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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. 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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  2. 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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  1. Planarsurface And 3dmesh

    When I Make Any Shape With Pline And Use The Command Planarsurface Then Click Inside That Shape The Area Inside Shape Divided Into Shapes Like 3dmeshes But Not Like 3dmesh In Its Properties . My...

    Started by MR MAN‎, 4th Aug 2008 07:00 am
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    8th Aug 2008 09:20 pm Go to last post
  2. poor quality rendering

    I'm having a hard time getting one of my renderings to come out sharp. There is no "depth" to it, anyone out there that could help out?

    Started by mocad_1‎, 9th Aug 2008 08:14 pm
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    10th Aug 2008 03:15 pm Go to last post
  3. Question Exterior Cornice Work - 3D Modeling Help

    I am learning 3D modeling right now on my own. I am use to drawing in 2D only for basic construction drawings (elevations, floor plans, site plans, etc) What I am hoping someone on here can help...

    Started by bjoliver‎, 29th Jul 2008 04:27 am
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  4. How To Trim 3d Solids...?

    Pls find attached drawing and help me to trim the parts extended over the intersected region. I am unable to use the Trim command ...Pls help out... Thank you...

    Started by toolroom‎, 9th Aug 2008 01:18 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    11th Aug 2008 05:51 am Go to last post
  5. Creating non-orthogonal 3D

    I know you might hate hearing it but my problem it's kinda urgent - I need help creating non-orthogonal 3D view. Where the Z axis is not orthogonal to the others. Thank you :twisted:

    Started by didko‎, 11th Aug 2008 07:18 am
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  6. Editing sunproperties in scriptfile

    Is there a way to edit the date and time on the command prompt, rather than in the sunproperties dialog? I'd like write a scriptfile that automatically sets date and time to a number of relevant...

    Started by fransblok‎, 22nd Jul 2008 01:02 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    12th Aug 2008 08:39 am Go to last post
  7. coil cords in a spiral

    Well, it is a question. I have hard time to make 3d of coil cords twisted in a spiral. If anyone does have any tips or tricks, how to draw it?

    Started by yb1‎, 4th Aug 2008 09:27 pm
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  8. Can't chamfer edge...

    Try to chamfer edge on left side of 3D solid and get message: Modeling Operation Error: Chamfer case not implemented. Failed to perform blend. Failure while chamfering. I am starting...

    Started by mdbdesign‎, 12th Aug 2008 06:39 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    12th Aug 2008 10:44 pm Go to last post
  9. Drawing Negative Space to Positive?

    i mean "to Solid".... i've got empty gutters i created with a rect array & an offset. i need them to be a solid object, not empty space. Searched this site & help & Dummy (i will take Dummy back--...

    Started by CadBrat‎, 12th Aug 2008 06:01 am
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  10. Question How to create a solid with curved surface?

    How to create a curved solid using the edges from an exploded curved mesh? What I did is creating a box and slice it along the edges resulting in combination of 2 triangle box. However, I need it to...

    Started by ongx2‎, 8th Aug 2008 04:07 pm
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  11. Cant make a domed cap with Modelling, loft command

    I have been trying for ages to make a domed cap for a bollard and can only think of using the loft tool but it doesn;t work. What am I doing wrong? The base diameter is 141.3mm and I want to...

    Started by spursnutter‎, 7th Aug 2008 10:24 am
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  12. UCS Question

    I have a 3D object that has one face at an angle. I would like to view the object so that a new XY plane is oriented on the sloped face (I know how to do that) and the plane of the face is parallel...

    Started by magic-chef‎, 1st Aug 2008 07:52 pm
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  13. Question How to dimension 3d objects in CAD 2007

    Included in my picture is what happens when I try to dimension the hand rail, do I need to play with the UCS to get the dimensions right? When I use the dim, hor command the dimension shows up...

    Started by mfranke‎, 8th Aug 2008 02:24 pm
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  14. Is it possible to read a STL (lithography) file using AutoCAD2008?

    I am working on a thesis based on Rapid Prototyping and when I export my sliced model as an STL file, I am unable to open the new STL file using AutoCAD2008. However I am able to open the file using...

    Started by aprasad‎, 13th Aug 2008 09:25 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    14th Aug 2008 01:24 am Go to last post
  15. Helix & Sweep - AutoCAD rotates closed polyline before sweeping

    Hi All, Problem in AutoCAD 2009: I need to sweep a 15mm x 22mm rectangle along a helix with a 27mm radius, 80mm pitch, 22mm long (high). The attached images illustrate what is happening when I...

    Started by -TJ‎, 10th Aug 2008 06:13 pm
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  16. imprint

    how can I imprint a circle into a sphere?i am trying to create a billiard ball.help me pls...tnx

    Started by freddy_reeds‎, 18th Aug 2008 01:02 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    18th Aug 2008 09:37 pm Go to last post
  17. 45 degree cut on a cylinder

    could some one tell me how to do that

    Started by b.muqlueen‎, 20th Aug 2008 02:16 pm
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    20th Aug 2008 03:00 pm Go to last post
  18. Question Insert a custom color to gradient command

    I am trying to figure out how to add a custom color from another application to my gradient panel. I downloaded a Maple Melamine sample in jpg format, when I try to copy and paste into CAD I can...

    Started by flyingrizzly‎, 19th Aug 2008 05:17 pm
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    20th Aug 2008 08:48 pm Go to last post
  19. subtract

    Hi, I have a question. I used the "insert block" option to put parts together to assmble. I found that I can't subtract, it seems that the parts are no longer 3D .. :x ... is there any other way...

    Started by h0wi3‎, 21st Aug 2008 02:12 am
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    21st Aug 2008 05:20 am Go to last post
  20. Assembly

    Hi, I'm used to Solidworks and now I'm using AutoCAD. I can't seem to figure out how to assemble the parts i created together. In Solidworks I would just specify the constraints. Do I have to...

    Started by h0wi3‎, 14th Aug 2008 07:21 am
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  21. can I make one object 2d wire frame in a viewport?

    can i make one object 2d wire frame (while the other objects are shown hidden) or view from a plane in a view port, so that it will show 3d objects that are hidden because of the 3d object in...

    Started by b.muqlueen‎, 19th Aug 2008 05:20 pm
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  22. Solview

    In Acad 2008, after drawing my model, I load a template and use Solview ( then Soldraw ), to create a layout. This used to be O.K, but now, as soon as the template is loaded, it acts as a single...

    Started by kshotton45‎, 21st Aug 2008 12:34 pm
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    22nd Aug 2008 08:26 am Go to last post
  23. Section Plane Problem

    Ok i've got this 3d model with a section plane on it. Now i want to show this model in 2 viewports - in one viewport i want the full model to be displayed without the section plane & on the 2nd...

    Started by JBullseye74‎, 22nd Aug 2008 10:52 am
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  24. Ucs

    How can I move ucs so that coordinate Z is pointing straight out of screen. Thanks

    Started by Big G‎, 25th Aug 2008 08:55 am
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    25th Aug 2008 01:55 pm Go to last post
  25. Pro's needed.....Help draw 3D model

    Hello to all, thank you for looking and help with this. I design round tablets for world class pharmaceuticals. I went to school using AutoCAD but here at work I us a CAD system named VersaCAD....

    Started by 90eagleTSI‎, 8th Aug 2008 08:10 pm
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 4,529
    25th Aug 2008 02:29 pm Go to last post

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