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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. Wink Mirroring groups

    When I mirror a group of solids the new solids are now grouped and ungroupable. If I explode them, all new solids are broken into 2D objects. How do I get the new objects of be individual solids?

    Started by RPC‎, 25th Jan 2017 09:50 pm
    editing mirrored solids, mirror multiple objects
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    26th Jan 2017 08:54 pm Go to last post
  2. Prepare or repair STL for 3D Printing

    I have 2 drawings that I am trying to get ready for printing in 3D. It seems that I can get them converted to the required STL format but am having a problem getting them repaired for printing. I am...

    Started by Robert Newton‎, 19th Jan 2017 09:04 pm
    3d printing, printing in 3d, stl to repair program
    • Replies: 7
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    22nd Jan 2017 05:42 am Go to last post
  3. Bending a 3d object.

    Hi all. Forgive me if this has been asked previously and I have missed the thread... I am a total noob to AutoCad and this forum. So, heres what I am trying to achieve. I am working on a...

    Started by tonykaos‎, 19th Jan 2017 05:46 pm
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    19th Jan 2017 07:15 pm Go to last post
  4. Unhappy Is it possible and if so how to add views of the different state of objects?

    Hello, dear CADers :) this is my first post, so please don't rip my head off. I may lack the vocabulary to describe things the right way, but I will try. So I am making a drawing of a sliding...

    Started by ThingsNStuff‎, 14th Jan 2017 08:34 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    15th Jan 2017 05:29 pm Go to last post
  5. Struggling to maintain SECTIONPLANE settings through tool palette (ACAD 2017)

    Howdy guys, quick question here. I make sections that are almost always one specific style, which is about three settings different from the AUTOCad default, which cannot be changed. It's a pain...

    Started by oftenly‎, 10th Jan 2017 07:30 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    10th Jan 2017 11:47 pm Go to last post
  6. 3D Orbit for One object(s) DOES not work

    I have recently installed AutoCAD2017 and I am finding that when you select a single object first or multiple objects in an assembly of 3d parts, then apply the 3D orbit command. Normally ONLY the...

    Started by ngohil‎, 28th Jul 2016 09:49 pm
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    10th Jan 2017 07:04 pm Go to last post
  7. Wireframes behaving as if solid / hidden in AC2011 - how revert to old behavior ?

    In AutoCAD 2011, using 3d wireframe Visual Style, by default, clicking in any (non-visible surface of a) 3d solid results in that solid being selected, even if the click is made directly on a line of...

    Started by MichaelBrenden‎, 27th Dec 2010 07:48 pm
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    2011, options, slow performance, wireframes = solids
    • Replies: 20
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    9th Jan 2017 05:30 pm Go to last post
  8. Save not working properly

    Morning guys, I am new here and have a problem some of you may have encountered. When I click enter or save the drawing gets little tiny and jumps up in the upper left corner. It does it over and over

    Started by Robert Newton‎, 6th Jan 2017 04:55 pm
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    9th Jan 2017 02:58 am Go to last post
  9. 2d Object with 2 elevations and 1 plan into 3d

    Hi, I'm quite new to 3d objects but fairly familiar with 2d. I have an object with 2 side elevations and 1 plan elevation and I would like to turn it into 3d, however due to the various curves...

    Started by cmo_uk‎, 23rd Dec 2016 11:32 am
    • Replies: 8
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    1st Jan 2017 07:57 pm Go to last post
  10. Extrude, Extrude Faces, Union

    Hello, I need some help. please see the document attached, and i need to join all triangules, and than extrude untill the rectangle. I tried to do but, dont create a solid. What im doing wrong....

    Started by joao56777‎, 25th Nov 2016 11:54 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    30th Dec 2016 08:52 am Go to last post
  11. trouble with loft

    hi you guys doing, I've used this site a few times to help me with my CAD homework. This time around I couldn't find what I was looking for so, I'm creating this thread. I'm making a c-clamp. I...

    Started by jaycich‎, 6th Dec 2016 02:13 am
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    30th Dec 2016 08:13 am Go to last post
  12. How to draw a vertical pyramid?

    In the attached drawing, I want the angle between planes ABEH and ACDB to be 90 degrees. How should I define the pyramid to obtain that shape?

    Started by khoshravan‎, 24th Dec 2016 02:50 pm
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    • Replies: 13
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    30th Dec 2016 02:07 am Go to last post
  13. Why does my render look like crap?

    Hi, I am making a 3D design of some button layout and recreated a button i want to use in AutoCAD. The problem i have when rendering is that the render result looks as 'choppy' as the...

    Started by OMEGA-ThundeR‎, 14th Dec 2016 11:22 pm
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    16th Dec 2016 02:04 pm Go to last post
  14. Idea Command to allow a 2D pattern (not an image) wrap around a 3D surface/solid?

    Hello All Have a quick question - Does anyone know if AutoCAD has a command to allow shapes wrap over a 3D surface or solids? Something similar to FlowAlongSrf in Rhino I have tried many...

    Started by ADSK2007‎, 8th Dec 2016 07:12 pm
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    10th Dec 2016 11:58 pm Go to last post
  15. Applying Material on 3D Model

    Hi Can someone help, I am trying to apply a shingle roofing texture onto my 3D model and everytime I apply a material it didn’t come out the way I expected. The texture appears in vertical strip, I...

    Started by grgedwards007‎, 7th Dec 2016 11:07 am
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    7th Dec 2016 11:07 am Go to last post
  16. 3D conical hexagon

    Hello! I am total amateur in ACAD (still using 2000 edition), but it serve me well. But now I cam e to problem I can not solve - any help will be higly appretiated. I wish to make 3D object...

    Started by george74‎, 8th Nov 2016 09:10 pm
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    • Replies: 22
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    29th Nov 2016 05:32 am Go to last post
  17. Question Stairs Software ?

    Hi Cadtutor Users, i'm from Italy and i'm new on AutoCad. i wana design Stair but i don't know how i can design stair in AutoCad, maybe i hv to instal any software ? please also tell me which...

    Started by tabassum‎, 29th Jun 2011 07:53 pm
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    • Replies: 30
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    27th Nov 2016 01:35 pm Go to last post
  18. Cutting a hole in a solid, and making a circle a solid.

    I have been drawing in AutoCAD LT for years so I'm very familiar with most 2-D commands however I cant seem to do some simple things in the Full Version of AutoCAD 2000 3-D. Lets say I have drawn...

    Started by mike Keith‎, 1st Apr 2003 09:52 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    21st Nov 2016 02:05 pm Go to last post
  19. Change unit of scale in texture editor.

    how to change the unit of scale in texture editor. Drawing units is in mm. plz help.

    Started by xpr0‎, 21st Nov 2016 09:29 am
    • Replies: 3
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    21st Nov 2016 01:58 pm Go to last post
  20. Smile New to Autocad 3d

    Hi, i need some help and commands to start 3d in auto cad kindly give me some commands which are help full to me to use 3d i m using autocad 2009

    Started by Navi‎, 17th Nov 2016 07:53 am
    • Replies: 9
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    21st Nov 2016 07:35 am Go to last post
  21. AutoCAD 3D usefulness

    I teach AutoCAD (among several other things) at the university level. We are working on revamping our program and I am wondering how useful it is to continue to teach AutoCAD 3D. We also teach Revit,...

    Started by AR_CAD_guy‎, 15th Nov 2016 12:12 am
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    16th Nov 2016 03:19 pm Go to last post
  22. Curved, convex 3d text. Driving me nuts.

    I'd like to place text that is curved and in a 3d model. I have used ARCTEXT to create the text. I'd like it to be "Convex" on the arc I attach it to. Then I use TXTEXP to explode the text, so I can...

    Started by PGuatney‎, 3rd Nov 2016 07:36 pm
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    13th Nov 2016 05:16 am Go to last post
  23. Door/window assembly - proportional offset

    Hello all, How can I specify proportional size for division offset? For example if I want to divide a window to three vertical parts where the left and right parts are 25% each of total window...

    Started by zionshea‎, 12th Nov 2016 10:09 pm
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  24. Text issue on 3d surface

    This is the first time I have ventured into 3d modelling in quite some time. I created this 3d model of a basic fire alarm notification device. I have an issue of the text showing up when I render...

    Started by Ski_Me‎, 9th Nov 2016 09:43 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    10th Nov 2016 08:10 pm Go to last post
  25. Hiding objects behind

    Hi, I'm new to AutoCad 2017 recently got a license. I'm trying to figure out how to get the block rectangle behind the pole.

    Started by Zesh‎, 8th Nov 2016 09:05 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    8th Nov 2016 10:02 pm Go to last post

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