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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. Blocks of 3D models and snap points

    Many of the video block tutorials i've viewed, focus on simple 2D objects so i'm not able to establish a few concerns I have when it comes to 3D blocks (which i'll use to assemble tubular...

    Started by willb‎, 5th Aug 2014 06:45 am
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    6th Aug 2014 01:33 pm Go to last post
  2. Excessive Isolines when Rendering 'Drawn' Style in NavisWorks

    Hi guys, Hard to explain my problem, so please see image below: Using Navisworks Simulate 2013, trying to render an image with the 'Drawn' rendering effect (Presenter > Rendering > Standard...

    Started by lamensterms‎, 5th Aug 2014 06:24 am
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  3. How to switch from 2D Wireframe views to nomal orthogonal view in AutoCAD 2014

    How can I switch from 2D Wireframe views to nomal orthogonal view? Is this possible? I received the drawing from the vendor that was drawn in 2D wireframe of some sort, the obj was shown in 3...

    Started by Sengna‎, 1st Aug 2014 01:23 am
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    2nd Aug 2014 02:43 pm Go to last post
  4. problem in drawing spillway?

    hi dear :(i want drawing shape is shown below, As shown in the figure is convergent, I have to reduce the width in longitudinal cross, please help me i really confused. thanks a lot

    Started by hamidciv‎, 1st Aug 2014 07:57 am
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    1st Aug 2014 10:16 pm Go to last post
  5. Beginer needs your HELP!

    Hi everyone! I don't know how to blend the irregularities on the surface - I need to fill the (approximate) section circled with red to remove the hollow marked with blue. I don't have any...

    Started by bavdeyka‎, 31st Jul 2014 08:20 pm
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    1st Aug 2014 09:06 pm Go to last post
  6. Hiding certain lines

    Is there a way to hide the triangulating lines in the curved portions of the thickness?

    Started by rgarcia5‎, 31st Jul 2014 07:42 pm
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    1st Aug 2014 02:46 pm Go to last post
  7. 3Drotate

    is the direction of rotation completely random?

    Started by mikekmx‎, 28th Jul 2014 08:57 pm
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    31st Jul 2014 02:17 am Go to last post
  8. Testing the limits of a computer with AutoCAD features

    Ive been given a new computer and told to test it and see if its spec is suitable for us and it has AutoCAD 2014 on it. Basically I wondered what are some really resource hungry things I can do...

    Started by MrTapir‎, 28th Jul 2014 05:03 pm
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    30th Jul 2014 05:57 pm Go to last post
  9. 3D Lamp

    http://www.lighting55.com/antinea-floor-lamp-by-terzani.html Hey guys, My name is Matt and I am new to Autocad. Trying to get the spiral support drawn in autocad (pictured above). So far I have...

    Started by mvickers89‎, 16th Dec 2012 02:29 pm
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    30th Jul 2014 02:56 pm Go to last post
  10. Need Help on this drawing

    I am having some issues on making this 3D drawing. I am not sure how to go about drawing the curves. I have tried using the spline command but then I can't use the hatch command for the side of the...

    Started by rgarcia5‎, 28th Jul 2014 08:08 pm
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    30th Jul 2014 01:49 pm Go to last post
  11. How to rotate object drawn in 2D to 3D to desired position in Auto Cad 2013?

    Hi All, I am not familiar with Auto Cad 3D commands........here I attached a Image of car which I have drawn in side view using polyline.When I am trying to extrude in SW Isometric...

    Started by narendra‎, 24th Jul 2014 08:59 am
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    30th Jul 2014 08:15 am Go to last post
  12. Recommendations for rendering software?

    Hey guys, I'm sure this question must get asked a lot - just wondering if someone wouldn't mind recommending a good rendering program. I am a structural/mechanical steel detailer, and I'm in...

    Started by lamensterms‎, 29th Jul 2014 08:55 am
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    29th Jul 2014 09:21 am Go to last post
  13. AutoCad and Keyshot?

    Hi all Can someone please tell me how to get a 3D soid in to Keyshot 3 that is smooth! Ie no obvious facet edges. I have tried everything to my knowledge, FACETRES = 10 etc but every time i open...

    Started by Greendamo‎, 14th Mar 2012 04:43 pm
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    29th Jul 2014 09:20 am Go to last post
  14. Handy Command when Converting from 3D image to Annotate in 2D

    Flatshot. For those of you who know and use it, shame on you for not telling me sooner. For those of you who've never heard of it... First, you're welcome. Second, this is an absolute...

    Started by CaddJax‎, 28th Jul 2014 03:03 am
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    28th Jul 2014 02:18 pm Go to last post
  15. lagging when import .sat files from solidworks

    Hi when i get files coming from solidworks, autocad is slow even when i hover above (before even selecting ) the entity , this thing makes the workflow a real problem . is there any trick to...

    Started by danielk‎, 16th Jul 2014 10:53 am
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    23rd Jul 2014 09:17 am Go to last post
  16. Trying to DWG a Auger in 3D

    Trying to DWG a Auger in 3D but can not find the way to do so. Using AutoCAD 2000 yes it still works, Tryed to use Extrude and Revolve commands but it did not work. what am i missing to do this or...

    Started by wilfredo_torres‎, 21st Jul 2014 04:24 pm
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    21st Jul 2014 07:21 pm Go to last post
  17. How to weld/merge vertices or edges?

    Hello, I have a problem with artifacts in the 3D solid. AutoCAD didn't let me create perfect lofts because it has a restriction on every loft polyline having its vertices on the same plane. Thus...

    Started by guitarpirate‎, 7th Jun 2014 04:53 pm
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  18. Cool UCS and Modelspace Viewport Problems

    So we do a lot of 3D coordination using AutoCAD and Fabrication, and since we upgraded to 2015, we've been having a lot of issues with viewports and the UCS. We all typically have at 3 viewports...

    Started by MorgaineDax‎, 15th Jul 2014 12:51 pm
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    18th Jul 2014 10:33 am Go to last post
  19. Cameras And Rendering

    Is it possible to render the image from a camera? And if not, what is the point of them?! I can get the camera window up, but then no idea how to render from it. If I simply press render, it renders...

    Started by Jamesbowyer‎, 23rd Sep 2008 09:21 am
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    18th Jul 2014 05:02 am Go to last post
  20. Question How to remove the water spray stream by obstruction?

    Dear Sir I am working in illuminating the fire spray water protetion pattern on a sphere tank, while at the area of conjuction between sphere shell and sphere leg, some water spray would be...

    Started by dayongli86‎, 6th Jul 2014 07:34 am
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    17th Jul 2014 03:04 am Go to last post
  21. how to make a teeth of a spur gear

    Can anyone show me how to make a gear teeth of a spur gear step by step using any given diameter and some values such as base circle ,addedum,pitch diameter etc. Thanks :( :glare:

    Started by lulumara‎, 25th Aug 2006 10:46 pm
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    16th Jul 2014 12:03 pm Go to last post
  22. Need Help creating an abnormal shaped solid

    Ok so my goal is to create an abnormal shaped solid using the loft command or which ever way is recommended. I have tried a few different ways to do so, originally I created 4 different 2D shapes...

    Started by Reijek‎, 14th Jul 2014 10:20 pm
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    15th Jul 2014 10:40 pm Go to last post
  23. animation in autocad

    I have a project in which i am assigned to do animation in 3D. The animation is little complex involving a to and fro 120degrees rotation of a shaft while it moves forward at the same time. It is a...

    Started by sriharshaachyutuni‎, 11th Jul 2014 03:26 pm
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    12th Jul 2014 11:21 am Go to last post
  24. Clipping in model space to isolate objects

    I stepped away from cad for a few years now I cant remember a command that I used often. You would enter "cv" or "cx" (or something similar) to pick a point in front of and object in 3d model space,...

    Started by truk667‎, 2nd Jul 2014 09:49 pm
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    10th Jul 2014 06:41 am Go to last post
  25. Problem drawing 3D object

    Hi I am really struggling trying to draw the attached pin in 3D autocad. It is the wire I cannot work out, I am gueassing I need to transfer 2d geomtery onto a 3d plane (attempt shown on a3...

    Started by jamami‎, 1st Jul 2014 01:34 pm
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