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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. 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
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    18th Sep 2012 01:44 pm Go to last post
  2. 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
    • Replies: 6
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    17th Sep 2012 03:52 pm Go to last post
  3. 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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    16th Sep 2012 09:41 pm Go to last post
  4. 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
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    16th Sep 2012 11:37 am Go to last post
  5. 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
    • Replies: 5
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    15th Sep 2012 12:28 am Go to last post
  6. 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
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    14th Sep 2012 03:28 pm Go to last post
  7. White Background Render

    This is my first post on CADTutor so please go easy on me if I do anything wrong! I am trying to render a scene, but without having a grey background. I have tried the following techniques but I...

    Started by chay1975‎, 13th Sep 2012 04:08 pm
    background, render
    • Replies: 1
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    13th Sep 2012 05:44 pm Go to last post
  8. Help mitering a ceiling cornice.

    how would you create a miter for the shown mouldings? the profile of the moulding is shown on the left. The moulding is a cornice for an interior room, pictured from below (reflected ceiling plan)....

    Started by cbsmiley‎, 12th Sep 2012 04:54 am
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    12th Sep 2012 11:17 am Go to last post
  9. Trouble extruding a cornice profile

    I'm having trouble extruding a profile i have created. Get "Cannot sweep or extrude a self-intersecting curve" error. I have used the overkill command to find any duplicate lines. Any help would be...

    Started by cbsmiley‎, 11th Sep 2012 07:49 pm
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    12th Sep 2012 12:22 am Go to last post
  10. Trim Solids

    I am having trouble trimming 2 solids to the same surface in Autocad 14. What is the best method to trim or create the image in the attached DWG. I need to be able to have the center of the tube...

    Started by robinfly‎, 2nd Apr 2008 07:57 pm
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    11th Sep 2012 07:00 am Go to last post
  11. sloping curve

    hi i have an attached picture of a design i am working on, i was wondering how to slope the curved element so that i meets the lower curved element any help would be great, thanks! (:

    Started by minathir‎, 8th Sep 2012 11:02 am
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    8th Sep 2012 01:56 pm Go to last post
  12. Arched Windows

    Does anyone know if there are any 'standard' angles / swing points / formulas to form cathedral style windows simlar to this? Thanks! -David

    Started by David Bethel‎, 5th Sep 2012 09:51 pm
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    8th Sep 2012 12:38 pm Go to last post
  13. Missing ucs in 3d

    :( Can some one please hlep me? I was using AutoCAD 2009 and it was set up for me. Now I'm using 2012. How do I get the big thick coloured UCS (XYZ) that looks like three arrows back on screen. The...

    Started by Mr guiff‎, 6th Sep 2012 08:36 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    8th Sep 2012 02:23 am Go to last post
  14. Curse moving rough in 3D

    :oops:Trying to set up this new package of autoCAD 2012. It not as easy as i thought it would be. In 3D the curse is moves a bit rough not smooth at all and it a bit hard to snap on say a corner. I...

    Started by Mr guiff‎, 7th Sep 2012 08:05 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    7th Sep 2012 09:20 pm Go to last post
  15. Creating 3D model from x,y,z survey data

    Hi all, I am new to this site and I am an land surveyor using AutoCAD 2012. Just new to 2012 version, previously used 2005 version. My question is: Is it possible to (and how do I) create a 3D...

    Started by burly‎, 6th Sep 2012 04:08 pm
    3d model, contours, survey data
    • Replies: 2
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    7th Sep 2012 04:15 am Go to last post
  16. Question 2 surface comparison - best/easiest to understand visually

    I have 2 surfaces that I need to compare. The client saw the surface contours and said it was "too hard to visualize" ugh. I need to make them as visually simple as possible, even for a feeble...

    Started by DONTBEADICKUCADNERD‎, 31st Aug 2012 05:34 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    6th Sep 2012 05:20 pm Go to last post
  17. Copy and paste solid object to excel

    Hello, I am attempting to copy and paste a part of a drawing from AutoCAD 2011 into ms, Excel or Word. I am able to copy within a vport so my whole screen is not copied. My problem is only 2D...

    Started by mikeklon‎, 31st Aug 2012 07:25 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    5th Sep 2012 11:43 am Go to last post
  18. Problem with 3D dimensions for isometric drawings

    I'm working on a project where I've modeled obstacles for an obstacle course on a military installation and I'm having some issues with isometric views and adding dimensions at various UCS...

    Started by ammobake‎, 23rd Jul 2012 06:57 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    5th Sep 2012 08:45 am Go to last post
  19. problem with material

    Dear all, I am learning to use Autocad Architecture 2012, but I have a problem with materials: I have created some walls and they all have the same style that is associated to a material. But...

    Started by morfeus80‎, 4th Sep 2012 02:13 pm
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    4th Sep 2012 02:13 pm Go to last post
  20. How to drill holes in revolved hollow thin cylindrical plate

    Please help, I have created a Hollow Cylinder using Polysoild (Object Option). I want to drill holes(array) on the cylinder.

    Started by baijupshah‎, 30th Aug 2012 02:05 pm
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    2nd Sep 2012 03:45 pm Go to last post
  21. Creating a complex 3d object/solid

    Hi, I am kinda stuck with a college project at the moment. I have the 3d model of a ship, but it has no surfaces or solids, just lines. I want to create some solids based on those lines. ...

    Started by Reqviem‎, 31st Aug 2012 05:30 pm
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    1st Sep 2012 03:15 am Go to last post
  22. Angry I wanna give this membrane a thickness!

    Hello! I have a 3D geometry in .dwg format ... it is a part of an umbrella membrane structure (see the attached pic.) This geometry is divided into litte pieces. Each piece is a '3D surface'...

    Started by hfs‎, 30th Aug 2012 06:08 pm
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    1st Sep 2012 02:57 am Go to last post
  23. 3d pipe question

    what's the best way to draw pipe, say 20" dia with .594 wall thickness in 3d?

    Started by 084x4larry‎, 30th Aug 2012 09:28 pm
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    31st Aug 2012 09:59 pm Go to last post
  24. render settings

    I've been pulling my hair out trying to get a "photo like" rendering of a big out door tank farm. Not sure if this is too much to ask but could someone do a screen shot of their settings that provide...

    Started by dumfatnhappy‎, 13th Aug 2012 02:43 pm
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    31st Aug 2012 05:00 am Go to last post
  25. 3d question

    what is the quickest way to change the length of an extruded shape? for example i have a beam that is 10' and want to make it 5'...

    Started by 084x4larry‎, 30th Aug 2012 04:29 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    31st Aug 2012 04:42 am Go to last post

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