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AutoCAD 3-D: NEED HELP? Please post your 3-D AutoCAD questions in the appropriate topic below. => AutoCAD 3-D Questions? Using the UCS => Topic started by: elizquirk on November 12, 2016, 11:32:08 pm

Title: Re: How to use and move the UCS to draft on any surface in 3-D
Post by: elizquirk on November 12, 2016, 11:32:08 pm
Are you utilizing CAD 2017? When drafting in Model space, do you actually have the capability to use 3D whenever? I never remember specifying heights, is that just done via extruding? Look forward to your direction! Thank you for the help!
Title: Re: Re: How to use and move the UCS to draft on any surface in 3-D
Post by: lwettergren on November 15, 2016, 02:08:43 pm
This demo was created using AutoCAD 2016, which is very similar to 2017.  Yes, the 3D capabilities are available all the time in AutoCAD.  As far as modeling goes, there are many ways to create the 3D shapes.


-one is to use the 3-D solid forms (such as box, torus, cylinder, etc.)
-another is to extrude enclosed 2-D polylines or figures (to create solid forms) or extrude lines (to create extruded planes)
-yet another is to use wireframes and add "surfaces" to them.
- and a fourth way is also the Polysolid command that allows one to make 3-D objects by setting a height, width, and then drafting a polyline "wall" to the height and width specified.