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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
    • 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. 3D helix but not any ordinary job

    Hi all, need some help (obviously). I have drawn a helix and extruded it into a solid. It is now a curved helix panel. I want to retain the helix as a solid but made up of randomly intersected...

    Started by zorbski‎, 14th Nov 2015 03:56 pm
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  2. Create a single bounding solid

    Hi, If I don't make sense I apologise, I don't really know how to describe what I need. I have a house design from Revit into Autocad and I need to calculate the overall volume of it (the...

    Started by GeorgieB82‎, 18th Nov 2015 09:23 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    19th Nov 2015 11:46 am Go to last post
  3. Extrude

    Hi i need some help to extrude a path with an angle and a curve. Dont know what to use. Thanks

    Started by couves‎, 17th Nov 2015 12:34 am
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    18th Nov 2015 02:33 pm Go to last post
  4. Ucs

    I have AutoCAD 2005, When I switch 3 d views why doesn`t the UCS switch: plan view XY then to front view still XY which I think should be XZ??

    Started by MLM721‎, 13th Nov 2015 10:34 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    14th Nov 2015 02:36 am Go to last post
  5. Dome

    Hi, I use AutoCAD 3D modeling for a few years know, but I can't seem to get this dome shape :?

    Started by Oppie‎, 9th Nov 2015 06:02 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    12th Nov 2015 07:26 pm Go to last post
  6. How do I bend a 3d cylinder

    i am trying to make a exaust pipe for a semi i am making in autocad 2006 and the pipe bends at the top. so i was wondering how can i bend a 3d cylinder/pipe? Thanks

    Started by FordForever5305913‎, 30th Jan 2006 09:39 pm
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    11th Nov 2015 11:00 pm Go to last post
  7. 3D Trim

    Hi Everybody, Is there anybody knows how to trim excess ledge of two intersecting solids as the picture shows ( Attached and linked ) Thank you in advance..

    Started by Engineerist‎, 7th Nov 2015 09:30 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    10th Nov 2015 12:51 pm Go to last post
  8. convert ruled surf to solid?

    Hey guys, I am currently using autocad 2008, I've created a shape and meshed a surface using rulesurf. I was just wondering if it can be converted into a solid object. The File is attached

    Started by Zoobz‎, 9th Oct 2010 11:10 am
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    9th Nov 2015 08:25 pm Go to last post
  9. trying to create a pie shape for a dome that will be cnc cut

    My grasp of auto cad(version 2004 here) is tenuous at best. I've attached two .dxf files. roof.dxf demonstrates what I am trying to create, roof panel 3d.dxf is what I actually need. From what...

    Started by wilkes704‎, 7th Apr 2015 05:20 pm
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    8th Nov 2015 07:53 am Go to last post
  10. Solid Square to round transisiton.

    Can any one help me Im a trying to solid model a square to round transition. Cant figure it out. Is it possible. if not a surface will have to do.

    Started by the hat‎, 19th Jul 2007 11:36 am
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    8th Nov 2015 07:49 am Go to last post
  11. Smile How to Create smooth mesh

    Greetings of the day! I have CAD file (version Auto cad 2010) containing contours (closed & open polylines with elevations). want to convert it in to smooth surfaces. can anyone help me please?...

    Started by dhananjayr567‎, 4th Nov 2015 11:48 am
    smooth meshes
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    6th Nov 2015 05:04 pm Go to last post
  12. convert a shape to a polygon mesh

    I have a complicated shape which discretized to many parts as polyline closed form similar to mesh. how can I convert this shape to "polygon mesh"?

    Started by alimansr‎, 6th Nov 2015 09:36 am
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  13. need help to design Barbending for Pier

    i want to design bar bending for Bridge Pier please help me how to design in cad or any other software calculation

    Started by afrazawan‎, 5th Nov 2015 11:57 am
    • Replies: 3
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    5th Nov 2015 02:33 pm Go to last post
  14. How to create a V- Thread

    Started by akter‎, 2nd Nov 2015 03:49 pm
    autocad, autocad 3d mechanical, autocad 3d modeling, autocad 3d tutorial
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  15. 3d polyline wireframe to solid

    Hi, I'm new to this forum but have been following it for awhile and think it is an invaluable exchange network. I'm stuck on how to convert my model to a 3d solid, i have it as a mesh model in...

    Started by whiterabbit‎, 2nd Nov 2010 07:19 am
    • Replies: 5
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    1st Nov 2015 06:25 am Go to last post
  16. Angry Exported Leapfrog mesh to a solid

    Hi guys, I am new in this forum....and desperate. I have to run some tricky simulations on a software named Comsol. However, Comsol use Parasolid and IGES files. If these are not solids, it has to...

    Started by Hydroman‎, 28th Oct 2015 02:12 am
    • Replies: 5
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    28th Oct 2015 05:07 pm Go to last post
  17. Autocad 2014- Dynamic UCS not working

    I'm relatively new to CAD, self taught, for the purposes of drafting scaled drawings for my company and a few sets of extension plans for friends- so please excuse my limited knowledge, I've also...

    Started by Frank Lawson‎, 27th Oct 2015 11:17 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    28th Oct 2015 03:31 pm Go to last post
  18. Help Replacing Materials in windows, doors, etc, blocks

    How can I replace the default materials in all the design blocks (windows, doors, walls, etc) at the Design pallet in AutoCAD Architecure 2014? I tried to overwrite the style properties by...

    Started by robertokami‎, 27th Oct 2015 05:01 am
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  19. All around building sheet of steel

    Hi. Wich is the best way to do in 3D a all around building sheet of steel like the attached image. The plates are spaced 10 cm from the building Many thanks.

    Started by Casusa‎, 23rd Oct 2015 01:00 pm
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  20. Converting polyface mesh to solid

    I want to convert this attached objects (polyface mesh) to a solid so I can cut a section of it. Can anyone help?

    Started by Civardi‎, 26th Oct 2015 01:56 am
    • Replies: 1
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    26th Oct 2015 01:30 pm Go to last post
  21. Solidedit task

    I have 3dsolid shell object and I want to perform certain modeling operation on it to accomplish desired result shown in attached DWG... If it's possible lisp routine would be nice (just I don't know...

    Started by marko_ribar‎, 24th Oct 2015 10:41 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    25th Oct 2015 03:24 am Go to last post
  22. Question 3Dface command grid explosion

    Hey guys, Im writing here cause I can't seem to find a solution. SO the problem is I got many 3dface objects in my drawing, and whenever I click them they show some sort of grid. So the question is:...

    Started by Antraxirator‎, 6th Oct 2015 05:44 pm
    • Replies: 1
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  23. making a solid uneven vessel hull....has made me very confused

    Hi Guys, I am new to the forum but have been using the tutorials on and off for the last few months, they have been great and to be honest have covered everything I needed....until now My...

    Started by liquid-blue22‎, 14th Oct 2015 06:48 pm
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  24. Loft command question

    When using loft,if Mode is Solid, what determines the wall thickness of the resulting solid? Related: I am trying to work around the error of curved objects/surfaces intersecting with themselves...

    Started by 3drookie‎, 15th Oct 2015 07:25 pm
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  25. Human model measure perimeter of waist and bust

    Hi, Is there a way to measure the perimeter of differents parts/heights of a stl file. The stl file is a scan of a human body. So basically i want to know the perimeters/oultine of the burst, waist...

    Started by LaagHangend‎, 13th Oct 2015 10:39 am
    perimeter 3dmodel
    • Replies: 8
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    14th Oct 2015 03:48 pm Go to last post

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