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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. Unhappy How to Convert Polyface Mesh to Solid?

    I did a model in 3d studio max9. I would like to bring it to AutoCad to cut a sectional perspective. I have tried exporting my file as dxf and dwg, it came out as Polyface Mesh in AutoCad. There...

    Started by Kion_w‎, 12th Feb 2009 07:32 pm
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    30th Mar 2014 08:49 pm Go to last post
  2. Rounding edges

    Hi, I have been using AutoCAD for quite some time now and I am now experimenting with 3d. I get the basic jist of it, but I am perplexed by an incredible simple problem: I can't round the edges of a...

    Started by marinebro0306‎, 17th Aug 2006 08:11 pm
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    18th Aug 2006 05:48 pm Go to last post
  3. Cool Car Design Software

    I dont know if i put this in the right section here, (There are so Many!!) Is there any free software packages out there that you can design cars on?... like body and wheels and stuff?... ...

    Started by dooleygav‎, 15th Dec 2008 02:02 pm
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    2nd Feb 2009 02:29 pm Go to last post
  4. Create surface to 3d solid?

    How can i convert a 2d surface two a 3d solid object so a can later use it as a slicing reference so i can subtract part of an object? So lets say i have a sequence of lines that at some point...

    Started by therock005‎, 20th Jun 2008 01:16 am
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    24th Jun 2008 11:50 am Go to last post
  5. convert Spline to Polyline

    Hi everyone, How can I convert Spline to Polyline. Thank you :lol:

    Started by Beadin Sabovic‎, 3rd Jun 2004 06:18 pm
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  6. Convert wire frame to solid...

    I created this wire frame with lines and polylines, and now I want to turn it into a solid. Any bidders... :)

    Started by capac‎, 8th Sep 2006 03:48 pm
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    21st Apr 2010 08:48 pm Go to last post
  7. Cutting a hole in a solid, and making a circle a solid.

    I have been drawing in AutoCAD LT for years so I'm very familiar with most 2-D commands however I cant seem to do some simple things in the Full Version of AutoCAD 2000 3-D. Lets say I have drawn...

    Started by mike Keith‎, 1st Apr 2003 09:52 pm
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    21st Nov 2016 02:05 pm Go to last post
  8. Any way to convert 3D face into a 3D solid?

    I have this chair in 3d but it consists of 3d faces and i can not convert all of them into sufraces or solids...only the faces that are on the same plane can be converted.Since the object is a little...

    Started by Lazarus‎, 4th Apr 2007 08:53 pm
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    15th Jul 2017 10:57 am Go to last post
  9. How do I bend a 3d cylinder

    i am trying to make a exaust pipe for a semi i am making in autocad 2006 and the pipe bends at the top. so i was wondering how can i bend a 3d cylinder/pipe? Thanks

    Started by FordForever5305913‎, 30th Jan 2006 09:39 pm
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    11th Nov 2015 11:00 pm Go to last post
  10. how i combine two solid object into one solid object?

    as my title, how i combine two solid of ject into one solid ocject??

    Started by yun3683387‎, 8th Aug 2010 02:43 pm
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    9th Aug 2010 11:05 am Go to last post
  11. Question Covert a 3D Model file (.stp) to a 2D .dwg file

    This has probably been asked before, but if it has, can you please direct me to the thread? I am a new user to AutoDesk 2013. I have a bunch of .stp files, which I would like to convert to 2D...

    Started by HaroldSJS‎, 14th Aug 2012 02:06 pm
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    autodesk inventor 2013, convert to 2d .dwg files
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    14th Aug 2012 06:51 pm Go to last post
  12. Mobius Strip?

    Hi everyboby, This is purely a sitting infront of autocad with nothing better to do question,is it possible to draw a "MOBIUS STRIP" with autocad. it would be cool to do, have...

    Started by dangermouse‎, 20th May 2003 09:11 pm
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  13. How do I separate two solids?

    Have somehow combined three risers with the adjoining stair string:( Have tried the Separate tool but not managed to get it to work. I am trying to render a 3D model of a stair ( my first attempt...

    Started by Rob-GB‎, 13th Apr 2009 12:08 pm
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  14. trim extend 3d objects

    can i use trim or extend command for 3dobject making

    Started by sureshkumarks1‎, 14th Mar 2009 11:31 am
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    23rd Oct 2009 11:38 am Go to last post
  15. where can I get 3d drawings of nuts, bolts and screws?

    where can i get 3d cad drawings of nuts bolts and screws, for machining drawings?

    Started by cameron sydenham‎, 8th Oct 2008 05:11 pm
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  16. Question 3D pipes

    Good night, I am trying to draw some pipes in 3D. What I want to is to create a path, let's say from 0,0,0 going 10 feet up, then 15 feet to the left, then 8 feet forward, then 3 feet down and so...

    Started by danieldalio‎, 11th Mar 2008 11:55 pm
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    15th May 2012 05:42 pm Go to last post
  17. how to make multiple object into one?

    Hi guys how can i make multiple object as one? not join command i mean if im going to move all object it can move as one?

    Started by miedy12‎, 7th Oct 2011 04:24 am
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  18. Convert .Sat to Dwg or DXf

    Good morning to all, I'll appriciate if you can solve this problem. I would like to convert 3d(.sat) models to Dwg or Dxf which i have drawn in auto cad 2008. The drawing is with plenty of...

    Started by prasanth14026‎, 9th Mar 2010 10:53 am
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    14th Mar 2010 01:31 pm Go to last post
  19. 3D Golf Ball?

    Is there anyway to draw a Golf Ball in 3d in AutoCad? I work with a few people who use Pro-E and they have been trying to do it, but haven't, and I thought if it could be done in AutoCAD this is the...

    Started by fewer_98‎, 14th Sep 2005 02:33 pm
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    2nd Apr 2010 02:05 pm Go to last post
  20. How to Draw a spiral stair that goes around a round elevator similar to Apple store

    I am trying figure out the best way to draw a spiral staircase with floating metal treads that encircles a round glass elevator shaft in autocad 2009. The first section is 13' 1/8" high, outer part...

    Started by dhdesigner‎, 18th Oct 2009 11:35 pm
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  21. 3d man block

    Does anyone know where I can find a SIMPLE 3d man block? All the block exchange websites have fancy ones However, I would like a fancy one of a child standing

    Started by rookie37‎, 15th Nov 2009 01:52 am
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  22. STL to autocad solid converter

    Anyone know of a good STL to Autocad solid converter? I have a old drawing that the original file got corrupted but I still have a STL model of. Thanks

    Started by Jimmy111‎, 15th Jan 2013 06:54 pm
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  23. AutoCAD: Best practice: fill hole in solid, remove region from solid

    Got a "complex solid" (a flat piece of metal with hundreds of holes punched thru it - better known as perforated aluminum sheet). Need to "fill in" some of those punched holes. 1. Is it best...

    Started by MichaelBrenden‎, 11th Nov 2010 07:25 am
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  24. Shell Command-how to use it?

    Im currently having trouble shelling out 3D solids. I'm using the shell command selecting the 3D object and typing in the distance I want to offset it but it says, "Modeling Operation Error: ...

    Started by BenGoble‎, 8th May 2007 11:45 pm
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    20th Oct 2008 12:32 pm Go to last post
  25. how to make a teeth of a spur gear

    Can anyone show me how to make a gear teeth of a spur gear step by step using any given diameter and some values such as base circle ,addedum,pitch diameter etc. Thanks :( :glare:

    Started by lulumara‎, 25th Aug 2006 10:46 pm
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