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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. !!help!! My autocad render is allways going to black and white/posterize?

    Hi, Im new here. I was doing a machina at autocad 12 and when i was in rendering options I must have do something wrong, and now, when I try to render anything, the render goes on black and white. ...

    Started by ssapo‎, 9th May 2012 01:54 pm
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    15th Mar 2013 11:29 pm Go to last post
  2. Love " Like glueing a big poster on a wall "

    How can I attach an Image (jepg or bmp) to a round solid (wall) and still see a colorful image ? please HELP me !

    Started by vector‎, 20th May 2007 08:35 pm
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  3. " Z " Value with Leader

    Hello everybody, How we can pick the value of a point's Z value with a leader like the attached image. A lisp can do this ? Autocad have the commands for this.Please advise Thanks in...

    Started by Shibuboss‎, 16th Feb 2010 10:25 am
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    16th Feb 2010 12:02 pm Go to last post
  4. "0" Z level

    After a complex solid exploded. What is the simple way to bring all the lines together with curves and arc etc. on one flat level please? So a 2D plan can be produced. Thanks.

    Started by dreamer‎, 13th Dec 2009 02:05 pm
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    14th Dec 2009 01:57 am Go to last post
  5. "cannot offset that object"

    "cannot offset that object" why? i just created a box with lines in 3d modeling and it wont offset! there is no reason why it shouldn't.

    Started by simonquinn‎, 7th Sep 2015 12:18 am
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    7th Sep 2015 02:43 pm Go to last post
  6. "Cannot Sweep or extrude a self intersecting curve"

    Hello everybody...I'm Drawing a 3d house and am unable to extrude a door frame. Everytime i try to extrude it, this error appears "Cannot Sweep or extrude a self intersecting curve"..please find the...

    Started by Yaseenhamid‎, 9th Jun 2016 09:30 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    13th Jul 2016 07:20 pm Go to last post
  7. "Explode" 3D design

    Is it possible to "explode" a 3D design into the separate objects? Eg. designing a cabinet in 3D and then automatically generate a textual or visual list of the different components and their...

    Started by necospaiens‎, 12th Mar 2015 09:36 am
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  8. "Light Command"

    I was following an earlier thread that I thought would lead to an answer, but it was not to be. I am trying to use the "light" command in order to create a distant light source, but I can not get...

    Started by Smirkid5‎, 25th Mar 2009 06:26 pm
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    25th Mar 2009 10:10 pm Go to last post
  9. "Meandering" Groove

    Hello, I've done several 3D modeling and prefer to build a model first before laying out parts for construction. Right now I am working on a cylindrical insert the has chambers internally and...

    Started by hrsnblm‎, 29th Feb 2012 07:08 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    1st Mar 2012 09:25 am Go to last post
  10. "Null solid created - deleted" question

    I have been working on lofting a crane hook for my "Autocad-Beyond the basics" class. I finnaly got it looking like I want it to look, or mostly anyway, I have 2 pieces that I want to union together...

    Started by Glen Smith‎, 4th Dec 2009 03:15 am
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    4th Dec 2009 07:38 pm Go to last post
  11. "Selection" Feature

    Can't get rid of the "selection" feature. For example, when I click on a solid 3D object or a mesh or anything in model space it gives me the option of "3D Solid, 3D Solid, Polyline, Circle, etc."...

    Started by MAINEman5390‎, 13th May 2015 03:01 am
    • Replies: 4
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    14th May 2015 10:22 pm Go to last post
  12. "Skinning"

    Hi all, I am building some 3D solid models in Architectual Desktop and came upon a problem. I am trying to add details to the surface of my model, where each face would have a different detail. I am...

    Started by Mike Ravenwolf‎, 7th Nov 2005 06:44 am
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    10th Nov 2005 03:05 pm Go to last post
  13. "Un-union"ing a union

    Sorry guys, newbie question. I added several regions together using the "union" command. My question is, how do I remove a region after I have unioned it? Thanks

    Started by crissmant‎, 26th May 2010 01:59 pm
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  14. "Union" Meshes or "Slice" 3D Mesh

    Hi, Can anyone teach me how to "union" two 3D meshes together or "slice" a 3D mesh? Any LISP can do the jobs? Thank You

    Started by Peter31712‎, 29th Apr 2004 01:25 pm
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    29th Apr 2004 11:11 pm Go to last post
  15. 'Cannot sweep or extrude a self-intersecting curve'

    Hi I keep getting the above error - but the curve does not intersect itself - is on the same plane and does not intersect another curve. I've tried to re draw a few times but I still get...

    Started by GemmaEBaird‎, 21st Dec 2014 07:15 pm
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    22nd Dec 2014 06:02 pm Go to last post
  16. 'Extrude solid' producing a surface.

    I'm working on a project to have 3D printed. My first real attempt at 3D drafting and I've left off the 2D for a few years, so bare with me. Using AutoCAD 2015. I have this cross shape, hit Extrude,...

    Started by MathU41‎, 5th Sep 2014 02:43 am
    • Replies: 5
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    5th Sep 2014 11:55 am Go to last post
  17. 'Light' model

    We produce component manufacturing working drawings in 3D using AutoCAD. Sometimes we have to assemble many hundreds of different components to show a customer how a project will look, for example a...

    Started by jamami‎, 29th Apr 2015 08:29 pm
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    14th May 2015 02:49 pm Go to last post
  18. 'No solids selected' when exporting to stl format

    Hello! I really need some help on this issue. I am using Autocad 2007 and I have drawn this using the revolve command. See attachment. However when I want to export it to stl (to be printed...

    Started by emmiec‎, 31st Dec 2015 02:39 am
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    31st Dec 2015 05:01 pm Go to last post
  19. 'Realistic' visual style has changed and i can't get it back

    Hi all, i'm an idiot. i've been plaing with my CUI and found there were a lot more visual styles than i thought so added a few to the dashboard to try out. trouble is, a few have similar names and...

    Started by mikekmx‎, 15th May 2013 08:49 pm
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    4th Jun 2013 01:42 pm Go to last post
  20. 'Walk' through 3D design

    Hi, I am wondering if it is possible with an 3D autocad design to make a 'free roam' kind of walk through the design. I know how to make a video clip on a set path, but lets just say you create...

    Started by OMEGA-ThundeR‎, 12th Dec 2013 11:57 am
    • Replies: 6
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    24th Dec 2013 04:20 pm Go to last post
  21. *Text on cylinder*

    Hi all, I searched through the forums, and did not find advice on the following: Is it possible to ad some text to this cylinder in Acad07? Thanks

    Started by Wavada‎, 3rd Oct 2009 11:01 am
    • Replies: 2
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    5th Oct 2009 11:02 am Go to last post
  22. +z -z

    I found much info on creating 3D objects above X Y plane (which is Z), but I haven't been able to find info on creating objects on the underside of X Y plane (sub Z). I need to create objects...

    Started by reallylongnickname‎, 17th Mar 2013 04:52 am
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    17th Mar 2013 08:06 am Go to last post
  23. -bending???

    OK I got a tough one. Is there a simple way to "bend" this spring so that is does not project through the 3d square? I am trying to replicate the way that it actually looks in real life. I tried...

    Started by TheNewGuy‎, 14th Apr 2009 03:15 pm
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  24. .3ds in autocad

    Well Hi all, See the image below, I imported from an .3ds file format.. Now you can see the sculptures. These are created from meshes.. But they are still visible.... atfter rendering, is theire...

    Started by mitchellrodhous‎, 6th Jul 2010 03:01 pm
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    7th Jul 2010 09:00 am Go to last post
  25. .3Ds to Autocad

    Hello All, Can a .3Ds (Max) model be manipulated as a 3D model in Autocad, that is edit the solid? Cheers

    Started by bolster55‎, 20th Aug 2006 03:09 am
    • Replies: 9
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    31st Oct 2008 11:13 pm Go to last post

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