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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
    • Replies: 8
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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. Rotate in 3d

    I have modelled a roof structure and now I want to rotate the individual rafter members so they appear flat on the ground. This technique is used to determine the geometry of the roof. How do I...

    Started by Ragtime Clown‎, 13th Oct 2015 09:01 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    14th Oct 2015 06:17 am Go to last post
  2. Wink Curving a Drawing

    Hey all, I haven't used CAD in a while and am using CAD 3D for the first time. I have an elevation and a plan and I am trying to curve the elevation wall along a curve on the plan. How can I...

    Started by SSArchi‎, 10th Oct 2015 03:20 am
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    12th Oct 2015 02:46 pm Go to last post
  3. Question [HELP] Refine Mesh

    Hey guys, I'm pretty new to all this autocad mesh stuff, So I got a question, is it possible to refine object without smoothing it ? I need more grids for measurement of specific places of Object (In...

    Started by Antraxirator‎, 12th Oct 2015 06:58 am
    3dface; mesh; refine
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    12th Oct 2015 06:58 am Go to last post
  4. Help with creating a solid out of faces.. or suggest a solution

    Hi all, For those who remember me, I'm working from my new upgraded computer now!! Core i5-2500, 8gigs ram, and a GTX960 video card. Things are running much faster these days from my old Pentium D...

    Started by Murphy625‎, 11th Oct 2015 03:05 am
    • Replies: 3
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    11th Oct 2015 08:22 pm Go to last post
  5. Wireframe/Shaded Transition Render

    Hey guys, I used to produce these transition renderings with Navisworks Simulate 2013 (presenter). We have now upgraded to Navisworks 2015, and of course - the presenter tool has been...

    Started by lamensterms‎, 7th Oct 2015 06:38 am
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    9th Oct 2015 03:35 pm Go to last post
  6. Is there a way to create a "negative" solid?

    Basically I want to subtract a solid from another solid without actually subtracting it. Not sure if this is possible or if anyone has a different solution, but here's the background: I have a...

    Started by msuracer10‎, 6th Oct 2015 03:45 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    9th Oct 2015 01:36 pm Go to last post
  7. 3D Modelling - How to remove imprinted objects?

    Hi guys. I'm kinda stuck, new to 3D modelling. Just busy with a relatively simple model to get into it. What I did was imported a 2D logo, extruded it, then set it in place on the model and...

    Started by Stevin‎, 19th Sep 2015 02:06 pm
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    8th Oct 2015 03:57 pm Go to last post
  8. Black Box Upper Right Corner

    Anyone ever get this. This is not the first time. It seems to happen when I start autocad 2014 and the prompt display to open, new, etc box appears and I click a recent file to open. If I close...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 6th Oct 2015 08:50 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    7th Oct 2015 09:12 pm Go to last post
  9. Plane Recall/Relapse

    I usually use Solidworks for 3D but have to use AutoCAD at the moment. I would like to make viewable planes in model space that I can click on and set the UCS or make a UCS with visible planes. I...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 6th Oct 2015 01:32 am
    • Replies: 7
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    7th Oct 2015 03:26 am Go to last post
  10. Loft - Ruled vs Smooth

    Just out of curiosity. If you loft 3 different circles. Top (6"), Middle (3") and bottom (6") for example. I go to wire frame view. If i choose loft type rule it shows multiple lines throughout...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 3rd Oct 2015 08:55 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    5th Oct 2015 03:36 pm Go to last post
  11. Extrude text

    I guess you have to use single line text for txtexp command to work. If I use multiline it reverses everything.

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 4th Oct 2015 09:27 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    5th Oct 2015 02:52 am Go to last post
  12. no light from render

    I have a house and try to render. The problem is my windows are all black. Before doing the render I give the glass material and I see inside and outside, but after render no lights from outside.

    Started by xeniup‎, 3rd Oct 2015 01:09 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    4th Oct 2015 03:47 pm Go to last post
  13. points to contours

    Hello, I am using autocad 2014, not Civil 3D! My goal is to make contour lines from points in both 2D/3D. As of now, I am able to set my workspace in ACAD to 3D. I copy my point values from...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 25th Aug 2015 07:35 pm
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    1st Oct 2015 03:47 pm Go to last post
  14. Unhappy Creating Mesh from Many Surfaces

    I exported this ship hull from Sketchup. I don't know how to create a mesh surface from the following ship hull. I want to combine those surfaces to form a mesh surface. I have no idea. After...

    Started by Wai Yan Thet Paing‎, 29th Sep 2015 06:08 am
    • Replies: 1
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    29th Sep 2015 10:50 am Go to last post
  15. Where do I find the Solid View, Solid Drawing, and Solid Profile?

    Title says all. I have autocad 2012 I'm wondering where would I find the Solid View, Solid Drawing, and Solid Profile in the profile. Thank you.

    Started by prime333‎, 27th Sep 2015 10:18 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    28th Sep 2015 12:54 am Go to last post
  16. Infinity mirror only goes about 3 layers...

    Hi, I'm trying to design an infinity mirror with the standaard AutoCAD 2015 program. With the material library i seem to be able to get a mirror and something that reflects and is transparent....

    Started by OMEGA-ThundeR‎, 24th Sep 2015 08:03 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    25th Sep 2015 03:33 pm Go to last post
  17. copy along lyne and rotate

    it's possible to copy the blue line along the vertical line and at the same time rotate it for follow the helix?

    Started by tuocuggino‎, 22nd Sep 2015 01:45 pm
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    22nd Sep 2015 08:41 pm Go to last post
  18. Labels on a 3d drawing

    Is it possible to put labels on a 3d drawing in a isometric view, in the same orientation?

    Started by Sue_R‎, 21st Sep 2015 07:22 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    21st Sep 2015 08:14 pm Go to last post
  19. Boolean error"Modeling Operation Error: Wire being deleted crosses face boundary"

    Hi All, I have a solid model (layer "base solid" ), from which i want to subtract (layer "Subtract solid" ) and union (layer "Union solid" ) to the base. I get Boolean subtract and union error...

    Started by joedusta‎, 11th Sep 2015 12:19 pm
    boolean, error, subtract, union
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    11th Sep 2015 12:19 pm Go to last post
  20. "cannot offset that object"

    "cannot offset that object" why? i just created a box with lines in 3d modeling and it wont offset! there is no reason why it shouldn't.

    Started by simonquinn‎, 7th Sep 2015 12:18 am
    • Replies: 2
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    7th Sep 2015 02:43 pm Go to last post
  21. my drawing is freezing on Move command Autocad 2014, how to fix

    I didn't have any problem all day until now, i was in the middle of move command, but i can not type any other command or hit escape nothing happen. I can pan or zoom in and out drawing, the file is...

    Started by Sengna‎, 1st Sep 2015 08:09 pm
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    • Replies: 12
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    3rd Sep 2015 06:38 pm Go to last post
  22. Cannot Drag Material

    Hi, I am having lots of difficulties try to apply materials to face of object in Autocad 2015. I cannot drag the materials at all in the material browser to add to face of object using CTRL....

    Started by nicolas‎, 1st Sep 2015 05:41 am
    drag material, material assign
    • Replies: 2
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    1st Sep 2015 10:48 am Go to last post
  23. 3D Extruded Curve Graphic Mapping Issues

    Hello Everyone, I'm trying to add a graphic to a extruded 3D Curve and I can't seem to be able to get the graphic to line up straight on the curve. I've posted up 2 examples of what it looks...

    Started by Thorpedo‎, 28th Aug 2015 04:45 pm
    3d curves, mapping issues, rendering graphics
    • Replies: 2
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    29th Aug 2015 11:23 am Go to last post
  24. Converting 2x 3D polylines into 3D Solid?

    Hi Guys, I am wanting to create a 3D solid to represent steel barrier on the Highway. The topo I received was not great and consisted of just 2 polylines - the face of the barrier and the top of...

    Started by Sideshow-Cad‎, 18th Aug 2015 11:18 am
    • Replies: 6
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    19th Aug 2015 11:17 am Go to last post
  25. Hatching/creating a solid face on a 3D object

    Hi, I am trying to hatch inside a 3D object I have drawn. I have attached the file for you to look at, basically I am wanting to make it look like a solid entity. I have tried modifying the UCS,...

    Started by Rosie_Mo‎, 15th Aug 2015 07:42 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    16th Aug 2015 01:44 am Go to last post

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