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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. Help With Stair Rendering

    I am always very envious of the renderings I see others do. For some reason mine end up kind of crappy looking although they present the general idea. Here is one that I created tonight and would...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 25th May 2018 02:25 am
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    25th May 2018 02:25 am Go to last post
  2. Explode polyface mesh to 3D face

    Hi guys, I need help! How can I EXPLODE a polyface MESH to 3D Face BUT keep original colors. I would appreciate it if you help me to solve the problem. DWG file attached. Kind Regards,...

    Started by Mirzali‎, 22nd May 2018 06:51 am
    • Replies: 7
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    24th May 2018 12:43 pm Go to last post
  3. Autocad imported 3d object, dimensioning in paperspace viewport

    Hello, I have been struggling with the following: I have a dxf 3d object that I've imported to AC. What i would like to do is: 1.create a paperspace viewport via "Layout">"Base">"From Model...

    Started by Lookie‎, 22nd May 2018 11:31 am
    • Replies: 9
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    23rd May 2018 05:02 pm Go to last post
  4. MyXrefs use for 3D

    Hi I have been using AutoCAD for both 2D and 3D for quite some time now. Sometimes one still has the "AH-HA!" moment when you find a "new" great tool. Just the other day i had this and want to...

    Started by halam‎, 18th May 2018 10:16 am
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    18th May 2018 10:16 am Go to last post
  5. Question Error in opening the stl file!

    Hi Dear members I've got a strange problem when I'm going to import a *.STL file as follows: I would greatly appreciate it if you kindly tell me how to solve this problem. kind regards,...

    Started by hamidciv‎, 13th May 2018 09:04 am
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    14th May 2018 06:13 am Go to last post
  6. Identify the colour of a 3D solid drawn on layer 0

    Good day. I am hoping somebody can help here. Please consider this scenario: - 1. Imagine that in AutoCAD the layer is set to 0 but also the colour control is set to a colour other than...

    Started by Manila Wolf‎, 9th May 2018 07:47 am
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    10th May 2018 09:11 am Go to last post
  7. Union => option to keep originals

    Hi, I'm trying to get some code working. The idea is based upon the subtract function Gilles Chanteau wrote. Only with a twist to make this happen for union. This way you can keep the...

    Started by halam‎, 8th May 2018 10:01 pm
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  8. 3D Stone wall

    How do I produce a profiled stone for a stone wall in a building. I need to model a wall in 3D to produce an .stl file to send to a 3D printer to make a model of a stone wall.

    Started by LGGreen‎, 14th Apr 2018 07:34 pm
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    2nd May 2018 08:13 pm Go to last post
  9. Modelling Topo / ground

    Hi Guys, I have been asked to model out the ground for a site we recently scanned, and I have no idea where to start: The area has a road going through it, with two hills either side, I...

    Started by boxel0‎, 25th Apr 2018 06:06 pm
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    26th Apr 2018 02:10 am Go to last post
  10. AutoCAD Rectangular 3D solid with higher center part

    Hello Experts, I am drawing a 3D-solid 50x50 units with thickness 0,3 units I want the outer part of this shape (20 units) to be 0,3 units lower than the center part which measures 30x30 units ...

    Started by Solvax‎, 8th Apr 2018 09:20 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    10th Apr 2018 04:40 pm Go to last post
  11. Need Advice for Gutter Layout

    I need a little advice for a sheet metal application. The attached drawing shows a gutter profile I need to layout. It's supposed to have a 2% slope but if I use that (1.15°) it slopes right past the...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 8th Apr 2018 09:52 am
    • Replies: 2
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    8th Apr 2018 02:55 pm Go to last post
  12. Question About ACAD 3D Modeling (Also Book Question)

    What is UCS? Does 3D modeling in ACAD required a UCS feature? Since what version of ACAD the UCS feature is available? Does UCS feature is available in ACAD2002? What book is best for...

    Started by basty‎, 31st Mar 2018 04:04 pm
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    3rd Apr 2018 02:56 pm Go to last post
  13. Question importing excel spreadsheet x,y,z points into the spline function

    i'm trying to learn how to import x,y,z points in excel into a spline function in order to not have to manually type the individual x,y,z point for 100's of x,y,z points in excel. i have been unable...

    Started by gjeffrey‎, 13th Oct 2017 07:04 pm
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    3rd Apr 2018 04:16 am Go to last post
  14. Variable diameter Helix.

    Hello ! I am writing to ask if it is possible to draw an helix of variable diameter, in which the helix starts with a small diameter, then the diameter increases with each turn till half the total...

    Started by POPRivet‎, 27th Mar 2018 08:13 pm
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    30th Mar 2018 03:52 pm Go to last post
  15. View cube aligned to UCS, not WCS

    Is there a way to make the 3d cube be aligned with the active UCS and not locked to the WCS? This can be annoying when working with a UCS that x,y are not parallel to WCS X & Y.

    Started by MJLM‎, 19th Mar 2018 02:14 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    20th Mar 2018 02:58 pm Go to last post
  16. Presentation renders, section plane, large files..

    I have a 260Mb assembly worked up over the last few months (50' dia. sphere construction, mechanics, etc.). I would like to render some sectionplane cuts and AutoCad (2016) isn't up for it. I've...

    Started by 43st‎, 14th Mar 2018 07:51 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    15th Mar 2018 06:47 pm Go to last post
  17. Need a 3d palm tree

    Hi every one I need a 3d palm tree . We are going to repair the brick retaining wall and want to show all the residents what it will look like. the proposal at the moment is to put a Corten ring...

    Started by BIGAL‎, 14th Mar 2018 05:57 am
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    14th Mar 2018 08:17 am Go to last post
  18. can not dimension 3d model

    i use a little autocad 3d and i ask why in a 3d model i can not dimension some points like in the figure! i pute the view in 2d and then i try to dimension but autocad don't give me the right osnap...

    Started by jim78b‎, 1st Mar 2018 10:25 am
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    1st Mar 2018 02:32 pm Go to last post
  19. 3d Roof solid problem

    Hi all, Im a 2d CAD user so looking at producing a 3d model from survey data, im trying to make the roof solid, I can do it when the pitch is just 3 points but when I do the other side and extrude...

    Started by danHook‎, 15th Feb 2018 06:01 pm
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    21st Feb 2018 08:34 am Go to last post
  20. 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
    • Replies: 4
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    19th Feb 2018 01:05 pm Go to last post
  21. Script for saving camera perspectives

    Good Morning, I have a problem with the cameras in my 3D drawing. My drawing contains 1220 cameras. I create a script which save every camera in png. viewplay Kamera1 pngout...

    Started by dynamo53‎, 19th Feb 2018 08:48 am
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    19th Feb 2018 08:48 am Go to last post
  22. Question Loft polygon to circle

    same problem me to... how to draw arc in upper and lower objects in autocad 3d

    Started by PRABAKARAN R‎, 12th Feb 2018 11:10 am
    • Replies: 2
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    12th Feb 2018 12:59 pm Go to last post
  23. How do I remove the wireframe

    How do I remove the wireframe

    Started by Peter Heraldl‎, 2nd Feb 2018 07:20 am
    • Replies: 4
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    2nd Feb 2018 04:25 pm Go to last post
  24. Please help an old 2D guy with a Loft

    Hello Everyone, Goal - Getting help with creating accurate Sectional Views from a Loft. I apologize in advance for the large picture size. I am hoping an old AutoCAD "2D" guy can get some...

    Started by Stang‎, 31st Jan 2018 08:45 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    1st Feb 2018 04:52 pm Go to last post
  25. HELP to make 2D drawing

    Hello guys, I have a 3D model in Autocad. I made a section with sectionplan command and made a layout with the section view. I need this view in 2D with lines. every lines in one plan. How can I...

    Started by gegenytibor‎, 4th Oct 2017 10:02 am
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    • Replies: 15
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    1st Feb 2018 10:40 am Go to last post

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