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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. Subtract Problem

    Okay, this one is driving me nuts. The big object needs these cylindrical objects subtracted from it. As you can see, it's almost done. But this line of objects that are still out hovering in...

    Started by Croweyes1121‎, 6th Nov 2015 02:51 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    1st Dec 2015 04:44 pm Go to last post
  2. Question how to assign user tag to object

    If I have a 3D object, say ball, how can I assign user tag and note property to this object? I want to assign first ball tag as Ball-101, and add note "bought from Amazon last Monday". assign second...

    Started by wangwsj20151130‎, 30th Nov 2015 08:41 am
    • Replies: 1
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    30th Nov 2015 01:22 pm Go to last post
  3. Creating windows in a 3d shape (specifically cylinder)

    I am brand new to AutoCAD and could use some advice. Attempting to do a rendition of the Tower of Babel for an extra credit assignment. While I know what I currently have looks a little sloppy, I'm...

    Started by rdavis75‎, 28th Nov 2015 07:42 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    29th Nov 2015 06:36 am Go to last post
  4. Question Real Time Section/Elevation Of Model

    Hi, I heard it is possible to create a real time section/elevation of a 3d model. Similar to 'sectionplane' I am familiar with cutting section planes and created 2d blocks of 3d model. This is...

    Started by Civardi‎, 27th Nov 2015 01:08 am
    live section, section 3d object
    • Replies: 3
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    27th Nov 2015 05:36 am Go to last post
  5. Bishop's Mitre

    Can anyone please help me figure out how to Loft or otherwise create this 3d solid of a Bishop's Mitre Hat? It's Driving me crazy.

    Started by CadManDoo‎, 24th Nov 2015 06:26 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    24th Nov 2015 08:06 pm Go to last post
  6. Slice command works weird

    Hi everybody, I recently installed AutoCAD 2015. I've noticed something weird. I opened a 3D solid model which was created in 2012 version, when I apply the SLICE command, sometimes the program...

    Started by ricardo7103‎, 19th Nov 2015 05:20 pm
    slice, weird
    • Replies: 3
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    21st Nov 2015 12:17 pm Go to last post
  7. Sweep command rotating "swept" object

    I am trying to create helical threads based on this tutorial by JD Mather: http://home.pct.edu/~jmather/content/CAD238/AutoCAD%202007%20Tutorial%204.pdf I have done this in the past successfully,...

    Started by mrkmpn‎, 4th Feb 2014 06:11 pm
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    20th Nov 2015 07:07 pm Go to last post
  8. 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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    19th Nov 2015 04:06 pm Go to last post
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
    • Replies: 1
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    6th Nov 2015 05:00 pm Go to last post
  19. 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
  20. 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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    2nd Nov 2015 03:49 pm Go to last post
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
    • Replies: 0
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    27th Oct 2015 05:01 am Go to last post
  25. 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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    26th Oct 2015 01:41 pm Go to last post

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