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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. 3D Orbit for One object(s) DOES not work

    I have recently installed AutoCAD2017 and I am finding that when you select a single object first or multiple objects in an assembly of 3d parts, then apply the 3D orbit command. Normally ONLY the...

    Started by ngohil‎, 28th Jul 2016 09:49 pm
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    29th Jul 2016 01:53 pm Go to last post
  2. Unhappy Inclined Blades on Inclined Surface and Curved Blades

    Hello everybody! I have a huge problem regarding my design; I am supposed to design 2 dyes one bottom and one top dye for muffin form production. It was going so far so well until the point I had to...

    Started by Jacek1994‎, 14th Jul 2016 10:34 am
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    21st Jul 2016 12:44 pm Go to last post
  3. Unhappy need help making a curved diamond!

    Hello! Thank in advance for your help. I'm trying to make a roof that consists of 4 curved diamonds. Imagine a diamond that's made out of fabric for example, and is pitched through the top...

    Started by sg7‎, 3rd Jun 2016 12:40 am
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    13th Jul 2016 11:25 pm Go to last post
  4. Need help to make a surface

    Hi :) I have used the Extract Intersections between two surfaces to get a complex line but I dont know how to give a thickness to it :( How can I give a thickness to make it a solid? Thank you ;)

    Started by Faouweb‎, 20th May 2016 12:54 pm
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    13th Jul 2016 07:33 pm Go to last post
  5. "Cannot Sweep or extrude a self intersecting curve"

    Hello everybody...I'm Drawing a 3d house and am unable to extrude a door frame. Everytime i try to extrude it, this error appears "Cannot Sweep or extrude a self intersecting curve"..please find the...

    Started by Yaseenhamid‎, 9th Jun 2016 09:30 pm
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    13th Jul 2016 07:20 pm Go to last post
  6. Costs??

    Hi, I draw, 3D model (iges) and render (KS) small bits of ironmongery and was just wondering what i should be charging in £? at the moment i am just charging a small hourly rate but I'm not sure...

    Started by Greendamo‎, 1st Jul 2016 01:55 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    1st Jul 2016 02:39 pm Go to last post
  7. My challenges annotating 3D solids with point and sections

    Hi I would like to share some ideas and challenges i have for automating some 2D/3D designwork for complex civil. As an example i descibe the proces of annotating 3D points, for choosen sections of...

    Started by halam‎, 23rd Jun 2016 10:48 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    30th Jun 2016 10:59 pm Go to last post
  8. Loft in AutoCAD

    I watch this tutorial in Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5KVtgz0lB4 Watch it from 3:32 to 4:32 I confuse when he lofting a two circles, the result is different with what I am...

    Started by basty‎, 26th Jun 2016 10:09 pm
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    29th Jun 2016 10:32 am Go to last post
  9. Tree Design

    Hi all, I'm newbie in autocad, and I'm trying to design a structure just like the attached image. getty center los angeles Could you help me, please? Thanks

    Started by Madruga_SP‎, 16th Jun 2016 02:57 pm
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    23rd Jun 2016 08:20 pm Go to last post
  10. Creating a “Y” pipeline with rounded edges and constant volume flow

    Hello I have been searching on the forum but can’t find about my specific issue so I decided to create the topic. First of all I have to say that I am pretty unexperienced on 3D design on Autocad ...

    Started by Kokal‎, 2nd Jun 2016 12:34 pm
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    23rd Jun 2016 10:03 am Go to last post
  11. Question Autocad 3D - Solid menu - Offset edge help

    Hi all, so if I create a simple box and then use offset edge from the solid menu it will work and I can enter a distance. If I make a cylinder and place it within the box, do boolean subtract to...

    Started by iroctd‎, 17th Jun 2016 10:16 pm
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    20th Jun 2016 10:38 am Go to last post
  12. Problem snapping background objects in 3D

    Hi there Im new to this forum. I've been using acad 2004 for 3d drafting for a while but recently my old computer went down and i was assinged another one that has acad 2013 and Im still trying to...

    Started by silmore‎, 13th Jun 2016 07:27 pm
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    16th Jun 2016 07:11 pm Go to last post
  13. Co_ordinates to Multiple Interceptions

    Co-ordinates to Multiple Interceptions Hi new to this forum, can someone plz help. I am trying to generate get my hands on a lisp routine to provide co-ordinates at interceptions on a 3D...

    Started by DONNI 5‎, 28th Feb 2014 03:54 pm
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    16th Jun 2016 12:18 pm Go to last post
  14. Problem assigning the texture of a Dome

    I have completed the Dome but the problem is that when i give it a texture, it does not fit on it uniformly..i have attached the file and image, please view it and see if you can help. Thanks in...

    Started by Yaseenhamid‎, 12th Jun 2016 02:04 pm
    texture mapping
    • Replies: 1
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    13th Jun 2016 03:42 pm Go to last post
  15. Why oh why can't I turn on the sky

    I have no idea what to do next. I cannot set the sky with illumination. In fact I can't turn the sky on at all. I have checked and LIGHTINGUNITS are on, that is I've tried 1 and 2, even setting it to...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 13th Mar 2009 01:31 am
    • Replies: 9
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    13th Jun 2016 03:07 am Go to last post
  16. Stuck again - Strange grey duplicate that i can't delete or select

    Hi Guys, I have been plodding along quite well, using the forum to answer most of my questions without needing to post, so thanks again for that, anyhow I am now stuck; I have been working on a...

    Started by liquid-blue22‎, 7th Jun 2016 10:22 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    10th Jun 2016 10:40 am Go to last post
  17. New and stuck please help!

    Hey everyone i'm new to AutoCAD i need to make an adapter plate and need a bit of help, i'm trying to make two tapered holes in the plate with specific diameters on each end and i have tried cones...

    Started by Helix42‎, 10th Jun 2016 04:30 am
    3d modelling, extrude, noob, taper, taper angle
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    10th Jun 2016 10:02 am Go to last post
  18. calculating volume from 3d topo

    Hello, I have received a 3D Topo survey and I am wanting to calculate the volume of a reservoir. The reservoir is a closed polyline and the existing ground levels are points. I converted the...

    Started by Sideshow-Cad‎, 18th May 2016 08:16 am
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    10th Jun 2016 09:45 am Go to last post
  19. Jagged lines when viewing Conceptual

    Hi, My drawing is made from a bunch of solid objects.. Its a wooden structure where each piece of dimensional lumber is its own solid. When I view the drawing in conceptual isometric view, the...

    Started by Murphy625‎, 24th May 2016 06:04 am
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    26th May 2016 05:00 pm Go to last post
  20. Question How do we could seperate the object have been subtracted, as keep as solid object ???

    When we subtract more then one object they will become united object and solid profile. "Question is ~ How do we could seperate them as keep as solid object if we want to make a revision or...

    Started by Deby Ferdian‎, 20th May 2016 07:52 pm
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    26th May 2016 04:12 pm Go to last post
  21. Question How to give a material properties with a solid until at a deepness of an object ?

    Because I intend to create a sectionplane to the object what I will wish to give the material property to it and then so I can look in a technically by definitely completely clearly and because till...

    Started by Deby Ferdian‎, 19th May 2016 06:04 pm
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    21st May 2016 06:45 am Go to last post
  22. Question Why my red object won't seperate hide by LiveSection ?

    I draw the framework wall reducer included the Rockwool object and Red object as a Carpet (the outer skin of the edge of framework wall reducer) and my question. Why my red object and one of the...

    Started by Deby Ferdian‎, 19th May 2016 10:10 am
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  23. Moving 3d objects to touch face

    Im trying to move objects correctly , lets say from one to top of another . Untill now im swithching to desired view ( top, right, left etc...) and then moving . if my base point is a vertex and...

    Started by danielk‎, 20th Jan 2013 12:07 pm
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    16th May 2016 09:46 am Go to last post
  24. Flatten/Develop 3D Profile of 3D Spiral Shape

    Hey, Does anyone know of a method (or piece of software) that will flatten/develop the 2D profile of a 3D spiral plate. Modelling in 3D is not the hard part, please see attached model for...

    Started by lamensterms‎, 13th May 2016 08:15 am
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    13th May 2016 05:09 pm Go to last post
  25. Isolines in planar surfaces

    Good day, Presently, when a planar surface is drawn, there is a default setting of 6 isolines for the U & V. Is there a way to change this default setting, as the items I am drawings do not...

    Started by jalba‎, 11th May 2016 03:25 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    11th May 2016 04:31 pm Go to last post

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