AutoCAD 2013 :: Joining Surfaces Of Objects In Different Layers Without Forming Continuous Volume

Oct 9, 2013

I have two cubes in two different layers so that one is red and one is blue.  I want to attach these two cubes together at a surface, but keep that interface between them in the rendering (not just have them combine to form a continuous object with no interfaces).  

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AutoCAD 2013 :: Displaying Boundary Of Volume Section Objects

Aug 2, 2013

I'm been unable to find what controls the display of the boundary of a section (volume type) object. A section object that does not show it's boundary, when copied to another file shows the boundary.

Same layer states, visual styles, and other setting between both files.  There must be some setting I'm overlooking... but a search of the so-called help file was not very informative. 

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Volume From Surfaces

Sep 6, 2012

i'm jumping into 3d late in life...playing with volumes. i've created surfaces from aerial surveys and have saved the surfaces as separate files. i would now like to run volumes of the two as they represent the same quarry site from different years. it appears (?) i need to have both surfaces listed in prospector to run volumes. each separate file has its own surface listed. do i get (import?) the second surface drawing into one of the files so i have both listed and can run volumes? i see where i can create a surface from importing a .tin file...but i don't see how to export the surface as a .tin file.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Calculating Volume Using 2 Existing Surfaces?

Jun 9, 2013

I have create my surfaces and now need a volume between to two surfaces.  I created the surface by using the Surface/Create TIN Surface tool for both my OG and the surface after material has been imported.  I have gone to the volume dashboard and it will not let me add existing surface. How do I calculate the volume?

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: How To Compute Volume Of Material Bounded By Three Surfaces

Aug 16, 2012

How to compute volume of material bounded by three surfaces in a section view?

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Creating Surfaces From Existing Contour Map For Volume Calculations

Aug 30, 2012

I am working on a project, I was given a file with the contour already mapped out. I am tasked with finding volume of a fill I had to create. I made a 3-D polyline at the elevation I want my fill to start from and going down to my final grade. How can I make surfaces with my map. I do not have any files to make the surface off of. What is the easiest way I can make a layer, TIN has already been done but no surfaces are in the file.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Joining Three Grading Objects

Apr 24, 2013

I have a compost pad and retention pond to design, I set my back Pad line to surface and then graded to elevation so the slope to the pond will have no cuts

I created a pond and left out the grading to surface on the up hill side towards the pad which will be paved one day. I now created two side feature lines to enclose the whole pad and graded by distance and slope.

My problem now is the two side and back seem to blend together as I attached the feature lines together but I can not figure out how to blend into the pond create as it has side slopes to EG and the front which must join to the side slope crest to enclose the pad to drain into the pond.

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AutoCad :: Joining Objects Without Losing Lines?

Feb 6, 2012

Im creating plans for a new entryway and so that I have some perspective on how it will all join together i'm also creating a 3d model of my entry idea. In order to move things around to get a better view of how im planning on building this entry, I joined studs together so that I can move things around in the viewport without having to select each object. I know I can grab all the objects at the same time to move but I was wondering IF there is a way to union objects so that they dont lose the lines between joining objects. For example if 2 - 2x8 studs are next to each other and I were to union them, then they would plot as a 4 x 8 instead of 2 - 2 x 8's OR is there a way to maintain lines after union?

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AutoCad 3D :: Joining Angled Objects / Close Gap So It Looks Like Seamless Piece?

Aug 25, 2012

I'm just starting with ACAD 3d. I'm trying to draw a handle for a ball valve. The handle has a horizontal piece and an angled piece. In the attachment, you'll see that there's a gap where the two pieces meet. How can I close the gap so it looks like a seamless piece?

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AutoCAD 2013 :: 3D Orbit Stuck In Continuous

Sep 17, 2013

Over the last few days my all my AutoCAD 3d orbit commands have become continuous orbit.

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AutoCAD 2013 :: Joining Two Halves Of A Rod?

Mar 25, 2013

I have two halves of a rod that I want to join. They're both objects. What's the best way to fill in the gap between the two halves of the rod? It currently looks like this:

Using the LOFT command obviously just creates a surface between them, however, it doesn't become one model.

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AutoCAD 2013 :: 2014 - Linetypes When Plotting PDF Files Are Always Continuous

Jun 6, 2013

When plotting with plot styles the "use object linetype" setting in the plot style table is not working when i plot a pdf file. All the lines appear as continuous. I am unable to plot hidden, phantom, ect lines. Changing global scale has no effect.

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Photoshop :: Locking/Joining Layers Together?

Apr 9, 2009

I am trying to make a background or an overlay of this pattern i created. i want to drop the opacity on all of it and be able to edit all of the parts of the image with one action, instead of all of the layers seperately.

all of the graphics are seperate layers on their own. i took and created new layers out of one another, from an original. so i have like 15 or so of them. is there a way to lock/join/merge them together into one, single editable layer?

i want to drag it onto another image and make them translucent. i can link them (with the little chain symbol on my layers window) and drag them all, but then if i try to do any editing, it will only do one at a time.

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AutoCAD 2013 :: Joining Polylines Without Changing Dimensions

Feb 11, 2013

I'm having a bit of trouble getting my polygon closed without changing the dimensions of the polygon.The drawing attached or at URL....

However I do not know the radius of the angles A, B and C. I know that all the lines have to be the dimensions marked.

Can Autocad automatically bend the angle say, at A without changing the dimensions in order to complete the polygon? I tried this URL.... but found it wasn't what I wanted.

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AutoCad 3D :: Creating 3D Solids And Surfaces From Existing Objects

Jan 10, 2013

What method will you choose to create 3D solids and surfaces from existing objects in autocad?

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AutoCAD 2013 :: Using Join Icon Versus Joining Lines In Pedit Command

Oct 6, 2013

what is the difference btwn using the join icon and joining lines using the pedit command?

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Point Groups / Surfaces Different Layers And Colors

Jul 18, 2013

write out the steps involved in importing one set of points to a point group so that it is one color and on one layer and a different set of points onto a different layer with a different color? We gather survey data using different methods and want to be able to overlay the data sets for quality control purposes and them being the same color is crazy making

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AutoCAD 2013 :: Get Rid Of Associative Surfaces?

Apr 22, 2012

I have surface associativity set to 0 but I keep getting surface associativity errors.

It is as if turning surface associativity is either not turning off, or is left on for some entities.

How to get rid of the surface associativity for good, like purging or something like that?

It seems that if it is still in operation it is adding extra size to the drawings...

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AutoCAD 2013 :: Extruding To Several Different Surfaces With One Block

Oct 14, 2013

I am trying to extrude a block up to a part that has several surfaces at different heights and angles.

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AutoCAD 2013 :: Can't Delete Holes In Surfaces

Apr 16, 2012

I have attached a file that has a surface, with holes in it.  I need to heal the surface, or remove the holes.

In old mechanical desktop, when you untrimed the surface, the holes would go away. Now untriming does not eliminate the holes and extending the surface inward does not work either.

This seems like it would be a common task to need to be able to do with surfaces.

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AutoCad :: 3 Lines With Different Lengths Forming Triangle

Dec 12, 2012

I had to go out yesterday and measure an house indoors. Anyway the room is not square but sort of an triangle. I have measured 3 wall sides.

How to arrange them so that I get an triangle. I could draw 3 lines and then start rotating them till I get satisfactory result but can this be done any quicker?

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AutoCAD 2013 :: Lofting Creates Surfaces And Not Solids?

Jun 19, 2012

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.

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AutoCAD 2013 :: Trim Surfaces To Get Outer Surface

Jun 24, 2013

I m working in autoCAD'13. I have got this drawing from a client. I need to trim these surfaces to get only the outer surfaces. But since these are not intersecting at right angles, i m not able to trim these surfaces. 

Please find attached a small part of the concerned drawing. The intersecting surfaces in the drawing have to be trimmed.

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3ds Max :: Volume Fill Object With Small Objects?

Oct 25, 2012

best way to fill a box with spheres, non intersecting, random rotates?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Forming A Cast Steel Piece

Jan 20, 2012

I have a piece that I'm trying to develop to add into an assembly.  The piece I'm trying to create is a cast piece of steel that I'm trying to form to a radius.  The piece basically starts out as a flat part and then is formed to a radius.  I want to form it from flat to radius so that the contours will match the radius of the piece. 

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Forming Sub Assemblies Within Master Assembly

Mar 6, 2012

Is there a way to create sub assemblies from components already in an assembly?

See attached link from Solidworks doing this.  Looking for something similar. [URL] ........

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AutoCAD 2013 :: Show Current Volume In A Field?

Dec 21, 2013

I want to do something a little different in my math class unit on volume - I want to bring up AutoCAD 2014, and have a 3D solid on the screen. As I change/edit the object, I want the students to see the volume amount change, onscreen. Is there a way I can put in a field, preferably, that with a quick regen will show the volume of a 3D object?

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AutoCAD 2013 :: How To Cut Out Excess Volume From Bottom Of 3D Model

Jul 24, 2013

I feel as though there is a shortcut for this problem. In this simple 3D model, I need to "cut" out the excess volume from the bottom of my 3D model. The thickness at all walls needs to be 1mm. Is there a simple solution to "vaccum" the extra space out from the bottom? The top shows the compartments.. but the problem is the excess space underneath.

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3ds Max Animation :: Using Volume Select To Randomize Moving Objects?

Oct 25, 2012

Trying to figure out the best way to control the random movement of objects..

Imagine a row of 10 spheres, positioned right beside each other in one long orderly chain. I want to make these spheres move about randomly in space. A perfect way is to use a position and rotation noise controller on each one with a separate seed. Great no problem.

But I would like to animate the noise of the spheres as if I had a volume select over all of them together, so that all the spheres would not move and stay still until I animate or move the gizmo box of the volume select. So as the gizmo box leaves the sphere, the noise controllers would be activated.

I could place a soft selection to the volume select so that it would be a smooth transition between noise and calm.

Now I understand volume select only control vertices and noise controllers control the object in space so I dont think they would work with each other but IS there some other method that I am missing that I can use to achieve this result??

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Illustrator :: 3d Extruded Objects Have Open Spaces Or Voids On Some Of Surfaces

Mar 19, 2014

my 3d extruded objects have open spaces or voids on some of the surfaces

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AutoCAD 2013 :: Find Volume Using Line Area And Elevation?

Sep 26, 2012

I made a lake using lines set at different elevations to show depth, is there a way to calculate the volume of the lake in AutoCAD 2013 from just the line elevations and area without having to make the lines a solid surface

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