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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. AutoCAD project

    I have a small project on AutoCAD 2016. I was instructed to draw 3D model of Sydney Opera House. Can you suggest me some tips and tricks how to complete it? Espessially it is hard to model the...

    Started by alexey‎, 11th Nov 2017 11:05 pm
    3d model, autocad, draw, project, sydney
    • Replies: 4
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    13th Nov 2017 02:38 am Go to last post
  2. Question How I can make 3d pipe according to these drawings?

    Hello everyone, I can make simple 3d objects but I don't know how to make 3d pipe as showing in this drawing. Simple 3d pipe is simple by making a circle and sweep it around the Poly line, but if...

    Started by Saqib_theleo‎, 5th Nov 2017 07:45 am
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    6th Nov 2017 11:31 am Go to last post
  3. Issues Rotating Object in 3D

    I've been at this for some time but for some reason my CAD is acting up on me today and making me feel stupid. I model up a shape in top view. I then to get right side view to rotate the object...

    Started by bacreman‎, 30th Oct 2017 07:37 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    31st Oct 2017 03:38 pm Go to last post
  4. topography / survey points

    is it possible to create a surface quickly in Autocad using 3d survey points on a DWG? The way I did it was 3dpolylines and then lofting the surfaces. Quite time consuming. Hoping for a faster way.

    Started by qball‎, 9th Oct 2010 12:06 am
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    30th Oct 2017 09:22 am Go to last post
  5. Unhappy 3D Spiral (Helix) on path !!!

    hi guys, I need help, how can I make the spiral follow a path to make something like this : please help me :(

    Started by chokri‎, 24th Oct 2017 08:31 am
    • Replies: 5
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    29th Oct 2017 02:48 pm Go to last post
  6. Rotating Lines using the 3d Rotate tool?

    Hello! I have two lines of a cross section that, because of the way they were designed, were imported in between the top/front view (as seen in my first screenshot). I need these lines to be...

    Started by dstarkwa‎, 25th Oct 2017 09:34 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    26th Oct 2017 06:38 pm Go to last post
  7. Sweep/Extrude Will Not Work With Stairs

    I have laid out the attached 3D model which will have a handrail follow it's profile. In spite of all my efforts, I cannot seem to get the handrail section to sweep or extrude along the 3DPolyine I...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 19th Oct 2017 08:34 pm
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    24th Oct 2017 11:53 am Go to last post
  8. Need Advice on This Rendering

    They tell me I'm good at rendering but I know that there are artists on this forum who could beat me hands down with a #2 pencil and the back of a napkin. So any seasoned advice on how I could...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 23rd Oct 2017 03:49 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    23rd Oct 2017 04:12 pm Go to last post
  9. 2D rollout of cylinder

    Ok... so I have a cylinder surface that I want to be able to "cut one side and lay it out flat". Imagine take a beer can, cut down one side, remove the top and bottom circles and flatten the OD so...

    Started by neondeon298‎, 21st Oct 2017 08:56 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    22nd Oct 2017 10:59 am Go to last post
  10. 3d solids to blocks

    Hi, How can I simplifying 3D drawings by replacing repeating 3D solids with blocks? Thank you in advance for answers. James

    Started by JamesBorubar‎, 7th Oct 2017 08:36 pm
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    16th Oct 2017 04:44 pm Go to last post
  11. Adjusting the Smoothness of 3D Objects...

    I'm rather new to AutoCAD 3D, having come from an environment where I worked with IronCad extensively for years. I no longer have IronCad available to me, but I do have AutoCAD 2016. I'm doing...

    Started by BPMC‎, 13th Oct 2017 06:54 pm
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    13th Oct 2017 08:45 pm Go to last post
  12. 3d library

    Wher can I find a library of 3d drawings?

    Started by rookie37‎, 13th Oct 2017 09:20 am
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    13th Oct 2017 10:43 am Go to last post
  13. Dimensions disappearing

    Hello, I have never had this problem before I started using 3D and multiple viewports in model space. I have no idea if they are even related. I made a simple 3D model and wanted to mess around...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 13th Oct 2017 05:23 am
    • Replies: 1
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    13th Oct 2017 05:30 am Go to last post
  14. Remove Material

    Hello, I made some CMU's into blocks. I then added material. I wanted to remove material so it would not display under realistic view. I did so in block editor with with remove material tool. ...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 12th Oct 2017 03:30 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    12th Oct 2017 08:39 pm Go to last post
  15. 3D Execution

    Hello, Working with a youngster. He knows calculations but cant stand autocad. I told him its the best 2D and toughest 3D here. He is very strong in 2D workspace. I would like to know this...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 7th Oct 2017 06:00 am
    • Replies: 7
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    10th Oct 2017 05:23 pm Go to last post
  16. Autocad 2017 slow load on 3D only

    Hi, I have a small workshop where i make agricultural equipment. Setup was very primitive but recently Ive started going modern - and first thing is that Ive done is that I hired a engineer to...

    Started by der_sed‎, 6th Oct 2017 07:26 am
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    8th Oct 2017 12:18 pm Go to last post
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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

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