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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. Transparent Concrete in Rendering

    I have a 3D model which is a metal assembly embeded in concrete. The rendering looks nice but I was hoping to show more details of the metal which is embedded in the concrete. Short of making the...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 19th Sep 2017 02:50 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    20th Sep 2017 01:02 am Go to last post
  2. My challenges annotating 3D solids with point and sections

    Hi I would like to share some ideas and challenges i have for automating some 2D/3D designwork for complex civil. As an example i descibe the proces of annotating 3D points, for choosen sections of...

    Started by halam‎, 23rd Jun 2016 10:48 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    15th Sep 2017 01:25 pm Go to last post
  3. Site Portfolio

    Hey, I have been looking around hte site and cant find any type of people's drawings they wanted to share. Looking for some ideas to practice in 3D.

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 14th Sep 2017 10:26 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    15th Sep 2017 01:19 pm Go to last post
  4. Making 3d Objects solid after Exploding

    After exploding a 3d object, can you make it as a solid object once again?

    Started by mmlabs‎, 10th May 2009 03:29 am
    • Replies: 6
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    13th Sep 2017 11:44 pm Go to last post
  5. 3D workspace

    Is there a difference between using autocad's 3d template from the start to switching to 3d workspace in autocad's 2d template? I am guessing not but i have been stunned in so many other ways. ...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 11th Sep 2017 01:10 am
    • Replies: 8
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    12th Sep 2017 12:24 pm Go to last post
  6. orbit

    Hello, My biggest prob with 3D in autocad is orbiting. I either use shift and middle mouse alone or navbar orbit tool and then shift and middle mouse. Is this it? It is really not too friendly...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 11th Sep 2017 08:20 pm
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    12th Sep 2017 03:01 am Go to last post
  7. FME for 3D operations, anyone?

    Measuring volumes is much more complex than measuring distances and areas, in real-life as well as in your 3D CAD or GIS platform. This FME Volume calculations operates on 3D objects as (converted)...

    Started by halam‎, 8th Sep 2017 10:29 am
    • Replies: 3
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    11th Sep 2017 03:50 pm Go to last post
  8. Source for Commercial Shop Mannequin, Toys, Children's Clothes

    Hi all, I have just completed modelling a shop in 3D (Walls and Furniture) in Autocad through I have not add any materials. I need to add Toys, Children Clothes and Mannequin, Decorative...

    Started by nicolas‎, 22nd Aug 2017 04:27 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    7th Sep 2017 05:06 pm Go to last post
  9. 3D extend surface command not working

    Hi! I can't seem to figure out why sometimes when I draw a polyline and add a planar surface in it, then try to extend the borders it doesn't work. Autocad displays not valid object? but...

    Started by xoHaya‎, 31st Aug 2017 07:10 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    31st Aug 2017 07:10 pm Go to last post
  10. Can presspull be used to create separate solid?

    Can I use presspull to get object that is separate and not part of the object I'm presspulling from?

    Started by Zox‎, 30th Aug 2017 09:17 am
    • Replies: 2
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    30th Aug 2017 01:10 pm Go to last post
  11. Adding a new solid to an existing 3D object?

    Hello, I'm using AutoCAD (2018 version) since yesterday, and the transition from Sketchup is rather rough. Thus I am in need of assistance. Honestly, I tried looking up the issues myself for the...

    Started by ping‎, 19th Aug 2017 09:39 am
    • Replies: 4
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    20th Aug 2017 01:10 am Go to last post
  12. Question A way to "slice" a Polyface Mesh?

    Here's the file: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4989089/slice.dwg I'm trying to figure out if there's a way to separate a Polyface Mesh at a particular point. I would like to use the SLICE command but...

    Started by tzframpton‎, 8th Jun 2011 07:22 pm
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    3rd Aug 2017 05:22 am Go to last post
  13. mesh useable into Autocad

    I have a small 3D mesh model which I can Export (save as) in the following formats: obj ply xyz partList fbx dfx dae bvh

    Started by fostertom‎, 2nd Aug 2017 02:54 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    2nd Aug 2017 09:48 pm Go to last post
  14. Revolve not working in 360 dg

    Helo Every one, Here i am using AutoCAD 2017 and I experience that cant revolve any geometry in to 360 degree. Can any one help me resolve this issue. Many thanks Biji Samuel

    Started by BIJI SAMUEL‎, 2nd Aug 2017 10:47 am
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  15. how to connect/joint them into close path.

    hi ! I have a Arc (blue) and a ellipse (yellow),now I want connect them into a close path (intend for use instruction like sweep or revolve) but I can't joint it anymore. What instruction I should do...

    Started by newbieautocad‎, 1st Jul 2017 04:48 am
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    30th Jul 2017 10:01 pm Go to last post
  16. Classic to 3D

    Am I able to maintain my "Classic" screen setup ie: menu bars & pulldowns etc and have 3D availability? Kind regards, Neville

    Started by Neville Jukes‎, 7th Jul 2017 01:10 am
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  17. 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
    • Replies: 9
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    24th Jul 2017 05:45 pm Go to last post
  18. Smile How to make 2 surfaces with this data?

    Imagine that this image is a simple room, red line conect points for floor (KpXX), black line for top of the room (KkXX) and blue is walls(XX). Non of the points have same elevation. How to make...

    Started by nasoox‎, 18th Jul 2017 10:43 am
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    19th Jul 2017 03:32 am Go to last post
  19. Question 3D Face

    i want to deleted line of 3dface, help me!

    Started by hamai1991‎, 17th Jul 2017 08:32 am
    • Replies: 3
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    17th Jul 2017 01:38 pm Go to last post
  20. Any way to convert 3D face into a 3D solid?

    I have this chair in 3d but it consists of 3d faces and i can not convert all of them into sufraces or solids...only the faces that are on the same plane can be converted.Since the object is a little...

    Started by Lazarus‎, 4th Apr 2007 08:53 pm
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    • Replies: 20
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    15th Jul 2017 10:57 am Go to last post
  21. can,t snap to z value of a 3d point

    Hello friends usually if i want to draw 3d line or 3dpolyline from 3d point i picked the points but now i can,t snap to z value of the point any variable prevent the mouse snaping to z value of 3d...

    Started by motee-z‎, 14th Jul 2017 09:51 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    14th Jul 2017 11:10 pm Go to last post
  22. 3D Section Plan

    I need some help from somebody if possible. I can't do a section plane on my drawing. I want to do cut my drawing in half but it says inconsistence edge face relationship. and doesnt do nothing. the...

    Started by couves‎, 10th Jul 2017 10:58 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    13th Jul 2017 07:26 pm Go to last post
  23. Strange behaviour when trying to fillet.

    Greetings, I have recently moved from AutoCAD LT 2000 to the full version, student, of AutoCAD 2017. I am trying to self teach myself 3D drawing so I can have various detail parts printed up for my...

    Started by Donald Yungling‎, 5th Jul 2017 08:38 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    8th Jul 2017 07:35 pm Go to last post
  24. Unhappy Degrading quality of pointcloud in Autocad 2016

    Hi everyone, first post. Does anyone know why x-referenced point cloud can suddenly degrade in visual quality? This is what happens: I insert a huge point cloud scan into AutoCAD drawing and...

    Started by VictorDigai‎, 19th Jun 2017 07:58 pm
    autocad 2016, pointcloud
    • Replies: 9
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    30th Jun 2017 02:37 pm Go to last post
  25. Guitar neck digital scanned

    Hi everyone, I have an stl file of a guitar neck that needs reverse engineered into surface or solid. Catia and Solidworks and Maya and Rhino, Meshlab Freecad various photoscan programs have failed,...

    Started by poolrod‎, 29th Jun 2017 04:55 am
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 608
    29th Jun 2017 11:55 pm Go to last post

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