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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. Rotate UCS so that the Y = 0 plane becomes the ground plane?

    I am learning to work with procedural surfaces in my AutoCAD 2012 Surface Modeling chapter. I just created an arc surface on the ground plane (using world UCS) The book is then wanting me to create a...

    Started by crystalfarquhar‎, 29th Sep 2014 03:39 am
    ucs plane y=0
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    29th Sep 2014 04:30 pm Go to last post
  2. Drawing Spline Need Help

    Never mind.

    Started by basty‎, 26th Sep 2014 11:36 am
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    26th Sep 2014 02:00 pm Go to last post
  3. 3D assemblies

    Hi, I am new to autocad used to work in pro/e. Can u make assemblies of multiple parts in autocad 2015. As I looked it seems you need the civil version to do this.

    Started by Newton his‎, 24th Sep 2014 02:30 pm
    3d assemblies
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    25th Sep 2014 09:38 pm Go to last post
  4. Create Mesh from Splines for Terrain

    Hi. Is there a simple way to quickly draw a mesh out of the following splines created from a recent survey to represent a terrain. Note some data are missing. Thanks.

    Started by nicolas‎, 23rd Sep 2014 11:07 pm
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    25th Sep 2014 07:26 pm Go to last post
  5. Plot to PDF omits 3/4 of the rendering

    Hello everyone, I hope you are all well and staying busy. I prepared a drawing and included a rendering of one of the components in a separate viewport. I am attempting to plot the sheet to PDF....

    Started by TKall‎, 23rd Sep 2014 10:26 pm
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    24th Sep 2014 02:38 pm Go to last post
  6. subtracting

    I am in the 3d modeling view, and have extruded closed polylines. when i go to subtract the object inside the other it won't subtract the command says <Modeling Operation Error: failure in...

    Started by Emily‎, 11th Feb 2012 11:40 pm
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    24th Sep 2014 11:17 am Go to last post
  7. Flattened for Sheet Metal

    Hi, I'm new to autocad 2014. I'm involved a lot with sheet metal. Is there any flattend command? For example : I draw a 3d model metal based. Then I use flatten command to flat the model so I know...

    Started by shaisyuki‎, 22nd Sep 2014 07:39 am
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    23rd Sep 2014 03:27 pm Go to last post
  8. Smile UCS and View

    Hi, I've used autocad 2007 and recently change to autocad 2014. My problem is in 2014, when I want to work with front view, the ucs doesn't change with it. It stays with the top view. I've typed...

    Started by shaisyuki‎, 22nd Sep 2014 03:36 am
    • Replies: 7
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    23rd Sep 2014 02:58 pm Go to last post
  9. Question The point where the line passes through the plane

    I can't find, in the help files, how to define the point (located on the line) where the line passes through the plane. Can somebody help me about this problem, please? Here is the file:

    Started by Hrcko‎, 7th Sep 2014 09:16 pm
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    23rd Sep 2014 02:07 am Go to last post
  10. Dimensioning in 3D

    Is there a tutorial for dimensioning in 3D? Michael

    Started by MikeMc52‎, 15th Sep 2014 06:11 pm
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    22nd Sep 2014 03:44 pm Go to last post
  11. How to Find True Autocad 3D Kitchen Blocks made up of Solid model

    Hi, I have been looking for 3 Nos. 3D Kitchen Blocks namely a single bowl sink with tap, a regular oven and a fridge in Autocad format and amazingly I found none of them. Each time the dxf and...

    Started by nicolas‎, 22nd Sep 2014 03:22 am
    • Replies: 3
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    22nd Sep 2014 02:28 pm Go to last post
  12. Spanish Tiles to Roof - Mapping Problem

    Hi, I have applied spanish tiles to a pitch roof. However the result seemed dull and far from photo-realistic. Is there a way to improve the output to make it more real and vivid like adding...

    Started by nicolas‎, 18th Sep 2014 07:52 pm
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    19th Sep 2014 03:45 pm Go to last post
  13. Watertight Problem eventhough its fully closed

    well, its fully closed to my understanding since this model was made by using the slice command. anybody can help me with this? btw, im closing it using the surfsculpt command to make it a solid. ...

    Started by bgkeh‎, 16th Sep 2014 07:37 am
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    17th Sep 2014 03:42 pm Go to last post
  14. Whats wrong with this drawing???

    Hi, I'm back... been plowing thru trying to get this all done... I've attached two drawing files... When I export these out into a STL format - free MiniMagics 3.0 states they have (two) shell...

    Started by DaveS777‎, 6th Sep 2014 08:02 pm
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    14th Sep 2014 08:56 pm Go to last post
  15. How to make concave parts in Autocad?

    Hello everyone, i kinds stuck here, how do i make a 3d model for the backrest shape as shown in the picture? 1. i tried making a rough sketch from the front view and then adjust the vertex...

    Started by bgkeh‎, 9th Sep 2014 04:02 pm
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    14th Sep 2014 12:46 am Go to last post
  16. Going from Inventor to AutoCAD 3D

    Hello. I apologize up front if this has been asked before ( I couldn't see from a quick search) or if this has already been asked. But, I currently work with Inventor and have the past 6 or 7 years....

    Started by lotero24‎, 12th Sep 2014 01:08 am
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    12th Sep 2014 01:43 pm Go to last post
  17. Pixar Renderman

    Hi All, Does anyone know if the free version of Renderman that Pixar are releasing will work with AutoCAD? It lists Maya on their site but don't have a copy of that.

    Started by Buzza‎, 8th Sep 2014 12:22 pm
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    8th Sep 2014 06:29 pm Go to last post
  18. CAD 2014, BaseView and SectionView Errors

    Hi all, I have been having some problems with Baseview and sectionview functions in layout space. It's acting very temperamental. Sometime the baseview will work properly but the sections will fail...

    Started by beans85‎, 4th Sep 2014 06:34 am
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    8th Sep 2014 01:42 pm Go to last post
  19. plotting problem

    I've been using George Omura's book to learn solid modeling. When I use exercises from his CD and plot the results I get almost photographic results. But when I plot my own models, no matter what...

    Started by mackenal‎, 7th Sep 2014 07:28 pm
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    8th Sep 2014 12:30 pm Go to last post
  20. Slicing a cuboid to form tetrahedron

    I want to slice the cuboid along a plane passing through DAF thus creating a tetrahedron. How do I do it? (Using Autocad 2010)

    Started by utkarshmttl‎, 7th Sep 2014 07:08 am
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    8th Sep 2014 09:07 am Go to last post
  21. Tips for modelling a fabric surface

    Does anyone know of any good tutorials for modelling fablic like surfaces, i have been solid modelling for many years but when it comes to meshes or surfaces i feel a little out of my comfort zone, i...

    Started by FazBear‎, 5th Sep 2014 08:10 pm
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    7th Sep 2014 09:21 pm Go to last post
  22. 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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    6th Sep 2014 10:17 pm Go to last post
  23. Sun and Sky settings stored in cameras?

    Hi Just wondering if anyone knows if sun and sky properties are stored per camera? I have a project with 40+ cameras and solar analysis is frustrating me as some cameras seem to keep the same...

    Started by FazBear‎, 5th Sep 2014 09:03 am
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    6th Sep 2014 06:13 pm Go to last post
  24. Exclamation drawing a nut?

    hi dear freiends :(i want drawing nut Shown in the figure below, my problem Is corners of nut the chamfered under angle 30 degress in both side, how do this? thanks a lot

    Started by hamidciv‎, 5th Aug 2014 07:44 pm
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  25. 'Extrude solid' producing a surface.

    I'm working on a project to have 3D printed. My first real attempt at 3D drafting and I've left off the 2D for a few years, so bare with me. Using AutoCAD 2015. I have this cross shape, hit Extrude,...

    Started by MathU41‎, 5th Sep 2014 02:43 am
    • Replies: 5
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    5th Sep 2014 11:55 am Go to last post

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