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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. Surface between points (not lines)

    Hi its me again, So today my company tested out using a 3D laser scanner. It collected thousands of points. I have uploaded them into a drawing via .igs import and it looks cool, but now I want...

    Started by neondeon298‎, 5th Oct 2017 10:17 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    7th Oct 2017 06:19 am Go to last post
  2. Base View Fraustration.

    Hi all. i have been experiencing this strange anomaly. i have created a 3D model of a buffer tank using AutoCad 2017. after returning to the drawing after a few weeks, i am unable to update my...

    Started by DonovanPorter‎, 6th Oct 2017 01:54 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    6th Oct 2017 02:58 pm Go to last post
  3. 3D Faces ri a single enclosing 3D Polyline

    Hello, I have a series of 3DFaces provided by the project civil engineer - these elements represent footpaths, roads, cycleways etc. These elements are sloping on various grades as one would...

    Started by Steve Wheatley‎, 27th Sep 2017 10:34 pm
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    3rd Oct 2017 12:19 pm Go to last post
  4. Need help turning this into a solid

    I have tried everything and I need it done in the next 6 hours. Please Someone Help me

    Started by wezzo18‎, 30th Aug 2017 08:24 am
    • Replies: 9
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    29th Sep 2017 02:52 pm Go to last post
  5. extrude problem

    I am a newbie, Am using Acad 2013. I did not know how to title question enough to search if it has been answered before. I have been doing exercises on Mr.Z youtube channel, everything was just fine....

    Started by jeff james‎, 28th Sep 2017 11:45 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    29th Sep 2017 05:37 am Go to last post
  6. Press/pull command

    Hello, If you use press/pull command from 2D circles are you suppose to delete 2D circles after the command. Just sick of them popping up on quick properties menu. I know they arent there with...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 26th Sep 2017 02:52 am
    • Replies: 4
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    27th Sep 2017 03:42 pm Go to last post
  7. Moving from 2014 to 2018...Ouch!

    I've been using AC 2014 for the last several years. Getting ready to make the jump to 2018 to use the new rendering feature. The first problem I'm running into is that when I turn perspective to 1...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 24th Sep 2017 08:49 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    25th Sep 2017 12:52 pm Go to last post
  8. 3DFORBIT Command Changed

    I've been working on a 3D drawing with AutoCAD 2014. The 3DFORBIT command is something I use constantly. I've switched over to newer computer which is running AC2018 and the 3DFORBIT command is now...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 16th Sep 2017 01:59 pm
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    22nd Sep 2017 05:54 am Go to last post
  9. How do I 3D trim this?

    So my case is this I want blue object to stop protruding after red arches. I would usually make copy of red object somewhere on the side then use "solid subtract" to cut blue object the way I...

    Started by Zox‎, 21st Sep 2017 11:51 am
    • Replies: 5
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    21st Sep 2017 12:50 pm Go to last post
  10. Transparent Concrete in Rendering

    I have a 3D model which is a metal assembly embeded in concrete. The rendering looks nice but I was hoping to show more details of the metal which is embedded in the concrete. Short of making the...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 19th Sep 2017 02:50 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    20th Sep 2017 01:02 am Go to last post
  11. My challenges annotating 3D solids with point and sections

    Hi I would like to share some ideas and challenges i have for automating some 2D/3D designwork for complex civil. As an example i descibe the proces of annotating 3D points, for choosen sections of...

    Started by halam‎, 23rd Jun 2016 10:48 pm
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    15th Sep 2017 01:25 pm Go to last post
  12. Site Portfolio

    Hey, I have been looking around hte site and cant find any type of people's drawings they wanted to share. Looking for some ideas to practice in 3D.

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 14th Sep 2017 10:26 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    15th Sep 2017 01:19 pm Go to last post
  13. Making 3d Objects solid after Exploding

    After exploding a 3d object, can you make it as a solid object once again?

    Started by mmlabs‎, 10th May 2009 03:29 am
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    13th Sep 2017 11:44 pm Go to last post
  14. 3D workspace

    Is there a difference between using autocad's 3d template from the start to switching to 3d workspace in autocad's 2d template? I am guessing not but i have been stunned in so many other ways. ...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 11th Sep 2017 01:10 am
    • Replies: 8
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    12th Sep 2017 12:24 pm Go to last post
  15. orbit

    Hello, My biggest prob with 3D in autocad is orbiting. I either use shift and middle mouse alone or navbar orbit tool and then shift and middle mouse. Is this it? It is really not too friendly...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 11th Sep 2017 08:20 pm
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    12th Sep 2017 03:01 am Go to last post
  16. FME for 3D operations, anyone?

    Measuring volumes is much more complex than measuring distances and areas, in real-life as well as in your 3D CAD or GIS platform. This FME Volume calculations operates on 3D objects as (converted)...

    Started by halam‎, 8th Sep 2017 10:29 am
    • Replies: 3
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    11th Sep 2017 03:50 pm Go to last post
  17. Source for Commercial Shop Mannequin, Toys, Children's Clothes

    Hi all, I have just completed modelling a shop in 3D (Walls and Furniture) in Autocad through I have not add any materials. I need to add Toys, Children Clothes and Mannequin, Decorative...

    Started by nicolas‎, 22nd Aug 2017 04:27 pm
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    7th Sep 2017 05:06 pm Go to last post
  18. 3D extend surface command not working

    Hi! I can't seem to figure out why sometimes when I draw a polyline and add a planar surface in it, then try to extend the borders it doesn't work. Autocad displays not valid object? but...

    Started by xoHaya‎, 31st Aug 2017 07:10 pm
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    31st Aug 2017 07:10 pm Go to last post
  19. Can presspull be used to create separate solid?

    Can I use presspull to get object that is separate and not part of the object I'm presspulling from?

    Started by Zox‎, 30th Aug 2017 09:17 am
    • Replies: 2
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    30th Aug 2017 01:10 pm Go to last post
  20. Adding a new solid to an existing 3D object?

    Hello, I'm using AutoCAD (2018 version) since yesterday, and the transition from Sketchup is rather rough. Thus I am in need of assistance. Honestly, I tried looking up the issues myself for the...

    Started by ping‎, 19th Aug 2017 09:39 am
    • Replies: 4
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    20th Aug 2017 01:10 am Go to last post
  21. Question A way to "slice" a Polyface Mesh?

    Here's the file: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4989089/slice.dwg I'm trying to figure out if there's a way to separate a Polyface Mesh at a particular point. I would like to use the SLICE command but...

    Started by tzframpton‎, 8th Jun 2011 07:22 pm
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    3rd Aug 2017 05:22 am Go to last post
  22. mesh useable into Autocad

    I have a small 3D mesh model which I can Export (save as) in the following formats: obj ply xyz partList fbx dfx dae bvh

    Started by fostertom‎, 2nd Aug 2017 02:54 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    2nd Aug 2017 09:48 pm Go to last post
  23. Revolve not working in 360 dg

    Helo Every one, Here i am using AutoCAD 2017 and I experience that cant revolve any geometry in to 360 degree. Can any one help me resolve this issue. Many thanks Biji Samuel

    Started by BIJI SAMUEL‎, 2nd Aug 2017 10:47 am
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  24. how to connect/joint them into close path.

    hi ! I have a Arc (blue) and a ellipse (yellow),now I want connect them into a close path (intend for use instruction like sweep or revolve) but I can't joint it anymore. What instruction I should do...

    Started by newbieautocad‎, 1st Jul 2017 04:48 am
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    30th Jul 2017 10:01 pm Go to last post
  25. Classic to 3D

    Am I able to maintain my "Classic" screen setup ie: menu bars & pulldowns etc and have 3D availability? Kind regards, Neville

    Started by Neville Jukes‎, 7th Jul 2017 01:10 am
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    24th Jul 2017 07:10 pm Go to last post

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