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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. Moved: Create Cross Sections only on contours

    Started by nickargirop‎, Today 06:02 pm
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  2. Unhappy 3D Sweep help!

    Hi, When using the sweep command on handrail profile, is there a way of stopping the sweep from twisting the profile out of shape? i have attached an image showing what i get. I know there is a...

    Started by Greendamo‎, 13th Nov 2017 11:31 am
    • Replies: 8
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    16th Nov 2017 05:28 pm Go to last post
  3. add 2d annotation to a 3d model

    Hi Im planning to create the geometry in SketchUp and add annotation in Autocad. So exporting dwg from SketchUp and opening it in Autocad 2017 I have this dilemma I want to share with you. I...

    Started by samifox‎, 15th Nov 2017 08:22 am
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    15th Nov 2017 01:07 pm Go to last post
  4. Unfold surfaces

    Hi! Is anyone who could help me to unfold surfaces from a drawing that I have made. I want to make a RC boat. Thank you in advance!

    Started by Nick36‎, 11th Nov 2017 06:58 pm
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    14th Nov 2017 11:39 am Go to last post
  5. AutoCAD project

    I have a small project on AutoCAD 2016. I was instructed to draw 3D model of Sydney Opera House. Can you suggest me some tips and tricks how to complete it? Espessially it is hard to model the...

    Started by alexey‎, 11th Nov 2017 11:05 pm
    3d model, autocad, draw, project, sydney
    • Replies: 4
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    13th Nov 2017 02:38 am Go to last post
  6. Problem with designing the front of a truck

    Hello! I am having some trouble modeling the front of this truck. The curvature is wacky to me and I have no idea where to begin on designing this. I have begun on the general outlines and...

    Started by FoxC‎, 5th Nov 2017 12:16 am
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    9th Nov 2017 11:11 pm Go to last post
  7. Question How I can make 3d pipe according to these drawings?

    Hello everyone, I can make simple 3d objects but I don't know how to make 3d pipe as showing in this drawing. Simple 3d pipe is simple by making a circle and sweep it around the Poly line, but if...

    Started by Saqib_theleo‎, 5th Nov 2017 07:45 am
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    6th Nov 2017 11:31 am Go to last post
  8. Issues Rotating Object in 3D

    I've been at this for some time but for some reason my CAD is acting up on me today and making me feel stupid. I model up a shape in top view. I then to get right side view to rotate the object...

    Started by bacreman‎, 30th Oct 2017 07:37 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    31st Oct 2017 03:38 pm Go to last post
  9. topography / survey points

    is it possible to create a surface quickly in Autocad using 3d survey points on a DWG? The way I did it was 3dpolylines and then lofting the surfaces. Quite time consuming. Hoping for a faster way.

    Started by qball‎, 9th Oct 2010 12:06 am
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    30th Oct 2017 09:22 am Go to last post
  10. Unhappy 3D Spiral (Helix) on path !!!

    hi guys, I need help, how can I make the spiral follow a path to make something like this : please help me :(

    Started by chokri‎, 24th Oct 2017 08:31 am
    • Replies: 5
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    29th Oct 2017 02:48 pm Go to last post
  11. Rotating Lines using the 3d Rotate tool?

    Hello! I have two lines of a cross section that, because of the way they were designed, were imported in between the top/front view (as seen in my first screenshot). I need these lines to be...

    Started by dstarkwa‎, 25th Oct 2017 09:34 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    26th Oct 2017 06:38 pm Go to last post
  12. Sweep/Extrude Will Not Work With Stairs

    I have laid out the attached 3D model which will have a handrail follow it's profile. In spite of all my efforts, I cannot seem to get the handrail section to sweep or extrude along the 3DPolyine I...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 19th Oct 2017 08:34 pm
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    24th Oct 2017 11:53 am Go to last post
  13. Need Advice on This Rendering

    They tell me I'm good at rendering but I know that there are artists on this forum who could beat me hands down with a #2 pencil and the back of a napkin. So any seasoned advice on how I could...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 23rd Oct 2017 03:49 pm
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    23rd Oct 2017 04:12 pm Go to last post
  14. 2D rollout of cylinder

    Ok... so I have a cylinder surface that I want to be able to "cut one side and lay it out flat". Imagine take a beer can, cut down one side, remove the top and bottom circles and flatten the OD so...

    Started by neondeon298‎, 21st Oct 2017 08:56 pm
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    22nd Oct 2017 10:59 am Go to last post
  15. 3d solids to blocks

    Hi, How can I simplifying 3D drawings by replacing repeating 3D solids with blocks? Thank you in advance for answers. James

    Started by JamesBorubar‎, 7th Oct 2017 08:36 pm
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    16th Oct 2017 04:44 pm Go to last post
  16. 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
    • Replies: 4
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    16th Oct 2017 03:51 am Go to last post
  17. Adjusting the Smoothness of 3D Objects...

    I'm rather new to AutoCAD 3D, having come from an environment where I worked with IronCad extensively for years. I no longer have IronCad available to me, but I do have AutoCAD 2016. I'm doing...

    Started by BPMC‎, 13th Oct 2017 06:54 pm
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    13th Oct 2017 08:45 pm Go to last post
  18. 3d library

    Wher can I find a library of 3d drawings?

    Started by rookie37‎, 13th Oct 2017 09:20 am
    • Replies: 3
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    13th Oct 2017 10:43 am Go to last post
  19. Dimensions disappearing

    Hello, I have never had this problem before I started using 3D and multiple viewports in model space. I have no idea if they are even related. I made a simple 3D model and wanted to mess around...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 13th Oct 2017 05:23 am
    • Replies: 1
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    13th Oct 2017 05:30 am Go to last post
  20. Remove Material

    Hello, I made some CMU's into blocks. I then added material. I wanted to remove material so it would not display under realistic view. I did so in block editor with with remove material tool. ...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 12th Oct 2017 03:30 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    12th Oct 2017 08:39 pm Go to last post
  21. 3D Execution

    Hello, Working with a youngster. He knows calculations but cant stand autocad. I told him its the best 2D and toughest 3D here. He is very strong in 2D workspace. I would like to know this...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 7th Oct 2017 06:00 am
    • Replies: 7
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    10th Oct 2017 05:23 pm Go to last post
  22. Autocad 2017 slow load on 3D only

    Hi, I have a small workshop where i make agricultural equipment. Setup was very primitive but recently Ive started going modern - and first thing is that Ive done is that I hired a engineer to...

    Started by der_sed‎, 6th Oct 2017 07:26 am
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    8th Oct 2017 12:18 pm Go to last post
  23. Surface between points (not lines)

    Hi its me again, So today my company tested out using a 3D laser scanner. It collected thousands of points. I have uploaded them into a drawing via .igs import and it looks cool, but now I want...

    Started by neondeon298‎, 5th Oct 2017 10:17 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    7th Oct 2017 06:19 am Go to last post
  24. Base View Fraustration.

    Hi all. i have been experiencing this strange anomaly. i have created a 3D model of a buffer tank using AutoCad 2017. after returning to the drawing after a few weeks, i am unable to update my...

    Started by DonovanPorter‎, 6th Oct 2017 01:54 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    6th Oct 2017 02:58 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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    5th Oct 2017 12:20 pm Go to last post

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