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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. Why can't I rotate my view when viewed from World USC?

    Looking from the top down on my drawing, I need to rotate my view 30 degrees and make the UCS match it. When I go to 3D Preset Views and I change the X axis to 240 and Y axis to 0, it won't accept...

    Started by Murphy625‎, 9th Aug 2015 04:32 am
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    11th Aug 2015 06:22 am Go to last post
  2. Drawing/modelling rib vaults in Autocad

    I'm a master student constructional engineering Does anybody have an idea how I should go about drawing rib Vaults in AutoCad. I have to make a 3D model of a belfry tower so I can import it into...

    Started by tomdeturck‎, 8th Aug 2015 06:52 am
    arc path, autocad, autocad 3d
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    9th Aug 2015 08:46 pm Go to last post
  3. Distorted Image Mapping?

    Take a look at the image below.. Its a 2000 gallon stainless tank (Kettle) with a dimpled heating jacket. The dimple jacket is just an image that I wrapped around.. Notice the vertical band of...

    Started by Murphy625‎, 5th Aug 2015 07:07 pm
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    8th Aug 2015 05:05 pm Go to last post
  4. Missing stuff when render, realistic or hidden???????

    Is this a bug? Autocad 2012.. WinXP. I've had this problem from the very first time I started drawing.. I'll draw in an item and it will disappear during a render or hide or in realistic view. ...

    Started by Murphy625‎, 4th Aug 2015 08:01 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    5th Aug 2015 07:01 pm Go to last post
  5. working with solprof

    Can anyone help me remember that command that retains the ratio of the 2d profile lines that you extract out of a 3d part? i use solprof and then copy the 2d profile and paste it into another cad...

    Started by 084x4larry‎, 31st Jul 2015 03:01 pm
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    4th Aug 2015 04:01 pm Go to last post
  6. furniture almost done

    How can i make the backrest and seat rest of the chair that i made in cad i upload a picture and a picture that i did in cad?

    Started by bernardino‎, 1st Aug 2015 06:55 am
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    4th Aug 2015 02:29 am Go to last post
  7. Any Material applied to clylinder is distorted..

    I folks, this is my first post. Drawing a clinder 84" diameter and 6ft tall, I have applied a material and I can't get it to show up without distortion. I've tried using the materials from the...

    Started by Murphy625‎, 3rd Aug 2015 05:19 pm
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    3rd Aug 2015 07:14 pm Go to last post
  8. Arc Aligned Text extrude on 3d solid

    Hey guys. So I'm a long time follower (googler) but first time poster. I have a peculiar project which I can't seem to figure out. It's a simple dome with arc aligned text imprinted around the face...

    Started by kshig‎, 30th Jul 2015 02:00 am
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    31st Jul 2015 03:47 am Go to last post
  9. Sweep with a rotation

    I have drawn a barrel profile and would like to subtract the bore with rifling. I have the P-line of a cross sectional of the rifling. Can I sweep the center line of the bore and rotate it in the...

    Started by BSracer‎, 28th Jul 2015 09:19 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    29th Jul 2015 12:53 pm Go to last post
  10. Render Problem - Shadow was brighten

    Help~ Rendered the image below, the shadow was brighten, what's wrong? Please help:oops:

    Started by Adonis Chan‎, 28th Jul 2015 07:42 am
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    28th Jul 2015 02:48 pm Go to last post
  11. VIEWBASE dimension problem / bug?

    Hi. I am having a problem using dimensions on a VIEWBASE entity. If I use the Linear Dim tool and select my first point, I am unable to snap my second point to the same 3D object within the model....

    Started by Buzza‎, 2nd Dec 2014 06:01 pm
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    28th Jul 2015 10:38 am Go to last post
  12. 3d transform to 3 view

    how you transform from 3d drawing in autocad 2000 to 3 view drawing?

    Started by Mark_Anif‎, 24th Jul 2015 02:05 am
    • Replies: 5
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    27th Jul 2015 02:14 pm Go to last post
  13. Question Zooming in to 3D drawing makes objects disappear.

    This is frustrating. I try to zoom into an object with my mouse and it disppears. I zoom out and it reappears but it's too far away, I zoom in again and it disappears. Why is it doing this? I click...

    Started by SwChilly‎, 14th Aug 2012 04:55 pm
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    27th Jul 2015 01:08 pm Go to last post
  14. Need help attachng corners

    Hello everyone. I'm wondering if someone can please help me with my dilemma. I would like some to explain to me how I can attach the corner on object 1 to the intersection point on object two. Thank...

    Started by prime333‎, 24th Jul 2015 11:41 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    26th Jul 2015 05:31 pm Go to last post
  15. How do I line up vertices?

    I'm doing a practice drawing and I ran into a situation where I need to line up vertices. I want to being the vertices on the left viewport to the same height as those vertices in the right...

    Started by prime333‎, 27th Apr 2015 05:43 pm
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    25th Jul 2015 05:45 pm Go to last post
  16. LEE MAC layerdirector for 3d bodies

    Here is a video how LM:layerdirector can be used to assign default layer to 3D operations like extrude, sweep, loft, sections, etc. http://youtu.be/I8B7MA8CmRs

    Started by hlammerts‎, 24th Jul 2015 07:15 am
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    24th Jul 2015 11:06 am Go to last post
  17. creating an egg shaped solid

    I am using ACAD 2000 and trying to create a solid that is something like an egg, kind of. What i actually need is an eliptical sphere, if that makes any sense. My only idea was to try and REVOLVE...

    Started by johnfulwyler‎, 5th Nov 2003 02:31 am
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    6th Jul 2015 05:48 pm Go to last post
  18. 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 Jul 2015 01:11 am Go to last post
  19. 2d - 3d

    Complete noob AutoCAD user here, I've been given 2- 2d drawings in AutoCAD and need to turn it into a 3d model, one 2d model is of a top view of the design, and the other is a back view of the...

    Started by jasons520‎, 25th Jun 2015 01:02 am
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    1st Jul 2015 10:50 am Go to last post

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