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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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  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. Help Replacing Materials in windows, doors, etc, blocks

    How can I replace the default materials in all the design blocks (windows, doors, walls, etc) at the Design pallet in AutoCAD Architecure 2014? I tried to overwrite the style properties by...

    Started by robertokami‎, 27th Oct 2015 05:01 am
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  2. All around building sheet of steel

    Hi. Wich is the best way to do in 3D a all around building sheet of steel like the attached image. The plates are spaced 10 cm from the building Many thanks.

    Started by Casusa‎, 23rd Oct 2015 01:00 pm
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  3. Converting polyface mesh to solid

    I want to convert this attached objects (polyface mesh) to a solid so I can cut a section of it. Can anyone help?

    Started by Civardi‎, 26th Oct 2015 01:56 am
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    26th Oct 2015 01:30 pm Go to last post
  4. Solidedit task

    I have 3dsolid shell object and I want to perform certain modeling operation on it to accomplish desired result shown in attached DWG... If it's possible lisp routine would be nice (just I don't know...

    Started by marko_ribar‎, 24th Oct 2015 10:41 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    25th Oct 2015 03:24 am Go to last post
  5. Question 3Dface command grid explosion

    Hey guys, Im writing here cause I can't seem to find a solution. SO the problem is I got many 3dface objects in my drawing, and whenever I click them they show some sort of grid. So the question is:...

    Started by Antraxirator‎, 6th Oct 2015 05:44 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    16th Oct 2015 09:47 pm Go to last post
  6. making a solid uneven vessel hull....has made me very confused

    Hi Guys, I am new to the forum but have been using the tutorials on and off for the last few months, they have been great and to be honest have covered everything I needed....until now My...

    Started by liquid-blue22‎, 14th Oct 2015 06:48 pm
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    16th Oct 2015 09:40 pm Go to last post
  7. Loft command question

    When using loft,if Mode is Solid, what determines the wall thickness of the resulting solid? Related: I am trying to work around the error of curved objects/surfaces intersecting with themselves...

    Started by 3drookie‎, 15th Oct 2015 07:25 pm
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    15th Oct 2015 11:25 pm Go to last post
  8. Human model measure perimeter of waist and bust

    Hi, Is there a way to measure the perimeter of differents parts/heights of a stl file. The stl file is a scan of a human body. So basically i want to know the perimeters/oultine of the burst, waist...

    Started by LaagHangend‎, 13th Oct 2015 10:39 am
    perimeter 3dmodel
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    14th Oct 2015 03:48 pm Go to last post
  9. Rotate in 3d

    I have modelled a roof structure and now I want to rotate the individual rafter members so they appear flat on the ground. This technique is used to determine the geometry of the roof. How do I...

    Started by Ragtime Clown‎, 13th Oct 2015 09:01 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    14th Oct 2015 06:17 am Go to last post
  10. Wink Curving a Drawing

    Hey all, I haven't used CAD in a while and am using CAD 3D for the first time. I have an elevation and a plan and I am trying to curve the elevation wall along a curve on the plan. How can I...

    Started by SSArchi‎, 10th Oct 2015 03:20 am
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    12th Oct 2015 02:46 pm Go to last post
  11. Question [HELP] Refine Mesh

    Hey guys, I'm pretty new to all this autocad mesh stuff, So I got a question, is it possible to refine object without smoothing it ? I need more grids for measurement of specific places of Object (In...

    Started by Antraxirator‎, 12th Oct 2015 06:58 am
    3dface; mesh; refine
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    12th Oct 2015 06:58 am Go to last post
  12. Help with creating a solid out of faces.. or suggest a solution

    Hi all, For those who remember me, I'm working from my new upgraded computer now!! Core i5-2500, 8gigs ram, and a GTX960 video card. Things are running much faster these days from my old Pentium D...

    Started by Murphy625‎, 11th Oct 2015 03:05 am
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    11th Oct 2015 08:22 pm Go to last post
  13. Wireframe/Shaded Transition Render

    Hey guys, I used to produce these transition renderings with Navisworks Simulate 2013 (presenter). We have now upgraded to Navisworks 2015, and of course - the presenter tool has been...

    Started by lamensterms‎, 7th Oct 2015 06:38 am
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  14. Is there a way to create a "negative" solid?

    Basically I want to subtract a solid from another solid without actually subtracting it. Not sure if this is possible or if anyone has a different solution, but here's the background: I have a...

    Started by msuracer10‎, 6th Oct 2015 03:45 pm
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    9th Oct 2015 01:36 pm Go to last post
  15. 3D Modelling - How to remove imprinted objects?

    Hi guys. I'm kinda stuck, new to 3D modelling. Just busy with a relatively simple model to get into it. What I did was imported a 2D logo, extruded it, then set it in place on the model and...

    Started by Stevin‎, 19th Sep 2015 02:06 pm
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    8th Oct 2015 03:57 pm Go to last post
  16. Black Box Upper Right Corner

    Anyone ever get this. This is not the first time. It seems to happen when I start autocad 2014 and the prompt display to open, new, etc box appears and I click a recent file to open. If I close...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 6th Oct 2015 08:50 pm
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    7th Oct 2015 09:12 pm Go to last post
  17. Plane Recall/Relapse

    I usually use Solidworks for 3D but have to use AutoCAD at the moment. I would like to make viewable planes in model space that I can click on and set the UCS or make a UCS with visible planes. I...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 6th Oct 2015 01:32 am
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    7th Oct 2015 03:26 am Go to last post
  18. Loft - Ruled vs Smooth

    Just out of curiosity. If you loft 3 different circles. Top (6"), Middle (3") and bottom (6") for example. I go to wire frame view. If i choose loft type rule it shows multiple lines throughout...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 3rd Oct 2015 08:55 pm
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  19. Extrude text

    I guess you have to use single line text for txtexp command to work. If I use multiline it reverses everything.

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 4th Oct 2015 09:27 pm
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    5th Oct 2015 02:52 am Go to last post
  20. no light from render

    I have a house and try to render. The problem is my windows are all black. Before doing the render I give the glass material and I see inside and outside, but after render no lights from outside.

    Started by xeniup‎, 3rd Oct 2015 01:09 pm
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  21. points to contours

    Hello, I am using autocad 2014, not Civil 3D! My goal is to make contour lines from points in both 2D/3D. As of now, I am able to set my workspace in ACAD to 3D. I copy my point values from...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 25th Aug 2015 07:35 pm
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  22. Unhappy Creating Mesh from Many Surfaces

    I exported this ship hull from Sketchup. I don't know how to create a mesh surface from the following ship hull. I want to combine those surfaces to form a mesh surface. I have no idea. After...

    Started by Wai Yan Thet Paing‎, 29th Sep 2015 06:08 am
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    29th Sep 2015 10:50 am Go to last post
  23. Where do I find the Solid View, Solid Drawing, and Solid Profile?

    Title says all. I have autocad 2012 I'm wondering where would I find the Solid View, Solid Drawing, and Solid Profile in the profile. Thank you.

    Started by prime333‎, 27th Sep 2015 10:18 pm
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    28th Sep 2015 12:54 am Go to last post
  24. Infinity mirror only goes about 3 layers...

    Hi, I'm trying to design an infinity mirror with the standaard AutoCAD 2015 program. With the material library i seem to be able to get a mirror and something that reflects and is transparent....

    Started by OMEGA-ThundeR‎, 24th Sep 2015 08:03 pm
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  25. copy along lyne and rotate

    it's possible to copy the blue line along the vertical line and at the same time rotate it for follow the helix?

    Started by tuocuggino‎, 22nd Sep 2015 01:45 pm
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