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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. Any Mac users here using autocad 2011?

    I am drawing in 3d and I can do all my changes to my object in 2d wireframe no problem but as soon as I switch it to shaded or any other shade mode I can not select the object at all. The reason I am...

    Started by SadisticIron‎, 8th Dec 2011 04:02 am
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    6th Mar 2015 01:03 pm Go to last post
  2. O-ring groove

    I have a cylinder inside a custom valve (see the drawing) This rotates inside cylindrical hole of the valve body. I want the hole in the cylinder sealed with an O-ring (green groove). My question is...

    Started by paulmcz‎, 3rd Mar 2015 03:35 pm
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  3. Cameras for 3d stereoscopic walk thru panorama?

    Hi all I'm wondering how you set-up cameras for a 3d stereoscopic walk thru? I want to render an outdoor scene for viewing on my cardboard goggles so that it is an immersive VR experience where the...

    Started by pixel8er‎, 3rd Mar 2015 02:43 am
    • Replies: 9
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    4th Mar 2015 05:27 pm Go to last post
  4. Need help creating arced/sweeping stair stringer

    Hey Guys, I'm needing to model a stair stringer in 3d that sweeps in all 3 directions. See attached jpeg for what i've done so far. I'm trying to create fabrication drawings from it and can't...

    Started by myrelyre‎, 2nd Mar 2015 06:47 pm
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    3rd Mar 2015 02:17 am Go to last post
  5. Question How to curve an 3d object around arc in autocad ?

    Hello, HOW TO CURVE AN 3D OBJECT AROUND ARC IN AUTOCAD ? i have an abject and need to curve it or bend it around an arc or circle please check the attached photo . all i need how i can...

    Started by wael elsafty‎, 13th Feb 2015 10:28 pm
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  6. elevation and sections from 3d model

    good day all your educated people. I am using autocad for some time now, but almost all of the work I have been doing was in 2d. recently I started to explore 3d. I have downloaded some tutorials and...

    Started by jamos‎, 21st Feb 2015 03:15 pm
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    25th Feb 2015 05:56 pm Go to last post
  7. 3D round object fail

    Hi all. Im currently working on AutoCAD Architecture 2010. I am modeling a chair out of round tubing. On the chair thee are multiple small pins with a hole in and rounded top. afte i save and close...

    Started by drmdevalence‎, 24th Feb 2015 07:39 pm
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    25th Feb 2015 03:34 pm Go to last post
  8. Question remove the bottom of my box

    Hi this is my first autocad 3d project so forgive me if I am not using the right terminology. :oops: So I need to create a boxed shape cover for an instrument that we have. :glare: So I drew the...

    Started by shanelo7a‎, 21st Feb 2015 03:43 am
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    24th Feb 2015 01:51 pm Go to last post
  9. It's Monday and I'm stuck on a Sweep...

    Hey folks, hope y'all are well. I'm modelling a piece of equipment that basically is two different diameter pipes intersecting each other at the point where one branch has an eccentric reducer. ...

    Started by ColinPearson‎, 23rd Feb 2015 06:44 pm
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    23rd Feb 2015 11:21 pm Go to last post
  10. How to do staircase handrails.

    As you can see from my drawing, i have an arched staircase, I want to know how can i extrude it in a way that it also descends or arranged like the staircase and do not look like a solid wall. ...

    Started by MarcSalme‎, 20th Feb 2015 09:20 am
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    23rd Feb 2015 03:24 am Go to last post
  11. The maximum number of history nodes in a solid would be exceeded.Solidhist=0 no good

    Autocad 2011 Hello! I have 5000+ objects that are shaped like the inside of a hole I would like to create. I am trying to subtract the 5000+ objects which I have grouped in order to improve their...

    Started by turboCAD‎, 20th Feb 2015 05:39 pm
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  12. convert shape to polyline???

    hi dear all i have one spillway that consistent of spline and oval, i want it convert to volume but unfortunately this shape converted to spline with command join or boundary and when i that...

    Started by hamidciv‎, 18th Feb 2015 08:53 pm
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  13. how do I get a 3D PDF from

    an acad model? I'm using 2015

    Started by dumfatnhappy‎, 18th Feb 2015 03:54 pm
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    18th Feb 2015 06:13 pm Go to last post
  14. Unwanted Lines

    Hello This may be a silly question ..... But what are these random lines on the surface of my shapes - and how do I get rid of them ?

    Started by GemmaEBaird‎, 14th Feb 2015 03:07 pm
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    16th Feb 2015 06:04 pm Go to last post
  15. 3D Path Array

    Hi all, I have a generic light fixture made up of 2 extruded objects. I am trying to array them along a polyline I created to follow the curves of a building. when I do the commands only 1 end...

    Started by Sempfi0311‎, 4th Feb 2015 08:36 pm
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    16th Feb 2015 01:03 pm Go to last post
  16. Polyface Mesh to 3D solid

    Serious AutoCAD amateur here - high school student. I usually poke around on my own to try and figure things out, but I've run into some conversion problems that are really tiring me, I'd appreciate...

    Started by Karuga‎, 11th Feb 2015 04:11 am
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  17. 3DOrbit problems

    Every time I use orbit to rotate my viewing angle (not even touching UCS) it spins wildly out of control after I release the mouse button. I am using command 3DORBIT not 3DCORBIT. I am using the 3D...

    Started by MAINEman5390‎, 12th Feb 2015 10:47 pm
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    13th Feb 2015 03:51 pm Go to last post
  18. How do I retrieve a Object 2D Profile after Revolving

    Hello Everyone Title pretty much says it all. I previously created a 2D PLine that I revolved 360 into an object I am working on. I need to replicate the same 2D Pline. Is there an easy way...

    Started by VIC842‎, 10th Feb 2015 08:33 pm
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    11th Feb 2015 12:21 pm Go to last post
  19. 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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    9th Feb 2015 04:24 pm Go to last post
  20. Errors while filleting 3D object

    I'm trying to fillet all of the edges of the winding extrusions on this part. I've circled one section that partially filleted, with the exception of the narrow curve. When I try to do other areas...

    Started by Ryan0170‎, 5th Feb 2015 02:12 am
    • Replies: 7
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    7th Feb 2015 06:02 am Go to last post
  21. How do you trim a 3d object at a 45 Degree angle?

    Is there a way to convert those lines into plines, so i could extrude and cut.

    Started by dlggnation‎, 14th Nov 2011 04:48 pm
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    6th Feb 2015 11:31 am Go to last post
  22. Autodesk Certification past papers, anyone?

    Hello there, I'm new here and decided to join hoping I might find some help. I took a course at a local training center on AutoCAD 3D modelling. We're due to be tested for the AutoDesk certification...

    Started by Maria-Alice‎, 3rd Feb 2015 12:43 am
    certification past papers
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  23. Section lines

    Hi I'm creating a section but it doesn't cut through all of the visible objects. In particular one created using loft - and another just a polyline extruded ?

    Started by GemmaEBaird‎, 14th Jan 2015 08:23 pm
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  24. Question drawing 3d object?

    hi dear friends :(i want drawing What I like attachments, My problem is that my body should be in a volume, in other words Should be selected with a click all my objects, how i cant create in one...

    Started by hamidciv‎, 29th Jan 2015 04:16 pm
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  25. Chamfer tool in 3D

    Has anyone had success using AutoCAD's CHAMFER>ANGLE command to chamfer in 3D? Distance/Distance works fine, but I haven't yet figured out how to use the chamfer tool to put a 30 degree chamfer on a...

    Started by nestly‎, 20th May 2011 10:47 am
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    29th Jan 2015 01:34 am Go to last post

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