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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. Does anyone know what this message means

    it keeps popping up every few minutes.

    Started by Michael Payne‎, 4th May 2017 07:17 pm
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    5th May 2017 12:07 pm Go to last post
  2. how to bring back the extruded polylines

    Hey guys is there anyone knows how to bring back the extruded polylines?..

    Started by Rasec‎, 26th Apr 2017 06:39 am
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    3rd May 2017 07:33 pm Go to last post
  3. Sweep Me Not

    Can anyone tell me why I cannot sweep this one? The rectangular object at the bottom of the stairs is going to be the handrail. I have created a spline for it to follow up the stairs. But when I try...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 29th Apr 2017 09:39 pm
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  4. 3D Assistance Needed for Odd Shape

    I've got an odd shape here that I want to turn into a 3D model. It's a round object with lots of irregular curves. I do pretty good with 3D objects that are not so complex, but I really don't know...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 14th Apr 2017 10:04 pm
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    2nd May 2017 10:37 pm Go to last post
  5. How do I make this into 3D with a taper?

    This is a very simplified example, but I have a base to a device that is angled. How would I extrude (or whatever method you recommend) to make it 3D? There is actually other "stuff" on top of...

    Started by ssnapier‎, 13th Apr 2017 06:28 pm
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    27th Apr 2017 03:05 am Go to last post
  6. How to create 3d Lotus petal mesh?

    Hello, Please forgive me if this is a simple task, But i wish to create a 3d lotus flower petal. I have drawn the petal using side view and plan view reference material and the 3d drawing is...

    Started by berance‎, 19th Apr 2017 11:21 am
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    26th Apr 2017 04:22 pm Go to last post
  7. Which command to FLATSHOT in ver 2006

    Is there a command to project the 3D model onto the XY plane, like the FLATSHOT command in ver 2013?

    Started by KarolR‎, 11th Apr 2017 11:46 am
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    13th Apr 2017 03:53 pm Go to last post
  8. Extrude or Pushpull on angle

    Hi, I'm new to 3D modeling and have a possible simple question to do with Extrude or Pushpull. I'm trying to make a indentation on a box that will go in on a 45 degree angle. I have attached a sketch...

    Started by cdean84‎, 12th Apr 2017 03:06 am
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    13th Apr 2017 02:46 am Go to last post
  9. WHY Glass is not transparent ?

    I am testing Autocad 2016 - when I use a glass material, it looks somehow OK in the model in realistic display (behind the glasses there are walls and mass elements floors). BUT after...

    Started by zionshea‎, 12th Apr 2017 10:36 pm
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  10. How to get Acad 2007?

    I was told that Autocad 3D was revised in 2007, how do i get that version?

    Started by KarolR‎, 12th Apr 2017 05:16 am
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    12th Apr 2017 06:14 am Go to last post
  11. Which command in 2006 to hide or isolate 3D solids?

    In 2013 there is a right click shortcut menu in which i can hide selected solids, but in ver 2006 i don't find the command.

    Started by KarolR‎, 11th Apr 2017 07:12 pm
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    12th Apr 2017 05:13 am Go to last post
  12. Autocad 2016 shadow too dark

    Hello all, I am trying Autocad 2016 and looks like the setting for rendering is not easy as it was in 2015. Currently I have a problem with the shadow is rendered to dark. Generally I would...

    Started by zionshea‎, 8th Apr 2017 10:47 pm
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    10th Apr 2017 01:52 pm Go to last post
  13. Fillets after or as part of a union command

    I have made a number of 3D objects by extrusion and connected them via the union command. I would like to add fillets rather than sharp corners at the locations where the objects join (see attached...

    Started by Nick1940‎, 7th Apr 2017 09:05 pm
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    8th Apr 2017 04:04 pm Go to last post
  14. Strange Behavior or Bad Setting?

    Hi Folks, I'm using Autocad 2012 and just ran into a problem in my drawing. I will describe the symptoms: *My USC icon at the bottom left of the screen doesn't look right. Its just X and Y and...

    Started by Murphy625‎, 31st Mar 2017 04:11 pm
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  15. i need help turning this object into a solid

    i have done the corners but it is not getting picked up as a solid. Please can you just look at the file i have attached and fix it for me. im using autocad 2015 3D modeling.

    Started by wezzo18‎, 27th Mar 2017 01:23 pm
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  16. convert a dome into a flat piece

    If I draw a 3D dome how can a turn a section of it into a flat piece with real dimensions? I tried the flatshot but gave me a picture of an arch and not quite what I needed, it was not a flat objetc....

    Started by Paula‎, 18th May 2009 03:03 am
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    27th Mar 2017 06:24 pm Go to last post
  17. bubble diagram

    I did autocad drawings of hotel and restaurant but now I have to do bubble diagrams of the same. How do I do that?

    Started by wonderpriya‎, 19th Mar 2017 02:06 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    23rd Mar 2017 10:54 am Go to last post
  18. Embarrassed How to build 4v geodesic dome in autocad 2012?

    I have to design a 3d model of 4v geodesic dome and I've never ever used 3d feature before and its really urgent. so please can someone provide me with step by step instruction? btw I am using...

    Started by kingviser‎, 17th Nov 2011 01:36 am
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    22nd Mar 2017 08:14 am Go to last post
  19. Making 3D Dimer Shape in Autocad?

    So I'm having an issue joining some polylines I have in order to make a dimer shape (two circles meeting at one point, with two lines connecting them). I started by making the circles, followed by...

    Started by gaara2link‎, 20th Mar 2017 05:26 pm
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    21st Mar 2017 01:23 pm Go to last post
  20. Help me draw a geodesic dome

    I'm having trouble visualizing how to build a geodesic dome. Would anyone be able to assist me in starting to draw such a thing in CAD. I have good 3D drawing skills, but cant imagine how to manage...

    Started by MikeP‎, 19th Mar 2017 10:19 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    19th Mar 2017 10:53 pm Go to last post
  21. Question Flatening out a cone

    I'm working on a building a helmet, and I have completed a basic 3d model to help me visualize how I will build it. But I don't know how to flatten out a cone. the helm is made out of 5 pieces, a...

    Started by Crusader‎, 27th Feb 2017 07:47 pm
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    2nd Mar 2017 12:44 pm Go to last post
  22. Creating a solid from 3D Faces

    Hello, I tried to create a solid using 3dpoly but for some reason I am not able to transform this closed 3dpolylines into surfaces. Then I just created 3dfaces. How do I generate a solid using...

    Started by tazzzz‎, 9th Feb 2017 07:03 pm
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    23rd Feb 2017 02:09 pm Go to last post
  23. Cloud rendering (RENDERONLINE) nested block material issues

    Hi Guys I have been using cloud rendering from AutoCAD since the feature was released and reproting bugs to the development team along the way. One of of the most fundamental issues i have...

    Started by FazBear‎, 23rd Feb 2017 10:20 am
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  24. Zoomwheel use in 3D conceptual screws up UCS

    Witnessed this in more than one release. What can be the cause of this behaviour? https://youtu.be/clP-I-NhusA

    Started by halam‎, 22nd Feb 2017 02:32 pm
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    23rd Feb 2017 04:49 am Go to last post
  25. 3D cross sections to a 3D mesh or triangulation

    Hello all, Just as the title says really, I've got a number of 3D cross sections of a bridge beam that I am trying to convert in to one 3D mesh. The 3D mesh command within AutoCAD wants the...

    Started by aji2015‎, 15th Feb 2017 11:58 am
    • Replies: 5
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    15th Feb 2017 02:46 pm Go to last post

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