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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. Question Center 'Axis" 3D Orbit

    using the 3d orbit comand sometimes when i rotate the 'center of the axis' i am rotating from is right near the object i am viewing. other times it seems to be way out making it difficult to rotate...

    Started by CiCAD‎, 8th Nov 2011 02:07 am
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    29th May 2014 08:38 pm Go to last post
  2. Question Filling cavity in a shelled solid

    I have a shelled solid that I want to fill the cavity for editing. What is the best way to go about this? Solid was created in Solidworks by our supplier and imported into Autocad as a Sat file. I...

    Started by jeff1975‎, 28th May 2014 02:28 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    29th May 2014 08:37 am Go to last post
  3. How to rotate roof tiles?

    I'm drawing a roof and I put tiles texture on it but it appeared on wrong sides: as you can see tiles are shown on the "slimmer" side while I would need it on a wider side and I can't figure out...

    Started by Zox‎, 13th May 2014 12:26 pm
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    27th May 2014 11:52 am Go to last post
  4. forgot command that cleans up vertices when making a 2D section....

    no idea what it even starts with... anybody?

    Started by dumfatnhappy‎, 23rd May 2014 03:26 pm
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    23rd May 2014 05:13 pm Go to last post
  5. Rendering grey

    Hi all, I'm having an issue with my rendering. It has been fine until now however when I try to render it comes out as totally grey screen disappearing the image/model. Any ideas? Many thanks

    Started by Gavin Studd‎, 22nd May 2014 02:19 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    22nd May 2014 02:50 pm Go to last post
  6. Identfy a Material on a solid's face and 3ds Max conversion

    Hi, Is there a way to quickly identity a material on a solid's face? Is there a way to turn mesh (MAX files converted to DXF) back to solid? Thanks.

    Started by nicolas‎, 21st May 2014 01:33 pm
    3ds to dxf, face, materials
    • Replies: 1
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    21st May 2014 02:02 pm Go to last post
  7. Modeling A Car (A Tutorial)

    I have a blueprint of a car. Can someone here create the 3D model of it in AutoCAD or any CAD programs such as Inventor and write the tutorial here?

    Started by basty‎, 16th May 2014 05:54 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    21st May 2014 03:37 am Go to last post
  8. Importing STL/Conversion to solid

    I have tried a various tricks and several programs such as Inventor,Solidworks and 3ds max plus lot of help from Google,but at the end I can not find proper way to import somehow stl files as soldis...

    Started by tormax‎, 18th May 2014 07:07 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    20th May 2014 07:43 pm Go to last post
  9. pitched roof help!

    Can you help me to draw the window pitched roof in the picture? Thanks :(

    Started by pancake‎, 16th May 2014 04:59 pm
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    19th May 2014 06:42 pm Go to last post
  10. Colosseum Roman Empire

    I need to make a 3d of the Colosseum as it looked in 80 AD. Does anyone know where I can get dimensions?

    Started by rookie37‎, 18th May 2014 03:56 am
    • Replies: 2
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    19th May 2014 03:16 am Go to last post
  11. Place holes evenly around a sphere

    Does anyone know any easier way to place holes evenly around a hollow sphere other than the increasingly complicated way I've been trying to do it? :sweat:

    Started by CadManDoo‎, 19th Jul 2012 05:28 am
    • Replies: 9
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    16th May 2014 03:38 pm Go to last post
  12. 3dorbit

    I am having trouble viewing the model when using 3Dorbit. I am trying to rotate around a specific point in the model using the mouse scroll button. But the model rotates around a different...

    Started by anthonyh‎, 16th May 2014 01:27 pm
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    16th May 2014 01:43 pm Go to last post
  13. roof construction

    I've created a roof on a house using the 'extrude' 'taper' commands. But this creates a hip roof. I there a way I could move the tapered faces on the roof ends to the vertical to make it a gable end?

    Started by pigeon5501‎, 14th May 2014 04:18 pm
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    15th May 2014 04:26 pm Go to last post
  14. Thicken Surface in Z-Direction

    In architecture, quite often I need to shape surfaces between skew lines (i.e. hyperbolic paraboloids) using the LOFT command. To make these surfaces 3D Solids, I use the THICKEN command to give them...

    Started by Randolph‎, 13th May 2014 04:37 pm
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    14th May 2014 03:06 pm Go to last post
  15. MEP 2014 to navis

    Anyone know an easy way to emport mep to navis???:

    Started by DanEcad‎, 14th May 2014 02:51 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    14th May 2014 02:51 pm Go to last post
  16. import dng to dwg, cannot see all data in autoCAD.

    Hi I am using autocad civil 3d 2010. I got .dng files (in 3d) from a customer. I was able to import the data to .dwg (no problem). However, some data seemed to be missing. The customer could see...

    Started by faveo‎, 13th May 2014 10:33 am
    civil 3d, dng
    • Replies: 7
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    14th May 2014 04:06 am Go to last post
  17. Mysterious Sun...

    Anyone get this before? (see attached below) I've run a number of renders of various degrees of complexity from this fairly large (78MEG) model, but the latest aerial shot crashes almost...

    Started by JoeyD1980‎, 13th May 2014 08:00 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    13th May 2014 08:06 pm Go to last post
  18. Twisting Sweeps

    http://www.cadtutor.net/forum/showthread.php?t=33648&highlight=section+properties In this thread a user posted his situation about why his sweep was not working correctly. In short, I too have...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 24th May 2009 06:29 pm
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    13th May 2014 05:26 pm Go to last post
  19. Convert 2d lines to 3dpoly

    is there a way to join lines and arcs in diff. planes to a 3d polyline. like pedit for 2d line in a single plane. i need to sweep a cross section along the lines

    Started by KNESEK‎, 8th May 2014 07:46 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    8th May 2014 08:17 pm Go to last post
  20. Question Parametric Constraints and 3D?

    Now that I'm getting much more familiar with Revit, I am really loving the true parametric environment, especially for 3D objects. I know that AutoCAD finally introduced Parametric Constraints a few...

    Started by tzframpton‎, 21st Feb 2012 04:26 pm
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    • Replies: 33
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    7th May 2014 05:52 pm Go to last post
  21. Variable To VIEWBASE update

    Hello Is there A way to make autocad update the viewbase projection only when i ask for , and not everytime coming back to layout ? THANKS

    Started by danielk‎, 7th May 2014 02:41 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    7th May 2014 03:38 pm Go to last post
  22. Materials Mapping Problems

    Hi, I am having quite number of problems with applying materials on a project. Each time I apply a 600x600 Floor or Wall Tiles materials, it happens that the tiles are placed at an angle...

    Started by nicolas‎, 5th May 2014 03:45 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    5th May 2014 05:34 pm Go to last post
  23. Question Lofting to obtain 3D solid

    I can't obtain 3D solid using "Loft" command. Here is the message: The selected entities are not valid. I checked if the sections are closed. What could be the reason for "not valid"...

    Started by Hrcko‎, 30th Apr 2014 05:24 pm
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    2nd May 2014 01:33 pm Go to last post
  24. rendering difficulties

    has any one had the problem where autocad starts having difficulty rendering a project of a similar size when an old project which is larger it seems to render effortlessly, if so what can i do to...

    Started by sigaukedenn‎, 22nd Apr 2014 11:09 am
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    2nd May 2014 08:04 am Go to last post
  25. Wireframe model section

    Hi, I am new to the forum and have little experience with 3d modelling. I have been provided with a wireframe model of a train embankment for a job i am on. I would like to be able to quickly...

    Started by byron771‎, 1st May 2014 03:43 am
    • Replies: 3
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    1st May 2014 10:55 pm Go to last post

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