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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. 3D Point Cloud tools 2016

    Hi folks, Did any of you try to get these tools to work. The grey ones will not work on my data. Seem i can not select a face, it is not recognized. Any experiences?

    Started by halam‎, 9th Mar 2016 04:30 pm
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    10th Mar 2016 08:41 pm Go to last post
  2. turn 2D object into 3D object

    All, How would I go about turning a 2D isometric drawing into a 3D object? Is there a lisp routine out there that does that or can someone teach me how to do it? Please see attached drawing. I...

    Started by notredave‎, 8th Mar 2016 02:23 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    8th Mar 2016 02:34 pm Go to last post
  3. Arraypath 3D pline, how does it work in 3D?

    I have modelled a railing with <measure> earlier but i know <arraypath> is new feature that could make thing maybe more easy to adjust because of the parameters. Somehow i cannot figure out how...

    Started by halam‎, 1st Mar 2016 08:57 am
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    8th Mar 2016 01:29 pm Go to last post
  4. How should I dimension an 3D clipped View Port?

    How should I dimension an 3D clipped View Port? If I have a view port that has a view of an object that has been clipped using AutoCAD 3DCLIP. what is the proper "Autodesk" way to dimension that...

    Started by muck‎, 15th Feb 2016 09:03 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    7th Mar 2016 05:31 pm Go to last post
  5. 3-D move Gizmo does not move to 3-D grips

    My 3-D move gizmo does not move to my 3-D grips when I move my mouse courser above it. 3-D tutorials tell me that the 3-D gizmo should appear in the middle of an object when I select it and that...

    Started by muck‎, 14th Jan 2016 05:59 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    7th Mar 2016 05:02 pm Go to last post
  6. No objects visible in model space/3d views

    Does anyone have a solution to or know the setting responsible for the following: I have a full set of symbols that are visible in model space/plan view. When I change view in model space (to an...

    Started by PACKRAT69‎, 6th Mar 2016 12:45 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    6th Mar 2016 01:28 pm Go to last post
  7. CREATE MESH from Net of Non-Intersecting Lines

    Hello, I have a 3D net of lines RED and GREEN straight lines that I would like to MERGE into a single MESH of intersecting lines projected over the net of RED lines. Can any one share a LISP routine...

    Started by Pedro R Munoz‎, 6th Mar 2016 12:26 am
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  8. VIEWBASE dimension problem / bug?

    Hi. I am having a problem using dimensions on a VIEWBASE entity. If I use the Linear Dim tool and select my first point, I am unable to snap my second point to the same 3D object within the model....

    Started by Buzza‎, 2nd Dec 2014 06:01 pm
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    4th Mar 2016 08:21 pm Go to last post
  9. rd trimming

    Good day what would be the easy way to trim a object after i extruded it through another object tried using the buleans but it removes the drawing saying its not assosiative and deletes the part i...

    Started by qp373‎, 5th Feb 2016 07:22 am
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    1st Mar 2016 05:46 am Go to last post
  10. Free 3D Sweep Steel Profiles Written In AutoLisp

    Its free and available Here. and here is a very quick preview with animated gif that for some reason i cant upload here... send us your request for updates and more of your steel profiles with...

    Started by Zac Davis‎, 24th Feb 2016 10:50 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    27th Feb 2016 10:25 pm Go to last post
  11. extrude lines and polylines

    I have started using AutoCAD for about one week so be gentle with me pleasešŸ˜€ Im creating a Rc car chassis ,I used a combinations of lines and polylines arc's and circle for the screws holes ..... I...

    Started by MeGuinness‎, 26th Feb 2016 12:27 pm
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    27th Feb 2016 12:15 pm Go to last post
  12. What are these crazy lines?

    Can anyone tell me what these crazy lines are which magically appeared in my drawing? I've tried to REGEN and REDRAW as well as deleting them but I cannot even select them. They will disappear...

    Started by he1ios‎, 19th Feb 2016 02:45 am
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    22nd Feb 2016 01:56 pm Go to last post
  13. AutoCAD hii autocad Guru out there.. i need serious help with small problem (to you guys)

    i need to use autocad to calculate out (so that i can print out 1: 1 scale) an resulting ellipse holes of a solid 12cm rod going thru a hollow sheet metal at an angle of 30 deg c and 45 deg c. ...

    Started by andrew_ysk‎, 11th Feb 2016 10:17 pm
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    16th Feb 2016 03:35 pm Go to last post
  14. Question Block will not explode

    I would really appreciate some help. I have created the attached block as a way of trying to teaching myself AutoCAD 2015 (foolish in hindsight). When creating the original block I forgot to...

    Started by AKASBUY‎, 13th Feb 2016 04:28 pm
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    14th Feb 2016 09:59 pm Go to last post
  15. 3D Hidden Lines in model space

    Does anyone know how to show hidden lines correctly in viewports? I have a 3D object, in an elevation view I'd like to show hidden lines. When I manipulate the visual styles to show dashed...

    Started by jmu7rf‎, 4th Feb 2016 07:54 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    5th Feb 2016 04:58 pm Go to last post
  16. orienting a UCS

    How do I establish a UCS with one axis lying on a line of random xyz orientation, and another axis strictly horizontal according to World UCS?

    Started by fostertom‎, 5th Feb 2016 12:52 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    5th Feb 2016 02:17 pm Go to last post
  17. Taper faces function

    Hello I have some problem to solve. Firstly sorry for my poor English :cry: Some 2d drawings where delivered to me and I have to make them smaller but in the way that every edge is moved into...

    Started by Slumi‎, 27th Jan 2016 02:51 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    2nd Feb 2016 12:51 pm Go to last post
  18. Beginner's Question: Joining Handrails

    Hey Guys, I tried to search, but maybe I'm doing a bad job, tried the forum, youtube and google. I have this spiral staircase I'm working on, its my first 3d job, but now here's the issue, i have...

    Started by Jcasti32‎, 5th Jan 2016 03:55 am
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    2nd Feb 2016 02:58 am Go to last post
  19. Lisp routine to draw 3D studwall

    Hi, I have started to write a routine and it models what I wanted so far, except the last entity set to "HdrFtr". When I try to list data on "HdrFtr" I get this ... h *1410(1 |") (1 . "/061+ {rn...

    Started by Drolma‎, 29th Jan 2016 10:31 pm
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    29th Jan 2016 10:31 pm Go to last post
  20. is there an option choose path when using helix command?

    Hello, I want to use the path for my helix command but I donĀ“t know how to do that. For example, in sweep command you have options for choosing path. Can I choose path in helix as well? If so,...

    Started by miroslav_s‎, 16th Jan 2016 03:05 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    24th Jan 2016 05:32 pm Go to last post
  21. Beginner: help with modelling 3d curved solids

    Dear community, I'm a relatively new acad user, somewhat managing myself well with 2d drawing, and venturing into 3d drawing and modelling. I've struggled with some curved parts for the hull of a...

    Started by dementia‎, 16th Jan 2016 10:49 pm
    autocad 3d, modelling, patch, sculpt, watertight
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    21st Jan 2016 03:33 pm Go to last post
  22. Sweep command problem

    Hello, i try to do sweep command. i have used with no problems until now. When i used sweep command it was sweeping this shape into a solid. Now, when i sweep it converts it into a surface. Do...

    Started by 4RIDERS‎, 18th Jan 2016 08:12 am
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    18th Jan 2016 08:12 am Go to last post
  23. Fillet edge command

    Hi, im having trouble getting the fillet edge command to work. Ive never had a problem with it before but now i get <Modeling Operation Error: geometry or topology at end of blend too complex...

    Started by Emily‎, 14th Mar 2012 05:56 am
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    • Replies: 20
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    16th Jan 2016 05:41 pm Go to last post
  24. Question Cylinder full of plastic rings

    Hi, everybody, fine? I have one project to do, and in this projec i need several plastic rings made with the torus function in random position within a hollow cylinder! i tried to do this with...

    Started by rodolfonobrega‎, 13th Apr 2015 05:10 pm
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    14th Jan 2016 10:30 pm Go to last post
  25. Extrude polyline

    Trying to extrude a closed polyline to create solid. Getting message stating cannot extrude self intersecting curve!!!!! What is it and how do I locate and eradicate it. Thank you

    Started by Ubrigens‎, 7th Jan 2016 11:10 pm
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    • Replies: 15
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    12th Jan 2016 08:28 pm Go to last post

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