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.
I have noticed that "Data Extraction" does not give you geometry information of a 3D solid such as position X, Y, and Z, and Length, Width, and Height. This information IS available in "Properties". Is there a way to extract this info to csv or some other format?
In previous autocad version that supported Lofting, i was always able to create a solid loft.
With 2013 the loft command seems to divide its abilities depending on what type of profiles are selected.
When selecting a closed polyline profile, loft produces a solid. Works fine.
When selecting a region or solid face loft produces only a surface.
The work i am trying to do at the moment involves irregular sections and/created from existing solids.
I could trace the profile and make a polyline, but each profile contains an ellipse, and you cant trace an ellipse.
Where i used to be able to select the ends of the existing solids and create a solid loft,
I now have to produce a section twice (gives you a region), loft the regions, convert the regions to surfaces (because the produced surface doesn't have and faces), union the surface and then convert to solids
Instead of 1 command there are now 6.
I tried turning of the assiciativity (surfaceassociativity 0) hoping that it had some sort of influence but to no avail.
There was no issue with 2010 and 2012 and i have just installed all 2013 products.
I have a lot of work to do and have to produce 3dsolids.
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.
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I'm using 2D wireframe as my default view while extruding some solid pipes. Everything appears to work fine, but when I switch to any other shademode eg. 3D wireframe, some of the pipes disappear. In Navisworks they show up as listed objects in the selection tree but cannot be displayed and more imporantly do not get considered in clash detection.
I can't see anything different about the properties of the "hidden" pipes over any others that can be seen.
If I slice the "hidden" solids, then one half or both halves become visible like a normal solid again.
I have hundreds of pipes to model and clash so need to resolve what's happening here. Attached is a small sample file.
Is there a way in Autocad to create a solid that moves, for instance I have a piece of equipment on a hinge and i wanted to show how the equipment looks in use and then how the equipment looks once it moves on the hinge.
I am beginner at 3D modeling, I have to solids and trying to subtract them. I have done it many time on this particular drawing but for some reason it is not working now. Here is my command prompt
Command: _subtract Select solids, surfaces, and regions to subtract from .. Select objects: 1 found Select objects: Select solids, surfaces, and regions to subtract .. Select objects: 1 found Select objects: Dimension disassociated.
Here is an image of what I need to subtract. Why is it not working?
how I can Identify invalid solids without having to select each solid individually.I would think that a lisp routine would be the way to go, but I cannot find what makes a solid invalid as opposed to being valid.
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.
Is it possible to extract coordinates to a spreadsheet or display them on screen of points in AutoCad. I would like to know the coordinates of all the intersections of the lines in the model shown in the attached pdf. The 3d model was drawn in Revit as model lines. If there is a simple way to draw this shape in AutoCad, it is part of a torus.I imported it into AutoCad as Revit had a few limitations.
I have this 3D toilet from Kohler but want to extract the 2d front, top and sides. I've flatshot, soldraw, solprof, solview but I get an error message that says something like "no surfaces or solids found".
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.
I design a small plant in Autocad 2012. For the pipes we used cylinders, now we need to make the bill of materials, but I don't know how to extract the data from each cylinder(radius and height), after I will be able to do this, I can make the material list, but I don't know how and I am having so many cylinders.
I've spent the last 4 hours searching for an answer to this question, but I simply can't find one.
As a start I think you have to know that I'm currently using AutoCAD 2012.
Here's the problem: I need to extract some info from an AutoCAD table to a reference file that can be opened in Microsoft Excel. Everything I find on the subject is actually an answer to the question "How does <DATAEXTRACTION> work?" or "How to do an extraction of DATA in AutoCAD?"....
In this particular case I have a set of production drawings (cut tickets) for manufacturing of stone. And in every single sheet I have this material schedule or a table, if you wish, that is made with an AutoCAD table. In this schedule I have the height, width and thickness of the stone plate and with a function it measures it's area and volume. What I want to do is to extract those values into a reference file that I can open with Microsoft Excel, as I already said.
I have a drawing which has hundreds of levels on and i'm trying to establish what the MEAN level is and the AVERAGE level. I thought the best way might be to extract the text to excel and perform it there but at the moment the only way i can do it is to copy and paste the text and its taking me forever. Is there a way to either a) extract text to excel or b) calculate a MEAN value based on texted selected?
I am a bit new at 3D drawings, for many years it's been only 2D files used for .dxf purposes. My method is using "3D face" and them "extruding" to the size I want. When I view my layout or model, my 3D objects appear to be solids, but show some transparency. When I preview or print, they only come out as lines. How can I make these objects solid and print them?
I'm trying to understand extrusion to 3D solids better. This started when I drew a joined, closed 3dpolyline and found it wouldn't extrude (the shape titled 3D POLYLINES 4 sides joined, in the attached DWG), even though everything lies in the same plane (z=0). It gives the error "segment chord not perpendicular to normal". A chord is part of a circle, and there are no circles in the .dwg, so I don't understand the error. If you join only 2 or 0 sides, then at least 2D extrusion to a surface is allowed, but not if all 4 sides are joined, i.e. one 3D polyline.
If I draw regular polylines overtop the 3D polylines, then join and close them, it extrudes into a solid. This suggests that 3D polylines can't be extruded into a solid when regular polylines can, yet if I draw some scratch 3D polyline geometry that is joined and closed, these 3D polylines will join. It's as if I've found some secret shape that AutoCAD refuses to allow extrusion on.