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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. 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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  2. 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
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    4th Oct 2012 02:45 pm Go to last post
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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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    3rd Oct 2012 10:53 am Go to last post
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 1st time cad user question

    Can I make an object like the one I drew and then adjust the lengths of its various faces to whatever values I like? If so can you point me in the right direction please? Thanks

    Started by knattagh‎, 27th Sep 2012 04:34 am
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    27th Sep 2012 04:52 pm Go to last post
  9. horizontal and vertical curved 3d pipe

    I am new in 3d, and i would like to know how to draw this pipe as shown in this picture below. Kindly teach me to draw a 3d pipe with horizontal curve and vertical curve elements combined. Here are...

    Started by ton 3d‎, 12th Aug 2012 01:14 pm
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    27th Sep 2012 02:22 pm Go to last post
  10. Problem with second monitor -AutoCAD 2013 and Inventor 2013

    Inventor 2013 and AutoCAD 2013 installed on my computer. I recently added 2nd monitor. I have resolution 1920x1080 on first monitor (22") and I can not get recommended resolution 1920x1080 on...

    Started by Alexger‎, 26th Sep 2012 02:41 pm
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  11. Not going into polyline

    :unsure:Doing a complicated shape out of line's and arc's in 3D. Then tried to turn them into a polyline some parts joined and some didn't. I can't see a gap's were one line hasn't touch the other....

    Started by Mr guiff‎, 23rd Sep 2012 04:05 pm
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    25th Sep 2012 07:31 pm Go to last post
  12. Changing the profile of an extrusion

    I understand how the current extrusion command works - You have a 2D polyline profile and you apply the extrusion command to that, getting your 3D shape. However, I have a drawing full of...

    Started by Dan Kitchens‎, 25th Sep 2012 01:07 am
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    25th Sep 2012 06:46 pm Go to last post
  13. How to read 3DSolid in DXF files

    Hi When i do for example a cilinder and save like DXF, appears: 3DSOLID And a code that i want to decode, Can somebody help me? Where can i find the description 0

    Started by josefo‎, 6th May 2009 04:45 am
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    25th Sep 2012 10:04 am Go to last post
  14. Creating Square-to-Round ductwork

    Alright, I'm trying to make a section of ductwork that is a transition from 12x8 square to 8 dia round. I've tried all kinds of methods, but nothing has really gotten me an accurate, realistic model....

    Started by blood86x‎, 28th Jan 2007 10:26 pm
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    25th Sep 2012 12:20 am Go to last post
  15. AutoCAD 2012 ViewBase command

    Credit JDM for bringing this command to my attention a while back. Just got around to experimenting with it. VIEWBASE works only in a layout. It does not create blocks like the SectionPlane and...

    Started by ReMark‎, 7th Dec 2011 06:54 pm
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    25th Sep 2012 12:09 am Go to last post
  16. 3D curve like Jagger shape after using "HI" command

    Would like to ask how to solve the Jagger curve issue after using 2D/3D hidden command "HI" in Autocad. By the way I am using Autocad 2011 version. Below is my attached dwg files: Original dwg...

    Started by jjlew_jjlew‎, 23rd Sep 2012 04:17 pm
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    24th Sep 2012 11:03 am Go to last post
  17. Smile Intersecting Tubes

    I have two 3D extruded sections of square tube where the corners are filleted to give a radiused effect. The two tubes intersect each other. This means that the if I look down the centre of one tube...

    Started by piewie‎, 22nd Sep 2012 01:27 pm
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    22nd Sep 2012 02:38 pm Go to last post
  18. How To Render Clear Glass And Wood?

    how to render clear glass and wood in autocad 2011?

    Started by huygen‎, 20th Sep 2012 06:07 am
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    20th Sep 2012 02:55 pm Go to last post
  19. Unhappy Regen not working in 3D

    :(Can someone please tell me what the problem is or what I'm doing wrong? When you are working in 2d, you do let's say a circle, the circle not round so you regen it and it's ok. Then I go into 3D...

    Started by Mr guiff‎, 16th Sep 2012 02:55 pm
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    18th Sep 2012 07:25 pm Go to last post
  20. Colors in Rendering

    I'm new to AutoCAD 3D and Rendering. In a model I'm currently working on, the colors I have in the 3D model become different colors when I create a rendering. For instance, in the model I'm working...

    Started by msanto64‎, 17th Sep 2012 04:16 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    18th Sep 2012 01:44 pm Go to last post
  21. Autocad2006 3Dorbit

    Hi there Just started a new job today and it's working on 2006 it's like a step back in time from 2011. I'm tring to set up my middle button 3dorbit on my mouse and it's totally stumped me,...

    Started by stuarthamson‎, 17th Sep 2012 12:07 pm
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    17th Sep 2012 03:52 pm Go to last post
  22. Problem understanding a 3-D concept: linking objects.

    I have a 3-D model of a shipping container - the kind they ship goods all over the World on - made of steel, 40 - 50 ' long, etc... It is comprised of several 3-D components. If I select any one of...

    Started by Limoges_Designer‎, 16th Sep 2012 02:17 pm
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  23. Embarrassed How to eliminate lines on a thin sheet metal drawing?

    I have many 3d metal sheet metal drawing. When I put the model into 3d model in to 2d layout, I see many 'lines' on flat surfaces. The 'lines' seem to be showing 'reflective effect'. However, it...

    Started by zmarcoz‎, 16th Sep 2012 06:27 am
    layout
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    16th Sep 2012 11:37 am Go to last post
  24. Cursor jumping

    :reallymad:I've got a problem with my cursor when in 3d. It is very hard to snap to a point, it just keeps missing. I've tried altering the mouse settings and tried another mouse, but it's still the...

    Started by Mr guiff‎, 13th Sep 2012 08:35 pm
    cursor
    • Replies: 5
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    15th Sep 2012 12:28 am Go to last post
  25. Problem with emboss colour changes

    Hi All Hi have come across a strange phenomenon. I have embossed text onto a part face with an assigned colour of white (main part colour is black). That is all fine in the part model, and indeed...

    Started by jontyp‎, 14th Sep 2012 02:41 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    14th Sep 2012 03:28 pm Go to last post

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