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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. orienting a UCS

    How do I establish a UCS with one axis lying on a line of random xyz orientation, and another axis strictly horizontal according to World UCS?

    Started by fostertom‎, 5th Feb 2016 12:52 pm
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    5th Feb 2016 02:17 pm Go to last post
  2. Taper faces function

    Hello I have some problem to solve. Firstly sorry for my poor English :cry: Some 2d drawings where delivered to me and I have to make them smaller but in the way that every edge is moved into...

    Started by Slumi‎, 27th Jan 2016 02:51 pm
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    2nd Feb 2016 12:51 pm Go to last post
  3. Beginner's Question: Joining Handrails

    Hey Guys, I tried to search, but maybe I'm doing a bad job, tried the forum, youtube and google. I have this spiral staircase I'm working on, its my first 3d job, but now here's the issue, i have...

    Started by Jcasti32‎, 5th Jan 2016 03:55 am
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  4. Lisp routine to draw 3D studwall

    Hi, I have started to write a routine and it models what I wanted so far, except the last entity set to "HdrFtr". When I try to list data on "HdrFtr" I get this ... h *1410(1 |") (1 . "/061+ {rn...

    Started by Drolma‎, 29th Jan 2016 10:31 pm
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  5. is there an option choose path when using helix command?

    Hello, I want to use the path for my helix command but I don´t know how to do that. For example, in sweep command you have options for choosing path. Can I choose path in helix as well? If so,...

    Started by miroslav_s‎, 16th Jan 2016 03:05 pm
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    24th Jan 2016 05:32 pm Go to last post
  6. Beginner: help with modelling 3d curved solids

    Dear community, I'm a relatively new acad user, somewhat managing myself well with 2d drawing, and venturing into 3d drawing and modelling. I've struggled with some curved parts for the hull of a...

    Started by dementia‎, 16th Jan 2016 10:49 pm
    autocad 3d, modelling, patch, sculpt, watertight
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    21st Jan 2016 03:33 pm Go to last post
  7. Sweep command problem

    Hello, i try to do sweep command. i have used with no problems until now. When i used sweep command it was sweeping this shape into a solid. Now, when i sweep it converts it into a surface. Do...

    Started by 4RIDERS‎, 18th Jan 2016 08:12 am
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    18th Jan 2016 08:12 am Go to last post
  8. Fillet edge command

    Hi, im having trouble getting the fillet edge command to work. Ive never had a problem with it before but now i get <Modeling Operation Error: geometry or topology at end of blend too complex...

    Started by Emily‎, 14th Mar 2012 05:56 am
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    16th Jan 2016 05:41 pm Go to last post
  9. Question Cylinder full of plastic rings

    Hi, everybody, fine? I have one project to do, and in this projec i need several plastic rings made with the torus function in random position within a hollow cylinder! i tried to do this with...

    Started by rodolfonobrega‎, 13th Apr 2015 05:10 pm
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  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. '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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  13. 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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  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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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  23. 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
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  24. 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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  25. 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
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    1st Dec 2015 04:44 pm Go to last post

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