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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. 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
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    3rd Mar 2014 05:59 pm Go to last post
  2. Turning off visual model lines

    Hi, I'm having a strange day, I can't seem to remember anything! I've added the monochrome visual style to a solid part but the model lines can still be seen. I can't remember how to make...

    Started by BoroCAD‎, 31st Jan 2014 06:14 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    3rd Mar 2014 03:10 pm Go to last post
  3. Shadows

    hi all, i am just finishing off my first 3D CAD drawing for this 10 week course at college and i thought to my self when i finished the drawing 'this image is lacking the realism' so i searched in...

    Started by James Connolly‎, 27th Feb 2014 12:25 am
    • Replies: 7
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    3rd Mar 2014 02:12 pm Go to last post
  4. Moving objects in 3D

    Hello, I've been testing the current new version of Autocad Architecture. I have a question about adjusting some parameters to make shifting objects in 3D more straightforward and faster than what is...

    Started by Maxwell‎, 26th Feb 2014 02:24 pm
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    3rd Mar 2014 03:46 am Go to last post
  5. 3D heli-coil with cutouts

    I require some advice / suggestions please as I need to draw a 3D heli-coil with cutouts. This is for a mixing auger where will be using ribbon flight with an integral leg to the centre pipe. I have...

    Started by Nifty280‎, 28th Feb 2014 05:31 am
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    2nd Mar 2014 06:35 pm Go to last post
  6. Slicing along X Axis doesn't work

    When slicing solids I can not slice along X. It reads the point doesn't intersect slicing plane. The other two axes work fine. Unless there is some special requirement to cut along X it looks like a...

    Started by Maxwell‎, 28th Feb 2014 07:06 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    1st Mar 2014 03:37 am Go to last post
  7. Turn render off

    Hi all, I have extruded some sections and they are displaying as solids but I need them to be just lines. I need to be able to see through them, I don't do much 3d but I recall a button that...

    Started by astitchintimesaves9‎, 28th Feb 2014 01:09 pm
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    28th Feb 2014 01:45 pm Go to last post
  8. Help in choosing a software for piping in 3D

    Hello after year of struggling with autocad as a 3D software and the slow performance issue i came to a conclusion that its impossible to create normal work flow when working in 3D (and im talking...

    Started by danielk‎, 18th Feb 2014 10:29 am
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    27th Feb 2014 11:14 pm Go to last post
  9. Hollow out a 3D curve

    Hello, I am new to ACAD 2014 and ACAD 3D modeling in general. I am use to Solidworks and Revit so you can understand why I am having such problems. I drew a curve and sweeped a circle. Now I am...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 23rd Feb 2014 06:27 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    23rd Feb 2014 09:34 pm Go to last post
  10. Large Point Clouds

    Hey! I have a pretty big point cloud (around 10 million points) that I want to create a surface from. I can do it in Civil, with more or less ease - but I am wondering what other programs are out...

    Started by Tiger‎, 19th Feb 2014 03:36 pm
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    21st Feb 2014 10:00 am Go to last post
  11. Shadow Effect

    Hello guys, i have a problem with just one drawing that i have done that is totally refusing to give me shadows, is there a setting that i might have altered to prevent this and what needs to be done...

    Started by sigaukedenn‎, 4th Feb 2014 10:55 am
    • Replies: 9
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    19th Feb 2014 01:31 pm Go to last post
  12. Create bathymetry (.stl) from XYZ file

    Dear all, I'm looking to create with Autocad 2013 a bathymetry file (.stl like the one attachment). I have the XYZ file of the region (Longitude, Latitude and Depth Average) in excel or text...

    Started by hpnguyen‎, 17th Feb 2014 09:40 pm
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    18th Feb 2014 10:22 pm Go to last post
  13. turn off one of two overlapping surfaces

    Hello all I am using 3dc 2014. I have two surfaces which overlap (existing surface and proposed surface). I would like to analyse each surface to check for errors, e.g.look at the contours,...

    Started by tomhoban‎, 16th Feb 2014 12:25 pm
    3dcad, display, surfaces
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    16th Feb 2014 03:03 pm Go to last post
  14. gizmo move the whole object but fail to move the face

    I drawn a smoothed mesh box, and want to use the gizmo to pull the surfaces / points in different direction in the hope to get the result of the look of a rock. But when activate the move gizmo the...

    Started by dreamer‎, 13th Feb 2014 05:36 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    14th Feb 2014 03:45 pm Go to last post
  15. Presenting a 3d model on the same page as 2d CAD.

    I'm doing some concept drawings for the boss at the moment. I have produced a load of plans and some simple elevations of the rooms, but to make the furniture "live" I have drawn 2 of them in 3d and...

    Started by Glen1980‎, 13th Feb 2014 01:03 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    13th Feb 2014 05:18 pm Go to last post
  16. Render problem,need help,thank you

    Hi, I have a problem when I want to render my modell. This is how I want it to look after I render it (http://prntscr.com/2j0o03). As you see I want to point out some objects in the drawing by...

    Started by miroslav_s‎, 13th Jan 2014 05:50 pm
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    12th Feb 2014 10:04 pm Go to last post
  17. Please Help With PressPull!!!

    Hello, I am semi-new to AutoCAD but have a fairly good knowledge of how to work the program now. However, I am continuously having problems with the presspull command. When I try to use the command...

    Started by ntremaglio‎, 23rd Jan 2014 01:31 am
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    6th Feb 2014 05:04 pm Go to last post
  18. Advance steel users

    Does anybody use Advance steel? Wouldnt mind a natter with someone who does :) Andy

    Started by Andy0902‎, 22nd Jan 2009 05:45 pm
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    5th Feb 2014 12:52 pm Go to last post
  19. Network surface modelling

    Hi all, I'm new to this forum so forgive me if I'm posting in the wrong place! I'm also new to Autocad and trying to self tutor myself. What I'm wanting to do is experiment with the network...

    Started by TheNamesDaz‎, 3rd Feb 2014 06:02 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    3rd Feb 2014 10:58 pm Go to last post
  20. Cant select/view the back side of an object

    Hi all, Im used to using CAD 2008 at work but I just got CAD 2013 at home for a class im using and I cant figure out why it wont let me select the back side of the view block. Every other side...

    Started by jeckel7234‎, 3rd Feb 2014 03:11 am
    • Replies: 1
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    3rd Feb 2014 03:14 am Go to last post
  21. Presspull - Changing pattern

    Hello, I have drawn a plan of a house. I used the presspull command to lift the exterior walls 3m. The problem I am facing is when I attempt to lift the internal walls, there is a grid pattern...

    Started by casho88‎, 31st Jan 2014 06:14 am
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    3rd Feb 2014 01:07 am Go to last post
  22. Convert 3D drawing via line to 3D object

    How to convert 3D drawing drawn using the line in the 3D object / solid? Drawing is the image below and drawn using lines and polylines and I not use extrude options or other 3D options. ...

    Started by rdjavi‎, 29th Jan 2014 10:57 pm
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    31st Jan 2014 07:16 pm Go to last post
  23. 3D, Block Editor, and 'command not allowed'

    Are there any workarounds for using the block editor with 3D objects? Maybe a 3rd party app or something that unblocks the locked out commands? The problem is that you can't change the UCS or the...

    Started by 43st‎, 31st Jan 2014 02:16 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    31st Jan 2014 05:17 pm Go to last post
  24. Converting to stl

    Hi, I am trying to export it as *.stl So I typed "export" and typed filename as **.stl then command window says "select solids or watertight meshes" But I am not able to select it. I guess...

    Started by ohyahta‎, 29th Jan 2014 05:23 pm
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    29th Jan 2014 07:37 pm Go to last post
  25. Extruded solid XYZ position

    using cad2010, i usually trace a 2d plane with a 2d polyline, and then extrude it (using the extrude command) , the problem is that i cant see in the properties its XYZ position, is there...

    Started by samifox‎, 28th Jan 2014 05:04 am
    • Replies: 4
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    28th Jan 2014 10:45 pm Go to last post

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