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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
    • Replies: 8
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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. Program to sweep a 3dmodel from a polyline

    Hello, I need a program to quickly sweep a 3dmodel from a polyline like civil, but then would like to add a lot of data information, that can be displayed as popups by picking certain points. The...

    Started by GliderRider‎, 26th Jun 2014 09:34 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    26th Jun 2014 10:25 pm Go to last post
  2. creating a layout w/ dimension from a 3D model

    So i've been creating my 3D models but can't seem to understand how to create decent layouts (front, top, right views) with the dimentions. Ideas, suggestions, etc.

    Started by Ninoshka‎, 25th Jun 2014 05:53 pm
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    25th Jun 2014 07:30 pm Go to last post
  3. DXF to 3d

    Hi Guy's, Anyone know how to convert 2d DXF into either IGES SAT or STEP file. My press break software "CADMAN" doesn't like running DXF's but does work better with 3d files. Really need a way to...

    Started by taleismin‎, 23rd Jun 2014 01:01 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    25th Jun 2014 12:17 pm Go to last post
  4. Beginner House Modelling

    Hello, I am attempting to draft a design for a house. I have drawn 2 plines and used the presspull command to create the 3d walls. My problem is drawing the roof. I am trying to draw a triangle...

    Started by casho88‎, 22nd Jun 2014 03:08 am
    • Replies: 5
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    23rd Jun 2014 10:57 am Go to last post
  5. Sheet Set Problem

    I create new sheet set> choose the folder > it seems like sometimes autocad see those files (because i see them loading for a moment ) and a second later they disappear and the "+" sign to...

    Started by danielk‎, 3rd Jun 2014 10:00 am
    • Replies: 6
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    22nd Jun 2014 09:47 am Go to last post
  6. How to "drill" a hole in a curbed surface?

    Wohoo! I found an Autocad forum that can be useful to an amateur guy like me! :) (Welcome to me! 8)) The problem I have today is that the only thing i succeed with is to make a solid platform...

    Started by EPG‎, 20th Jun 2014 05:50 pm
    autocad, cylinder, extrude, hole, press/pull
    • Replies: 4
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    22nd Jun 2014 09:44 am Go to last post
  7. Problem with a submarine

    Hello everyone! I'm trying to modeling this Typhoon submarine on autocad 2009: But I'm finding a few problems on this work. Here I list them: - First I drew the lines on 2D and I applied...

    Started by levimfa‎, 18th Apr 2014 06:24 pm
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    20th Jun 2014 02:51 pm Go to last post
  8. Unhappy How to create a surface?

    I have been searching for a very long time and i hope you can help me this way cause i found nothing. The thing is, i have a polyline and set its thickness but i need something like 3DFACE which can...

    Started by minja‎, 19th Jun 2014 07:37 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    20th Jun 2014 03:13 am Go to last post
  9. 3D constrianed orbit

    I am having some issues with the 3D constrained orbit function. I use this command daily, and have never had issues. Today, when I click the orbit button it orbits initially but then goes into fly...

    Started by jstaddon‎, 19th Jun 2014 03:56 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    19th Jun 2014 05:54 pm Go to last post
  10. Stuck

    Hi everyone, I am relatively new to Autocad having used it years ago, but just started using 2015 for work. I work for an engineering company and am required to draw small components right...

    Started by autocadby‎, 18th Jun 2014 10:09 am
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    18th Jun 2014 04:02 pm Go to last post
  11. Trim a surface with a surface and then delete the cutting surface.

    Hi everyone, I have a problem regarding the trimming of a surface. I have to cut a surface with another surface, after that I need to delete the cutting surface. But what I get is that the...

    Started by triangolo‎, 17th Jun 2014 04:34 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    17th Jun 2014 08:15 pm Go to last post
  12. Wink Flipping/Rotating an object vertically? Other options?

    I basically taught myself everything I know about AutoCAD in about 7 hours last night so I am very new, but I am very capable of this type of designing technique. I am trying to create a golf tee. I...

    Started by TheShaaark‎, 16th Jun 2014 09:08 am
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    17th Jun 2014 05:19 am Go to last post
  13. Can´t seem to get it right with rendering in autocad, need help

    Hi, I reallydon´t get it. What am I doing wrong? I get totally wrong result when rendering.I put two links so that you can see what I mean. The first link(http://prntscr.com/3sureb ) is...

    Started by miroslav_s‎, 14th Jun 2014 11:16 pm
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    16th Jun 2014 05:26 pm Go to last post
  14. Twist Flat Bar in middle

    Looking to mdel a 3d Flat Bar twisted in the middle like this

    Started by diegoa1997‎, 13th Jun 2014 02:00 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    13th Jun 2014 02:32 pm Go to last post
  15. Surface Modelling - Surface Associativity Integrity Error

    Hi, I have these blocks that I use which work perfectly in Autocad 2012 and 2014. Basically you can edit certain properties of the blocks (like length, width etc.) and the block changes...

    Started by yohanf‎, 4th Jun 2014 12:24 am
    • Replies: 2
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    13th Jun 2014 12:03 am Go to last post
  16. Unfolding a spiral?

    Hi, I have a very specific set of joined shapes I have to rotate from 0 through 90 degrees over 1500mm. the start and finish shape have to be parallel and I can just about loft it in autocad...

    Started by TED Jordan‎, 11th Jun 2014 02:11 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    12th Jun 2014 07:50 pm Go to last post
  17. Create a 3D solid object from a space bounded by surfaces

    I am just start learning AutoCAD, and I am not too sure whether is it possible to perform the following operation. Basically I have drawn some lines, arcs and splines in the 3D space, then I...

    Started by luckyvictor‎, 10th May 2012 01:39 pm
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    12th Jun 2014 04:34 pm Go to last post
  18. Question How to rotate the GIZMO in 3d rotate or move?

    Hi, When I change the UCS and want to rotate or move an object the GIZMO does not follow the UCS that I use, as you can see in the image: Thank you.

    Started by Faouweb‎, 6th Jun 2014 08:53 am
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    12th Jun 2014 06:57 am Go to last post
  19. Rendering water in Autocad 2014

    I'm trying to make a realistic water render in Autocad 2014 but I am failing miserably. I haven't done a lot of rendering in Autocad before so please use laymans terms to explain it to me.

    Started by pat86‎, 9th Jun 2014 03:26 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    9th Jun 2014 05:36 pm Go to last post
  20. Frosted Glass Material

    Hi, Can anybody guide me on applying Frosted Glass Material to 3D Window please. Thanks.

    Started by nicolas‎, 4th Jun 2014 09:53 am
    frosted glazing, materials
    • Replies: 5
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    9th Jun 2014 04:33 pm Go to last post
  21. Understanding 3D UCS

    Hi all, My 3D skills are not what they used to be...can someone please explain to me why the UCS, when drawing in 3D, will move when you click onto an object, be it a line, a solid, whatever? What...

    Started by iainlines‎, 6th Jun 2014 09:28 am
    • Replies: 1
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    6th Jun 2014 10:43 am Go to last post
  22. Help me on 3d modeling

    I need some hepl on 3d modeling. I don't know how to make surface. I have image of subject on pdf file and I must make 3d model. Who will hepl me? Thanks, Davorka

    Started by davorka‎, 30th May 2014 08:03 pm
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    4th Jun 2014 11:26 pm Go to last post
  23. Unhappy drawing circles on an inclined surface

    I have plotted an inclined surface with revolve command. I want to draw many circles on it. how do I draw many circles on this sloped surface?

    Started by mirvakili‎, 31st May 2014 08:56 am
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    4th Jun 2014 03:36 pm Go to last post
  24. AutoCAD Inability to convert regions to faces of a Solid.

    Hello everyone, I'm Ochre, a Portuguese HS student, and a newcomer to this board, and since it's my first post here, before anything else, I thank you for the useful information I've found and the...

    Started by TrueOchre‎, 3rd Jun 2014 03:02 am
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    3rd Jun 2014 03:46 pm Go to last post
  25. Light Glyph exaggeration

    Hi All Image is a 3D interior with lighting. I would like to know please if the exaggeration of Light Glyphs size as seen is normal after say you do the "zoom all" in 2D wireframe. I literally...

    Started by dreamer‎, 2nd Jun 2014 11:35 am
    • Replies: 9
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    3rd Jun 2014 02:49 pm Go to last post

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