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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. Testing the limits of a computer with AutoCAD features

    Ive been given a new computer and told to test it and see if its spec is suitable for us and it has AutoCAD 2014 on it. Basically I wondered what are some really resource hungry things I can do...

    Started by MrTapir‎, 28th Jul 2014 05:03 pm
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    30th Jul 2014 05:57 pm Go to last post
  2. 3D Lamp

    http://www.lighting55.com/antinea-floor-lamp-by-terzani.html Hey guys, My name is Matt and I am new to Autocad. Trying to get the spiral support drawn in autocad (pictured above). So far I have...

    Started by mvickers89‎, 16th Dec 2012 02:29 pm
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    30th Jul 2014 02:56 pm Go to last post
  3. Need Help on this drawing

    I am having some issues on making this 3D drawing. I am not sure how to go about drawing the curves. I have tried using the spline command but then I can't use the hatch command for the side of the...

    Started by rgarcia5‎, 28th Jul 2014 08:08 pm
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    30th Jul 2014 01:49 pm Go to last post
  4. How to rotate object drawn in 2D to 3D to desired position in Auto Cad 2013?

    Hi All, I am not familiar with Auto Cad 3D commands........here I attached a Image of car which I have drawn in side view using polyline.When I am trying to extrude in SW Isometric...

    Started by narendra‎, 24th Jul 2014 08:59 am
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    30th Jul 2014 08:15 am Go to last post
  5. Recommendations for rendering software?

    Hey guys, I'm sure this question must get asked a lot - just wondering if someone wouldn't mind recommending a good rendering program. I am a structural/mechanical steel detailer, and I'm in...

    Started by lamensterms‎, 29th Jul 2014 08:55 am
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    29th Jul 2014 09:21 am Go to last post
  6. AutoCad and Keyshot?

    Hi all Can someone please tell me how to get a 3D soid in to Keyshot 3 that is smooth! Ie no obvious facet edges. I have tried everything to my knowledge, FACETRES = 10 etc but every time i open...

    Started by Greendamo‎, 14th Mar 2012 04:43 pm
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    29th Jul 2014 09:20 am Go to last post
  7. Handy Command when Converting from 3D image to Annotate in 2D

    Flatshot. For those of you who know and use it, shame on you for not telling me sooner. For those of you who've never heard of it... First, you're welcome. Second, this is an absolute...

    Started by CaddJax‎, 28th Jul 2014 03:03 am
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    28th Jul 2014 02:18 pm Go to last post
  8. lagging when import .sat files from solidworks

    Hi when i get files coming from solidworks, autocad is slow even when i hover above (before even selecting ) the entity , this thing makes the workflow a real problem . is there any trick to...

    Started by danielk‎, 16th Jul 2014 10:53 am
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    23rd Jul 2014 09:17 am Go to last post
  9. Trying to DWG a Auger in 3D

    Trying to DWG a Auger in 3D but can not find the way to do so. Using AutoCAD 2000 yes it still works, Tryed to use Extrude and Revolve commands but it did not work. what am i missing to do this or...

    Started by wilfredo_torres‎, 21st Jul 2014 04:24 pm
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    21st Jul 2014 07:21 pm Go to last post
  10. How to weld/merge vertices or edges?

    Hello, I have a problem with artifacts in the 3D solid. AutoCAD didn't let me create perfect lofts because it has a restriction on every loft polyline having its vertices on the same plane. Thus...

    Started by guitarpirate‎, 7th Jun 2014 04:53 pm
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    20th Jul 2014 06:39 pm Go to last post
  11. Cool UCS and Modelspace Viewport Problems

    So we do a lot of 3D coordination using AutoCAD and Fabrication, and since we upgraded to 2015, we've been having a lot of issues with viewports and the UCS. We all typically have at 3 viewports...

    Started by MorgaineDax‎, 15th Jul 2014 12:51 pm
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    18th Jul 2014 10:33 am Go to last post
  12. Cameras And Rendering

    Is it possible to render the image from a camera? And if not, what is the point of them?! I can get the camera window up, but then no idea how to render from it. If I simply press render, it renders...

    Started by Jamesbowyer‎, 23rd Sep 2008 09:21 am
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    18th Jul 2014 05:02 am Go to last post
  13. Question How to remove the water spray stream by obstruction?

    Dear Sir I am working in illuminating the fire spray water protetion pattern on a sphere tank, while at the area of conjuction between sphere shell and sphere leg, some water spray would be...

    Started by dayongli86‎, 6th Jul 2014 07:34 am
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  14. Need Help creating an abnormal shaped solid

    Ok so my goal is to create an abnormal shaped solid using the loft command or which ever way is recommended. I have tried a few different ways to do so, originally I created 4 different 2D shapes...

    Started by Reijek‎, 14th Jul 2014 10:20 pm
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    15th Jul 2014 10:40 pm Go to last post
  15. animation in autocad

    I have a project in which i am assigned to do animation in 3D. The animation is little complex involving a to and fro 120degrees rotation of a shaft while it moves forward at the same time. It is a...

    Started by sriharshaachyutuni‎, 11th Jul 2014 03:26 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    12th Jul 2014 11:21 am Go to last post
  16. Clipping in model space to isolate objects

    I stepped away from cad for a few years now I cant remember a command that I used often. You would enter "cv" or "cx" (or something similar) to pick a point in front of and object in 3d model space,...

    Started by truk667‎, 2nd Jul 2014 09:49 pm
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    10th Jul 2014 06:41 am Go to last post
  17. Problem drawing 3D object

    Hi I am really struggling trying to draw the attached pin in 3D autocad. It is the wire I cannot work out, I am gueassing I need to transfer 2d geomtery onto a 3d plane (attempt shown on a3...

    Started by jamami‎, 1st Jul 2014 01:34 pm
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  18. problem in extrude

    I want to extrude all circles in my dwg file, but some of them don't get extrude. how can I extrude all circles. my dwg file is attached. :unsure:

    Started by mirvakili‎, 3rd Jul 2014 07:30 am
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    4th Jul 2014 09:46 am Go to last post
  19. Drawing for underground mine

    Hi, I need help about drawing in 3D but proplem is that i must draw polygons with points who does not represent corners, its in underground mine. I drew simple 2D image to represent problem (in real...

    Started by nasoox‎, 25th Jun 2014 03:46 pm
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    3rd Jul 2014 07:10 pm Go to last post
  20. put a cylinder on hemisphere

    I want to put a cylinder on a hemisphere. there is a cylinder in the middle of hemisphere and I want to add another cylinder on hemisphere that the space of two cylinders centers is 1000 mm. please...

    Started by mirvakili‎, 2nd Jul 2014 08:55 am
    • Replies: 3
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    2nd Jul 2014 07:51 pm Go to last post
  21. inlet pipe of radius 160 (ILRU160)

    Hi I'm new to AutoCAD. I'm trying to make a inlet pipe of radius 160 (ILRU160) I have been trying with two circles and an arc and the use the command LOFT. Is this the right way? Please...

    Started by dme‎, 29th Jun 2014 05:49 pm
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    1st Jul 2014 04:03 am Go to last post
  22. Helix & Subtracting solids - Need some help....

    Hi, still very new. Have a 1 turn spiral helix which I've arrayed 180 items onto the top surface of... .125" depth into the solid. I can't seem to figure out how to subtract the 180 items; so...

    Started by DaveS777‎, 28th Jun 2014 11:29 pm
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    30th Jun 2014 09:58 am Go to last post
  23. AutoCad 2007 - 3D Hidden Visual Style Issue

    Hi all, I'm having issues with the 3D Hidden Visual Style of some of my 3D models. There is no issue in the early stages of the drawing but after a while the model becomes corrupt & starts...

    Started by Feature‎, 29th Jun 2014 10:26 pm
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    30th Jun 2014 12:28 am Go to last post
  24. Program to sweep a 3dmodel from a polyline

    Hello, I need a program to quickly sweep a 3dmodel from a polyline like civil, but then would like to add a lot of data information, that can be displayed as popups by picking certain points. The...

    Started by GliderRider‎, 26th Jun 2014 09:34 pm
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    26th Jun 2014 10:25 pm Go to last post
  25. creating a layout w/ dimension from a 3D model

    So i've been creating my 3D models but can't seem to understand how to create decent layouts (front, top, right views) with the dimentions. Ideas, suggestions, etc.

    Started by Ninoshka‎, 25th Jun 2014 05:53 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    25th Jun 2014 07:30 pm Go to last post

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