exported to Flow Design

    At the moment I am busy trying to create a Blended Wing Body. To test my designs I use Autodesk Flow Design. Unfortunately, this program does not accept .dwg so it is needed to change these files to...

    Started by Hagel123‎, 12th Dec 2014 11:28 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    15th Dec 2014 02:38 pm Go to last post
  21. Unable to apply fillet command to solid

    This is just a learning project for myself, the part came from a google image search. I can apply fillets to some of the edges. Depending on the order in which I do it, I can get different edges...

    Started by LoudNoise‎, 12th Dec 2014 07:34 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    15th Dec 2014 02:00 pm Go to last post
  22. My first Stairs :D

    ok guys, don't laugh too much, they are my first stairs made in AutoCad :D, 2004 btw, i want your opinion since i will use this exact model to build my stairs from my house that goes to my future...

    Started by idk14‎, 12th Dec 2014 09:47 am
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  23. Creating m4x0.7 screw thread using helix+sweep

    hello, I'm sure I must be about the zillionth person to post a question regarding creating screw threads in 3d, but I can't find an answer on this forum that fits my problem. I'm trying...

    Started by SweptAway‎, 11th Dec 2014 04:35 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    12th Dec 2014 05:09 pm Go to last post
  24. Question Simple 3D Roof...

    Well, i am embarassed but i need to ask for help, i am making a simple house with the roof in /\ like normal ones, and like always after you copied the roof on one side upper with a bit more it gets...

    Started by idk14‎, 10th Dec 2014 03:51 pm
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    12th Dec 2014 12:44 pm Go to last post
  25. Creating a Fillet

    Could you prompt me on how to create an intersection with radius of 3 mm along the edge marked with red arrows? I keep stumbling upon an error:(

    Started by bavdeyka‎, 9th Dec 2014 10:33 am
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    11th Dec 2014 08:56 pm Go to last post

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