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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. FATAL ERROR when deleting material from materials browser list

    Hello! When rendering my simple house project (I'm a 3d beginner :)), my walls appear transparent. At the same time the material applied to them looks black in the materials browser list, as well as...

    Started by desbou‎, 2nd Sep 2016 06:42 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    9th Sep 2016 07:52 pm Go to last post
  2. Ucs

    I'm in AutoCAD 17. I'm building a simple 3D model. I want to draw a polyline using points on a solid object, prism. The UCS is set to the correct plane. I initiate the pline command. As soon as I...

    Started by herguth1‎, 6th Sep 2016 08:52 pm
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    7th Sep 2016 02:47 pm Go to last post
  3. Command "UCS" "Z" aligning Y axis rather than X

    Hi guys, Hopefully this will be a pretty simple one... I currently working on a drawing that has been provided by another drawing office - and when I execute the command "UCS" "Z" and pick two...

    Started by lamensterms‎, 18th Mar 2015 03:40 am
    • Replies: 1
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    7th Sep 2016 02:54 am Go to last post
  4. Boss man wants better rendering. What is your opinion?

    Hey everyone, We have come up to a fork in the road here at my company. Currently we are generating renderings on...get this CS2 Photoshop...the president of my company showed another companies...

    Started by MillerMG‎, 2nd Sep 2016 02:22 pm
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    6th Sep 2016 04:36 pm Go to last post
  5. Extrude Sloping 3D Polyline Vertically

    Hi, Please see image below for example. I have a non-flat 3d polyline triangle, and I would like to extrude it vertically. Usually (by default) the extrude command will extrude...

    Started by lamensterms‎, 6th Sep 2016 06:32 am
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    6th Sep 2016 11:25 am Go to last post
  6. 3D Fences

    Is there an easy way to model a fence (like a barbed wire or chain link fence) in AutoCAD Plant3D?

    Started by NDCADTECH‎, 29th Jun 2016 05:23 pm
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    2nd Sep 2016 03:51 pm Go to last post
  7. Reverse actual z-axis in model space (ACAD 2011)

    I have an in-house engineer (not a drafter/detailer) that wants to draw some stuff up in 3d for his reference. He wants to know if there is a way to "invert" the z-axis, so that when he inputs...

    Started by King Louie‎, 25th Aug 2016 02:57 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    26th Aug 2016 02:55 pm Go to last post
  8. Question How to 3d fillet to a point

    I have a cube that I need to fillet but the fillets must merge. the left to centre edge/fillet is a constant curve. the same with the bottom to centre edge/fillet. but the edge from centre to...

    Started by tmd_63‎, 12th Aug 2016 01:18 pm
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    25th Aug 2016 09:35 am Go to last post
  9. Extract xyz coordinates from 3D Model

    Hi all, I have a 3D model of Wind Turbine and I wanted to extract the coordinates for further analyses. I prefer to convert the points to txt. But every time I try to do that I receive an error:...

    Started by sinashm‎, 14th Aug 2016 02:53 pm
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  10. Difficult Loft for CNC Plasma cut

    Sorry as you can see me be newbie.. I would like to create something along the lines of the pictured antique gramaphone horn but for use as a freestanding fireplace hood. I've tried to loft from two...

    Started by Alan Pike‎, 7th Aug 2016 01:56 pm
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  11. Creating complex Paneling for architectural millwork

    Hello, I'm looking for some help creating triangular shaped panels for a reception desk. I'm able to make the panels but need to be able to join (miter) them together and measure the miter angles for...

    Started by Big Whiskey‎, 10th Aug 2016 04:19 am
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    11th Aug 2016 02:29 am Go to last post
  12. More Sculpt Problems

    I have a converted dxf file (convert from an STL) which was used to create a 3d part and therefore must have been an enclosed volume (or the 3d printer would reject the file). But when I open the...

    Started by tmd_63‎, 10th Aug 2016 11:22 am
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    10th Aug 2016 09:11 pm Go to last post
  13. Assistance Required....converting 3d polyline to a solid

    Hello I'm knew to all this so if my question is too basic I apologise. I have what I believe is a 3d polyline of an object (boat). So when I open it, it looks like a series of cross sections...

    Started by bennnn1980‎, 30th Jul 2016 10:11 pm
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    1st Aug 2016 01:44 am Go to last post
  14. Unhappy Inclined Blades on Inclined Surface and Curved Blades

    Hello everybody! I have a huge problem regarding my design; I am supposed to design 2 dyes one bottom and one top dye for muffin form production. It was going so far so well until the point I had to...

    Started by Jacek1994‎, 14th Jul 2016 10:34 am
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    21st Jul 2016 12:44 pm Go to last post
  15. Unhappy need help making a curved diamond!

    Hello! Thank in advance for your help. I'm trying to make a roof that consists of 4 curved diamonds. Imagine a diamond that's made out of fabric for example, and is pitched through the top...

    Started by sg7‎, 3rd Jun 2016 12:40 am
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    13th Jul 2016 11:25 pm Go to last post
  16. Need help to make a surface

    Hi :) I have used the Extract Intersections between two surfaces to get a complex line but I dont know how to give a thickness to it :( How can I give a thickness to make it a solid? Thank you ;)

    Started by Faouweb‎, 20th May 2016 12:54 pm
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    13th Jul 2016 07:33 pm Go to last post
  17. "Cannot Sweep or extrude a self intersecting curve"

    Hello everybody...I'm Drawing a 3d house and am unable to extrude a door frame. Everytime i try to extrude it, this error appears "Cannot Sweep or extrude a self intersecting curve"..please find the...

    Started by Yaseenhamid‎, 9th Jun 2016 09:30 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    13th Jul 2016 07:20 pm Go to last post
  18. Costs??

    Hi, I draw, 3D model (iges) and render (KS) small bits of ironmongery and was just wondering what i should be charging in £? at the moment i am just charging a small hourly rate but I'm not sure...

    Started by Greendamo‎, 1st Jul 2016 01:55 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    1st Jul 2016 02:39 pm Go to last post
  19. 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
    • Replies: 4
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    30th Jun 2016 10:59 pm Go to last post
  20. Loft in AutoCAD

    I watch this tutorial in Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5KVtgz0lB4 Watch it from 3:32 to 4:32 I confuse when he lofting a two circles, the result is different with what I am...

    Started by basty‎, 26th Jun 2016 10:09 pm
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    • Replies: 18
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    29th Jun 2016 10:32 am Go to last post
  21. Tree Design

    Hi all, I'm newbie in autocad, and I'm trying to design a structure just like the attached image. getty center los angeles Could you help me, please? Thanks

    Started by Madruga_SP‎, 16th Jun 2016 02:57 pm
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  22. Creating a “Y” pipeline with rounded edges and constant volume flow

    Hello I have been searching on the forum but can’t find about my specific issue so I decided to create the topic. First of all I have to say that I am pretty unexperienced on 3D design on Autocad ...

    Started by Kokal‎, 2nd Jun 2016 12:34 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    23rd Jun 2016 10:03 am Go to last post
  23. Question Autocad 3D - Solid menu - Offset edge help

    Hi all, so if I create a simple box and then use offset edge from the solid menu it will work and I can enter a distance. If I make a cylinder and place it within the box, do boolean subtract to...

    Started by iroctd‎, 17th Jun 2016 10:16 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    20th Jun 2016 10:38 am Go to last post
  24. Problem snapping background objects in 3D

    Hi there Im new to this forum. I've been using acad 2004 for 3d drafting for a while but recently my old computer went down and i was assinged another one that has acad 2013 and Im still trying to...

    Started by silmore‎, 13th Jun 2016 07:27 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    16th Jun 2016 07:11 pm Go to last post
  25. 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
    • Replies: 6
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    16th Jun 2016 12:18 pm Go to last post

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