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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. XYZ points -> to solid - > with image overlay

    Dear Friends, I need your help with the following case. I have a XYZ table which is coordinates and elevation. When plotted in 3D in Matlab or Excel, it results in a 3D surface plot which shows...

    Started by Cris-‎, Yesterday 08:56 pm
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  2. Unhappy Is it possible and if so how to add views of the different state of objects?

    Hello, dear CADers :) this is my first post, so please don't rip my head off. I may lack the vocabulary to describe things the right way, but I will try. So I am making a drawing of a sliding...

    Started by ThingsNStuff‎, 14th Jan 2017 08:34 pm
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    15th Jan 2017 05:29 pm Go to last post
  3. Struggling to maintain SECTIONPLANE settings through tool palette (ACAD 2017)

    Howdy guys, quick question here. I make sections that are almost always one specific style, which is about three settings different from the AUTOCad default, which cannot be changed. It's a pain...

    Started by oftenly‎, 10th Jan 2017 07:30 pm
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    10th Jan 2017 11:47 pm Go to last post
  4. 3D Orbit for One object(s) DOES not work

    I have recently installed AutoCAD2017 and I am finding that when you select a single object first or multiple objects in an assembly of 3d parts, then apply the 3D orbit command. Normally ONLY the...

    Started by ngohil‎, 28th Jul 2016 09:49 pm
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    10th Jan 2017 07:04 pm Go to last post
  5. Wireframes behaving as if solid / hidden in AC2011 - how revert to old behavior ?

    In AutoCAD 2011, using 3d wireframe Visual Style, by default, clicking in any (non-visible surface of a) 3d solid results in that solid being selected, even if the click is made directly on a line of...

    Started by MichaelBrenden‎, 27th Dec 2010 07:48 pm
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    2011, options, slow performance, wireframes = solids
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    9th Jan 2017 05:30 pm Go to last post
  6. Save not working properly

    Morning guys, I am new here and have a problem some of you may have encountered. When I click enter or save the drawing gets little tiny and jumps up in the upper left corner. It does it over and over

    Started by Robert Newton‎, 6th Jan 2017 04:55 pm
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    9th Jan 2017 02:58 am Go to last post
  7. 2d Object with 2 elevations and 1 plan into 3d

    Hi, I'm quite new to 3d objects but fairly familiar with 2d. I have an object with 2 side elevations and 1 plan elevation and I would like to turn it into 3d, however due to the various curves...

    Started by cmo_uk‎, 23rd Dec 2016 11:32 am
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    1st Jan 2017 07:57 pm Go to last post
  8. Solid RGB Color

    New Years Greetings ! I'm trying to figure out a way to make a batch of solid color images based on: file_name ( "BLK10000" ) format ( loseless "TGA" "BMP" or "TIF") fixed size (...

    Started by David Bethel‎, 31st Dec 2016 04:04 pm
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  9. Extrude, Extrude Faces, Union

    Hello, I need some help. please see the document attached, and i need to join all triangules, and than extrude untill the rectangle. I tried to do but, dont create a solid. What im doing wrong....

    Started by joao56777‎, 25th Nov 2016 11:54 pm
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    30th Dec 2016 08:52 am Go to last post
  10. trouble with loft

    hi you guys doing, I've used this site a few times to help me with my CAD homework. This time around I couldn't find what I was looking for so, I'm creating this thread. I'm making a c-clamp. I...

    Started by jaycich‎, 6th Dec 2016 02:13 am
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    30th Dec 2016 08:13 am Go to last post
  11. How to draw a vertical pyramid?

    In the attached drawing, I want the angle between planes ABEH and ACDB to be 90 degrees. How should I define the pyramid to obtain that shape?

    Started by khoshravan‎, 24th Dec 2016 02:50 pm
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    30th Dec 2016 02:07 am Go to last post
  12. Why does my render look like crap?

    Hi, I am making a 3D design of some button layout and recreated a button i want to use in AutoCAD. The problem i have when rendering is that the render result looks as 'choppy' as the...

    Started by OMEGA-ThundeR‎, 14th Dec 2016 11:22 pm
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    16th Dec 2016 02:04 pm Go to last post
  13. Idea Command to allow a 2D pattern (not an image) wrap around a 3D surface/solid?

    Hello All Have a quick question - Does anyone know if AutoCAD has a command to allow shapes wrap over a 3D surface or solids? Something similar to FlowAlongSrf in Rhino I have tried many...

    Started by ADSK2007‎, 8th Dec 2016 07:12 pm
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    10th Dec 2016 11:58 pm Go to last post
  14. Applying Material on 3D Model

    Hi Can someone help, I am trying to apply a shingle roofing texture onto my 3D model and everytime I apply a material it didn’t come out the way I expected. The texture appears in vertical strip, I...

    Started by grgedwards007‎, 7th Dec 2016 11:07 am
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  15. 2017: viewbase function not working for older drawings

    I was trying to call up some drawings from either 2014 or 2015 (that had base views made from that release) in 2017 and it didn't work well. The existing views were corrupt and attempting to...

    Started by rkent‎, 21st Apr 2016 03:59 pm
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    30th Nov 2016 03:11 pm Go to last post
  16. 3D conical hexagon

    Hello! I am total amateur in ACAD (still using 2000 edition), but it serve me well. But now I cam e to problem I can not solve - any help will be higly appretiated. I wish to make 3D object...

    Started by george74‎, 8th Nov 2016 09:10 pm
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    29th Nov 2016 05:32 am Go to last post
  17. 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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    27th Nov 2016 01:35 pm Go to last post
  18. Cutting a hole in a solid, and making a circle a solid.

    I have been drawing in AutoCAD LT for years so I'm very familiar with most 2-D commands however I cant seem to do some simple things in the Full Version of AutoCAD 2000 3-D. Lets say I have drawn...

    Started by mike Keith‎, 1st Apr 2003 09:52 pm
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    21st Nov 2016 02:05 pm Go to last post
  19. Change unit of scale in texture editor.

    how to change the unit of scale in texture editor. Drawing units is in mm. plz help.

    Started by xpr0‎, 21st Nov 2016 09:29 am
    • Replies: 3
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    21st Nov 2016 01:58 pm Go to last post
  20. Smile New to Autocad 3d

    Hi, i need some help and commands to start 3d in auto cad kindly give me some commands which are help full to me to use 3d i m using autocad 2009

    Started by Navi‎, 17th Nov 2016 07:53 am
    • Replies: 9
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    21st Nov 2016 07:35 am Go to last post
  21. AutoCAD 3D usefulness

    I teach AutoCAD (among several other things) at the university level. We are working on revamping our program and I am wondering how useful it is to continue to teach AutoCAD 3D. We also teach Revit,...

    Started by AR_CAD_guy‎, 15th Nov 2016 12:12 am
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    16th Nov 2016 03:19 pm Go to last post
  22. Curved, convex 3d text. Driving me nuts.

    I'd like to place text that is curved and in a 3d model. I have used ARCTEXT to create the text. I'd like it to be "Convex" on the arc I attach it to. Then I use TXTEXP to explode the text, so I can...

    Started by PGuatney‎, 3rd Nov 2016 07:36 pm
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    13th Nov 2016 05:16 am Go to last post
  23. Door/window assembly - proportional offset

    Hello all, How can I specify proportional size for division offset? For example if I want to divide a window to three vertical parts where the left and right parts are 25% each of total window...

    Started by zionshea‎, 12th Nov 2016 10:09 pm
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  24. Text issue on 3d surface

    This is the first time I have ventured into 3d modelling in quite some time. I created this 3d model of a basic fire alarm notification device. I have an issue of the text showing up when I render...

    Started by Ski_Me‎, 9th Nov 2016 09:43 pm
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    10th Nov 2016 08:10 pm Go to last post
  25. Hiding objects behind

    Hi, I'm new to AutoCad 2017 recently got a license. I'm trying to figure out how to get the block rectangle behind the pole.

    Started by Zesh‎, 8th Nov 2016 09:05 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    8th Nov 2016 10:02 pm Go to last post

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