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Old Nov 19, 2003, 02:35 PM
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Turning 2D into 3D Autocad HELP!!

I have figured out how to create 2D fuselage bulkheads in AutoCad 2000. But for the life of me I cannot figure out how to take those bulkheads and turn them into a 3D representation.

How do I use them to form a 3D fuselage?
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Old Nov 19, 2003, 05:51 PM
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First you will need to create a blank 3D oblect, then you should be able to simply copy your 2D elevations onto the 3D object. You need to create a new object and copy btwn the files, though. If you are new to 3D in autocad, you might consider picking up a book on the subject. It increases the complexity of the project tenfold.
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Old Nov 19, 2003, 06:01 PM
EDF rules... :)
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Like this...
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Old Nov 19, 2003, 06:04 PM
EDF rules... :)
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I do this all day every day.

I start with a 2-D shape and make a region out of it, then extrude it to the thickness I want it to be. To get to the point where you can do the thing s like I have on the 757 in the above post takes a lot of practice, time. I started with a 3-view and went from there with this model.

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Old Nov 19, 2003, 07:56 PM
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Ok, so if you do it that way, do you draw each part individually and then use the independant pieces to create your 3D view? Or can you do the entire airframe and then render it 3D all at once? Your way seem a lot easier than the kludge I have been using
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Old Nov 19, 2003, 10:37 PM
EDF rules... :)
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One peice at a time. Lotsa work for sure. AutoCAD is tedious in some respects.

Cheers,

Eric B.
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Old Nov 19, 2003, 11:34 PM
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This subject would make a good tutorial for the group!
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Old Nov 19, 2003, 11:50 PM
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The quick way:

1 - make the part in 2D
2 - use command "Region" to make all the lines into one closed line. Type Region in the command line, enter, select all the lines and hit enter again.
If the region fails there is an open gap somewhere, zoom in and mend where neccesary.
3 - use command "Extrude"
Enter extrude, on promt type in desired thickness and viola its done. Rendering is done afterwards (takes no time)


To practise, draw a square, extrude it and rotate view to see how it works/looks.
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Old Nov 20, 2003, 07:36 AM
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Like Haldor said...

Cheers Haldor, how is the Midi Mig coming, I have been folowing the pictures and the thread. Looks great.

Cheers,

Eric B.
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