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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. AutoCAD DesignScript for AutoCAD - Anyone Using It?

    Hi All, This is something I've waited for since December 2010 when I first learned about it: http://designplaygrounds.com/deviants/about-generative-design-platforms-by-mark-loomis/ ...

    Started by 3D generator‎, 19th Oct 2012 07:08 pm
    autocad 2013, computational design, designscript, generative design, windows 7
    • Replies: 5
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    25th Mar 2014 04:43 am Go to last post
  2. disable WSCommCntr4? Autocad 2014

    tried to disable those reg values "EnableCommunicationCenter", "EnableNonPatchNotifications" and "MaintenancePatchNotificationOption" to 0 (zero). tried to rename WSCommCntr4.exe (located here: ...

    Started by danielk‎, 16th Mar 2014 02:05 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    24th Mar 2014 01:45 pm Go to last post
  3. EATTEXT Without open files

    Im trying to extract data from couple of files (blocks attributes etc...) without open them , is it possible ? maybe a LISP? Thanks

    Started by danielk‎, 24th Mar 2014 12:41 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    24th Mar 2014 12:54 pm Go to last post
  4. Command to move objects in one demention at a time

    I am pretty rusty with my AutoCAD skills, but when I was decent, I used to know a command that would allow you to move an object the distance in one direction by using the move command and selecting...

    Started by bam8‎, 23rd Mar 2014 03:53 am
    • Replies: 5
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    24th Mar 2014 02:25 am Go to last post
  5. Can Someone Help me with Autocad 3D handout/ Turtoria PDF

    Can Someone please help me with Autocad 3D handout/ Turtoria PDF. my emailL: wabyekini@yahoo.com or yekinney@gmail.com Please!!! Thanks!!!

    Started by Yekinney‎, 23rd Mar 2014 07:46 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    24th Mar 2014 01:16 am Go to last post
  6. Contour in 3D & it's volume.

    I have to take volume of concrete for PCC laid on excavated area. Top layer is flat but the depth of PCC varies in different location. Instead of taking like contour I took depth at regular intervals...

    Started by rajasekarcmr‎, 23rd Mar 2014 04:33 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    23rd Mar 2014 06:53 pm Go to last post
  7. First post...looking for help with the solid edit

    Hi, This is my first post, and I am trying to model an oil tube. I have added a picture. I extruded the first tube out by 67mm and then using the presspull tool removed 27mm to end up in the...

    Started by JontyR‎, 18th Mar 2014 12:35 pm
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    20th Mar 2014 11:48 am Go to last post
  8. Can anyone please help me produce a 3D solid...?

    ...from the attached geometry? Hey guys, I've got this model (.DWG) which seems like it has been exported from Rhino (maybe?), and my first task is to try and produce a 3D AutoCAD solid to...

    Started by lamensterms‎, 18th Mar 2014 07:40 am
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    20th Mar 2014 10:47 am Go to last post
  9. Unhappy Closing a 3D mass PLEASE HELP

    Hello, I've been having a lot of trouble trying to draw the front part of Jose Vasconcelos Library of Mexico Project by Eric Owen Moss. I figured out most of it but I can't close the last space....

    Started by larissafdz‎, 17th Mar 2014 10:02 pm
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    19th Mar 2014 08:20 pm Go to last post
  10. Points, and Renumbering

    Hey, I'm having a lot of difficulty understanding the way c3d uses points. All I really need is simple layout points in our general drawings that will contain northing and eastings, along with...

    Started by C_mase‎, 18th Mar 2014 07:32 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    19th Mar 2014 12:16 am Go to last post
  11. Need to Fillet extruded text

    Hi there looking for a way to fillet the edges of the attached extruded text so that its rounded from the front view but having difficulty... any suggestions?? Thanks

    Started by Jonny123x‎, 17th Mar 2014 07:33 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    17th Mar 2014 11:20 pm Go to last post
  12. Mass Properties units

    Hi, I have a 3D model with the units set to millimetres (mm). I understand that CAD calculates the mass based on a density of 1. What would the units of the mass be? For example, if I...

    Started by BoroCAD‎, 17th Mar 2014 03:36 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    17th Mar 2014 04:46 pm Go to last post
  13. Array across a ellipse (or any other shape)

    Hi, I want to array a solid over the surface of an ellipse so that none of the solids are outside the ellipse. Is it possible to array and object within a defined shape? I can do it by...

    Started by BoroCAD‎, 15th Mar 2014 05:12 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    15th Mar 2014 07:56 pm Go to last post
  14. Shell Command - "Modeling Operation Error: No loop through new edges and vertices."

    Hi, I'm trying to shell a relatively complex solid with filleted edges but I keep getting the error message: "Modeling Operation Error: No loop through new edges and vertices."

    Started by BoroCAD‎, 14th Mar 2014 05:48 pm
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    15th Mar 2014 03:42 pm Go to last post
  15. Cross hatch from 3D sections vanishes

    I take a section through a set of solids in a paper space view port but some times the hatch doesn't appear. If I go to model space you can see it but it will disappear again at various zooms....

    Started by Swampy‎, 13th Mar 2014 02:41 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    14th Mar 2014 08:28 am Go to last post
  16. Is it possible to do 3D Text?

    Easily that is, without having to draw each character.

    Started by spursnutter‎, 29th Jun 2008 02:58 pm
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    13th Mar 2014 09:31 pm Go to last post
  17. REFSURF - Want to produce a non-closed revolution

    Hi, I'm having trouble with the REVSURF command because I want it to produce a revolved mesh been 2 points in the model. I've attached screenshots to help demonstrate what I mean. I...

    Started by BoroCAD‎, 12th Mar 2014 04:51 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    12th Mar 2014 07:16 pm Go to last post
  18. Rendering Problem

    So i was just having a bit of fun on AutoCAD but i had a problem. when came to render it, the image starts rendering perfectly fine , then it just whilst am rendering it. Any help?? note:...

    Started by James Connolly‎, 6th Mar 2014 11:54 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    12th Mar 2014 11:21 am Go to last post
  19. 3d annotation

    Hi Everyone, I'm trying to annotate parts of a pvc assembly 3d Iso view. As shown here I've done it once in Pspace. The registration is ok when plotted but saving it as any kind of graphic file...

    Started by macsee‎, 10th Mar 2014 06:48 am
    • Replies: 3
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    12th Mar 2014 02:57 am Go to last post
  20. Creating a section from a 3D face/Polygon Mesh

    We receive/create underground mine designs and create complete 3D drawings of such, the drifts are all created using 3D faces & polygon Mesh, I am trying to cut a section though a specific location,...

    Started by Wise‎, 10th Mar 2014 05:23 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    10th Mar 2014 06:56 pm Go to last post
  21. Adding a Draft to a Face of a Solid in AutoCAD

    I’m currently following a SoildWorks video tutorial but I’m doing everything in AutoCAD. I’ve managed to work out all the equivalent commands (which is great practice for anyone) but the one command...

    Started by Bobzy20‎, 10th Mar 2014 12:22 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    10th Mar 2014 03:14 pm Go to last post
  22. Looking for a quick way to scale a single direction of a 3D block

    I've tried scaleaxis.lsp and fit.lsp, and neither are really doing what I'm looking for. I have a 3D block of a profile with a length that can range from 1in to 75ft. To do this now, I take a...

    Started by jemery‎, 6th Mar 2014 06:48 pm
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  23. Script mesh not being produced properly - Don't know why!

    Hi, I'm undertaking an exercise and a step isn't working but I can't see why. I've produced a sole (of a shoe) and I've been given a script file (.scr) to produce the top mesh. ...

    Started by BoroCAD‎, 7th Mar 2014 06:02 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    7th Mar 2014 06:36 pm Go to last post
  24. RULESURF command tabulations not produced properly

    Hi, I had the same issue yesterday but I solved it by changing the SURFTAB1 variable but today it didn't solve the problem straight away so can anyone give me a better understanding of the...

    Started by BoroCAD‎, 6th Mar 2014 04:57 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    6th Mar 2014 05:31 pm Go to last post
  25. AutoCAD 2014 Plotting layout w/3D viewports

    I have been "messing around" and reading on the visual styles with no avail. I'm trying to plot a structural detail I've drawn with crisp fine lines. My resolution keeps coming up low-res. ...

    Started by Dinochrome‎, 27th Feb 2014 06:08 pm
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    • Replies: 29
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    4th Mar 2014 06:33 pm Go to last post

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