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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. Backburner

    Is it possible to use backburner to net render in autocad 2013?

    Started by Aardal1‎, 14th Nov 2012 01:04 pm
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    20th Nov 2012 10:47 am Go to last post
  2. Question Basic 3D Modelling Tips & Trick advise

    Hi all, Doing an apprenticeship as a CAD techie for 'bout 2 months (On AUTOCad, as you may guess!) and was wondering if anyone would suggest any useful basic tips and tricks when working on 3D....

    Started by PotGuy‎, 31st Oct 2012 02:54 pm
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    20th Nov 2012 10:27 am Go to last post
  3. Angle between the faces in 3D.

    Hi, Is it possible to measure the angle between two faces in 3D? Suresh

    Started by suresh_070379‎, 16th Nov 2012 02:15 pm
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    20th Nov 2012 05:36 am Go to last post
  4. Smile Creating a nice cladding

    Hey I am having trouble making the cladding on this building look good enough for a presentation! Can anyone give me some pointers, I want to put like glass facade on curved areas.

    Started by DSESTaylor‎, 18th Nov 2012 01:15 pm
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    18th Nov 2012 06:41 pm Go to last post
  5. Problems with lofting

    Hello, I'm attaching a design I'm working on (it's a hull of a sailboat). I'm making that shape through use of meshes (since AutoCAD offers no better option). However, from time to time, I need...

    Started by laukejas‎, 15th Nov 2012 09:18 pm
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    16th Nov 2012 04:49 pm Go to last post
  6. Rendering background color

    I am currently working in 3d and trying to render my drawing. However, most of my object is black, as is the background of the render window. Is there a way to change the background color?

    Started by tomhamlet‎, 13th Nov 2012 11:29 pm
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    16th Nov 2012 01:35 am Go to last post
  7. snap to or trace intersection of face/mesh

    Is there any way of snapping to an intersection of a surface and a mesh or even the intersection of two surfaces?

    Started by Al_H_C‎, 15th Nov 2012 04:20 pm
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    15th Nov 2012 06:43 pm Go to last post
  8. Drawing car in 3D

    Am new here , though ℓ̊ see d support u gyz give 2 each oda. Dats gret. Pls hw do ℓ̊ go about drawing a 3d car with autocad? Tanx

    Started by abiago‎, 13th Nov 2012 06:34 am
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    14th Nov 2012 07:55 pm Go to last post
  9. Exclamation part to big

    I have been using AutoCAD for quite some time and this is leaving me stumped. I am doing an assembly drawing in Inventor and placed a component from a website that i exported. IT has come in HUGE...

    Started by Jason vandy bogurt‎, 14th Nov 2012 04:50 pm
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    14th Nov 2012 06:12 pm Go to last post
  10. How to draw a car tyre

    Please someone should help me with the steps on how to draw a car tyre and will. Thanks.

    Started by abiago‎, 14th Nov 2012 12:26 pm
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    14th Nov 2012 01:14 pm Go to last post
  11. merging corridors and existing ground surface in 2012

    I have created an existing ground surface...also 2 surfaces from corridors...one a road and 2 a berm. How do I merge these and get final contours of the proposed site after construction???

    Started by dirtlegg‎, 12th Nov 2012 08:20 pm
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  12. Modeling tapered threads

    To create realistic threads, I simply sweep the thread profile along a helix with Align set to “no”. (This actually creates the negative of the thread, which must then be subtracted from a cylinder.)...

    Started by catfan‎, 8th Nov 2012 03:38 pm
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    12th Nov 2012 06:54 pm Go to last post
  13. Paper dims change after export to pdf

    Don't think this is a dimassociate problem because dimensions of model are fine in paper space. So I save drawing, even tried regen, then export to pdf for customer, and most of the pdf dimensions...

    Started by woodworks‎, 9th Nov 2012 03:16 pm
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  14. How to explode or extracd lines from imported 3D solid

    I exported a 3D solid part from inventor 2013 as a DWG file and opened it. The solid is 3 dimensional, how can i explode it and take, for example, only one face of it?

    Started by KarolR‎, 11th Nov 2012 01:48 pm
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    12th Nov 2012 09:41 am Go to last post
  15. Why can't I sweep this?

    I tried extrude along a path as well. I even tried using a base point-still no luck. I'm using acad 2012 student version :? I don't get it. Any help is appreciated

    Started by the downing effect‎, 12th Nov 2012 01:44 am
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    12th Nov 2012 03:32 am Go to last post
  16. Creating a solid from a empty core

    I do a lot of CNC milling of molds for foundries. Lately I get a lot of models that need cores and they are made without regard to the inside dimensions. Usually I explode them and break them down as...

    Started by Jimmy111‎, 31st Oct 2012 06:32 pm
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    11th Nov 2012 08:39 pm Go to last post
  17. Concrete Canoe: Trouble Removing top layer of surface

    Hello guys, I am having trouble removing the top surface of this canoe that i am making. I have tried exploding the surface and it removes the top surface nicely but make two individual...

    Started by ahguter‎, 8th Nov 2012 10:43 pm
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    10th Nov 2012 10:51 pm Go to last post
  18. Shell Error

    I am trying to shell a solid. I get error "No solution for vertex". I am thinking this may be due to where I swept two helixes and where they are connected is not a smooth transition. The file is too...

    Started by mikeklon‎, 31st Aug 2012 12:09 pm
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    10th Nov 2012 09:19 pm Go to last post
  19. Modeling a leadscrew - loft, sweep, extrude, helix - no luck.

    I'm trying to model a 3d leadscrew. How can I extrude a 2d closed polyline in a straight line while at the same time twisting it (360° twist for every 1.5" along the path). I've tried loft, sweep,...

    Started by -TJ‎, 20th Nov 2008 09:53 pm
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    8th Nov 2012 04:57 pm Go to last post
  20. Problem in moving and subtracting

    I want to subtract smaller solid from bigger solid.I can not understand how to move smaller solid and place it in front of bigger solid. if possible please, explain whole procedure in detail.

    Started by hemal‎, 7th Nov 2012 09:44 am
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    8th Nov 2012 04:30 am Go to last post
  21. Trim lines

    I have drawn figure1 with the help of rectangle and press/pull command. I have drawn figure2 with the help of line command. I want to trim the lines of figure1 which are shown in red color in...

    Started by hemal‎, 6th Nov 2012 08:59 am
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    6th Nov 2012 01:05 pm Go to last post
  22. Possible to extrude and subtract through two objects?

    I have two boxes stacked on top of each other. On the top I have a rectangle which I want to extrude down through the first box and partially through the second box and then subtract the extruded...

    Started by sheherezade‎, 2nd Nov 2012 05:24 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    5th Nov 2012 04:54 pm Go to last post
  23. How To Create Thread In AutoCAD?

    Hi everybody, Can someone please help me how to create a standard thread in AutoCAD of the below image? http://i47.tinypic.com/28s3trb.png Thank you Huygen

    Started by huygen‎, 5th Nov 2012 01:43 pm
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    5th Nov 2012 02:00 pm Go to last post
  24. Working on making a jet engine

    I am working on making a jet engine. Can someone tell me the best way to make jet engine fan blades? so many curves in different directions. I have tried to make contour with polyline, but no...

    Started by Aardal1‎, 26th Oct 2012 11:48 am
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    5th Nov 2012 10:31 am Go to last post
  25. how to use rotate gizmo

    I am totally new in autocad 3d. I want to arrange views shown in fig for making isometric view. I want to know how to use rotate gizmo. please, help me.

    Started by hemal‎, 4th Nov 2012 12:00 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    4th Nov 2012 03:30 pm Go to last post

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