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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. Classic to 3D

    Am I able to maintain my "Classic" screen setup ie: menu bars & pulldowns etc and have 3D availability? Kind regards, Neville

    Started by Neville Jukes‎, 7th Jul 2017 01:10 am
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    24th Jul 2017 07:10 pm Go to last post
  2. Question Center 'Axis" 3D Orbit

    using the 3d orbit comand sometimes when i rotate the 'center of the axis' i am rotating from is right near the object i am viewing. other times it seems to be way out making it difficult to rotate...

    Started by CiCAD‎, 8th Nov 2011 02:07 am
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    24th Jul 2017 05:45 pm Go to last post
  3. Smile How to make 2 surfaces with this data?

    Imagine that this image is a simple room, red line conect points for floor (KpXX), black line for top of the room (KkXX) and blue is walls(XX). Non of the points have same elevation. How to make...

    Started by nasoox‎, 18th Jul 2017 10:43 am
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    19th Jul 2017 03:32 am Go to last post
  4. Question 3D Face

    i want to deleted line of 3dface, help me!

    Started by hamai1991‎, 17th Jul 2017 08:32 am
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    17th Jul 2017 01:38 pm Go to last post
  5. Any way to convert 3D face into a 3D solid?

    I have this chair in 3d but it consists of 3d faces and i can not convert all of them into sufraces or solids...only the faces that are on the same plane can be converted.Since the object is a little...

    Started by Lazarus‎, 4th Apr 2007 08:53 pm
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    15th Jul 2017 10:57 am Go to last post
  6. can,t snap to z value of a 3d point

    Hello friends usually if i want to draw 3d line or 3dpolyline from 3d point i picked the points but now i can,t snap to z value of the point any variable prevent the mouse snaping to z value of 3d...

    Started by motee-z‎, 14th Jul 2017 09:51 pm
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    14th Jul 2017 11:10 pm Go to last post
  7. 3D Section Plan

    I need some help from somebody if possible. I can't do a section plane on my drawing. I want to do cut my drawing in half but it says inconsistence edge face relationship. and doesnt do nothing. the...

    Started by couves‎, 10th Jul 2017 10:58 pm
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    13th Jul 2017 07:26 pm Go to last post
  8. Strange behaviour when trying to fillet.

    Greetings, I have recently moved from AutoCAD LT 2000 to the full version, student, of AutoCAD 2017. I am trying to self teach myself 3D drawing so I can have various detail parts printed up for my...

    Started by Donald Yungling‎, 5th Jul 2017 08:38 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    8th Jul 2017 07:35 pm Go to last post
  9. Unhappy Degrading quality of pointcloud in Autocad 2016

    Hi everyone, first post. Does anyone know why x-referenced point cloud can suddenly degrade in visual quality? This is what happens: I insert a huge point cloud scan into AutoCAD drawing and...

    Started by VictorDigai‎, 19th Jun 2017 07:58 pm
    autocad 2016, pointcloud
    • Replies: 9
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    30th Jun 2017 02:37 pm Go to last post
  10. Guitar neck digital scanned

    Hi everyone, I have an stl file of a guitar neck that needs reverse engineered into surface or solid. Catia and Solidworks and Maya and Rhino, Meshlab Freecad various photoscan programs have failed,...

    Started by poolrod‎, 29th Jun 2017 04:55 am
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    29th Jun 2017 11:55 pm Go to last post
  11. Motion Path Animations.

    hey all, It's been a good long while since i stopped in here. I am using Civil3D 2016 and i am trying to make a motion path animation and so far i have been successful in creating a path, and...

    Started by SMP‎, 28th Jun 2017 05:48 pm
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    29th Jun 2017 02:06 pm Go to last post
  12. Moved: Can I split the drawing if too big?

    Hello, I have project where all GAs are 1:50@A1, but one has Mews at the back so its too big for the page, can I split it? If I change the scale on all of them the others would look too small on the...

    Started by maxi2014‎, 27th Jun 2017 03:13 pm
    split drawing, too large
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    27th Jun 2017 11:27 am Go to last post
  13. Point cloud freezes

    Just to try out point clouds, downloaded latest Acad incl Recap, imported a 5MB architectural .rcp file. Computer freezes - the pc model displays but the loading wheel keeps spinning, no commands,...

    Started by fostertom‎, 9th Jun 2017 04:30 pm
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    26th Jun 2017 10:32 am Go to last post
  14. 3d Solid loses extrusion grip and height property after save / close down.

    Hi there, Confusion reigns in the world of CAD once again :?. I've created a 3d solid from an extruded 2D polyline, which, in the quick properties box has a height, and a grip on the solid...

    Started by Cladding Connexions‎, 22nd Jun 2017 10:35 am
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    23rd Jun 2017 10:42 am Go to last post
  15. Free 3D Sweep Steel Profiles Written In AutoLisp

    Its free and available Here. and here is a very quick preview with animated gif that for some reason i cant upload here... send us your request for updates and more of your steel profiles with...

    Started by Zac Davis‎, 24th Feb 2016 10:50 pm
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    16th Jun 2017 07:58 pm Go to last post
  16. hi guys i need help making a spring with a diameter of 0.0007 units. it needs to be..

    spring with a diameter of 0.0007 units and the thickness using sweep must be 0.0002 units. ive tried but i cant seem to get it working

    Started by wezzo18‎, 3rd Apr 2017 11:31 am
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  17. Hi i Need help creating Solid

    This is what it looks like but i need it to be a solid. Someone please help. It is due next week Wednesday

    Started by wezzo18‎, 14th Jun 2017 09:50 am
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    14th Jun 2017 01:03 pm Go to last post
  18. 3D Steel add-in recommendation

    Can you recommend some 3D Steel add-ins for ACAD 2017? I found this on the app store but there is no Demo version ...

    Started by guitarguy1685‎, 13th Jun 2017 04:37 pm
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    13th Jun 2017 09:34 pm Go to last post
  19. Filtering 3d solids

    Hi, I've got big assembly with 3d solid parts. Any ideas how can I find identical parts?

    Started by JamesBorubar‎, 7th Apr 2017 11:17 am
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  20. What's Up With All the Colors & Other Strange Things

    I understand that BIM and other methods of doing things are really starting to take off now but as I'm only a hobbyist I can't say that I've been able to keep up adequately. So here's the thing. In...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 1st Jun 2017 10:08 pm
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    2nd Jun 2017 08:03 pm Go to last post
  21. Question Cut polymesh with another polymesh?

    Hello. I have a polimesh (yellow) that I need to cut with another polimesh (green) How can I do that? Thank you. P.S. Using AutoCAD 2002

    Started by vanowm‎, 15th May 2017 03:50 pm
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    15th May 2017 07:54 pm Go to last post
  22. Create a landscape mesh surface?

    Hi all I have a survey drawing in 3D; the contours are 3D polylines. The topo itself is of a square area of a hillside so the countours run through and are not closed. I would appreciate...

    Started by Doove‎, 1st Jun 2009 06:08 pm
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    15th May 2017 01:24 pm Go to last post
  23. Does anyone know what this message means

    it keeps popping up every few minutes.

    Started by Michael Payne‎, 4th May 2017 07:17 pm
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    5th May 2017 12:07 pm Go to last post
  24. how to bring back the extruded polylines

    Hey guys is there anyone knows how to bring back the extruded polylines?..

    Started by Rasec‎, 26th Apr 2017 06:39 am
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    3rd May 2017 07:33 pm Go to last post
  25. Sweep Me Not

    Can anyone tell me why I cannot sweep this one? The rectangular object at the bottom of the stairs is going to be the handrail. I have created a spline for it to follow up the stairs. But when I try...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 29th Apr 2017 09:39 pm
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    3rd May 2017 07:27 pm Go to last post

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