drawing 3d objects from plan & elevation views

Discussion in 'AutoCAD' started by dpak.cherian, Mar 6, 2006.

  1. dpak.cherian

    dpak.cherian Guest

    i'm a newbie at autocad and i need to know how (if possible) to draw a
    3d object if you are given 2 views, say, plan & elevation of the object.
    dpak.cherian, Mar 6, 2006
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  2. There are a number of ways to draw in 3d, and the right approach depends on
    the object to be drawn and the final views and output required. If you know
    how to do this on paper, doing it on autocad will only require your learning
    a few more commands. You should get your hands on a tutorial-there is no
    magic toolbar button!

    You should also know that LT for example will not do 3D, and that newer
    versions seem to have gradually improved working in 3D though many serious
    deficiencies still exist in the 3D capabilities of acad.

    Having said that, just a few days ago there was a post here about 3D in acad
    2007 which looked very promising,,,
    Michael Bulatovich, Mar 6, 2006
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  3. dpak.cherian

    dpak.cherian Guest

    please ive me a link to the tutorial or a search string i've had no
    luck for the last hour
    dpak.cherian, Mar 6, 2006
  4. dpak.cherian

    dpak.cherian Guest

    please give me a link to the tutorial or a search string i've had no
    luck for the last hour
    dpak.cherian, Mar 6, 2006
  5. dpak.cherian

    longshot Guest

    do you have a copy of a cad program? which one & which version?
    longshot, Mar 6, 2006
  6. Oh, come on. What have you tried?

    "3d tutorial autocad drawing" yields 732,000 hits.
    Michael Bulatovich, Mar 6, 2006
  7. dpak.cherian

    longshot Guest

    well, you know,, some of those are actually porn sites & one thing leads to
    another, then I get all sleepy.. ;-)
    longshot, Mar 6, 2006
  8. 3d porn.....eeewwww.

    Michael Bulatovich, Mar 7, 2006
  9. dpak.cherian

    dpak.cherian Guest

    thanks for the advice. i have autocad 2005. i dont know what exactly
    i'm searching for but the general idea i have is what i put in the
    query here.
    dpak.cherian, Mar 7, 2006
  10. dpak.cherian

    longshot Guest

    read up on "extrude", "union", & "subtract" those are the main 3d commands.
    also learn to manipulate the UCS & "orbit" around your object. good luck.
    longshot, Mar 7, 2006
  11. dpak.cherian

    per.corell Guest


    I will answer your question even the answer is not such that usealy are
    given if you just started with AutoCAD ---- you see it is acturly an
    interesting challance that is solved easy and the solution don't just
    bring you a drawing but point to a way to produce the things you drawn
    3D by using just two planes.
    Think about it , we usealy need 3 planes all projecting and drafting
    work with an idea that we need 3 planes for a 3D model , where in fact
    only 2 are needed.
    But what is difficult about it, and the reson this usealy are not an
    amaturs question, is that 99 pct. will turn to the tradisionla 3
    planes, front,side and top planes. Still what if you only needed two
    planes to project the foundations for a house, a ship, an aeroplane
    fuselage ,that would indicate that manufactoring the framework also
    will be only two thirds of the efford.
    Please check the 3*D-H or 3D-Honeycomb method ------ a couple of month
    ago I had a 12 page article published in a Chinese architecture and
    engineering magazin ; halve in english and halve in Chinese with 5
    pictures showing just how you can draw and in particular project a 3D
    structure from two independant planes ,check this link ;


    there are an english text ,the one translated into Chinese ,and if you
    read the pages you will know the answer to your question in this link ;


    per.corell, Mar 8, 2006
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