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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. 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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  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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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  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
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    10th Apr 2018 04:40 pm Go to last post
  8. 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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    8th Apr 2018 02:55 pm Go to last post
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
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    15th Mar 2018 06:47 pm Go to last post
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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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  19. 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
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    12th Feb 2018 12:59 pm Go to last post
  20. How do I remove the wireframe

    How do I remove the wireframe

    Started by Peter Heraldl‎, 2nd Feb 2018 07:20 am
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    2nd Feb 2018 04:25 pm Go to last post
  21. 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
  22. 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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    1st Feb 2018 10:40 am Go to last post
  23. Changing the chord of a propeller while keeping the diameter and pitch constant

    Hi everyone! I've an apc 8x3.8 propeller CAD file and I've to modify the chord length while maintaining the pitch and diameter but I'm not sure how to go about doing it. The airfoil used is the...

    Started by melalisa96‎, 20th Jan 2018 01:24 pm
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    20th Jan 2018 10:46 pm Go to last post
  24. Borehole Deviation 3D drawing with Coordinates

    Hi friends, I have an issue with creating a 3D drawing with national grid coordinates and depth from a Borehole Deviation survey data. Here i have got Easting and Northing Coordinates from our...

    Started by BIJI SAMUEL‎, 19th Jan 2018 04:30 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    20th Jan 2018 12:42 pm Go to last post
  25. Applying a name to 3D solid and using it to filter (TIP)

    I just found this remarkable useful little tool that uses Xdata very good. Combining tags this way together with layers can work very evicient for faster and better 3D coordination ! ...

    Started by halam‎, 19th Jan 2018 11:20 am
    • Replies: 0
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    19th Jan 2018 11:20 am Go to last post

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