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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. Moving 3d objects to touch face

    Im trying to move objects correctly , lets say from one to top of another . Untill now im swithching to desired view ( top, right, left etc...) and then moving . if my base point is a vertex and...

    Started by danielk‎, 20th Jan 2013 12:07 pm
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    16th May 2016 09:46 am Go to last post
  2. Flatten/Develop 3D Profile of 3D Spiral Shape

    Hey, Does anyone know of a method (or piece of software) that will flatten/develop the 2D profile of a 3D spiral plate. Modelling in 3D is not the hard part, please see attached model for...

    Started by lamensterms‎, 13th May 2016 08:15 am
    • Replies: 3
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    13th May 2016 05:09 pm Go to last post
  3. Isolines in planar surfaces

    Good day, Presently, when a planar surface is drawn, there is a default setting of 6 isolines for the U & V. Is there a way to change this default setting, as the items I am drawings do not...

    Started by jalba‎, 11th May 2016 03:25 pm
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    11th May 2016 04:31 pm Go to last post
  4. 3D Terrains

    Hello all, I want to try and model out basic terrain details and I am unsure the best way of doing this, I am currently using AutoCAD 2015. For instance I have this straight and flat road, but...

    Started by boxel0‎, 29th Mar 2016 10:46 pm
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    10th May 2016 07:55 pm Go to last post
  5. Smile autocad countersink

    Hello, i am using autocad 2017, and i need to create a countersink. I would like to know if it is possible in autocad 2017, i couldn't find the tools that would allow me to do so. I tried chamfering...

    Started by JOHNMCLANE‎, 4th May 2016 10:08 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    5th May 2016 12:53 pm Go to last post
  6. AutoCad and Keyshot?

    Hi all Can someone please tell me how to get a 3D soid in to Keyshot 3 that is smooth! Ie no obvious facet edges. I have tried everything to my knowledge, FACETRES = 10 etc but every time i open...

    Started by Greendamo‎, 14th Mar 2012 04:43 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    5th May 2016 03:20 am Go to last post
  7. 3D Workflow and Efficiency from 2D

    Hi, I've used AutoCAD primarily for 2D in the past. I am working on enhancing my 3d skills. I wanted to know any tips on how you draft. Let's take a simple example of making a rectangular steel...

    Started by Ech725‎, 22nd Apr 2016 04:51 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    26th Apr 2016 08:00 pm Go to last post
  8. Rendering photo realistic images

    Hello everyone! I used to model and render on 3DStudio Max but now I have to work with AutoCad12. I am crating my materials, using weblight and already set my renderer to presentation and...

    Started by alinebrittes‎, 20th Apr 2016 06:43 pm
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  9. How to lofting 2 regions object shape which one I created both of them ?

    How to lofting 2 regions object which one this shape have created by me before and want to lofting become one object shape? Or if there is another way such as; Extrude>> taper>> User defined>>...

    Started by Deby Ferdian‎, 25th Apr 2016 11:35 am
    • Replies: 7
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    25th Apr 2016 01:54 pm Go to last post
  10. revolve command

    Dear all when I use revolve command i can't create 3d object (i mean volume) i dont want surface how can i do that? I attached my output file... Thx a lot

    Started by iraj‎, 24th Apr 2016 09:28 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    25th Apr 2016 01:36 pm Go to last post
  11. Autocad 3D shadow

    Hello, can anyone help me get lighter shadows on my rendered drawing. the shadows i get are completely black.:?:? Thank you

    Started by antela28‎, 20th Apr 2016 07:27 pm
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    22nd Apr 2016 01:46 am Go to last post
  12. Render proposed extension on a photo

    Hi All, My question is this......I am planning on building an extension but wanted to see what this would look like on my house, I was wondering if it is possible / what is done in industry to...

    Started by weim‎, 1st Mar 2016 11:29 am
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    20th Apr 2016 05:00 pm Go to last post
  13. Unhappy Baseview issue

    I'm trying to bring my drawing from Model Space on the Base command, Layout tab but it's not working it keeps showing command Move, select object. Can anyone help me?

    Started by Baiksu‎, 17th Apr 2016 10:05 pm
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    19th Apr 2016 01:56 am Go to last post
  14. 3D Dynamic block Stretching 3D objects

    I'm using MEP 2014. I've made a dynamic block in 3D of a cable ladder rack. I'd like it to stretch and automagically add rungs at regular intervals. It also has an optional sized rack in...

    Started by SteveD‎, 7th May 2015 04:13 pm
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    15th Apr 2016 07:25 am Go to last post
  15. Exporting to .STL, .AMF, .ZIP or .GCODE

    For a Me3D printer, it can only print these file types: .STL, .AMF, .ZIP and .GCODE. When printing something from AutoCad, .DWG or .DXF, is there away on AutoCad or any other software that will...

    Started by LtIvan‎, 5th Apr 2016 11:21 am
    3d printing, file, format
    • Replies: 3
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    6th Apr 2016 12:19 am Go to last post
  16. Adding automatically and sequentially values to z axis of contour lines, polylines.

    Dear Autocad Experts, My name is Apu, I just found in the webb CADTUTOR your email address, and I was wondering perhaps you can help on the following question. I have a topographic map in 2D (x, y...

    Started by Apu‎, 3rd Apr 2016 01:41 am
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    3rd Apr 2016 10:18 am Go to last post
  17. Help with lighting

    Working on a control panel. Is it posable to get a light bulb in a panel light to work to indicate that the machine is on? Never worked with lighting before, so any help would would be appreciated ...

    Started by off the rock‎, 31st Mar 2016 08:40 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    2nd Apr 2016 03:10 pm Go to last post
  18. Edit subtracted solid ?

    Can someone tell me how I can highlight and edit (move or edit size) of a subtracted solid (invisible, only evident because depicting 'a void') without having to fragment, or pick individual lines …...

    Started by JimB‎, 30th Mar 2016 11:11 am
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    1st Apr 2016 08:03 pm Go to last post
  19. Create a Point at a middle of Mesh or Surface or UCS..

    Is a possible if I want to put a Point at a middle of Mesh or Surface or UCS ? I have a routine to finding a cetroid of Solid, Region, Line, Polyline, Close Polyline. But the routine won't finding a...

    Started by Deby Ferdian‎, 30th Mar 2016 08:51 am
    • Replies: 5
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    31st Mar 2016 02:43 pm Go to last post
  20. Question The point where the line penetrates the plane

    Hi! How can I find the intersection point of the line passing thru the plane? The plane is curved and the line is curve. I would be very happy if I can put (snap) the point on the plane where the...

    Started by Hrcko‎, 30th Mar 2016 06:59 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    30th Mar 2016 09:38 pm Go to last post
  21. Faceted cylinders

    I am having an issue with cylinders and extruded curved shapes becoming faceted when they are rendered in nXt and now trying to print them in 3D. Viewres is set to 20000. Is there another setting...

    Started by herguth1‎, 29th Mar 2016 08:57 pm
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    29th Mar 2016 09:41 pm Go to last post
  22. stretching solids how??

    when i draw a frame in 3d solid say 4 sides like a picture frame i cant stretch it to say 500 x 600 it goes all over the place any suggestions anyone?? many thanks in advance sceejays:cry:

    Started by sceejays‎, 4th Aug 2007 06:00 pm
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    28th Mar 2016 04:06 pm Go to last post
  23. Surface Area

    Hello, I have a doubt. I need to know what is the area of surfaces. Attached, you can see, indicvidual 3 "blocks", that i align for create only 1 huge block. With this i need to know the Area...

    Started by joao56777‎, 25th Mar 2016 10:46 pm
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    28th Mar 2016 02:25 pm Go to last post
  24. Need help with a gear.

    I know, not a very good looking gear. Don't have to be. My problem is the center circle is a hole. How do I make it clear? The outer circles are indentions, 1.5MM deep. How do I make them show? ...

    Started by dlw‎, 25th Mar 2016 12:53 am
    • Replies: 3
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    27th Mar 2016 11:23 am Go to last post
  25. How to make a 3d solid out of points or 3d poly

    My question is about Solid objects. I have an output from Abaqus program and they are only coordinates which i get after calculation. these are the deformed rockmass coordinates. Now i have...

    Started by hanif‎, 24th Mar 2016 10:42 am
    • Replies: 3
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    24th Mar 2016 02:39 pm Go to last post

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