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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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  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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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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    1st Dec 2014 03:47 pm Go to last post
  4. 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
  5. 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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    28th Nov 2014 10:49 pm Go to last post
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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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    18th Nov 2014 06:27 pm Go to last post
  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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
  16. 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
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    17th Nov 2014 07:52 pm Go to last post
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
    solview soldraw
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    16th Nov 2014 04:01 pm Go to last post
  20. 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
  21. 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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  22. Flatshot operation did not generate any geometry.

    anyone knows what causes this? thx

    Started by dumfatnhappy‎, 13th Nov 2014 07:41 pm
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  23. Burj-Al-Arab model 3D

    Hi guys, I'm new to this forum and kinda confused on my project of a 3D model of Burj-Al-Arab, I want to know which commands must be used in it and where to start?? Any help will be...

    Started by Hassy‎, 6th Nov 2014 06:15 pm
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  24. How to blend or fillet where two solids meet

    I am new to autocad 3d and I am having a problem fillet the edge were two solids meet. I want the fillet the edge of the highlighted blue part where it meets the green part. Please help

    Started by Newton his‎, 7th Nov 2014 10:19 pm
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    7th Nov 2014 11:28 pm Go to last post
  25. How to wrap an image around a cylinder?

    Hey. I can't seem to figure out how to wrap an image around a cylinder in AutoCad 2012. Cylindrical mapping doesn't seem to do anything. I'm wanting to pretty much apply a decal onto the stainless...

    Started by Kuli24‎, 4th Nov 2014 09:31 pm
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    7th Nov 2014 07:36 pm Go to last post

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