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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. Extrude polyline

    Trying to extrude a closed polyline to create solid. Getting message stating cannot extrude self intersecting curve!!!!! What is it and how do I locate and eradicate it. Thank you

    Started by Ubrigens‎, 7th Jan 2016 11:10 pm
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    12th Jan 2016 08:28 pm Go to last post
  2. LEE MAC layerdirector for 3d bodies

    Here is a video how LM:layerdirector can be used to assign default layer to 3D operations like extrude, sweep, loft, sections, etc. http://youtu.be/I8B7MA8CmRs

    Started by hlammerts‎, 24th Jul 2015 07:15 am
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    11th Jan 2016 11:01 pm Go to last post
  3. '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
  4. Render quality and shadow

    Hi. What's you opinion about this render, forget trees, bushes, vehicles, as sugested i'll put them later with Photoshop. Can be improved with more quality? I think that the materials could...

    Started by Casusa‎, 17th Dec 2015 01:39 pm
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    22nd Dec 2015 04:12 pm Go to last post
  5. zooming issue on 3d model with laptop

    Hello, I am currently designing a super gaming computer and with it there will be watercooling. I thought it would be a fun exercise to model everything in cad to get a general idea of what the...

    Started by Jaad‎, 21st Dec 2015 10:41 pm
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    22nd Dec 2015 01:46 pm Go to last post
  6. Can't save texture on surface

    I'm doing some 3d model and whenever I open the project the texture called "Beechwood-Honey" is not on the assigned surface and I have to put it on back every time. All other textures are memorized...

    Started by Zox‎, 18th Dec 2015 10:27 am
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    21st Dec 2015 07:34 pm Go to last post
  7. AutoCAD Pipe Notching

    Hi everyone! You're always awesome help so I thought id post here again. I'm trying to make a flat pipe notching template so I can print it out, wrap it around the pipe, then notch the pipe. ...

    Started by jasons520‎, 20th Dec 2015 11:50 pm
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    21st Dec 2015 04:09 pm Go to last post
  8. Dimension won`t work on older full drawing?

    It seems once my older drawing fills up the dimension command doesn`t work, even after regen and redraw. anyone have suggestions? AutoCAD 2005 Mike

    Started by MLM721‎, 18th Dec 2015 07:56 pm
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    19th Dec 2015 02:05 pm Go to last post
  9. Best Software for 3D Modelling Bent Plate & Unfolding/Developing

    Hi, Just looking for some suggestions for a 3D modelling package that is capable of modelling complex bent plate elements, and will also produce a 2D un-wrap/development of the bent plate. I...

    Started by lamensterms‎, 15th Dec 2015 02:39 am
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    15th Dec 2015 10:18 pm Go to last post
  10. Cork tree 3D block

    Hi. Does anyone have a cork tree 3D block? Thanks.

    Started by Casusa‎, 5th Dec 2015 05:20 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    14th Dec 2015 11:54 am Go to last post
  11. How to convert .stp to .sat

    Hello all, I am trying to make a REVIT family database for Mechanical equipment. On internet a lot of stuff I can find in some BIM websites. But also a lot of stuff manufacturers give to download,...

    Started by nikolanm‎, 7th Dec 2015 11:45 am
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    7th Dec 2015 05:12 pm Go to last post
  12. RAL Color table

    Hi. Is possible to apply materials such as paint colors from RAL Color table? Thanks.

    Started by Casusa‎, 5th Dec 2015 05:24 pm
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    5th Dec 2015 07:21 pm Go to last post
  13. 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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  14. AutoCAD Advance products, some experiences

    I would like to hear some experiences on autodesk latest product family that was bought and added to their detailing portfolio as alternative to ' AutoCAD detailling'. Advance Steel for detailing...

    Started by halam‎, 4th Dec 2015 04:33 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    4th Dec 2015 04:33 pm Go to last post
  15. 3D Solid Surface material Mapping

    This is Driving me nuts! Has anyone ever had a problem with Surface material mapping Loosing its mapping when you move, scale, copy, the object or simply close and restart the drawing? I've finally...

    Started by CadManDoo‎, 29th Nov 2015 03:48 am
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    3rd Dec 2015 08:32 pm Go to last post
  16. Subtract Problem

    Okay, this one is driving me nuts. The big object needs these cylindrical objects subtracted from it. As you can see, it's almost done. But this line of objects that are still out hovering in...

    Started by Croweyes1121‎, 6th Nov 2015 02:51 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    1st Dec 2015 04:44 pm Go to last post
  17. Question how to assign user tag to object

    If I have a 3D object, say ball, how can I assign user tag and note property to this object? I want to assign first ball tag as Ball-101, and add note "bought from Amazon last Monday". assign second...

    Started by wangwsj20151130‎, 30th Nov 2015 08:41 am
    • Replies: 1
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    30th Nov 2015 01:22 pm Go to last post
  18. Creating windows in a 3d shape (specifically cylinder)

    I am brand new to AutoCAD and could use some advice. Attempting to do a rendition of the Tower of Babel for an extra credit assignment. While I know what I currently have looks a little sloppy, I'm...

    Started by rdavis75‎, 28th Nov 2015 07:42 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    29th Nov 2015 06:36 am Go to last post
  19. Question Real Time Section/Elevation Of Model

    Hi, I heard it is possible to create a real time section/elevation of a 3d model. Similar to 'sectionplane' I am familiar with cutting section planes and created 2d blocks of 3d model. This is...

    Started by Civardi‎, 27th Nov 2015 01:08 am
    live section, section 3d object
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    27th Nov 2015 05:36 am Go to last post
  20. Bishop's Mitre

    Can anyone please help me figure out how to Loft or otherwise create this 3d solid of a Bishop's Mitre Hat? It's Driving me crazy.

    Started by CadManDoo‎, 24th Nov 2015 06:26 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    24th Nov 2015 08:06 pm Go to last post
  21. Slice command works weird

    Hi everybody, I recently installed AutoCAD 2015. I've noticed something weird. I opened a 3D solid model which was created in 2012 version, when I apply the SLICE command, sometimes the program...

    Started by ricardo7103‎, 19th Nov 2015 05:20 pm
    slice, weird
    • Replies: 3
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    21st Nov 2015 12:17 pm Go to last post
  22. Sweep command rotating "swept" object

    I am trying to create helical threads based on this tutorial by JD Mather: http://home.pct.edu/~jmather/content/CAD238/AutoCAD%202007%20Tutorial%204.pdf I have done this in the past successfully,...

    Started by mrkmpn‎, 4th Feb 2014 06:11 pm
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    20th Nov 2015 07:07 pm Go to last post
  23. 3D helix but not any ordinary job

    Hi all, need some help (obviously). I have drawn a helix and extruded it into a solid. It is now a curved helix panel. I want to retain the helix as a solid but made up of randomly intersected...

    Started by zorbski‎, 14th Nov 2015 03:56 pm
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    19th Nov 2015 04:06 pm Go to last post
  24. Create a single bounding solid

    Hi, If I don't make sense I apologise, I don't really know how to describe what I need. I have a house design from Revit into Autocad and I need to calculate the overall volume of it (the...

    Started by GeorgieB82‎, 18th Nov 2015 09:23 pm
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    19th Nov 2015 11:46 am Go to last post
  25. Extrude

    Hi i need some help to extrude a path with an angle and a curve. Dont know what to use. Thanks

    Started by couves‎, 17th Nov 2015 12:34 am
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    18th Nov 2015 02:33 pm Go to last post

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