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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 text

    I'm new to LISP files but does anyone have a LISP that takes text and turn it into 3d, but useing existing text or chose the text style you want.

    Started by LBUG42‎, 6th Jul 2009 09:37 pm
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    4th Sep 2014 08:29 pm Go to last post
  2. Twin GPU config

    Hi, Not sure if this is the correct forum.... I have been having numerous graphics problems since the hardware accelerator was introduced for ACAD 2015. Currently I have a Nvidia GTX680 GPU...

    Started by Cubes CDS‎, 2nd Sep 2014 09:37 am
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  3. Tree Design

    Is it possible to have 3d image of trees and shrub in autocad. sort of designing the tree and adding it to our enviroment

    Started by moneyweather‎, 2nd Sep 2014 09:51 am
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    2nd Sep 2014 11:12 am Go to last post
  4. Extrude / Taper Faces

    Having difficulty with the taper side from the vertical dim of 15mm towards the Ø30mm. Will I use Extrude Faces or Taper Faces? On a different exercise, I was able to use extrude faces and...

    Started by MinaRAI‎, 10th Aug 2014 09:13 am
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    2nd Sep 2014 08:56 am Go to last post
  5. retreive all draw commands after opening a 3D model drawing

    I have created a 3D model in AutoCAD yesterday but today I forget all my steps. How I can retrieve all my draw commands after opening the drawing. Thanks.

    Started by kvn001‎, 29th Aug 2014 02:37 pm
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    29th Aug 2014 07:57 pm Go to last post
  6. How to Axis Slice a Half Ring from top to bottom (pls see image attached)

    How do i Axis Slice a Half Ring from top to bottom (pls see image attached) , starting from the top yellow line of the half ring on the left to the bottom ending yellow line of the half ring on the...

    Started by elementp‎, 28th Aug 2014 01:56 am
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    29th Aug 2014 01:14 pm Go to last post
  7. Question Line in the 3D solid

    Hi! I have one line on the surface of the solid. I do not need this line, but I can't select it for deletion. How to select this line? Thank you for the help! :)

    Started by Hrcko‎, 16th Aug 2014 04:34 pm
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    26th Aug 2014 03:12 pm Go to last post
  8. Isometric drawing to 3D question

    I am beginner and am self-studying AutoCAD 2010 as of the moment. I am really a beginner and just constructed my first drawing as after stopping self-study last 2007(that was with AutoCAD 2008)....

    Started by MinaRAI‎, 12th Jul 2014 04:21 pm
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    25th Aug 2014 06:09 am Go to last post
  9. Exclamation Surface is not aligned to the curve

    Hi! I created the surface using the lines on the edges of the body. The surface is not completely attached to the lines. There is a gap between the line and the surface. What can be the reason for...

    Started by Hrcko‎, 23rd Aug 2014 12:36 pm
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    24th Aug 2014 10:32 am Go to last post
  10. Placing or aligning angled tubes to vertical tubes

    I'm using a set of pre defined block definitions consisting of steel tubes with a 48.3mm Ød / 4mm wall thickness, each length is in 300mm increments and lengths start at 300mm to 6300mm. All other...

    Started by willb‎, 22nd Aug 2014 04:53 am
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  11. Think I may of changed a setting, help please.

    Hi Guys, Not sure I will explain this correctly but hope someone will understand... previously when working on a 3D object, say a box for ease of explaining, I would then be able to draw a circle...

    Started by Buzza‎, 21st Aug 2014 11:47 am
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    21st Aug 2014 11:58 am Go to last post
  12. Question Smooth 3D polylines

    Hi! I am making the drawing of the ship model. The hull has been modeled in Delftship and exported as DXF file. The sections look like this: Notice how section lines are smooth. When...

    Started by Hrcko‎, 19th Aug 2014 08:20 pm
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    21st Aug 2014 09:01 am Go to last post
  13. 3D dimensioning problem

    Hi, Please help me with my 3D dimensioning. I have some problem placing the outside diameter (A Ø2.50)or radius of 1.25 (R1.25) properly. I have managed to place the inside diameter Ø1.38 okay....

    Started by MinaRAI‎, 15th Aug 2014 08:23 am
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    21st Aug 2014 06:44 am Go to last post
  14. 3D Section help

    How can I perform a section using 4 points? Or better yet how can I section the exercise drawing showing the same section view? Please images attached. The guide I've attached with the picture...

    Started by MinaRAI‎, 10th Aug 2014 09:08 am
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    21st Aug 2014 06:40 am Go to last post
  15. How to rotate in 3D NOT along an existing axis?

    Hey! I was trying to make a dodecahedron, but I ran into a problem. I have a net started of six equal pentagons, five surrounding a middle, now I need to fold the outside five up into a kind of bowl...

    Started by Alex1‎, 20th Aug 2014 03:31 pm
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    20th Aug 2014 10:53 pm Go to last post
  16. Slice a 3D polyline between a solid shape

    Evening All I work as a design assistant for a West End Set Designer who loves working in forced perspective & vanishing points. My question is how do I slice/trim a 3d polyline that runs...

    Started by jamesssydney‎, 18th Aug 2014 08:12 pm
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    19th Aug 2014 08:17 pm Go to last post
  17. How to draw this gear? (URGENT)

    I really need help to draw the gear picture. I really hope someone expert can show me how to do it and also make a tutorial video of it as it is important for me to finish my project. There is...

    Started by djv2shan‎, 18th Aug 2014 05:58 am
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    18th Aug 2014 09:26 pm Go to last post
  18. Question PressPull Leaves Original 2D Shape Behind After Move Command

    I'm having this issue where I draw a 2D shape, then use PressPull to make it 3D successfully. The problem arises when I come to move the 3D model to the side, at the bottom where the original model...

    Started by autocad2014newbie‎, 18th Aug 2014 12:25 am
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    18th Aug 2014 06:50 am Go to last post
  19. Embarrassed Texture resolution settings?

    Hello! A newbie question for everyone. I have a FBX model with texture in RW coordinates (it was done in agisoft photoscan). I import that model into autocad 2014, the model opens fine, mesh looks...

    Started by Zissou‎, 15th Aug 2014 06:34 pm
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    16th Aug 2014 09:04 am Go to last post
  20. Removing edges of intersecting 3d objects

    I am working on an irregular oblique pyramid. I started with the basic shape and extruded the separate planes. Usually I would use a subtract command but that does not seem to work in this case. I am...

    Started by HoneyBadger‎, 15th Aug 2014 01:10 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    15th Aug 2014 04:21 pm Go to last post
  21. Belt Buckle

    I have a design for a belt buckle that I am making a desperate attempt to model in AutoCAD and having a very difficult time due to the curvy, artsy, and mechanical nature (my background mostly in...

    Started by rustysilo‎, 22nd Apr 2008 05:05 pm
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    13th Aug 2014 07:27 pm Go to last post
  22. Question Autocad 2014: How To Draw Steel Square Tubing?

    I'm new to AutoCad. I'm trying to figure out a simple way to draw steel tubing which is basically a tubular square with a hollowed out middle, but the sides of the tube all have a certain thickness...

    Started by autocad2014newbie‎, 11th Aug 2014 08:30 am
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  23. Unhappy solid problem~pls help

    i've just draw a model of a head with another softwave that can be save as autocad or 3ds max file..i have to use autocad/3ds max in order to convert the file into .stl file and able to be 3d...

    Started by Oh_Yes‎, 12th Aug 2014 07:59 pm
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  24. Bending Objects?

    Just wondering how to make a slight bend on an object like the picture below. This is what I have done so far. I am using AutoCAD 2015

    Started by rgarcia5‎, 30th Jul 2014 08:27 pm
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  25. Line Weight

    I am having problems with the line weight on my drawing. The second picture has the line weight I want. When I use the hide command it gets rid of the line weight. What can I do so it will keep my...

    Started by rgarcia5‎, 6th Aug 2014 07:05 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    8th Aug 2014 01:33 pm Go to last post

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