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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. furniture almost done

    How can i make the backrest and seat rest of the chair that i made in cad i upload a picture and a picture that i did in cad?

    Started by bernardino‎, Yesterday 06:55 am
    • Replies: 3
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    Today 02:18 am Go to last post
  2. working with solprof

    Can anyone help me remember that command that retains the ratio of the 2d profile lines that you extract out of a 3d part? i use solprof and then copy the 2d profile and paste it into another cad...

    Started by 084x4larry‎, 31st Jul 2015 03:01 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    31st Jul 2015 05:44 pm Go to last post
  3. Arc Aligned Text extrude on 3d solid

    Hey guys. So I'm a long time follower (googler) but first time poster. I have a peculiar project which I can't seem to figure out. It's a simple dome with arc aligned text imprinted around the face...

    Started by kshig‎, 30th Jul 2015 02:00 am
    • Replies: 5
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    31st Jul 2015 03:47 am Go to last post
  4. Sweep with a rotation

    I have drawn a barrel profile and would like to subtract the bore with rifling. I have the P-line of a cross sectional of the rifling. Can I sweep the center line of the bore and rotate it in the...

    Started by BSracer‎, 28th Jul 2015 09:19 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    29th Jul 2015 12:53 pm Go to last post
  5. Render Problem - Shadow was brighten

    Help~ Rendered the image below, the shadow was brighten, what's wrong? Please help:oops:

    Started by Adonis Chan‎, 28th Jul 2015 07:42 am
    • Replies: 1
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    28th Jul 2015 02:48 pm Go to last post
  6. 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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    28th Jul 2015 10:38 am Go to last post
  7. 3d transform to 3 view

    how you transform from 3d drawing in autocad 2000 to 3 view drawing?

    Started by Mark_Anif‎, 24th Jul 2015 02:05 am
    • Replies: 5
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    27th Jul 2015 02:14 pm Go to last post
  8. Question Zooming in to 3D drawing makes objects disappear.

    This is frustrating. I try to zoom into an object with my mouse and it disppears. I zoom out and it reappears but it's too far away, I zoom in again and it disappears. Why is it doing this? I click...

    Started by SwChilly‎, 14th Aug 2012 04:55 pm
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    27th Jul 2015 01:08 pm Go to last post
  9. Need help attachng corners

    Hello everyone. I'm wondering if someone can please help me with my dilemma. I would like some to explain to me how I can attach the corner on object 1 to the intersection point on object two. Thank...

    Started by prime333‎, 24th Jul 2015 11:41 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    26th Jul 2015 05:31 pm Go to last post
  10. 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: 9
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    25th Jul 2015 05:45 pm Go to last post
  11. LEE MAC layerdirector for 3d bodies

    Here is a video how LM:layerdirector can be used to assign default layer to 3D operations like extrude, sweep, loft, sections, etc. http://youtu.be/I8B7MA8CmRs

    Started by hlammerts‎, 24th Jul 2015 07:15 am
    • Replies: 4
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    24th Jul 2015 11:06 am Go to last post
  12. creating an egg shaped solid

    I am using ACAD 2000 and trying to create a solid that is something like an egg, kind of. What i actually need is an eliptical sphere, if that makes any sense. My only idea was to try and REVOLVE...

    Started by johnfulwyler‎, 5th Nov 2003 02:31 am
    • Replies: 9
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    6th Jul 2015 05:48 pm Go to last post
  13. How do you trim a 3d object at a 45 Degree angle?

    Is there a way to convert those lines into plines, so i could extrude and cut.

    Started by dlggnation‎, 14th Nov 2011 04:48 pm
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    6th Jul 2015 01:11 am Go to last post
  14. 2d - 3d

    Complete noob AutoCAD user here, I've been given 2- 2d drawings in AutoCAD and need to turn it into a 3d model, one 2d model is of a top view of the design, and the other is a back view of the...

    Started by jasons520‎, 25th Jun 2015 01:02 am
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    1st Jul 2015 10:50 am Go to last post
  15. Calculating volume of 3D line line drawing

    This is my first post, and this challenge has me baffled. I'm sure it's an easy task for an experienced 3D user, but that's not me. I need to calculate the volume of the 3 shapes in the attached...

    Started by jbplaster‎, 29th Jun 2015 11:02 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    30th Jun 2015 10:42 pm Go to last post
  16. Ghost arm chair

    How do i make ghost arm chair in autocad 2015

    Started by bernardino‎, 22nd Jun 2015 03:14 am
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    27th Jun 2015 09:38 am Go to last post
  17. snaping a 3d cube with filleted edges

    Hi everyone, imagine a 3d model cube with all edges filleted i would like to snap the imaginery corner of the cube (as if the edges were not filleted) into the corner of another much larger cube...

    Started by Mic‎, 25th Jun 2015 02:10 am
    • Replies: 6
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    25th Jun 2015 07:32 pm Go to last post
  18. Need help with 3D presentation

    Hi, I need to put together a 3D model presentation of a new project. I have modeled all the different equipments that are going to be installed / replace the existings. I would like to know what...

    Started by hoss‎, 23rd Jun 2015 05:52 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    23rd Jun 2015 05:52 pm Go to last post
  19. Viewing points in 3D

    Point styles in PDMODE become flattened when viewed in 3D (they lie flat on the XY plane on which they were created). Is there a way to create a true 3D point representation ie: like maybe a sphere...

    Started by dan_m‎, 20th Jun 2015 05:41 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    21st Jun 2015 12:15 am Go to last post
  20. 3D Hollow Section

    AutoCAD 2013 Software: I am trying to create a hollow section much like an octagonal pipe. I can create the 2D image of the "OD" and "ID", but I am having issues with creating the Solid or surfaces...

    Started by DSR‎, 18th Jun 2015 11:51 am
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    • Replies: 12
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    20th Jun 2015 12:39 pm Go to last post
  21. Question 3dpolyline

    Hi How can draw 3dpolyline with line type Dashed. I chanced line type scale from prop. but it doesn't work. thank you

    Started by resto‎, 18th Jun 2015 08:29 am
    • Replies: 6
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    18th Jun 2015 09:50 pm Go to last post
  22. 3D Lighting Issue

    Hi everyone! I was hoping someone might be able to help me out with an issue I seem to be having with a 3D drawing I am trying to render. I have a drawing that I am trying to just add...

    Started by MechanicalAnimal‎, 18th Jun 2015 04:34 pm
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    18th Jun 2015 04:34 pm Go to last post
  23. Performance show down with larger 3-D drawings

    I have started to work in larger 3-D drawings with X-references spread out on a office server. I have notice a large performance slow down with AutoCAD 2013. My curser is jerky and selection sets...

    Started by muck‎, 17th Jun 2015 01:53 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    17th Jun 2015 03:39 pm Go to last post
  24. Aligning multiple 3D objects

    Hey Guys & Girls, This is probably a simple problem but can someone please help me with aligning the 3 objects in the attached I want the points to be touching at the top, not just the...

    Started by Jordan27‎, 8th Jun 2015 11:16 am
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    13th Jun 2015 07:53 am Go to last post
  25. will NOT cut a section (plane) or flatshot for nuthin..!!

    I have this thing that I created in Acad but can not get a flat version of it (except 'Flatten') but poor quality. the helical blades (to the left) is the culprit.. if I delete it everything works. ...

    Started by dumfatnhappy‎, 28th May 2015 03:44 pm
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 375
    10th Jun 2015 02:59 pm Go to last post

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