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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. 3D Drafting

    I used to be able to draft in all three planes without needing to make any UCS adjustments. Now I can only draft on the XY plane. If I want to begin a pline an I snap to a point on my existing model...

    Started by craigmcadams‎, Yesterday 04:58 pm
    3d drafting
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    Yesterday 10:40 pm Go to last post
  2. 2D design to 3D Model

    Hi, I have a hard time visualizing the 3D View of the part on top of the motor I put a cyan circle on it can you please guide me on creating this part. Thanks..

    Started by indigo‎, 25th May 2015 06:19 am
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    26th May 2015 11:05 am Go to last post
  3. 3D Practice Modeling

    Hi, I'm currently studying how to create 3D Models of plant equipment from 2D detailed drawings and I have a hard time on how to convert the front view and side view of a pressure to 3D can anyone...

    Started by indigo‎, 15th May 2015 03:27 am
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    25th May 2015 06:13 am Go to last post
  4. Render my 3D Model for Brochure

    Hi everyone I have a model of a Modular Piping system (ie valves, pumps, stainless fittings, etc). I want to apply some materials and create a rendering for a brochure my company is putting...

    Started by VIC842‎, 23rd May 2015 03:19 am
    • Replies: 1
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    24th May 2015 05:31 am Go to last post
  5. Modeling St Mary Axe Using Spline

    Can someone show me to create a 3D model of St Mary Axe using spline in AutoCAD? I know that it can be modeled by using revolve command.

    Started by basty‎, 2nd May 2015 12:09 am
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    21st May 2015 05:29 pm Go to last post
  6. 3d foilage?

    Hi all! I have been toying around with the 3D environment in CAD 2015 and was just wondering if there is a library of some foliage. I'm looking to add a few trees to a scene I'm working on...

    Started by MechanicalAnimal‎, 20th May 2015 04:00 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    21st May 2015 03:00 pm Go to last post
  7. Mouse crosshairs stick when I move them over a 3-D object

    Went I take my mouse cross hairs and move them across a 3-d object or block my cross hairs seem to stick and slow down. Is there some software issue here? I usually notice this issue when I am...

    Started by muck‎, 19th May 2015 04:11 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    19th May 2015 05:05 pm Go to last post
  8. AutoCAD Motor Gas Tank

    Good day every1 I'm newbie here, Can u help me how to make this motor tank? i tried to intersect & subtract but not as smooth as like the finish design(color cyan) Great website for a beginner...

    Started by mechanic19‎, 19th May 2015 12:48 pm
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    19th May 2015 12:48 pm Go to last post
  9. Please help! convert from surface model to solid model

    Hi, I normally get "closed surface" iges file or step file. (see attached) Both are same model, but different format. I just don't know which is better format. I'd like to convert...

    Started by ohyahta‎, 14th May 2015 02:23 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    16th May 2015 05:44 pm Go to last post
  10. 3D Elliptical Vessel Heads in AutoCAD

    Hello All, I'm new to the 3D side of AutoCAD and I am looking for some help in drawing 2:1 elliptical heads for pressure vessels. I'm currently using AutoCAD 2010. Would anyone care to help walk...

    Started by dbakeg00‎, 3rd Mar 2010 06:37 pm
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    15th May 2015 11:09 am Go to last post
  11. "Selection" Feature

    Can't get rid of the "selection" feature. For example, when I click on a solid 3D object or a mesh or anything in model space it gives me the option of "3D Solid, 3D Solid, Polyline, Circle, etc."...

    Started by MAINEman5390‎, 13th May 2015 03:01 am
    • Replies: 4
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    14th May 2015 10:22 pm Go to last post
  12. Question Easy way to associate materials with layers?

    Hola! Sorry if I'm posting this in the wrong place... I did search for this before posting, but didn't see anything relevant. First of all, I'm an AutoCAD guy. I only know enough about Inventor...

    Started by Watson‎, 13th May 2015 09:20 pm
    autocad, export, inventor, layers, materials
    • Replies: 2
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    14th May 2015 04:11 pm Go to last post
  13. 'Light' model

    We produce component manufacturing working drawings in 3D using AutoCAD. Sometimes we have to assemble many hundreds of different components to show a customer how a project will look, for example a...

    Started by jamami‎, 29th Apr 2015 08:29 pm
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    14th May 2015 02:49 pm Go to last post
  14. Materials to MVB's

    Ok, I figured it out. I know many have asked on several cad forums on how to apply materials to the 3d component of a multi view block. Here is how I did it. What a Multi-view block is, is a...

    Started by Noahma‎, 31st Jan 2009 04:22 am
    • Replies: 3
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    9th May 2015 02:22 pm Go to last post
  15. AutoCAD 3D scene rendering

    Hi all! I want to make a render similar to (inspired by) this one: But i'm not sure how to make the grass and trees in AutoCAD... Do i have to model them? If so, can i use a matrix over a...

    Started by ThunderRoad‎, 5th May 2015 11:05 am
    • Replies: 8
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    8th May 2015 01:26 pm Go to last post
  16. 3D Dynamic block Stretching 3D objects

    I'm using MEP 2014. I've made a dynamic block in 3D of a cable ladder rack. I'd like it to stretch and automagically add rungs at regular intervals. It also has an optional sized rack in...

    Started by SteveD‎, 7th May 2015 04:13 pm
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    8th May 2015 01:12 pm Go to last post
  17. Wink Intersect does not work

    Hi everybody, I'm working on a personal project, just to figure out Autocad 3D a bit (I'm following 3D lessons this years, but already experimenting on my own a bit) I already came up with a...

    Started by cad_user86‎, 7th May 2015 02:31 pm
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    8th May 2015 02:25 am Go to last post
  18. Drawing Slice command fails with no error

    Hello, I want to slice frustum with plane. I have frustums of various diameters and I slice them at required point slice works fine for most of my frustums, only for particular input diameter it...

    Started by Dhanrajd‎, 5th May 2015 08:27 am
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    7th May 2015 10:02 am Go to last post
  19. Using 3DClip to make a elevation view in a second viewport?

    I have used 3DClip to create an elevation of an object in my first viewport in layout. I created a second viewport to make a elevation at a different angle of the same object. Now I want to use...

    Started by muck‎, 6th May 2015 03:24 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    7th May 2015 04:13 am Go to last post
  20. Extrude Tool Problems!

    Hi guys So I'm drawing in the 3D Modeling Workspace. I set my UCS up correctly because you can only Extrude along the Z axis. Here's my question: Why is it that the positive and negative...

    Started by Giarc73‎, 5th May 2015 11:04 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    6th May 2015 04:52 pm Go to last post
  21. HELP! Cutting holes out of a 3d object

    Hi guys, I'm new to Autocad, about 3 days in. Please forgive my utter newbness! I have an enclosure (Retex Caja ABOX P33020115) and I want to cut some wholes into the casing to accommodate...

    Started by vincemickman‎, 20th Apr 2015 05:32 pm
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    2nd May 2015 07:55 am Go to last post
  22. importing to Keyshot 5

    hi friends i am facing some problems while importing a file from autocad 2014 to keyshot 5 for rendering. my model consist of some sphere but when importing to keyshot the cylinders are not...

    Started by kayaan‎, 29th Apr 2015 01:04 pm
    import to keyshot
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    1st May 2015 04:49 pm Go to last post
  23. 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: 8
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    29th Apr 2015 02:40 pm Go to last post
  24. Idea How to turn imported file into editable solid?

    Hi, I have a little experience in AutoCAD but I can't seem to find an answer for this. I've imported a .STP file and a .SLDPRT file into an existing document. I want to edit the files. i.e...

    Started by RGD‎, 25th Apr 2015 09:36 pm
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    27th Apr 2015 06:33 pm Go to last post
  25. Tedlar bag

    Does anyone have any idea how can I model a bag tedlar like this image? I need her to look pretty full of gas! With what I know of 3d modeling, I could not think of anything!

    Started by rodolfonobrega‎, 24th Apr 2015 12:31 pm
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 342
    25th Apr 2015 03:41 pm Go to last post

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