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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. Which command in 2006 to hide or isolate 3D solids?

    In 2013 there is a right click shortcut menu in which i can hide selected solids, but in ver 2006 i don't find the command.

    Started by KarolR‎, 11th Apr 2017 07:12 pm
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    12th Apr 2017 05:13 am Go to last post
  2. Autocad 2016 shadow too dark

    Hello all, I am trying Autocad 2016 and looks like the setting for rendering is not easy as it was in 2015. Currently I have a problem with the shadow is rendered to dark. Generally I would...

    Started by zionshea‎, 8th Apr 2017 10:47 pm
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    10th Apr 2017 01:52 pm Go to last post
  3. Fillets after or as part of a union command

    I have made a number of 3D objects by extrusion and connected them via the union command. I would like to add fillets rather than sharp corners at the locations where the objects join (see attached...

    Started by Nick1940‎, 7th Apr 2017 09:05 pm
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    8th Apr 2017 04:04 pm Go to last post
  4. Strange Behavior or Bad Setting?

    Hi Folks, I'm using Autocad 2012 and just ran into a problem in my drawing. I will describe the symptoms: *My USC icon at the bottom left of the screen doesn't look right. Its just X and Y and...

    Started by Murphy625‎, 31st Mar 2017 04:11 pm
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  5. i need help turning this object into a solid

    i have done the corners but it is not getting picked up as a solid. Please can you just look at the file i have attached and fix it for me. im using autocad 2015 3D modeling.

    Started by wezzo18‎, 27th Mar 2017 01:23 pm
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  6. convert a dome into a flat piece

    If I draw a 3D dome how can a turn a section of it into a flat piece with real dimensions? I tried the flatshot but gave me a picture of an arch and not quite what I needed, it was not a flat objetc....

    Started by Paula‎, 18th May 2009 03:03 am
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    27th Mar 2017 06:24 pm Go to last post
  7. bubble diagram

    I did autocad drawings of hotel and restaurant but now I have to do bubble diagrams of the same. How do I do that?

    Started by wonderpriya‎, 19th Mar 2017 02:06 pm
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    23rd Mar 2017 10:54 am Go to last post
  8. Embarrassed How to build 4v geodesic dome in autocad 2012?

    I have to design a 3d model of 4v geodesic dome and I've never ever used 3d feature before and its really urgent. so please can someone provide me with step by step instruction? btw I am using...

    Started by kingviser‎, 17th Nov 2011 01:36 am
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    22nd Mar 2017 08:14 am Go to last post
  9. Making 3D Dimer Shape in Autocad?

    So I'm having an issue joining some polylines I have in order to make a dimer shape (two circles meeting at one point, with two lines connecting them). I started by making the circles, followed by...

    Started by gaara2link‎, 20th Mar 2017 05:26 pm
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    21st Mar 2017 01:23 pm Go to last post
  10. Help me draw a geodesic dome

    I'm having trouble visualizing how to build a geodesic dome. Would anyone be able to assist me in starting to draw such a thing in CAD. I have good 3D drawing skills, but cant imagine how to manage...

    Started by MikeP‎, 19th Mar 2017 10:19 pm
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    19th Mar 2017 10:53 pm Go to last post
  11. Question Flatening out a cone

    I'm working on a building a helmet, and I have completed a basic 3d model to help me visualize how I will build it. But I don't know how to flatten out a cone. the helm is made out of 5 pieces, a...

    Started by Crusader‎, 27th Feb 2017 07:47 pm
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    2nd Mar 2017 12:44 pm Go to last post
  12. Creating a solid from 3D Faces

    Hello, I tried to create a solid using 3dpoly but for some reason I am not able to transform this closed 3dpolylines into surfaces. Then I just created 3dfaces. How do I generate a solid using...

    Started by tazzzz‎, 9th Feb 2017 07:03 pm
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  13. Cloud rendering (RENDERONLINE) nested block material issues

    Hi Guys I have been using cloud rendering from AutoCAD since the feature was released and reproting bugs to the development team along the way. One of of the most fundamental issues i have...

    Started by FazBear‎, 23rd Feb 2017 10:20 am
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  14. Zoomwheel use in 3D conceptual screws up UCS

    Witnessed this in more than one release. What can be the cause of this behaviour? https://youtu.be/clP-I-NhusA

    Started by halam‎, 22nd Feb 2017 02:32 pm
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    23rd Feb 2017 04:49 am Go to last post
  15. 3D cross sections to a 3D mesh or triangulation

    Hello all, Just as the title says really, I've got a number of 3D cross sections of a bridge beam that I am trying to convert in to one 3D mesh. The 3D mesh command within AutoCAD wants the...

    Started by aji2015‎, 15th Feb 2017 11:58 am
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    15th Feb 2017 02:46 pm Go to last post
  16. 3D Solids after Union

    How to make the joining lines invisible please?

    Started by dreamer‎, 14th Feb 2017 01:09 pm
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  17. lots of net are showing while extruding command-autocad

    sir, i was making 3d car in autocad from youtube and following all instruction as is but when i was using extruding command lots of nets are coming while extruding the car and in youtube video...

    Started by sonalik‎, 10th Feb 2017 05:25 am
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    10th Feb 2017 07:40 pm Go to last post
  18. projecting to a surface - relative->absolute elevations

    I would like to ask for your help for the following case. I generated a surface from points with absolute coordinates (X, Y, Z). I have got some lines representing underground utilities. X,Y...

    Started by TRicKolas‎, 4th Feb 2017 07:28 pm
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    6th Feb 2017 02:57 am Go to last post
  19. Solid RGB Color

    New Years Greetings ! I'm trying to figure out a way to make a batch of solid color images based on: file_name ( "BLK10000" ) format ( loseless "TGA" "BMP" or "TIF") fixed size (...

    Started by David Bethel‎, 31st Dec 2016 04:04 pm
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    5th Feb 2017 02:24 am Go to last post
  20. paper space

    I'm in a dynamic view in model space 35, -135, distance 60". When I bring it into Layout 1 it comes in as the top view. In the previous drawing when I toggled between model and paper everything was...

    Started by herguth1‎, 2nd Feb 2017 09:48 pm
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  21. 3d move

    I am doing a restaurant and I am trying to move the furniture using 3d move, but the software is hanging and not responding whenever I use 3d move. What do I do?

    Started by wonderpriya‎, 20th Jan 2017 10:18 am
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    1st Feb 2017 11:50 pm Go to last post
  22. XYZ points -> to solid - > with image overlay

    Dear Friends, I need your help with the following case. I have a XYZ table which is coordinates and elevation. When plotted in 3D in Matlab or Excel, it results in a 3D surface plot which shows...

    Started by Cris-‎, 17th Jan 2017 08:56 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    30th Jan 2017 04:56 am Go to last post
  23. Question Entity become not parallel to UCS after 3D align. How to make it parallel again?

    Hello. When 3D align used on an entity (3 point align, for example to mirror an entity), it become not parallel to UCS (even if z stays at 0). How do I make that entity parallel to UCS without...

    Started by vanowm‎, 4th Aug 2016 06:46 pm
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    30th Jan 2017 04:18 am Go to last post
  24. 2017: viewbase function not working for older drawings

    I was trying to call up some drawings from either 2014 or 2015 (that had base views made from that release) in 2017 and it didn't work well. The existing views were corrupt and attempting to...

    Started by rkent‎, 21st Apr 2016 03:59 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    29th Jan 2017 02:29 am Go to last post

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