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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. slice a radius 3d object

    Hi. I want to SLICE away (TOP view, right to left) the corner of this 3d object without success. The red polyline is the planar Object. Please help. Thanks in advance.

    Started by dreamer‎, 1st Jun 2014 10:26 am
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    2nd Jun 2014 11:46 am Go to last post
  2. Question problem converting closed surfaces to a solid?

    hi, i'm a newbie in autocad3D,a real beginner, plz help me for converting this object i've made intod a solid, it's my homework which have to be ready upto tomorrow! when i use CONVTOSOLID the...

    Started by pc30ty‎, 30th May 2014 01:47 pm
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    30th May 2014 09:22 pm Go to last post
  3. Flatshot and Rotate

    Good Day I have this 3D drawing in the attachment that I have to generate a 2D view using Flatshot. I've managed to draw the 3D view and generate the 2D view using Flatshot. The problem I'm having...

    Started by curtie20‎, 7th May 2014 02:42 pm
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    30th May 2014 05:30 pm Go to last post
  4. Help me on 3d drawing!!

    when i try to region/extrude it i get 0 regions and a 3d circles that dont fill all the way, what is the fastest way to approach this one!? help please thank you :)

    Started by mikeyyy‎, 29th May 2014 02:21 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    29th May 2014 09:58 pm Go to last post
  5. Question Center 'Axis" 3D Orbit

    using the 3d orbit comand sometimes when i rotate the 'center of the axis' i am rotating from is right near the object i am viewing. other times it seems to be way out making it difficult to rotate...

    Started by CiCAD‎, 8th Nov 2011 02:07 am
    • Replies: 8
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    29th May 2014 08:38 pm Go to last post
  6. Question Filling cavity in a shelled solid

    I have a shelled solid that I want to fill the cavity for editing. What is the best way to go about this? Solid was created in Solidworks by our supplier and imported into Autocad as a Sat file. I...

    Started by jeff1975‎, 28th May 2014 02:28 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    29th May 2014 08:37 am Go to last post
  7. How to rotate roof tiles?

    I'm drawing a roof and I put tiles texture on it but it appeared on wrong sides: as you can see tiles are shown on the "slimmer" side while I would need it on a wider side and I can't figure out...

    Started by Zox‎, 13th May 2014 12:26 pm
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    27th May 2014 11:52 am Go to last post
  8. forgot command that cleans up vertices when making a 2D section....

    no idea what it even starts with... anybody?

    Started by dumfatnhappy‎, 23rd May 2014 03:26 pm
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    23rd May 2014 05:13 pm Go to last post
  9. Rendering grey

    Hi all, I'm having an issue with my rendering. It has been fine until now however when I try to render it comes out as totally grey screen disappearing the image/model. Any ideas? Many thanks

    Started by Gavin Studd‎, 22nd May 2014 02:19 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    22nd May 2014 02:50 pm Go to last post
  10. Identfy a Material on a solid's face and 3ds Max conversion

    Hi, Is there a way to quickly identity a material on a solid's face? Is there a way to turn mesh (MAX files converted to DXF) back to solid? Thanks.

    Started by nicolas‎, 21st May 2014 01:33 pm
    3ds to dxf, face, materials
    • Replies: 1
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    21st May 2014 02:02 pm Go to last post
  11. Modeling A Car (A Tutorial)

    I have a blueprint of a car. Can someone here create the 3D model of it in AutoCAD or any CAD programs such as Inventor and write the tutorial here?

    Started by basty‎, 16th May 2014 05:54 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    21st May 2014 03:37 am Go to last post
  12. Importing STL/Conversion to solid

    I have tried a various tricks and several programs such as Inventor,Solidworks and 3ds max plus lot of help from Google,but at the end I can not find proper way to import somehow stl files as soldis...

    Started by tormax‎, 18th May 2014 07:07 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    20th May 2014 07:43 pm Go to last post
  13. pitched roof help!

    Can you help me to draw the window pitched roof in the picture? Thanks :(

    Started by pancake‎, 16th May 2014 04:59 pm
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  14. Colosseum Roman Empire

    I need to make a 3d of the Colosseum as it looked in 80 AD. Does anyone know where I can get dimensions?

    Started by rookie37‎, 18th May 2014 03:56 am
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    19th May 2014 03:16 am Go to last post
  15. Place holes evenly around a sphere

    Does anyone know any easier way to place holes evenly around a hollow sphere other than the increasingly complicated way I've been trying to do it? :sweat:

    Started by CadManDoo‎, 19th Jul 2012 05:28 am
    • Replies: 9
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    16th May 2014 03:38 pm Go to last post
  16. 3dorbit

    I am having trouble viewing the model when using 3Dorbit. I am trying to rotate around a specific point in the model using the mouse scroll button. But the model rotates around a different...

    Started by anthonyh‎, 16th May 2014 01:27 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    16th May 2014 01:43 pm Go to last post
  17. roof construction

    I've created a roof on a house using the 'extrude' 'taper' commands. But this creates a hip roof. I there a way I could move the tapered faces on the roof ends to the vertical to make it a gable end?

    Started by pigeon5501‎, 14th May 2014 04:18 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    15th May 2014 04:26 pm Go to last post
  18. Thicken Surface in Z-Direction

    In architecture, quite often I need to shape surfaces between skew lines (i.e. hyperbolic paraboloids) using the LOFT command. To make these surfaces 3D Solids, I use the THICKEN command to give them...

    Started by Randolph‎, 13th May 2014 04:37 pm
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    14th May 2014 03:06 pm Go to last post
  19. MEP 2014 to navis

    Anyone know an easy way to emport mep to navis???:

    Started by DanEcad‎, 14th May 2014 02:51 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    14th May 2014 02:51 pm Go to last post
  20. import dng to dwg, cannot see all data in autoCAD.

    Hi I am using autocad civil 3d 2010. I got .dng files (in 3d) from a customer. I was able to import the data to .dwg (no problem). However, some data seemed to be missing. The customer could see...

    Started by faveo‎, 13th May 2014 10:33 am
    civil 3d, dng
    • Replies: 7
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    14th May 2014 04:06 am Go to last post
  21. Mysterious Sun...

    Anyone get this before? (see attached below) I've run a number of renders of various degrees of complexity from this fairly large (78MEG) model, but the latest aerial shot crashes almost...

    Started by JoeyD1980‎, 13th May 2014 08:00 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    13th May 2014 08:06 pm Go to last post
  22. Twisting Sweeps

    http://www.cadtutor.net/forum/showthread.php?t=33648&highlight=section+properties In this thread a user posted his situation about why his sweep was not working correctly. In short, I too have...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 24th May 2009 06:29 pm
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    13th May 2014 05:26 pm Go to last post
  23. Convert 2d lines to 3dpoly

    is there a way to join lines and arcs in diff. planes to a 3d polyline. like pedit for 2d line in a single plane. i need to sweep a cross section along the lines

    Started by KNESEK‎, 8th May 2014 07:46 pm
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    8th May 2014 08:17 pm Go to last post
  24. Question Parametric Constraints and 3D?

    Now that I'm getting much more familiar with Revit, I am really loving the true parametric environment, especially for 3D objects. I know that AutoCAD finally introduced Parametric Constraints a few...

    Started by tzframpton‎, 21st Feb 2012 04:26 pm
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    7th May 2014 05:52 pm Go to last post
  25. Variable To VIEWBASE update

    Hello Is there A way to make autocad update the viewbase projection only when i ask for , and not everytime coming back to layout ? THANKS

    Started by danielk‎, 7th May 2014 02:41 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    7th May 2014 03:38 pm Go to last post

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