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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. Render my 3D Model for Brochure

    Hi everyone I have a model of a Modular Piping system (ie valves, pumps, stainless fittings, etc). I want to apply some materials and create a rendering for a brochure my company is putting...

    Started by VIC842‎, 23rd May 2015 03:19 am
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    24th May 2015 05:31 am Go to last post
  2. Modeling St Mary Axe Using Spline

    Can someone show me to create a 3D model of St Mary Axe using spline in AutoCAD? I know that it can be modeled by using revolve command.

    Started by basty‎, 2nd May 2015 12:09 am
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    21st May 2015 05:29 pm Go to last post
  3. 3d foilage?

    Hi all! I have been toying around with the 3D environment in CAD 2015 and was just wondering if there is a library of some foliage. I'm looking to add a few trees to a scene I'm working on...

    Started by MechanicalAnimal‎, 20th May 2015 04:00 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    21st May 2015 03:00 pm Go to last post
  4. Mouse crosshairs stick when I move them over a 3-D object

    Went I take my mouse cross hairs and move them across a 3-d object or block my cross hairs seem to stick and slow down. Is there some software issue here? I usually notice this issue when I am...

    Started by muck‎, 19th May 2015 04:11 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    19th May 2015 05:05 pm Go to last post
  5. AutoCAD Motor Gas Tank

    Good day every1 I'm newbie here, Can u help me how to make this motor tank? i tried to intersect & subtract but not as smooth as like the finish design(color cyan) Great website for a beginner...

    Started by mechanic19‎, 19th May 2015 12:48 pm
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    19th May 2015 12:48 pm Go to last post
  6. Please help! convert from surface model to solid model

    Hi, I normally get "closed surface" iges file or step file. (see attached) Both are same model, but different format. I just don't know which is better format. I'd like to convert...

    Started by ohyahta‎, 14th May 2015 02:23 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    16th May 2015 05:44 pm Go to last post
  7. 3D Elliptical Vessel Heads in AutoCAD

    Hello All, I'm new to the 3D side of AutoCAD and I am looking for some help in drawing 2:1 elliptical heads for pressure vessels. I'm currently using AutoCAD 2010. Would anyone care to help walk...

    Started by dbakeg00‎, 3rd Mar 2010 06:37 pm
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    15th May 2015 11:09 am Go to last post
  8. "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
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    14th May 2015 10:22 pm Go to last post
  9. Question Easy way to associate materials with layers?

    Hola! Sorry if I'm posting this in the wrong place... I did search for this before posting, but didn't see anything relevant. First of all, I'm an AutoCAD guy. I only know enough about Inventor...

    Started by Watson‎, 13th May 2015 09:20 pm
    autocad, export, inventor, layers, materials
    • Replies: 2
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    14th May 2015 04:11 pm Go to last post
  10. '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
  11. Materials to MVB's

    Ok, I figured it out. I know many have asked on several cad forums on how to apply materials to the 3d component of a multi view block. Here is how I did it. What a Multi-view block is, is a...

    Started by Noahma‎, 31st Jan 2009 04:22 am
    • Replies: 3
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    9th May 2015 02:22 pm Go to last post
  12. AutoCAD 3D scene rendering

    Hi all! I want to make a render similar to (inspired by) this one: But i'm not sure how to make the grass and trees in AutoCAD... Do i have to model them? If so, can i use a matrix over a...

    Started by ThunderRoad‎, 5th May 2015 11:05 am
    • Replies: 8
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    8th May 2015 01:26 pm Go to last post
  13. 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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    8th May 2015 01:12 pm Go to last post
  14. Wink Intersect does not work

    Hi everybody, I'm working on a personal project, just to figure out Autocad 3D a bit (I'm following 3D lessons this years, but already experimenting on my own a bit) I already came up with a...

    Started by cad_user86‎, 7th May 2015 02:31 pm
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    8th May 2015 02:25 am Go to last post
  15. Drawing Slice command fails with no error

    Hello, I want to slice frustum with plane. I have frustums of various diameters and I slice them at required point slice works fine for most of my frustums, only for particular input diameter it...

    Started by Dhanrajd‎, 5th May 2015 08:27 am
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    7th May 2015 10:02 am Go to last post
  16. Using 3DClip to make a elevation view in a second viewport?

    I have used 3DClip to create an elevation of an object in my first viewport in layout. I created a second viewport to make a elevation at a different angle of the same object. Now I want to use...

    Started by muck‎, 6th May 2015 03:24 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    7th May 2015 04:13 am Go to last post
  17. Extrude Tool Problems!

    Hi guys So I'm drawing in the 3D Modeling Workspace. I set my UCS up correctly because you can only Extrude along the Z axis. Here's my question: Why is it that the positive and negative...

    Started by Giarc73‎, 5th May 2015 11:04 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    6th May 2015 04:52 pm Go to last post
  18. HELP! Cutting holes out of a 3d object

    Hi guys, I'm new to Autocad, about 3 days in. Please forgive my utter newbness! I have an enclosure (Retex Caja ABOX P33020115) and I want to cut some wholes into the casing to accommodate...

    Started by vincemickman‎, 20th Apr 2015 05:32 pm
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    2nd May 2015 07:55 am Go to last post
  19. importing to Keyshot 5

    hi friends i am facing some problems while importing a file from autocad 2014 to keyshot 5 for rendering. my model consist of some sphere but when importing to keyshot the cylinders are not...

    Started by kayaan‎, 29th Apr 2015 01:04 pm
    import to keyshot
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    1st May 2015 04:49 pm Go to last post
  20. How do I line up vertices?

    I'm doing a practice drawing and I ran into a situation where I need to line up vertices. I want to being the vertices on the left viewport to the same height as those vertices in the right...

    Started by prime333‎, 27th Apr 2015 05:43 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    29th Apr 2015 02:40 pm Go to last post
  21. Idea How to turn imported file into editable solid?

    Hi, I have a little experience in AutoCAD but I can't seem to find an answer for this. I've imported a .STP file and a .SLDPRT file into an existing document. I want to edit the files. i.e...

    Started by RGD‎, 25th Apr 2015 09:36 pm
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    27th Apr 2015 06:33 pm Go to last post
  22. Tedlar bag

    Does anyone have any idea how can I model a bag tedlar like this image? I need her to look pretty full of gas! With what I know of 3d modeling, I could not think of anything!

    Started by rodolfonobrega‎, 24th Apr 2015 12:31 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    25th Apr 2015 03:41 pm Go to last post
  23. Smile 3D Chamfer in pipe

    Hi All, Actually i want to ask about 3D chamfer, i have pipe with profile and want to make bevel in end profile with chamfer but it's seem not working to me. There's anyone can give me solution for...

    Started by omelet‎, 25th Apr 2015 10:30 am
    • Replies: 2
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    25th Apr 2015 02:00 pm Go to last post
  24. 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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    24th Apr 2015 04:16 pm Go to last post
  25. Problem XREF'ing a DWG created in Plant 3D into Autocad 2016

    I'm trying to bring a piping model created in Plant 3D into my electrical model as an xref. However, when I do it I can only see the pumps and standard blocks that we have centrally that were created...

    Started by SAA84‎, 24th Apr 2015 11:23 am
    • Replies: 3
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    24th Apr 2015 01:13 pm Go to last post

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