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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. How can I transform this into a solid or region

    Hi - first post here. I've been upgraded to AutoCAD 2009 recently and all my prior experience has been with r2002, r14, & r12. In the attached file, I'd like to subtract the 4 dowels from the...

    Started by -TJ‎, 24th Jun 2008 09:21 pm
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  2. 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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    14th Aug 2008 01:58 am Go to last post
  3. Modeling a leadscrew - loft, sweep, extrude, helix - no luck.

    I'm trying to model a 3d leadscrew. How can I extrude a 2d closed polyline in a straight line while at the same time twisting it (360° twist for every 1.5" along the path). I've tried loft, sweep,...

    Started by -TJ‎, 20th Nov 2008 09:53 pm
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  4. extrusion value problem

    anyone know why when i say to extrude 45' for example then check the length it ends up being 22'-6" ?? something set wrong but what??

    Started by 084x4larry‎, 30th Aug 2012 03:58 pm
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  5. 3d question

    what is the quickest way to change the length of an extruded shape? for example i have a beam that is 10' and want to make it 5'...

    Started by 084x4larry‎, 30th Aug 2012 04:29 pm
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    31st Aug 2012 04:42 am Go to last post
  6. 3d pipe question

    what's the best way to draw pipe, say 20" dia with .594 wall thickness in 3d?

    Started by 084x4larry‎, 30th Aug 2012 09:28 pm
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  7. solprof command

    I'm quite familiar w/this command but I have a problem right now trying to bring in an iso view profile (using solprof of my 3d model) of a pipe spool and place it in my 2d detail sheet. It looks...

    Started by 084x4larry‎, 5th Feb 2013 03:14 pm
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  8. weird lines

    does any one know why after working with a fairly complex model for a while you could start to see some weird like trailer lines from the corners like it looks like your model is haulin" a_ _ thru...

    Started by 084x4larry‎, 19th Jun 2013 08:14 pm
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    20th Jun 2013 06:54 pm Go to last post
  9. working with solprof

    Can anyone help me remember that command that retains the ratio of the 2d profile lines that you extract out of a 3d part? i use solprof and then copy the 2d profile and paste it into another cad...

    Started by 084x4larry‎, 31st Jul 2015 03:01 pm
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    4th Aug 2015 04:01 pm Go to last post
  10. navisworks to autocad

    Hi All! Got a quick question here... is there any way if we have the full blown navisworks software that we can convert a navisworks file into something that autocad can read? Thx for any help...

    Started by 084x4larry‎, 3rd Dec 2015 02:51 pm
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  11. Wink How do i seperate elements after subtracting?

    Hi, I am new to CADTutor, I joined as I need help with a model I am working on. I cope pretty well with AutoCAD though I have tried to find a solution to this problem so many times that i gave up...

    Started by 123kika321‎, 7th May 2010 04:33 pm
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  12. Idea Ucs problem!!!! Help pls

    Try to check the image, porblem regarding the UCS. I will modify some of the file that was given to me, when I open the file, the axis is like this (the one drawn below, with the yellow X and Y...

    Started by 19cruthik68‎, 26th Sep 2011 02:23 pm
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    27th Sep 2011 06:28 am Go to last post
  13. Exclamation plotting ind 3d

    Is anyone here can give me the reason why whenever I plot the 3d drawings in PDF or in our plotter, Some lines or some drawings are not shown in the printed layout. please help me. try to check the...

    Started by 19cruthik68‎, 28th Dec 2011 07:09 am
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    28th Dec 2011 09:56 am Go to last post
  14. Question is it possible for 3d?

    i have a drawing of tower in 3d, i want to put all the drawing in 2d only so that i can trim some part of the lines, is it possible to put the 3d in 2d in one level only, i mean one axis. i hope...

    Started by 19cruthik68‎, 19th Mar 2012 09:10 am
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  15. Help with complicated solid/surface, not sure if AutoCAD can render...?

    Background: At the current time I only have AutoCAD at work which is where I ran into a problem. At home, I got bupkis, downloading viewer and student inventor 2011 as I type. I am trying to model a...

    Started by 1SLwLS1‎, 20th Aug 2010 11:48 pm
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  16. Imaging/Rendering Issues

    I'm attempting to create a room using an image as a piece of art. But when I render my room, the image disappears completely. What can I do to get my rendered materials and my image to show?

    Started by 21k12‎, 6th May 2006 11:21 pm
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    12th May 2006 03:15 pm Go to last post
  17. Loft

    Greetings, I'm trying to use the "LOFT" command to create a surfact encompassing several map contour lines which are basically one above the other. The contour lines are 1000' elevation difference...

    Started by 270‎, 17th Jan 2008 04:08 pm
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    17th Jan 2008 07:11 pm Go to last post
  18. AutoCAD 2008 - 3D Views in PS Viewports

    The company I work for has recently upgraded to 2008 from 2006, and have encountered a number of issues with using 3D perspective views in PS viewports... When a perspective view is created, this...

    Started by 2bagz‎, 10th Nov 2008 05:19 pm
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    11th Nov 2008 09:58 pm Go to last post
  19. printing 3D solids?

    I am a bit new at 3D drawings, for many years it's been only 2D files used for .dxf purposes. My method is using "3D face" and them "extruding" to the size I want. When I view my layout or model, my...

    Started by 2kdesigner‎, 18th Dec 2008 06:14 pm
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    14th Jul 2011 08:34 pm Go to last post
  20. Enable VIEW CUBE in autocad 2007

    Hi all, as can bee seen I have just joined the forum, my intro is here > http://www.cadtutor.net/forum/showthread.php?82576-Howya-Community&p=563618#post563618 I have recently started designing...

    Started by 2Tal‎, 30th Oct 2013 11:35 am
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  21. 2d 2 3d 2007

    thought i would keep it simple above and keep it numerical :unsure: I am working with autoCAD 2007 and want to convert a 2D drawing to 3D. this is my first time even entering the 3D workspace...

    Started by 2Tal‎, 30th Oct 2013 01:08 pm
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  22. Connecting 3D solids

    I there a way to connect the 3D solids of this drawing and define the pivot points so that when you move one part all parts react accordingly? I have never tried this in Autocad before.

    Started by 300D‎, 17th Nov 2011 09:11 pm
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  23. Question 3D Trim Help

    Long story short, I am currently a student working on extended project and trying to finalize the drawing on CAD. Gone well so far but now I have hit a brick wall, the scenario is that i have...

    Started by 30144683‎, 3rd Apr 2010 01:23 am
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    3rd Apr 2010 01:09 pm Go to last post
  24. Question Problem With Helix Command

    How do you edit the 'Turn Slope' of an AutoCAD 2011 helix? The default value is 0.000 and it offers the QuickCalc to edit it, but I haven't figured out how to do so. I want a turn slope of 32...

    Started by 3D generator‎, 31st Mar 2011 02:51 pm
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    1st Apr 2011 03:23 pm Go to last post
  25. Exclamation 3D Solid Won't Slice or Respect Boolean Operatons

    I'm modeling a fireplace in AutoCAD 2012 that has 2 solids that won't slice or work with boolean operations. I'm trying to subtract the joints out of the header and legs of the fireplace to...

    Started by 3D generator‎, 16th Aug 2011 06:59 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    23rd Aug 2011 01:00 am Go to last post

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