AutoCAD 2010 :: Converting Surfaces To 3D Faces

Jul 18, 2011

I am looking for a method to convert 3d surfaces or regions into 3d faces so that they can be imported in RISA.  I currently have a model with 3d faces (see attached), but do not know a method for adding the openings shown in red.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Extract 3D Faces From Surfaces?

Sep 18, 2012

I am looking for a better way to get my 3D Faces from a surface into a DXF. Note: I need to have 3D Faces in a DXF as it is the only way my data collector will accept them. My current process is 1)export surface to a XML 2) open new drawing and import XML 3)make the surface style only display triangles 4)extract triangles from surface 5)change my surface style to no display 6)save drawing as a DXF. I don't like to extract the triangles from the original drawing because I am often making adjustments to the surface and then the old extracted triangles and still hanging around in the drawing. I don't want that. Looking to see if it would be possible to record a macro(or some other automated procedure) that would allow me to extract triangles as save them in a new DXF from a selected surface all in one step.

Civil 3D 2014
i7-3930K Overclocked
32 GB Ram
Windows 7 Professional

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Converting Surfaces To Solid

Oct 11, 2013

URL....However when I try to export to .STL it won't do it because it is only surfaces and not a solid.I have searched everywhere on how to convert from surfaces to a solid but nothing I have tried has worked.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Lisp / Net Routine For Converting 3D Polylines To 3D Faces

Apr 2, 2013

Any program or routine in lisp or net that can select a group of 3d polylines in the form of a tin and convert them all to 3d faces?

I know that I can take the 3d polylines and explode them to 3d lines.   Then I can use map clean to delete the duplicate lines.   Then I can create a C3D surface using the 3d lines.   Then I can extract 3d faces from the surface.  

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AutoCad 3D :: Converting Faces To Single Surface (or Polyface Mesh)

Aug 2, 2012

I have created a TIN (triangulated irregular network) of an existing survey in my terrain modelling software (12d Model). I am able to export (save-as) the TIN as 3D Face Triangles for opening in AutoCAD (2012) or similar.

My ultimate goal is to create a solid surface in Inventor. The surface has to be seemless (stitched) in order for me to create a new sketch and extrude to this surface. Finally giving me a part in Inventor that represents my ground. I would then want to use the same process to bring into Inventor all other Civil Design works created in 12d Model such as roads, earthworks platforms (including dams) etc.

I've tried stitching (Inventor and Microstation) without success. Inventor keeps crashing and Microstation looses data. AutoCAD (2012) won't let me create a polyface mesh from 3D Faces. I tried doing a mesh, surface union without success. Programs either crash or data is lost.

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AutoCAD 2010 :: Extract 2D From 3D With No Solids Or Surfaces?

Aug 14, 2012

I have this 3D refrigerator block from GE and I want to extract 2d front, plan, sides.  I tried flatshot and all the sol's solprof, soldraw, solview and I get a message saying there are no solids or surfaces to extract. 

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AutoCAD 2010 :: 3D CLIP Displays Back Faces

Mar 22, 2013

I use the 3DCLIP command a lot in my work.

What is really disappointing is that whenever a solid (or xref or block) is sectioned this way, it shows a back faces of that object. It makes the view messy and confusing, and then I have to use whiteout all over my paper space to make the drawing readable.

See attached PDF.

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AutoCAD 2010 :: How To Apply Textures On Solid Surfaces

Jul 12, 2012

Is it possible applying textures on solid surfaces in AutoCAD 2012?

If yes, how do I apply textures on them?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Splitting Curved Faces Into Two Faces?

Jan 11, 2013

i got Inventor recently, and i've been working on a model of a longboard just to teach myself how to use the tools in Inventor. right now i'm trying to color areas for the griptape pattern so i drew the 2D pattern and projected it onto the 3D model of the longboard. but when i tried to split the faces of the model along the projected pattern only a few of the projected lines split the faces. for other faces i kept getting these errors: 

Create parting line failed Crane.ipt: Errors occurred during update Split11: Could not build this Split The attempted operation did not produce a meaningful result. Try with different inputs.

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AutoCAD 2010 :: Road Layout Consisting Of 3D Ploylines - Creating Surfaces

Jul 16, 2012

i have a road layout consisting of 3D ploylines. i want to create a surface over this layout.... i have tried but it will only seem to work on straight sections of road and not the intersections.. And i know it would be simple in civil 3d but i dont have access to that.

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AutoCAD 2010 :: Converting PDF To DWG?

Mar 8, 2011

Does Auto-Cad 2011 has the capability to convert PDF or TIF files to DWG files?

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AutoCAD 2010 :: Converting All DWG To PDF At Once

Jan 9, 2014

When converting DGW into PDF . If I have a job with several tabs (same model but each tab has items exclusively for that tab ) and want to convert to PDF.

Can I do all drawings at once or can I only do one at the time ?

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AutoCAD 2010 :: Converting DWG To DGN

Dec 10, 2012

I'm using the convert to .dgn function of ACAD and I'm getting a message that tells me I can't use the 2D seed file because there are one or more objects not in the Z = 0 plane. There shouldn't be anything not in the Z = 0 plane. I've used the FLATTEN command and all that seems to do is reproduce a block (and the same block every time thats not even part of my object selection). I can't seem to find the object(s) that are not Z = 0 using all methods I can think of. Does the 'NORMAL Z' have something to do with this?

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AutoCAD 2010 :: Converting 3D Files To STL

Dec 18, 2013

I have autocad 2011 and trying to convert my 3d files to stl files so I can print my objects in my 3d printer makerbot.

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AutoCad :: Converting 2010 To 2004?

Apr 5, 2011

I'm using autocad LT 2010 and need to send the drawings to someone using autocad 2004, how do i save the drawing so they can open and print with 2004. i was told that theres an option under save as but its not coming up on my version.

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AutoCAD 2010 :: Converting DWG To STP With Inventor Fusion?

Apr 29, 2011

I'm trying to convert a 3D model saved as a .dwg in AutoCAD 2011 to a .stp file using Inventor Fusion Technology Preview.  I did it once and it worked perfect.  But since, every time I save the .dwg as a .stp in Fusion, it scales the object down to 39% of the original.

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AutoCAD 2010 :: Converting Image Files To DWG

Nov 11, 2009

I'm doing an internship at school and need to convert alot of .tiff files and .dpf files into drawings. I also experimented with a program that converted the files from raster format into vector format. This is what I've found so far...

Able2Extract – Works very well when it does. Creates everything on 1 layer. Has options to use Autocad 2000 color palette or Autocad 2004 color palette. 2004 palette usual fails. Program works 50% of the time.

Aide PDF to DXF – Worked very well, once. Tried multiple floor plans and it came out chicken scratch.

AutoDWG VectorNow - Terrrrribllleeeeeee.

AlgoLab Raster 2 Vector – Miserable failure.

Any decent programs to convert these files?

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AutoCAD 2010 :: Converting JPEG To Drawing?

Apr 28, 2012

I have a company logo  that is a jpeg, I can insert it in a title block but when i print the drawing in black and white it is a blur due to the dark colors in the logo. Is there a way to convert it to a drawing so I can adjust colors/size to plot properly?

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AutoCAD 2010 :: Converting A 3D Drawing To A 2D Layout?

Feb 15, 2012

I am having an issue with a 3D drawing (xref) with size very large and crashing due to lack of memory.   I want to compress it into a 2D layout.  How do I compress a 3D drawing into a 2D drawing or something much smaller than the 47 MB it is now?

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AutoCAD 2010 :: Converting Drawing To Bitmap?

Jan 27, 2012

I created a drawing for a label in AutoCAD. The labels are made on an etching machine that we have and apparently the machine only accepts files in the BMP format. When I convert my drawing to a bitmap (export command), the images that I have in the label drawing (logos etc..) show up in the bitmap with borders around the images. I had set "imageframe" to 1 so I could select them when exporting the drawing. Another on of the images only has the border come in but nothing inside of the border?

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AutoCAD 2010 :: Converting Splines Into Arcs

Sep 23, 2011

I have a bugging problem.

I usually use Inventor to create a model from customer supplied blueprints, and then use the model to get the 2D geometry into

AutoCAD for further processing.

Now, unfortunately Inventor has a pitiful 2D drawing method, where circles and arcs that do not lie exactly on the plane end up as a spline.

They are true arcs and circles and should be true arcs and circles on the 2D view, but aren't.

What I would like to do is turn them into one.

Is there any command or method to do that?

I was hoping that Overkill would work ..... it doesn't.

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AutoCAD 2010 :: Converting Body To Solid?

Oct 14, 2010

I was given a .sat file from a third party company. When i pull it into CAD 2011 it comes in as a "body". It views like a wireframe object. I can't slice, subtract, union, etc. when i import it to Navis works it views like wireframe. The problem with this is that i can't run clash detection against this part then.

Any way to convert it to a solid?

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AutoCAD LT :: Converting 2013 Files To 2010?

Feb 19, 2013

I am trying to convert a 2013 ACAD file to ACAD 2010LT but some objects are not viewable in the converted file. I used DWG Truview to convert the 2013 file to 2010LT.

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AutoCAD 2010 :: Converting 2012 DWG To 2007 Version?

Mar 23, 2012

When I I convert a 2012 dwg into a 2007 format whether using true view or "saving as" 2007 from an open drawing, some of the graphics disappear.  How do I convert withour losing these graphics? 

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AutoCAD 2010 :: Converting 3D Object To Flat Layout

Jun 14, 2013

If I can convert or extract a flat sheet layout from a 3D cylinder. I would like to provide a 3rd. party Laser Cutting shop with a flat layout to cut my cylinder walls from.

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AutoCAD 2010 :: Converting Existing DWG From Meters To Feet

Jul 3, 2013

I have been sent a DWG floor plan from a firm in South America. The existing file is Type: Decimal  and Units to scale: Meters. We need to convert the file to a useable architectural and feet set up. I know that I will need to scale the existing dwg however I am not sure what the exact steps are or what I should scale it by. Should I change the drawing units first and then scale? Or the other way around? Biggest thing I need is the scale factor.

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AutoCAD 2010 :: Converting Complex Shapes To Polyline?

Nov 14, 2013

I recently exploded text but now i need it to be a Polyline, when using PEDIT.

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AutoCAD 2010 :: Lost Dimension Text When Converting To Windows 7

Jul 27, 2012

I lost my dimension text on all my drawings when I converted with Windows 7.  I did reload the 2010 software from scratch.  I am thinking it is some type of .dll file issue or font issue. 

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AutoCAD 2010 :: Converting Existing Blocks With Attributes To New Dynamic Block

May 10, 2012

I want to convert existing lighting blocks with attributes to a new dynamic block. I created a few visibility states but when i insert the block I can't move the attribute text around. I don't have to redefine the attributes within the block editor to make this work. What is the best way to deal with existing blocks with attributes?

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Illustrator :: Converting AI Files To Word 2010 (letterhead)

Jun 16, 2012

I have designed a letterhead in Ai (CS5). I want to make it a templete for Word 2010.
Currently, I am writing all letters in Ai and making them a PDF. It would be easier in Word.

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AutoCAD 2010 :: Converting Polylines With Width And Text Into Close Polylines

Jan 2, 2014

As the above mentioned, I have a drawing drawn using polylines with width from someone. The width of the line are suppose to represent area,

To put things into prospective, here is an example:

The polyline is 10 unit long and with a width of 2 unit wide. If i explode that polyline, it will become a single polyline without width. The line are suppose to represent 10 unit long and 2 unit wide; representing an area.

My question is is there a way to change the line above directly from polyline with width to a close polyline (4 x polylines) of 10 unit long and 2 unit wide.

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