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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. 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
    • Replies: 3
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    16th Aug 2012 11:43 pm Go to last post
  2. 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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    16th Aug 2012 05:45 am Go to last post
  3. 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
    • Replies: 7
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    16th Aug 2012 04:30 am Go to last post
  4. 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
  5. 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
    • Replies: 3
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    15th Aug 2012 05:59 pm Go to last post
  6. 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
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    14th Aug 2012 06:51 pm Go to last post
  7. no sun & sky option?

    my choices are on the left.... why does it not offer what the help file shows? Not the first inconsistancy I've come across.... seems there are alot of holes in 2013?

    Started by dumfatnhappy‎, 13th Aug 2012 05:01 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    13th Aug 2012 08:09 pm Go to last post
  8. 2d drawings to 3d

    hi, am new to autocad, i wanted to know if i can convert 2d drawings to 3d ?. I work in the aluminium openings industry making doors and windows, i have all my aluminium profiles drawing in 2d.dwg...

    Started by simplemind‎, 11th Aug 2012 02:51 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    13th Aug 2012 08:21 am Go to last post
  9. Drawing Roller Shutters

    Hi, I am looking for ways to draw the rolling of blades or slats around an axe for Aluminum Roller Shutters. The path of the rolling is an hellix, rolling around a 70 mm octogonal reel then...

    Started by nicolas‎, 1st Aug 2012 09:03 am
    • Replies: 3
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    12th Aug 2012 02:28 am Go to last post
  10. Need help with modelling / geometry problem

    Hi Guys New here, and quite new to 3D modelling in Autocad. Really hope you can help me out with a problem. See attached .dwg file, the client has asked me to detail this in about 20 places on a...

    Started by b16gee‎, 9th Aug 2012 11:35 am
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    12th Aug 2012 02:23 am Go to last post
  11. Multiple Visual styles in 3d

    Hey ppl, I am wanted some help if anyone maybe able too? I want to create 2 visual styles for buildings in autocad 2011, I have the main building then a proposed extension to it! I want to show...

    Started by pbooth11‎, 5th Aug 2012 10:13 pm
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    12th Aug 2012 12:27 am Go to last post
  12. Need parts

    helo, My last project was making ak47 in my own based picture. That was successful even i don't have the right texture. I will be posted that picture soon. My next project to make 3d Whole set...

    Started by marcuels‎, 11th Aug 2012 09:21 am
    cpu
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    11th Aug 2012 10:20 am Go to last post
  13. Is there a way to explode 3D Unioned Objects?

    I have a drawing that I unioned some of the object (a 3D pipe network), and now I want them individually again. Instead of doing the slice command at every point, is there a way to explode them...

    Started by SwChilly‎, 10th Aug 2012 05:04 pm
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    10th Aug 2012 05:18 pm Go to last post
  14. easy way to make a geodesic dome

    i would like to build one of these domes in my backyard and id like to be able to make simple plans to use. how would i go about drawing one of these up or is there a simple command like sphere or...

    Started by 64lesabre‎, 20th Aug 2007 08:54 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    10th Aug 2012 11:38 am Go to last post
  15. Modeling Operation Error: Inconsistent face-body relationships.

    Hello! I tried to slice a solid after a quite complex surface and received this error. "The Boolean operation on solid and/or surface bodies failed. Modeling Operation Error: Inconsistent...

    Started by turboCAD‎, 7th Aug 2012 08:38 am
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    9th Aug 2012 12:24 pm Go to last post
  16. Light version of 3D?

    Given that I use these simple type sketches, is there a moderate level 3D program that would interface with AC12Lt. I'd like to get a little more professional look out of some of these. I am NOT...

    Started by netman‎, 7th Aug 2012 08:02 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    8th Aug 2012 01:31 am Go to last post
  17. how to create a pipe template?

    Okay so I designed these pipes that intersect each other in AutoCAD but that program doesnt seem to do much else other than drafting. I want to open a pipe design so i can print it out, paste it...

    Started by Rynz‎, 28th Jul 2012 04:23 am
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    6th Aug 2012 03:04 pm Go to last post
  18. Why I can not sweep this circle along....

    Why I can not sweep this circle along this shape the error is: unable to sweep 1 selected object Actually I'm trying to create a 3D spiral shape

    Started by persian‎, 4th Aug 2012 04:19 pm
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    5th Aug 2012 11:00 am Go to last post
  19. Help me regarding 3d modeling and get the volume

    hello everyone, i have a project that needs to get the volume of the certain of the hull of a boat. from 2D i use align command to get the 3D form of the hull. then i to get the shape/surface i use...

    Started by naval_julius‎, 3rd Aug 2012 09:01 am
    • Replies: 8
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    4th Aug 2012 02:06 am Go to last post
  20. Tiny Faces appear through the union of 2 presumably same length objects

    Hello, I have created an object and unioned it with another object of what i assumed was the same length. These nasty lines appeared and as i zoomed in an unwanted face appeared. I have...

    Started by ahguter‎, 3rd Aug 2012 08:02 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    3rd Aug 2012 09:08 pm Go to last post
  21. 3D objects "hiding" literally

    hey! i have attached 2 photos as i have no idea how to properly explain this!:unsure: picture 3D is how it should look, but once i hide it to get solid lines 3d hidden happens and the pieces...

    Started by aiannetta‎, 2nd Aug 2012 05:13 pm
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    3rd Aug 2012 01:21 am Go to last post
  22. AutoCAD2013 3D model space to layouts questions

    Hey guys I work in the Shopfitting manufacturing trade creating drawings for cabinets, interiors etc I have been using 2D AutoCAD for over 5 years now and have in the past been scared off by...

    Started by aiacs31‎, 2nd Aug 2012 01:20 pm
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    2nd Aug 2012 01:26 pm Go to last post
  23. Converting 3D Faces to a single Surface (or Polyface Mesh)

    Before you say, "This issue has been addressed", please read through my problem, and then decide/respond. I have created a TIN (triangulated irregular network) of an existing survey in my terrain...

    Started by Ron-O‎, 2nd Aug 2012 06:53 am
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    2nd Aug 2012 12:39 pm Go to last post
  24. 3D surface boundary lines won't go away in animation view

    So I've been creating a building and I can't seem to get rid of (or hide) the lines that make up the edges of my surfaces (or solid) in the animation view. Is this typical? For instance, I have...

    Started by Dan Johnson‎, 1st Aug 2012 06:23 am
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    1st Aug 2012 05:00 pm Go to last post
  25. Rotating in 3D

    Hi, I believe that Rotation in 3D and 2D follows the same convention namely CCW being Positive and CW being Negative. However there are times when this convention does not follow especially...

    Started by nicolas‎, 26th Jul 2012 10:33 am
    • Replies: 8
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    1st Aug 2012 02:11 pm Go to last post

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