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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. 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
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    5th Sep 2012 08:45 am Go to last post
  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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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  7. 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
  8. 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
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    31st Aug 2012 04:42 am Go to last post
  9. extrusion value problem

    anyone know why when i say to extrude 45' for example then check the length it ends up being 22'-6" ?? something set wrong but what??

    Started by 084x4larry‎, 30th Aug 2012 03:58 pm
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    30th Aug 2012 07:57 pm Go to last post
  10. Exclamation rendering 3d cad

    Hi there i am having trouble with rendering two of my drawings. The rest have rendered fine. but these two drawings just show black when rendered. I've put in more lights, I've taken out lights,...

    Started by Lee-Lynn‎, 29th Aug 2012 10:20 am
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    29th Aug 2012 11:04 pm Go to last post
  11. Modify a 3D solid

    Hello, Please see the attachment. I want to shorten this penetration at the backside with 100mm. How can I do this? The rounded edge at the end has to be kept. I am working with Autocad 2010 ...

    Started by Manuel79‎, 29th Aug 2012 08:16 am
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    29th Aug 2012 11:09 am Go to last post
  12. 3d Text cut into solid

    Hi. I need to cut text into a 3d solid for a logo. The sign is going to acutally be hollow to illuminate the letter from the inside but I can't get the space to cut out the letters.:cry:

    Started by snelson1876‎, 27th Aug 2012 10:47 pm
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    27th Aug 2012 10:54 pm Go to last post
  13. Exclamation importing 3ds file to 3dcad

    Hi When i want to import a 3ds file into 3dcas it says 'enter import file name'. how do i fix this so that my window comes up asking from where i want to import?

    Started by Lee-Lynn‎, 27th Aug 2012 02:49 pm
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    27th Aug 2012 04:23 pm Go to last post
  14. x,y,z

    2 years ago i graduated from a 1 year school with a diploma CAD at that time I wasn't to bad at drawing in 3d for a beginner. I used my view toolbar to make sure i was in the proper view. sometimes...

    Started by chiefxyz‎, 25th Aug 2012 10:42 pm
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  15. Joining angled objects

    I'm just starting with ACAD 3d. I'm trying to draw a handle for a ball valve. The handle has a horizontal piece and an angled piece. In the attachment, you'll see that there's a gap where the two...

    Started by msanto64‎, 25th Aug 2012 01:07 am
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  16. Reducing Rendering time.

    I am not a rendering man, but a certain project involving a large steel structured buildings took many days for the preparation of a walkthrough, couple of years ago. Is there no way of reducing the...

    Started by aloy‎, 22nd Aug 2012 02:02 am
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  17. Question Rotate view

    I'm having problems fully rotating my view in 3D modeling space (acad2011). Cant turn all the way around the x-axis (wcs) whatever ucs i am in. I tried shift+left mouse, and using the view cube...

    Started by byk3bep‎, 22nd Aug 2012 11:19 am
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    23rd Aug 2012 03:48 am Go to last post
  18. Polyface Mesh to Solid

    Hi I created a 3D math surface using 3DPLOT. However my outcome is a polyface mesh and I need to convert it to a solid. I have already tried the "Convert to Solid" & "Convert to Surface" options in...

    Started by joefromjersey‎, 3rd Jul 2012 06:38 pm
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    22nd Aug 2012 07:35 pm Go to last post
  19. Embarrassed Text on Solid surface, Color face, Imprint

    Hi, I have a problem with changing solid face colour where the Solidhas a material assigned to it. I have searched the forum and not found any threadto help me I have drawn a meter and need to...

    Started by Nax‎, 15th Aug 2012 04:02 pm
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    20th Aug 2012 02:50 pm Go to last post
  20. 2 different size circles into a solid

    I am trying to make 2 different size cirlces into to on Solid object. One circle is 20 in diameter and the other is 50 in diameter. I was wondering what the command was. Thanks for all the help in...

    Started by Print_Master‎, 16th Aug 2012 09:03 pm
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    16th Aug 2012 11:43 pm Go to last post
  21. presspull on an revolved object

    Hi, i am a new user of autocad. I've drawn a 3d object by revolving a 2d surface. the problem is, if i draw a box and want to presspull an area on any of its surface i can draw draw the area on that...

    Started by ami bappi‎, 16th Aug 2012 01:59 am
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  22. Switching views in 3d

    Hello, I use Cad for Mac 2011. I am looking for a way for switching views quickly when drawing 3d. For the moment I use VIEW and then TOP, SE or whatever. It´s a bit slow. Also I couldn´t find out...

    Started by Lentezza‎, 13th Aug 2012 05:42 pm
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    16th Aug 2012 04:30 am Go to last post
  23. Question How to make 3D drawing ,ready for print

    Hello I have found a 3D drawing on the internet. but i want to print him in a realistic view from the top. this is the place where i have found it : Site like you see on the site ,an example...

    Started by vladbez‎, 15th Aug 2012 07:59 pm
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    15th Aug 2012 08:32 pm Go to last post
  24. 3D workspace and editing

    Hi everyone, last time I used AutoCad was back in 2009, and I am having trouble remembering/ finding a few things in my 2011 version; I could use your help please. First I am still editing my 3D...

    Started by mbelluscio‎, 15th Aug 2012 04:46 pm
    3d objects, 3d rendering, chamfer, fillet 3d edges
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    15th Aug 2012 05:59 pm Go to last post
  25. Question Covert a 3D Model file (.stp) to a 2D .dwg file

    This has probably been asked before, but if it has, can you please direct me to the thread? I am a new user to AutoDesk 2013. I have a bunch of .stp files, which I would like to convert to 2D...

    Started by HaroldSJS‎, 14th Aug 2012 02:06 pm
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    autodesk inventor 2013, convert to 2d .dwg files
    • Replies: 15
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    14th Aug 2012 06:51 pm Go to last post

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