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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. Curved, convex 3d text. Driving me nuts.

    I'd like to place text that is curved and in a 3d model. I have used ARCTEXT to create the text. I'd like it to be "Convex" on the arc I attach it to. Then I use TXTEXP to explode the text, so I can...

    Started by PGuatney‎, 3rd Nov 2016 07:36 pm
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    13th Nov 2016 05:16 am Go to last post
  2. Door/window assembly - proportional offset

    Hello all, How can I specify proportional size for division offset? For example if I want to divide a window to three vertical parts where the left and right parts are 25% each of total window...

    Started by zionshea‎, 12th Nov 2016 10:09 pm
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    12th Nov 2016 10:09 pm Go to last post
  3. Text issue on 3d surface

    This is the first time I have ventured into 3d modelling in quite some time. I created this 3d model of a basic fire alarm notification device. I have an issue of the text showing up when I render...

    Started by Ski_Me‎, 9th Nov 2016 09:43 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    10th Nov 2016 08:10 pm Go to last post
  4. Hiding objects behind

    Hi, I'm new to AutoCad 2017 recently got a license. I'm trying to figure out how to get the block rectangle behind the pole.

    Started by Zesh‎, 8th Nov 2016 09:05 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    8th Nov 2016 10:02 pm Go to last post
  5. I wnat to aplay the Photo as a wall paper to a round wall .

    Hi every one ! what did i do wrong that cos this ? thanks

    Started by Gali‎, 18th Oct 2016 01:11 pm
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    7th Nov 2016 08:37 pm Go to last post
  6. Crooked Materials

    I'm having an issue with materials. I applied 3in Square - White tiles to a polysolid face, but the material is appears crooked in the render. I needed to draw and imprint lines on the polysolid to...

    Started by belexes‎, 28th Oct 2016 01:51 am
    • Replies: 2
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    29th Oct 2016 08:37 pm Go to last post
  7. Solid Square to round transisiton.

    Can any one help me Im a trying to solid model a square to round transition. Cant figure it out. Is it possible. if not a surface will have to do.

    Started by the hat‎, 19th Jul 2007 11:36 am
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    27th Oct 2016 02:22 pm Go to last post
  8. Problem with my cursor in 3D

    Not really sure how to phrase my question, so I took a screen shot. Basically my crosshairs are not matching my UCS in the X and Z directions. I did some searching, and it was recommended that I set...

    Started by Richard Daugird‎, 26th Oct 2016 04:23 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    27th Oct 2016 06:09 am Go to last post
  9. Calculating a volume from a set of 3d polylines

    Hi guys and girls, first time posting. I'm trying to calculate a precise volume of sediment that will be added to a beach. That's called beach nourishment. I know it's weird, I'm a...

    Started by JEEP‎, 26th Oct 2016 02:18 am
    • Replies: 3
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    26th Oct 2016 08:50 am Go to last post
  10. There's something I'm not understanding about perspective views and zooming

    Hey guys, got a question about the above. Say I have a pretty big drawing going on of an entire floor of a commercial space, plus extra space for elevation blocks and whatnot. I'm pretty...

    Started by oftenly‎, 21st Oct 2016 10:04 pm
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    24th Oct 2016 08:53 pm Go to last post
  11. New to 3D

    I am trying to turn this into a 3D drawing. It is an awning structure that will be 10ft long, with 2 of these "Ribs' in equal lengths. I cant seem to figure out how to turn this into a 3d object. I...

    Started by abraCADabra‎, 18th Sep 2016 05:47 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    18th Oct 2016 03:27 pm Go to last post
  12. Activate point cloud while clicking on it

    Hi. I have a problem with a point cloud. Yesterday everything worked great but now if I am clicking on a point cloud I can't get it activate (it's not going to turn blue like before) to see the...

    Started by aivu13‎, 12th Oct 2016 12:48 pm
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  13. Problem with LOFT

    Hi everyone. I´m using Autocad 2012, and I´m trying to make a solid leg in using loft to create a solid leg from 2 circles. But only makes surface. Any suggestion?

    Started by Rafael Pinto‎, 11th Oct 2016 10:15 pm
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    12th Oct 2016 08:02 am Go to last post
  14. Idea Problem with Path Array

    Hi All, Currently we are developing a filter mesh plate that is round and consisting out of countless holes of 0.03mm x 0.45mm in diameter. The filter disk area is 130mm. I am running into the...

    Started by basM‎, 10th Oct 2016 03:15 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    10th Oct 2016 06:45 pm Go to last post
  15. Question Graphic surface from contour lines

    Hi Guys, I have another one that I have been playing with for a while with no real luck; Basically i have lots of contour lines (open not closed) that I would like to turn into a surface (i.e....

    Started by liquid-blue22‎, 28th Sep 2016 05:03 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    28th Sep 2016 07:29 pm Go to last post
  16. Solid UCS not running Parallel with world UCS

    Hi Guys, Im testing out 3D AutoCad's UCS. Find myself in a bit of a situation. How do you make your Solid model's UCS parallel to the World UCS? PS: From all the articles i have opened i...

    Started by Guitte‎, 23rd Sep 2016 10:34 am
    • Replies: 6
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    23rd Sep 2016 11:26 am Go to last post
  17. Best way to view and dimension out selections of complex geometry?

    Say you have a 3D model of an office space. Walls, desks, casework, everything. You want four viewports of four different elevations from within the model, dimensioned out as a regular shop...

    Started by oftenly‎, 20th Sep 2016 04:15 pm
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    20th Sep 2016 08:43 pm Go to last post
  18. Creating DWG files 4 viewing in Trueview with layer controls but no dims info

    Hi Forum - Newbie Nick here :) I would like to web host an Autocad 3d model so customers can view and rotate my product by downloading TrueView, and have the ability to turn layers on and off to...

    Started by Nick D‎, 17th Sep 2016 05:40 pm
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    19th Sep 2016 02:40 pm Go to last post
  19. calculate earth work volume( cutting/Filling)

    how to calculate earth work volume( cutting/Filling) by autocad 2007

    Started by shailesh maharana‎, 19th Sep 2016 12:25 pm
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    19th Sep 2016 02:06 pm Go to last post
  20. 3d elevations to 2d lines

    Hi, I have created a 3D Elevation of a building but wish to show it as 2D i.e by drawing over the lines but it does not work! Any help please?

    Started by CSTAM‎, 16th Sep 2016 10:50 am
    • Replies: 4
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    17th Sep 2016 12:45 am Go to last post
  21. Another 3D fillet question

    Hey everyone, my first post, excited to be here. My company needs me to design a 3D spatula based off an actual model I have in front of me. My main background is architectural engineering, so...

    Started by Payton114‎, 15th Sep 2016 03:10 pm
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    16th Sep 2016 01:14 am Go to last post
  22. RE: Autocad solid loft along curve path

    Hi, I really need help with this! im trying to loft a solid along a 3D Spline and I just keep getting bad results. Please see the drawing attached. Any help would be fantastic! thanks in...

    Started by Greendamo‎, 14th Sep 2016 02:07 pm
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    15th Sep 2016 01:52 pm Go to last post
  23. Ground material reflecting on walls

    Hello to all! I am an Autocad 3d beginner, and I would really appreciate your opinion! I get some nasty reflections of ground material (grass, no reflectivity) on my walls (troweled yellow,...

    Started by desbou‎, 13th Sep 2016 11:33 am
    • Replies: 2
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    13th Sep 2016 04:32 pm Go to last post
  24. Rendering

    Can anyone give me an opinion on a rendering software for pdfs created from a AutoCAD drawing? Please include ease of use and learning curve as well as expense if you have that knowledge. Thank...

    Started by joeroscia‎, 9th Sep 2016 05:40 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    12th Sep 2016 08:26 pm Go to last post
  25. 3D Modelling

    Hi there, new to the board... I'm using the 3d Modelling in AutoCAD 2017 in anger for the 1st time really, the company I work for manufacture large diameter mild steel pipework. We make quite a...

    Started by ewanrob‎, 9th Sep 2016 09:13 am
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    12th Sep 2016 12:17 pm Go to last post

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