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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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  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. Surface area of a pipe using AutoCAD?

    I have a frustum with 2 ends having different diameters and I need to open the frustum, flatten it and then measure the total surface area in AutoCad. I know the formula for calculating area and...

    Started by qiao‎, 23rd Apr 2015 02:36 am
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    24th Apr 2015 09:47 am Go to last post
  2. trim a sphere?

    I tried to trim a sphere, but no 3d command for such a thing. No "valid edge" to grab the sphere by? I placed a 3dpolyline "thru" the sphere but no go. I'm just getting into the 3d realm...

    Started by GISdude‎, 13th Apr 2015 10:43 pm
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    22nd Apr 2015 06:15 pm Go to last post
  3. Filleting a complex solid

    Hello, I have modelled a 3D car in AutoCAD; I have attached this file. I have been trying to fillet all of the edges to make it smooth, however I keep getting the error 'Failed to perform blend'...

    Started by stormhayward‎, 21st Apr 2015 01:19 pm
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    22nd Apr 2015 07:51 am Go to last post
  4. create solide between 2 3dpolyline

    can any one guide me how to create solid between 2 3d polyline that represented a wall with different height and the bottom 3dpolyline not in one even thanks

    Started by motee-z‎, 20th Apr 2015 12:02 am
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    20th Apr 2015 07:06 pm Go to last post
  5. Adding materials to a 3d object

    I too am one of those who are just fooling around with it to get back some of what I used to know. I once drew sprockets for a company a long time ago. found my AutoCAD I bought a few years ago at a...

    Started by Berzerker‎, 18th Apr 2015 08:16 pm
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    18th Apr 2015 11:41 pm Go to last post
  6. Autocad 2016 render issue

    Hi Please provide some solutions to remove this noise,I`ve lost myself in different setting without result... :ouch:

    Started by tormax‎, 17th Apr 2015 07:56 pm
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    18th Apr 2015 07:36 pm Go to last post
  7. how to make a 3D bed in autocad?

    could someone please help me out as how to design a 3d bed(periodic style) for my project ? I am using Autocad 2010 :)

    Started by aqueo‎, 15th Apr 2015 05:56 pm
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  8. Erase the hole

    Q1: how can i remove or delete the hole that i have already union objects into one? any others command related to this problem.. see attachmnt below .

    Started by Mark_Anif‎, 10th Apr 2015 04:20 am
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    16th Apr 2015 09:07 pm Go to last post
  9. Sky illumination

    Hi Ladies & Gents I have a long standing issue that has always bugged me, when im creating renders using the sky illumination i find that the setting always resets to off when i switch to my view...

    Started by FazBear‎, 14th Apr 2015 10:05 am
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    16th Apr 2015 01:40 pm Go to last post
  10. convert cloud of points or mesh into surface

    Hello, I am using Matlab to create a surface I import into Autocad Mechanical 2015. Matlab uses a library to convert a matrix into a .dxf 3D surface. Depending on...

    Started by fdefrance‎, 8th Apr 2015 01:18 pm
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  11. Unhappy Unable to put any more holes in solid.

    Here I have a flanged Alclad Plate I developed in AutoCAD2015 Trial, I since ran it through CorelCAD 2015 because I ran out of trial time. I have to sort it out to get more time. The problem...

    Started by AerospaceDesk‎, 4th Apr 2015 03:50 am
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    15th Apr 2015 02:07 am Go to last post
  12. Visual Style and Shade plot settings for view ports

    What is the best Visual style settings and Shade plot settings to hide isolines and make a drawings look like traditional 2D CAD drawings. I usually have view ports in which I need have the...

    Started by muck‎, 9th Apr 2015 05:22 pm
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    10th Apr 2015 01:25 pm Go to last post
  13. how to turn off grip/mesh in 2d wireframe mode

    Hi All, If I draw a polyline and then extrude I get a grid/or mesh instead of the basic outline... see attached...how do I turn this off? Thanks in advacne

    Started by Themoog_neil‎, 9th Apr 2015 12:13 pm
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  14. trying to create a pie shape for a dome that will be cnc cut

    My grasp of auto cad(version 2004 here) is tenuous at best. I've attached two .dxf files. roof.dxf demonstrates what I am trying to create, roof panel 3d.dxf is what I actually need. From what...

    Started by wilkes704‎, 7th Apr 2015 05:20 pm
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  15. Can't import STP files to autocad 2014 for Mac

    It does not look like autocad 2014 for Mac allows to import anything besides ACIS. I've got 2 public STEP files to import but can't seem to figure out how to convert to DWG or ACIS, there is no good...

    Started by agilroy‎, 4th Apr 2015 10:14 pm
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    6th Apr 2015 07:03 pm Go to last post
  16. imprinting with (exploded) text

    I'm trying to imprint on say 4 sides of a cube, anyway my problem is exploding text so I can extrude and thus imprint... I'm using express tools explode text command and it really butchers the text...

    Started by dumfatnhappy‎, 1st Apr 2015 09:36 pm
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    6th Apr 2015 01:40 pm Go to last post
  17. Cutout sections in 3D cones and cylinders

    Hi Guys (and Gals), I have produced a hollow cone which needs to have a rectangular cutout in it. I have tried PUSHPULL and SLICE, but neither of these commands work. Can you assist with the...

    Started by ProvoZA‎, 6th Apr 2015 12:33 am
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    6th Apr 2015 01:28 pm Go to last post
  18. Missing View Cube in 2015

    Hello I am missing my View Cube. I see the View Cube in Viewport Tool Ribbon, and it is selected, yet I have no View Cube? How do I get it back? Thanks

    Started by Casio47‎, 2nd Apr 2015 10:31 pm
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  19. Question Slow CAD on good PC?

    My PC is as follows, AMD FX8350 8 Core 4Ghz Black Ed CPU 8Gb RAM (1333) SAPPHIRE R9 270X 4GB GDDR5 I brought home from work a small unit drawing to draw in 3d as we only use lt at work. I...

    Started by ryeh84‎, 26th Mar 2015 09:32 pm
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  20. Draw Angle Iron in AutoCAD Mechanical?

    Hello, I have AutoCAD Mechanical 2015. I just want to draw angle iron in 3D 61" long, with .5" sides 1/8" thick in a traiangle pattern. Basically, 3 pieces of angle iron welded together to form a...

    Started by Casio47‎, 2nd Apr 2015 04:46 pm
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  21. How to draw this 3d object

    I have no idea how to draw a 3d object- leg for table so I need help. The object is shown in the picture and attached to the DWG file. Does anyone have an idea how to draw this leg, upper part of leg...

    Started by rdjavi‎, 29th Mar 2015 12:14 pm
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    2nd Apr 2015 08:15 pm Go to last post
  22. Viewing 3-D objects in viewport with objects behind me

    In attached drawing how do I show the red block in the view port without putting the white block on a hidden layer? In other words I want a front view that only showing red block looking at the...

    Started by muck‎, 20th Mar 2015 03:28 pm
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  23. does anyone have a 3D north arrow they can shoot me?

    can't find on the web and no time to make one myself. thanks,

    Started by dumfatnhappy‎, 31st Mar 2015 04:47 pm
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  24. how do you un-union solids?

    I know this is a simple task... or at least should be. I recall something about "history" but can't find an answer. thx

    Started by dumfatnhappy‎, 31st Mar 2015 12:53 pm
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  25. I am loosing sight of my 3D model when I zoom any help be great please?

    Dear All, I have a 3D model on my screen and if I zoom in a lot is disappears, using the arrow to go back does not bring it back neither does zoom extents. My drawing is acting odd and I have...

    Started by IlikeCAD‎, 28th Mar 2015 04:28 pm
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    30th Mar 2015 03:50 pm Go to last post

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