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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
    • Replies: 8
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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. 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
  2. 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
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    29th Jun 2017 11:55 pm Go to last post
  3. Motion Path Animations.

    hey all, It's been a good long while since i stopped in here. I am using Civil3D 2016 and i am trying to make a motion path animation and so far i have been successful in creating a path, and...

    Started by SMP‎, 28th Jun 2017 05:48 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    29th Jun 2017 02:06 pm Go to last post
  4. Moved: Can I split the drawing if too big?

    Hello, I have project where all GAs are 1:50@A1, but one has Mews at the back so its too big for the page, can I split it? If I change the scale on all of them the others would look too small on the...

    Started by maxi2014‎, 27th Jun 2017 03:13 pm
    split drawing, too large
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    27th Jun 2017 11:27 am Go to last post
  5. Point cloud freezes

    Just to try out point clouds, downloaded latest Acad incl Recap, imported a 5MB architectural .rcp file. Computer freezes - the pc model displays but the loading wheel keeps spinning, no commands,...

    Started by fostertom‎, 9th Jun 2017 04:30 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    26th Jun 2017 10:32 am Go to last post
  6. 3d Solid loses extrusion grip and height property after save / close down.

    Hi there, Confusion reigns in the world of CAD once again :?. I've created a 3d solid from an extruded 2D polyline, which, in the quick properties box has a height, and a grip on the solid...

    Started by Cladding Connexions‎, 22nd Jun 2017 10:35 am
    • Replies: 3
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    23rd Jun 2017 10:42 am Go to last post
  7. Free 3D Sweep Steel Profiles Written In AutoLisp

    Its free and available Here. and here is a very quick preview with animated gif that for some reason i cant upload here... send us your request for updates and more of your steel profiles with...

    Started by Zac Davis‎, 24th Feb 2016 10:50 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    16th Jun 2017 07:58 pm Go to last post
  8. hi guys i need help making a spring with a diameter of 0.0007 units. it needs to be..

    spring with a diameter of 0.0007 units and the thickness using sweep must be 0.0002 units. ive tried but i cant seem to get it working

    Started by wezzo18‎, 3rd Apr 2017 11:31 am
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    16th Jun 2017 01:00 am Go to last post
  9. Hi i Need help creating Solid

    This is what it looks like but i need it to be a solid. Someone please help. It is due next week Wednesday

    Started by wezzo18‎, 14th Jun 2017 09:50 am
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    14th Jun 2017 01:03 pm Go to last post
  10. Filtering 3d solids

    Hi, I've got big assembly with 3d solid parts. Any ideas how can I find identical parts?

    Started by JamesBorubar‎, 7th Apr 2017 11:17 am
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    9th Jun 2017 06:16 pm Go to last post
  11. What's Up With All the Colors & Other Strange Things

    I understand that BIM and other methods of doing things are really starting to take off now but as I'm only a hobbyist I can't say that I've been able to keep up adequately. So here's the thing. In...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 1st Jun 2017 10:08 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    2nd Jun 2017 08:03 pm Go to last post
  12. Question Cut polymesh with another polymesh?

    Hello. I have a polimesh (yellow) that I need to cut with another polimesh (green) How can I do that? Thank you. P.S. Using AutoCAD 2002

    Started by vanowm‎, 15th May 2017 03:50 pm
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    15th May 2017 07:54 pm Go to last post
  13. Create a landscape mesh surface?

    Hi all I have a survey drawing in 3D; the contours are 3D polylines. The topo itself is of a square area of a hillside so the countours run through and are not closed. I would appreciate...

    Started by Doove‎, 1st Jun 2009 06:08 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    15th May 2017 01:24 pm Go to last post
  14. Does anyone know what this message means

    it keeps popping up every few minutes.

    Started by Michael Payne‎, 4th May 2017 07:17 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    5th May 2017 12:07 pm Go to last post
  15. 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
    • Replies: 3
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    3rd May 2017 07:33 pm Go to last post
  16. 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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    3rd May 2017 07:27 pm Go to last post
  17. 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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    • Replies: 18
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    2nd May 2017 10:37 pm Go to last post
  18. 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
    • Replies: 4
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    27th Apr 2017 03:05 am Go to last post
  19. 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
  20. 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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    • Replies: 17
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    13th Apr 2017 03:53 pm Go to last post
  21. 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
    • Replies: 3
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    13th Apr 2017 02:46 am Go to last post
  22. 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
    • Replies: 0
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    12th Apr 2017 10:36 pm Go to last post
  23. 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
    • Replies: 4
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    12th Apr 2017 06:14 am Go to last post
  24. 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
    • Replies: 3
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    12th Apr 2017 05:13 am Go to last post
  25. 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
    • Replies: 5
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    10th Apr 2017 01:52 pm Go to last post

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