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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
    • 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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
    • Replies: 6
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    10th Nov 2012 10:51 pm Go to last post
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
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    4th Nov 2012 03:30 pm Go to last post
  15. Unhappy Resize Solid in Inventor Fusion- urgent help needed

    Hi! I am having a rather complex 3D structure i have buid out of solids in AutoCAD and then colored and finnished in Inventor Fusion. The whole image was made for a journal-cover. I drew the...

    Started by cirroz‎, 1st Nov 2012 12:12 pm
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    1st Nov 2012 06:08 pm Go to last post
  16. Most reasonable way to animate something like this?

    I've never really dealt with any kind of animation programs before, so this is new territory for me. I did do a search, but it didn't fully answer my question. I use an external program that...

    Started by jjatho‎, 31st Oct 2012 02:18 am
    • Replies: 3
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    1st Nov 2012 07:36 am Go to last post
  17. Question How can I make a pillow?

    im all new to autocad, n ive been tryin to make a pillow from autocad2007 application. I've used loft with 3 interfaces n this is all i cud come up with. Shall i use any other command or is there...

    Started by lilrose‎, 13th Jan 2009 05:47 am
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    31st Oct 2012 07:55 am Go to last post
  18. MATERIALATTACH and publish to PDF Problems

    I have a strange scenario here where the MATERIALATTACH command functions beautifully on my screen and even renders fine as an image, but as soon as I publish to PDF, any material that was attached...

    Started by Cantilever‎, 29th Oct 2012 10:15 pm
    materialattach, pdf, publsh
    • Replies: 0
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  19. Erratic lines in FLATSHOT command acad 2013

    I produce a lot of "Exploded View" style drawings for our equipment for assembly drawings and Operators Manuals. I model everything in 3D, set the perspective view, adjust the view I like, then use...

    Started by PGuatney‎, 24th Sep 2012 10:14 pm
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    29th Oct 2012 03:06 pm Go to last post
  20. Smile How do you trim unwanted lines in a solid

    Hi, If you have a solid a there are inner lines you want to trim how do you do that in autocad 2013. Panchovia

    Started by Panchovia‎, 25th Oct 2012 03:59 pm
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    29th Oct 2012 10:22 am Go to last post
  21. Keeping original layers when converting a 3D to 2D

    Hello Lispers I do a lot of 3D modeling with AutoCAD and so far I been using solprof to convert my models from 3D to 2D drawings creating plans & elevations What solprof does is creating 2...

    Started by ADSK2007‎, 27th Oct 2012 02:16 am
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    layer, solid, solprof
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    28th Oct 2012 04:58 pm Go to last post
  22. hidden plot does not fill polylines or text

    Hello all! I have a problem with plotting 3D drawings. I have certain perameters I have to follow! 1. I have to use our company standard CTB files because our plots include 2D drawings that...

    Started by Spiderguy‎, 24th Oct 2012 05:32 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    28th Oct 2012 03:48 pm Go to last post
  23. I Need to Flatshot or Slice an Entire Building

    Ok, let me try to explain this... I am working on a building that was originally done in Revit, and I'm using AutoCAD. The architect made the Revit file into a .dxf for me, but I have NO idea how...

    Started by resullins‎, 19th Oct 2012 09:00 pm
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    27th Oct 2012 09:36 pm Go to last post
  24. solid walls

    hi all, my problem is that I ve a white line cross my building outside wall, which shouldt not exist. After Union it happened... How I can remove this line. I ve already tried to the command...

    Started by jester[AUT]‎, 18th Oct 2012 08:41 am
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    27th Oct 2012 07:58 am Go to last post
  25. Question Autocad 2012 for Mac, Shadows and Sun

    I'd like to know how to draw windows' shadows on the floor. It's not important for me to get a good work in Autocad because I'm going to draw the whole stuff on paper with pencils. I just want to...

    Started by bacchinif‎, 24th Oct 2012 05:33 pm
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    26th Oct 2012 02:01 pm Go to last post

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