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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. Convert complex objects into solid

    hi, I want to convert a complex object into solid, so that I can measure its volume. Please see attachment. regards,

    Started by shahbaba2012‎, 14th Oct 2012 05:38 pm
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    19th Oct 2012 02:26 am Go to last post
  2. 3D Surface - Visual Style issue while in "Drive" mode

    Hey guys, Issue: Visual Style is rendering the surfaces differently when I try to use the "Drive" function. Drive is under Workspace: Civil 3D, Analyze, Design, Visibility Check, Drive. My end...

    Started by tcaruso‎, 17th Oct 2012 07:06 pm
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    18th Oct 2012 06:54 pm Go to last post
  3. Best way to create a sliced/cutout view?

    What is the best way to crate a view likein this picture, The only ways that I can think of is 1-drawing a box in that quarter and subtract from other items. ( that turns all the individual items...

    Started by hoss‎, 17th Oct 2012 09:41 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    18th Oct 2012 02:04 pm Go to last post
  4. Need help joining a 3D helix

    Hey all, I'm new here but have been reading the forums for a few months looking for help, I usualy find what I'm after but this time I'm stuck :(. I'm trying to join a helix onto a 90 degree...

    Started by Buzza‎, 16th Oct 2012 09:15 am
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    17th Oct 2012 01:21 pm Go to last post
  5. Flattening a .... somewhat large 3d hospital ground floor to a 2d floor plan

    Hello, This is rather exciting:). Was wondering would anybody have any idea how to solve this problem of 'Flattening a large 3d model (hospital ground floor) to a 2d floor plan drawing'. The 3d...

    Started by amylmc‎, 16th Oct 2012 01:30 pm
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    17th Oct 2012 11:30 am Go to last post
  6. 3d thread

    :?What am doing wrong? Bolt with thread, the thread is the problem. Copied what to do from You Tube. Snap to the top of the Helix. but when I click sweep, nothing happens. Why? Is something not set...

    Started by Mr guiff‎, 5th Oct 2012 08:07 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    17th Oct 2012 02:33 am Go to last post
  7. Visual styles

    Hi, Hopefulkly just a quickie.... When modelling in 3D I sometimes like to show the customer a screenshot so we know we are on the same page. I usually pick realistic or conceptual style and my...

    Started by iainlines‎, 15th Oct 2012 07:27 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    16th Oct 2012 08:18 am Go to last post
  8. 2D circle jagged lines, 3D model " hidden" jagged lines. How do i get smooth lines?

    Hi, Re: 2D circle jagged lines, 3D model hidden jagged lines. How do i get smooth lines? How do i get rid of jagged lines? Circles and diagonal lines look rubbish when i am in hidden view...

    Started by richarda2012‎, 5th Oct 2012 09:29 pm
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    13th Oct 2012 09:21 am Go to last post
  9. developing a profile of a moulding

    Hi Guys, I am trying to create a developed moulding on the curved section of the pediment here to be able to be viewed accurately in the side view. Is there an easier way of doing this other than...

    Started by the180fury‎, 10th Oct 2012 12:20 am
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    13th Oct 2012 12:14 am Go to last post
  10. 3D Roof Help for AutoCAD 2013

    I am trying to use AutoCAD 2013 to create a complicated roof. What is the best way to extend 3D solid roof planes and to trim 3d Solid roof planes that intersect each other? I have tried slicing and...

    Started by HerkSmith‎, 8th Oct 2012 07:46 pm
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    12th Oct 2012 07:34 pm Go to last post
  11. Unhappy Helical Truss

    How is everyone this glorious morning!!! Ok so im in a pickle. Having problems creating a helical truss/ shape. Ive managed to get a simple spline spiral. Which im still not 100 percent happy...

    Started by BMWiley‎, 10th Oct 2012 03:44 pm
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    12th Oct 2012 05:17 pm Go to last post
  12. 3d drawing help

    Hey I need some help with a 3d autocad drawing...the only thing to know about this is that it is in metric which is not labeled. Here is the drawing I am working on now and below that is my...

    Started by Njprince94‎, 12th Oct 2012 01:05 pm
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    12th Oct 2012 04:14 pm Go to last post
  13. Easy 3D face . . . but!

    Okay I can do it on anyting with straight lines, but how do you put a 3D face on something that isn't? Circles etc. Bone

    Started by bone‎, 22nd Sep 2006 09:32 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    12th Oct 2012 10:51 am Go to last post
  14. Sweeping Problem

    I'm having a problem sweeping a curved object over a spline. The object will sweep over a straight line...but not on the spline. I keep getting "unable to sweep object(s)" in the command line. I...

    Started by rkruse‎, 13th Jul 2011 11:25 pm
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    11th Oct 2012 11:55 pm Go to last post
  15. how to Place a Sphere on top of a hollow cylinder/ cylinder's base touches sphere

    Hello! Imagine a basketball sitting on top of a pipe that is half the basketball's diameter: as a result, an inverted dome is comprised within the pipe. The intersection between the cylinder and the...

    Started by turboCAD‎, 11th Oct 2012 01:23 pm
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    11th Oct 2012 03:25 pm Go to last post
  16. Setup drawing direction in 3D, how to draw from an angle

    Hi, I would like to draw from the side, especially circles to extrude. see my pic below. my current view only allows to pull circles up etc. I don't want to rotate all the time. how to you set...

    Started by richarda2012‎, 6th Oct 2012 02:39 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    10th Oct 2012 04:24 pm Go to last post
  17. Trouble with Union..

    Help! I've only recently come back to using AutoCAD and might be missing something simple, but I have spent hours on this problem and now need serious help. I am trying to construct a 3D solid,...

    Started by Derek66‎, 4th Oct 2012 07:23 pm
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    9th Oct 2012 05:47 pm Go to last post
  18. Need Help Drawing This Shape in 3D AutoCAD

    I’ve haven’t done any 3D CAD for about 3-4 months now and I can’t seem to remember how to draw this shape I found on the internet. I'm trying to draw the section highlighted by the red circle. ...

    Started by Bobzy20‎, 21st Sep 2012 09:16 am
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    8th Oct 2012 10:05 am Go to last post
  19. View from the light's perspective. Is it possible in Autocad?

    Is there any way to get a viewport to show the view of a spot light? This was possible in 3DStudio at one point, can it be done in Autocad? fyi I'm running Acad '13 right now. I'm trying to get...

    Started by silverrey‎, 5th Oct 2012 02:30 pm
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    5th Oct 2012 02:30 pm Go to last post
  20. X-ray / opacity creates small dots

    Hello I'm having a problem with a drawing I've been working on. When viewed with x-ray visual style on autocad 2012 the view used to smooth as if I were looking through glass. When I view the drawing...

    Started by Dswanson‎, 14th Aug 2012 07:13 pm
    dots, x-ray
    • Replies: 5
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    4th Oct 2012 02:45 pm Go to last post
  21. Advice on how to make simple through holes in 3D Modelling Space

    Hi, I have Autocad 2013. This is probably going to sound really stupid but I am having some problem trying to put simple through holes in a 3D drawing I am doing. I have a 2D drawing of a round...

    Started by Hatman‎, 4th Oct 2012 12:35 pm
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    4th Oct 2012 01:39 pm Go to last post
  22. Certain objects will not hide. Very confused

    I have drawn solid objects that are only 1/16" in thickness. When I do a hide or plot the drawing you can still see the objects behind. My view port is set to hidden. When I have objects with a large...

    Started by TR8519‎, 3rd Oct 2012 03:35 am
    • Replies: 4
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    3rd Oct 2012 06:59 pm Go to last post
  23. 3D Modelling Query

    Good day to all! I've been using AutoCAD for years now and it is more on drafting utilizing 2D function only. Recently I transferred to another company which require me to use 3D Modelling of...

    Started by momo83‎, 24th Sep 2012 01:56 am
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    • Replies: 12
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    3rd Oct 2012 10:53 am Go to last post
  24. AutoCAD 2013 3D mock exam?

    Hi all, New to this. Just wondering is there a city and guilds mock exam for Autocad 3D. I have only ever used AutoCAD to draw in 2D and used Solidworks for 3D. I got a job interview and CAD test...

    Started by damingo‎, 30th Sep 2012 10:38 pm
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    2nd Oct 2012 01:55 am Go to last post
  25. 3D DXF drawing...need 2D dwg dwg???

    Hello, Hope I am putting this in the right place. I have a dxf file of a 3d model (cant attach as it exceeds the size limit) that I need to have put in a 2D dwg file. basically I need to...

    Started by sonnyamorales‎, 27th Sep 2012 06:45 pm
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    28th Sep 2012 07:21 pm Go to last post

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