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    Autocad 2000 - I have a 2D technical drawing showing front,plan and end view. Can I convert this to a 3D solid and 'orbit' it?

    If so how to go about it?

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    If you can firgure out how to do that accurately, you'll be a millionaire in a week.

    So in short: No Can Do. -David
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Bethel
    If you can firgure out how to do that accurately, you'll be a millionaire in a week.

    So in short: No Can Do. -David
    Sorry wrong, and I ain't a millionaire but converting it would just mean using the 2D objects as sources for extrudes or revolves or other shapes.

    I do it all the time with kids in my classroom.

    They are NOT millionaires !

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    You can do it and accurately too.

    Pay attention to details in your 2d dwg. and as Mr. T said, according to your dwg, extrude, revolve, substract, union, etc.

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    A simple cube or simple tutorial, maybe. A very detailed building and piece of equipment, I doubt it.

    I don't think you can have attachements on this NG, but here is a sample link:

    http://www.davidbethel.com/extrude.jpg



    I don't know of anyone that easily can make the magenta model ( espeically if the modeller doesn't already have a feel for the end result ) from the (2) yellow elevations and (1) cyan plan view.

    Programable conversions just haven't been up to the task. It still takes a fairly talented CADer. My $0.02.
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    hi There Dave

    say check This out

    http://www.viz2000.com/view/view.html

    This is a basic stand-alone Guest House or Casa+Guest = Gasa
    you can rotate The Image and even do a Section Thru This, too

    you will probably need to download the VIEWER at IGC homepage Link
    which is listed and linked at the BOTTOM of the PAGE, do That 1st and

    see what happens

    ****

    This was about 6-8 hours of playing around

    ****

    not sure why the model starts off in the orientation That it does
    but hey it works and is Internet friendly and the Publisher and Viewer

    are FREE

    ****

    Thanks

    Randy

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    Randy,

    I tried to link you posted. In downloading and installing the viewer, I received more security warnings and non certified warnings they I've ever seen. I said 'No, Thank You.'

    -David
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    hi There David

    i am running This application behind a Firewall right now
    and i am not having any difficulty or anything unusual activity

    have had it installed for about 5-6 weeks and so far its good to go

    sorry about That, i didnt know That was happening
    but there is no nothing that is alarming when using it

    behind ZoneAlarm i would know if something was moving
    There may be other Apps i am always willing to try something

    else, too

    Thanks

    Randy

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