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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. Modeling a stairway

    I am relatively new to the 3D modeling world and would like some tips and tricks on how to quickly model a staircase. I have posted a 3D pic of a particular one, that I done recently. I would...

    Started by byk3bep‎, 4th Jun 2013 06:42 pm
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    10th Dec 2014 12:36 am Go to last post
  2. Smile Drawing a spiral staircase

    Hello peeps, im trying to draw some stairs but really struggling in even finding a place to start. Basically I have a large cylinder which an access platform, I need to put some stairs to it as per...

    Started by raj banerjee‎, 10th May 2012 09:59 am
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    10th Dec 2014 12:33 am Go to last post
  3. how to move all objects in 2d drawing to be on zero level

    Dear college I have probem in cad file 2d I have the the objects like blocks and dimension not on same plane any one have idea to solving that problem. Thanks

    Started by wrha‎, 7th Dec 2014 05:42 pm
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  4. How to draw geometrical Staircase?

    Hi, Is there anybody who has any experience drawing geometrical staircase? esp. the waist and soffit. The waist is supposed to be 150 mm. Help is greatly welcomed. Thanks.

    Started by nicolas‎, 4th Dec 2014 07:49 pm
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    6th Dec 2014 01:05 am Go to last post
  5. Issues with Sculpting tool

    I am a college student learning how to use AutoCAD and its features. I am rather new to CAD (just started using it this semester) and we began a section in 3-D modeling. Our assignment is to form...

    Started by nicopechin‎, 3rd Dec 2014 08:11 pm
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    4th Dec 2014 11:15 pm Go to last post
  6. loft volume

    Hello, I am not very good with 3D in autocad. However, I am able to draw 3D just very slowly compared with other programs. I am using autocad 2014 here. My problem is simple and might even be...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 1st Dec 2014 01:50 am
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    4th Dec 2014 11:53 am Go to last post
  7. Can't sweep the contour

    Could you please prompt me on why the contour cannot be sweeped? Here's the drawing: http://www.fayloobmennik.net/4364300

    Started by bavdeyka‎, 2nd Dec 2014 11:38 pm
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    3rd Dec 2014 02:03 pm Go to last post
  8. Create 3d solid from 3d surfaces

    Hi, I'm a mechanical engineer and i work in construction area. Currently i'm working in a dam (barrage) in portugal, and i can't do measure of massproperties (volume) of an block (concrete). I...

    Started by joao56777‎, 27th Nov 2014 08:08 pm
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  9. grading-volume calcs

    Hello, I do not do these kind of calculation often but I have to. I am wondering what program I should use. I have some survey points of an area of land. I need to do some calculations of...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 27th Nov 2014 03:35 am
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    1st Dec 2014 02:09 am Go to last post
  10. Extending line to the surface

    Hi, i have a little problem with cad... How can i extend line to the surface? Is there any chance to do this? I tried to do this but everything is pointless... Thanks for help ;) e: Ofc...

    Started by Mitek‎, 28th Nov 2014 09:23 pm
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  11. 3D shaping/bending a group of objects

    How can I make a group of 3D objects bend or shape as a group? I have selected them and they act as a group to move them as a team, but want to shape them into a wave or 45 degree angle in space? ...

    Started by neospace‎, 23rd Nov 2014 04:57 am
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    27th Nov 2014 10:31 pm Go to last post
  12. Adding draft to solids

    The concept of adding draft is understood, but i'm need a few tutorials, or pointers on how to had draft to parts. I'm analyzing parts in AutoCAD mechanical or Inventor, open to suggestions. Could...

    Started by Ninoshka‎, 12th Nov 2014 09:40 pm
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    26th Nov 2014 08:42 pm Go to last post
  13. 3d wire mesh

    I need to draw a wire mesh. It's for a piece of artwork. I need to re-create this in Cad. (Wire frame only) I'll import it to photoshop to complete the rest. However I know little about 3d mesh....

    Started by rookie37‎, 23rd Nov 2014 12:10 pm
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    24th Nov 2014 02:40 pm Go to last post
  14. volume calculation

    Thanks for joining me in this forum. I have two different layer of reading of the same area (embankment) but the point are not laying exectly on same points. I can plot the points in two different...

    Started by hampi‎, 18th Nov 2014 08:27 am
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    21st Nov 2014 05:56 am Go to last post
  15. Flattening 3D models similar to Flatshot, but retaining color?

    I work all day with large, complex 3D models of mobile cranes. They need to be 3D for the purpose of my work, but always come out looking kind of wonky in paperspace. I love the look that the...

    Started by jjatho‎, 19th Nov 2014 04:54 pm
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    20th Nov 2014 11:03 pm Go to last post
  16. changing view to UCS

    is this possible? I create different UCS's and want to change my view to match it. I know I can change my UCS to current view, I need the inverse of that.

    Started by dumfatnhappy‎, 20th Nov 2014 05:12 pm
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    20th Nov 2014 05:50 pm Go to last post
  17. Trimming an object in 3D

    OK,so I know that you cannot trim an object in 3D,and I already tried SUBTRACT command,but with no use.I need to mention though that I'm no expert in 3D modelling,and I may have missed some things to...

    Started by sandualex‎, 17th Nov 2014 08:46 pm
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    18th Nov 2014 05:58 pm Go to last post
  18. Mesh to DWF smooth face problems

    I have a DWG 3D mesh model (I converted the solids to mesh): When exported to 3D DWF I have a badly smoothed (shading) model in Autodesk Design Review and SimLab composer: What can I do...

    Started by raymarcher‎, 18th Nov 2014 03:29 pm
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  19. Rotate or change view direction of a 3D object in a 2D drawing, how?

    In short: how do I change the view direction op a block only in a dwg. I usually (99% off the time) work in 2D drawings, plans etc. In these plans I sometimes need objects / block wich can be...

    Started by Pietari‎, 15th Nov 2014 11:55 am
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    17th Nov 2014 07:54 pm Go to last post
  20. VIEWBASE and non-orthogonal parts

    Can you create orthogonal Drawing Views of parts of a 3D model that are not oriented orthogonal to the WCS? With AutoCAD's traditional tools for creating 2D documentation from 3D models, you...

    Started by nestly‎, 25th Oct 2014 02:03 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    17th Nov 2014 07:52 pm Go to last post
  21. Moved: 3d model solid/surfaces? Why does taper not work?

    I imported a Step file into AutoCAD mechanical, and i'm not too sure if the model is a solid, it looks solid, but of course It would just be hollow. I was told to select the item, and look at the...

    Started by Ninoshka‎, 17th Nov 2014 07:15 pm
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    17th Nov 2014 06:58 pm Go to last post
  22. Moved: Cannot taper using solidedit

    Okay, I have to be missing something simple. I have imported a STEP file from a customer and need to add draft to the part. I try to use SOLIDEDIT>TAPER>FACES, but I cannot select individual faces....

    Started by Ninoshka‎, 17th Nov 2014 07:15 pm
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    17th Nov 2014 03:34 pm Go to last post
  23. Facet edges with SOLDRAW?

    Hi People Firstly I need to say with regards to the subject 'facet edges' may not be the correct term for what I'm about to explain... When using SOLVIEW and then SOLDRAW on my 3D object, it no...

    Started by benmc‎, 16th Nov 2014 01:17 pm
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    16th Nov 2014 04:01 pm Go to last post
  24. Lofting problem

    Hi guys! Recently I tackled a problem modeling a coffee table I designed during my high school. I'm having a problem lofting a solid leg through 5 cross sections using guidelines. Weird thing is, I...

    Started by Andrija‎, 12th Nov 2014 04:43 pm
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    15th Nov 2014 01:45 pm Go to last post
  25. Create polyface mesh from a solid

    I need to import 3D objects into a different program. This program has a few examples of 3D objects, saved in DXF format. When I open those examples, the entities are not 3D solids, but polyface...

    Started by xr309‎, 14th Nov 2014 05:38 pm
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    14th Nov 2014 10:46 pm Go to last post

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