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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. Please help design a nut.

    I am trying to model what i thought would be a simple nut but I can't figure out how to give the beveled profile around the top and bottom. In the attachment I have made the shape that I want to...

    Started by Buzza‎, 28th Nov 2012 11:17 am
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    29th Nov 2012 09:56 am Go to last post
  2. Intersection between line(spline...) and solid/surface

    Hello, can anybody tell me how to trim or break the splines at the intersections with solid or surface elements. I need only the parts of the line that can be seen in the given example. Thanks in...

    Started by ziggysvn‎, 27th Nov 2012 08:30 pm
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    28th Nov 2012 08:48 pm Go to last post
  3. AutoCAD Creating an exploded view of a model.

    As in my previous thread today I have made a 3d model of my balcony by simply extruding the steel profiles I used in my sections. I then used the union command to join them all together. I now...

    Started by Glen1980‎, 23rd Nov 2012 11:51 am
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    28th Nov 2012 08:58 am Go to last post
  4. Simple lofting - can't figure it out!

    Hello again, I'm trying to loft two 3d Polylines and some splines into Solid. It should be very simple, I have two closed polylines above each other (planar), and two splines that connect two...

    Started by laukejas‎, 27th Nov 2012 06:53 pm
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    28th Nov 2012 01:29 am Go to last post
  5. Drawing slow down and plan problem after 3d modelling.

    I have been drafting up a balcony and thought that a little isometric would liven the drawing up a bit. I drew it all up OK but since I have added the model the computer has slown when working on...

    Started by Glen1980‎, 23rd Nov 2012 11:19 am
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    27th Nov 2012 05:08 pm Go to last post
  6. Merge vertexes in mesh?

    Hello, I can't seem to find such an easy thing. I'm working with a mesh. Let's say one part of that mesh is planar 4 sided face. I need to split that face, so I use Split Face tool to split it...

    Started by laukejas‎, 25th Nov 2012 07:29 pm
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  7. Smoothness of a revolution

    I've been playing around with autocad rendering, I have the bowl which is revolution of a profile but it is 'ruled' looking. I changed the options in preferences to some higher numbers and regenall...

    Started by the downing effect‎, 24th Nov 2012 08:06 pm
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  8. Help please!

    Please help!!! I have just completed a drawing which includes 3d models, when I went to print to pdf the 3d models did not appear in the viewports. I checked the shade plot settings and then went to...

    Started by sjguk‎, 23rd Nov 2012 12:44 am
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    23rd Nov 2012 09:00 am Go to last post
  9. Question Need help on a simple 3D model.

    Apologies in advance if this is posted to the wrong section. ---- I'm creating beads for wristbands, so it should be pretty simple. What I need to make: An image dimensioned to a specific...

    Started by zholmes01‎, 22nd Nov 2012 01:09 am
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    22nd Nov 2012 03:38 am Go to last post
  10. Ambient occlusion

    Is it possible to Render shadows with ambient occlusion in Autocad 2013?

    Started by Aardal1‎, 20th Nov 2012 10:48 am
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    20th Nov 2012 04:12 pm Go to last post
  11. FLATSHOT not hiding obscured lines in swept solid

    I have a swept solid that FLATSHOT will not hide the obscured lines for. In the FLATSHOT dialogue box, I have tried all options, with different results. Does anyone know a setting that I can change...

    Started by KCorby‎, 19th Nov 2012 08:52 pm
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    20th Nov 2012 03:38 pm Go to last post
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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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  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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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  23. 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
  24. 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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    12th Nov 2012 04:37 pm Go to last post
  25. 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

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