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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. 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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    Yesterday 07:45 am Go to last post
  2. Embarrassed How do I make grids on walls go away

    Hi, Newbie here, whenever I use push/pull or extrude the wall I make is gridded. I would rather not see this grid, every tutorial online has clean wireframe walls without grids on them. How do make...

    Started by sarahwestcott‎, 17th Jun 2018 08:31 pm
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    Yesterday 02:30 am Go to last post
  3. Changing / Create insertion point for 3D block

    Hi All I have quite a lot of 3D blocks with incorrect insertion point (x, y, z). Very annoying when I bring them into drawings. I would like to change the insertion point for them but I don't...

    Started by lllll‎, 21st Jun 2018 12:50 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    Yesterday 02:24 am Go to last post
  4. 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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    15th Jul 2018 01:08 pm Go to last post
  5. Please could somebody advise on adjusting the axis

    I have a large number of drawing and they all appear in model space as the image below. Is there a setting change I could make to adjust the axis and drawing simultaneously in order that that they...

    Started by kippax‎, 22nd Jun 2018 01:51 pm
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    23rd Jun 2018 04:43 am Go to last post
  6. IFC Revit to BricsCAD

    Here is a short impression how IFC can help you transport Design between CAD applications. It can be done vice versa of course. ...

    Started by halam‎, 21st Jun 2018 02:39 pm
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    21st Jun 2018 02:39 pm Go to last post
  7. Unhappy Showing nothing but dark screen after rendering

    :cry::cry: Hello, I have been struggling with the following: I have created a 3d modelling with the material and lightings assigned to, there is nothing shown after rendering, but dark...

    Started by AmandaGao‎, 11th Jun 2018 08:17 pm
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    13th Jun 2018 02:13 pm Go to last post
  8. problem in getting the XY coordinates of a shape!

    Hi to all, I've exported my CFD result as a dxf file to display it in Autocad, I want to get the XY coordinates of bed changes(I mean the width of the cavity and the bump/dune downstream of the...

    Started by hamidciv‎, 1st Jun 2018 09:40 am
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    3rd Jun 2018 02:29 pm Go to last post
  9. Cant UNION solids

    Can someone try to union these solids for me, i get message The Boolean operation on solid and/or surface bodies failed. Modeling Operation Error: Error Code Number is 83015 ...

    Started by nasoox‎, 31st May 2018 01:30 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    1st Jun 2018 02:44 pm Go to last post
  10. 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
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    1st Jun 2018 01:09 pm Go to last post
  11. BricsCAD IFC manual

    Excited BricsCAD in the Netherlands has now a 'BIM basis ILS document'. ILS stands for BASIC INFORMATION DELIVERY MANUAL (IDM). This step will open doors in the 'BIM community' by making IFC to DWG...

    Started by halam‎, 31st May 2018 10:04 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    1st Jun 2018 05:12 am Go to last post
  12. 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
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    30th May 2018 10:38 pm Go to last post
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
    • Replies: 0
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    18th May 2018 10:16 am Go to last post
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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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  19. 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
  20. 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
    • Replies: 2
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    26th Apr 2018 02:10 am Go to last post
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
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    20th Mar 2018 02:58 pm Go to last post
  25. 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
    • Views: 609
    15th Mar 2018 06:47 pm Go to last post

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