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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. Render proposed extension on a photo

    Hi All, My question is this......I am planning on building an extension but wanted to see what this would look like on my house, I was wondering if it is possible / what is done in industry to...

    Started by weim‎, 1st Mar 2016 11:29 am
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  2. Unhappy Baseview issue

    I'm trying to bring my drawing from Model Space on the Base command, Layout tab but it's not working it keeps showing command Move, select object. Can anyone help me?

    Started by Baiksu‎, 17th Apr 2016 10:05 pm
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    19th Apr 2016 01:56 am Go to last post
  3. 3D Dynamic block Stretching 3D objects

    I'm using MEP 2014. I've made a dynamic block in 3D of a cable ladder rack. I'd like it to stretch and automagically add rungs at regular intervals. It also has an optional sized rack in...

    Started by SteveD‎, 7th May 2015 04:13 pm
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    15th Apr 2016 07:25 am Go to last post
  4. Exporting to .STL, .AMF, .ZIP or .GCODE

    For a Me3D printer, it can only print these file types: .STL, .AMF, .ZIP and .GCODE. When printing something from AutoCad, .DWG or .DXF, is there away on AutoCad or any other software that will...

    Started by LtIvan‎, 5th Apr 2016 11:21 am
    3d printing, file, format
    • Replies: 3
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    6th Apr 2016 12:19 am Go to last post
  5. Adding automatically and sequentially values to z axis of contour lines, polylines.

    Dear Autocad Experts, My name is Apu, I just found in the webb CADTUTOR your email address, and I was wondering perhaps you can help on the following question. I have a topographic map in 2D (x, y...

    Started by Apu‎, 3rd Apr 2016 01:41 am
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    3rd Apr 2016 10:18 am Go to last post
  6. Help with lighting

    Working on a control panel. Is it posable to get a light bulb in a panel light to work to indicate that the machine is on? Never worked with lighting before, so any help would would be appreciated ...

    Started by off the rock‎, 31st Mar 2016 08:40 pm
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    2nd Apr 2016 03:10 pm Go to last post
  7. Edit subtracted solid ?

    Can someone tell me how I can highlight and edit (move or edit size) of a subtracted solid (invisible, only evident because depicting 'a void') without having to fragment, or pick individual lines …...

    Started by JimB‎, 30th Mar 2016 11:11 am
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    1st Apr 2016 08:03 pm Go to last post
  8. Create a Point at a middle of Mesh or Surface or UCS..

    Is a possible if I want to put a Point at a middle of Mesh or Surface or UCS ? I have a routine to finding a cetroid of Solid, Region, Line, Polyline, Close Polyline. But the routine won't finding a...

    Started by Deby Ferdian‎, 30th Mar 2016 08:51 am
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    31st Mar 2016 02:43 pm Go to last post
  9. Question The point where the line penetrates the plane

    Hi! How can I find the intersection point of the line passing thru the plane? The plane is curved and the line is curve. I would be very happy if I can put (snap) the point on the plane where the...

    Started by Hrcko‎, 30th Mar 2016 06:59 pm
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    30th Mar 2016 09:38 pm Go to last post
  10. Faceted cylinders

    I am having an issue with cylinders and extruded curved shapes becoming faceted when they are rendered in nXt and now trying to print them in 3D. Viewres is set to 20000. Is there another setting...

    Started by herguth1‎, 29th Mar 2016 08:57 pm
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    29th Mar 2016 09:41 pm Go to last post
  11. stretching solids how??

    when i draw a frame in 3d solid say 4 sides like a picture frame i cant stretch it to say 500 x 600 it goes all over the place any suggestions anyone?? many thanks in advance sceejays:cry:

    Started by sceejays‎, 4th Aug 2007 06:00 pm
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    28th Mar 2016 04:06 pm Go to last post
  12. Surface Area

    Hello, I have a doubt. I need to know what is the area of surfaces. Attached, you can see, indicvidual 3 "blocks", that i align for create only 1 huge block. With this i need to know the Area...

    Started by joao56777‎, 25th Mar 2016 10:46 pm
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    28th Mar 2016 02:25 pm Go to last post
  13. Need help with a gear.

    I know, not a very good looking gear. Don't have to be. My problem is the center circle is a hole. How do I make it clear? The outer circles are indentions, 1.5MM deep. How do I make them show? ...

    Started by dlw‎, 25th Mar 2016 12:53 am
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    27th Mar 2016 11:23 am Go to last post
  14. How to make a 3d solid out of points or 3d poly

    My question is about Solid objects. I have an output from Abaqus program and they are only coordinates which i get after calculation. these are the deformed rockmass coordinates. Now i have...

    Started by hanif‎, 24th Mar 2016 10:42 am
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    24th Mar 2016 02:39 pm Go to last post
  15. Wink AutoCAD Sword Modeling

    HI Everyone i am trying to Build this Sword in AuTocad its very simple but some how i can't make a sharp corner for the blade if anyone has Suggestion about it. ?

    Started by mirzaawais‎, 21st Mar 2016 10:05 pm
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  16. Perspective, Camera etc basics

    Can anyone recomend any from-basics instruction about Perspective, Camera etc in 3D CAD? - articles, videos, books

    Started by fostertom‎, 18th Mar 2016 04:47 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    23rd Mar 2016 01:13 pm Go to last post
  17. Key Terrafirma Help

    Hi I am using key terrafirma to figure out volume of a mound im new to it so ima haveing some trouble understanding it. There does not seem to be alot about it on internet but the tutorials on here...

    Started by LBUG42‎, 22nd Mar 2016 03:18 pm
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    22nd Mar 2016 05:17 pm Go to last post
  18. Unhappy Help needed with 3D modelling !!

    Hey guys!! I need help with the 3D modelling of rail sleeper B70. I have drawn the plan and elevation of the sleeper and would like to get the 3D view using the LOFT command. But I have a couple of...

    Started by Mahesh1992‎, 13th Mar 2016 08:41 pm
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  19. RE: Hatch

    Please see attached. As shown, the hatch is out from the wall. The hatch was created on the wall, or, I thought it was. The hatch, I think, is actually on 'y' axis at '0'. Whereas the wall is at...

    Started by dlw‎, 15th Mar 2016 06:52 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    17th Mar 2016 08:49 am Go to last post
  20. LISP Routine to Draw Straight Lines Between Curved Edge Lines

    Can anyone share a LISP routine that can DRAW straight RED lines between consecutive nodes of LINE 1 and LINE 2 to LINE 3. LINE 1 will have N segments, LINE 2 will have 2xN segments, and LINE 3 will...

    Started by Pedro R Munoz‎, 16th Mar 2016 08:45 pm
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    16th Mar 2016 08:45 pm Go to last post
  21. 3D Point Cloud tools 2016

    Hi folks, Did any of you try to get these tools to work. The grey ones will not work on my data. Seem i can not select a face, it is not recognized. Any experiences?

    Started by halam‎, 9th Mar 2016 04:30 pm
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    10th Mar 2016 08:41 pm Go to last post
  22. turn 2D object into 3D object

    All, How would I go about turning a 2D isometric drawing into a 3D object? Is there a lisp routine out there that does that or can someone teach me how to do it? Please see attached drawing. I...

    Started by notredave‎, 8th Mar 2016 02:23 pm
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    8th Mar 2016 02:34 pm Go to last post
  23. Arraypath 3D pline, how does it work in 3D?

    I have modelled a railing with <measure> earlier but i know <arraypath> is new feature that could make thing maybe more easy to adjust because of the parameters. Somehow i cannot figure out how...

    Started by halam‎, 1st Mar 2016 08:57 am
    • Replies: 4
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    8th Mar 2016 01:29 pm Go to last post
  24. How should I dimension an 3D clipped View Port?

    How should I dimension an 3D clipped View Port? If I have a view port that has a view of an object that has been clipped using AutoCAD 3DCLIP. what is the proper "Autodesk" way to dimension that...

    Started by muck‎, 15th Feb 2016 09:03 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    7th Mar 2016 05:31 pm Go to last post
  25. 3-D move Gizmo does not move to 3-D grips

    My 3-D move gizmo does not move to my 3-D grips when I move my mouse courser above it. 3-D tutorials tell me that the 3-D gizmo should appear in the middle of an object when I select it and that...

    Started by muck‎, 14th Jan 2016 05:59 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    7th Mar 2016 05:02 pm Go to last post

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