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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
    • Replies: 8
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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. 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
  2. 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
  3. Calculating volume of 3D line line drawing

    This is my first post, and this challenge has me baffled. I'm sure it's an easy task for an experienced 3D user, but that's not me. I need to calculate the volume of the 3 shapes in the attached...

    Started by jbplaster‎, 29th Jun 2015 11:02 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    30th Jun 2015 10:42 pm Go to last post
  4. Ghost arm chair

    How do i make ghost arm chair in autocad 2015

    Started by bernardino‎, 22nd Jun 2015 03:14 am
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    27th Jun 2015 09:38 am Go to last post
  5. snaping a 3d cube with filleted edges

    Hi everyone, imagine a 3d model cube with all edges filleted i would like to snap the imaginery corner of the cube (as if the edges were not filleted) into the corner of another much larger cube...

    Started by Mic‎, 25th Jun 2015 02:10 am
    • Replies: 6
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    25th Jun 2015 07:32 pm Go to last post
  6. Need help with 3D presentation

    Hi, I need to put together a 3D model presentation of a new project. I have modeled all the different equipments that are going to be installed / replace the existings. I would like to know what...

    Started by hoss‎, 23rd Jun 2015 05:52 pm
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    23rd Jun 2015 05:52 pm Go to last post
  7. Viewing points in 3D

    Point styles in PDMODE become flattened when viewed in 3D (they lie flat on the XY plane on which they were created). Is there a way to create a true 3D point representation ie: like maybe a sphere...

    Started by dan_m‎, 20th Jun 2015 05:41 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    21st Jun 2015 12:15 am Go to last post
  8. 3D Hollow Section

    AutoCAD 2013 Software: I am trying to create a hollow section much like an octagonal pipe. I can create the 2D image of the "OD" and "ID", but I am having issues with creating the Solid or surfaces...

    Started by DSR‎, 18th Jun 2015 11:51 am
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    20th Jun 2015 12:39 pm Go to last post
  9. Question 3dpolyline

    Hi How can draw 3dpolyline with line type Dashed. I chanced line type scale from prop. but it doesn't work. thank you

    Started by resto‎, 18th Jun 2015 08:29 am
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    18th Jun 2015 09:50 pm Go to last post
  10. 3D Lighting Issue

    Hi everyone! I was hoping someone might be able to help me out with an issue I seem to be having with a 3D drawing I am trying to render. I have a drawing that I am trying to just add...

    Started by MechanicalAnimal‎, 18th Jun 2015 04:34 pm
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    18th Jun 2015 04:34 pm Go to last post
  11. Performance show down with larger 3-D drawings

    I have started to work in larger 3-D drawings with X-references spread out on a office server. I have notice a large performance slow down with AutoCAD 2013. My curser is jerky and selection sets...

    Started by muck‎, 17th Jun 2015 01:53 pm
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    17th Jun 2015 03:39 pm Go to last post
  12. Aligning multiple 3D objects

    Hey Guys & Girls, This is probably a simple problem but can someone please help me with aligning the 3 objects in the attached I want the points to be touching at the top, not just the...

    Started by Jordan27‎, 8th Jun 2015 11:16 am
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    13th Jun 2015 07:53 am Go to last post
  13. will NOT cut a section (plane) or flatshot for nuthin..!!

    I have this thing that I created in Acad but can not get a flat version of it (except 'Flatten') but poor quality. the helical blades (to the left) is the culprit.. if I delete it everything works. ...

    Started by dumfatnhappy‎, 28th May 2015 03:44 pm
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    10th Jun 2015 02:59 pm Go to last post
  14. Cutout Tree Texture in Autocad 3D

    Hi, I have got a tree jpeg with its cutout that I have successfully attached to a surface and rendered. I copied the same a second time and same success. However when trying to add a second...

    Started by nicolas‎, 3rd Jun 2015 01:21 pm
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    5th Jun 2015 11:51 pm Go to last post
  15. How to extrude this faces?

    Hello everyone. I made this simple drawing using the line, circle command than using trim. What I would like to do is extrude faces 1, 2, 3, and 4 using the extrude function, but it wouldn't work....

    Started by prime333‎, 31st May 2015 11:56 pm
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    1st Jun 2015 02:21 am Go to last post
  16. Inverted model after saving

    Hello! I've made 3D model with some extrude, subtract commands and exported stl out. In AutoCAD model was ok when I save it yesterday. STL file (model) is fine when i look it in programs for...

    Started by dusko‎, 30th May 2015 10:38 am
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    30th May 2015 10:38 am Go to last post
  17. Solid Pipe?

    Hi, I'm trying to create a solid pipe, i.e. a hollow cylinder but am completely stumped as to how to do so? Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks

    Started by chap_engineer‎, 2nd Jun 2009 11:27 am
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    29th May 2015 08:58 pm Go to last post
  18. 2D design to 3D Model

    Hi, I have a hard time visualizing the 3D View of the part on top of the motor I put a cyan circle on it can you please guide me on creating this part. Thanks..

    Started by indigo‎, 25th May 2015 06:19 am
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    29th May 2015 10:29 am Go to last post
  19. Drawing Partial chamfering along a solid edge.

    Dear Sirs How can I chamfer just a portion ( for example 1/3 of the total length ) of an edge on a solid ? I would like to chamfer just the centre part of the edge length and then fillet the...

    Started by POPRivet‎, 28th May 2015 01:15 pm
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    29th May 2015 10:04 am Go to last post
  20. Embarrassed UCS base point all over the place when placing blocks made in past versions

    Autocad 2013 in model work area , I am having a problem with selecting blocks from the pallet and placing them on the drawing. most were set t0 place at the selected point. how ever i don't know...

    Started by pattyandme‎, 28th May 2015 04:37 pm
    autocad 2013, base point, ucs
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    28th May 2015 09:02 pm Go to last post
  21. keyboard HP 440 G1

    Hi everyone, i need precisely measure of the keyboard for laptop HP 440 G1. Dose anynone can help me? Thanks.

    Started by DDesigNN‎, 28th May 2015 02:37 pm
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    28th May 2015 02:37 pm Go to last post
  22. 3D Drafting

    I used to be able to draft in all three planes without needing to make any UCS adjustments. Now I can only draft on the XY plane. If I want to begin a pline an I snap to a point on my existing model...

    Started by craigmcadams‎, 27th May 2015 04:58 pm
    3d drafting
    • Replies: 2
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    27th May 2015 10:40 pm Go to last post
  23. 3D Practice Modeling

    Hi, I'm currently studying how to create 3D Models of plant equipment from 2D detailed drawings and I have a hard time on how to convert the front view and side view of a pressure to 3D can anyone...

    Started by indigo‎, 15th May 2015 03:27 am
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    25th May 2015 06:13 am Go to last post
  24. Render my 3D Model for Brochure

    Hi everyone I have a model of a Modular Piping system (ie valves, pumps, stainless fittings, etc). I want to apply some materials and create a rendering for a brochure my company is putting...

    Started by VIC842‎, 23rd May 2015 03:19 am
    • Replies: 1
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    24th May 2015 05:31 am Go to last post

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