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Display 3D in double cad XT?
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* April 30, 2012, 05:02:09 AM
Hi,

I created a few 2D dimensioned blue prints in Double Cad, is there a way to display them in 3D and rotate them, show them from different perspectives?

I tried showing them in 3D by going into View>3D, but just the perspective changes, the drawings still appear flat. I gues I am asking if I can display drawings like Google Sketchup does as three dimensional surfaces - but as line drawings of course...
« Last Edit: April 30, 2012, 05:07:00 AM by bhill »

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* April 30, 2012, 06:46:18 AM
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bhill

Seems only available in 'Pro' version

Select 2D object (rectangle for example) then go to > Modify > Properties > then in the dialog box change the thickness e.g. from 0.00 to 25mm. This will basically 'extrude' the rectangle to a thickness of 25mm!
Then go to view > orbit > examine. This will allow you to rotate/orbit the around.

Or
Again in pro you can save your drawing as a 3ds.file and open up in 'sketchup' and view and rotate as you wish and then of course if required you can export as a 'solid' model.
« Last Edit: April 30, 2012, 06:58:00 AM by spider65 »

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* November 14, 2012, 12:32:51 PM
#2
OK...so in Modify, do I choose Pen?  Can't seem to find "Thickness"...
« Last Edit: November 14, 2012, 12:35:22 PM by bhill »

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* November 15, 2012, 04:21:15 AM
#3
re: …Thickness

Look for "Thickness" on the "3D" page of the objects' Properties dialog.

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* November 15, 2012, 08:53:20 AM
#4
When I select an object like a 2d rectangle, and left click on the object to bring up properties, the 3d page does not come up...

I have general, pen, brush, format.....but no 3d...

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* November 16, 2012, 01:16:26 AM
#5
re: …but no 3d…

I get the feeling that Thickness is a Pro Only feature, but I don't see anything in Help stating one way or the other;  Creating 3D Objects by Editing 2D Objects.

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November 19, 2012, 12:04:40 PM
#6
XT also allows for thickness.

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* August 16, 2017, 11:15:46 PM
#7
XT also allows for thickness.
No, my version of XT 5.0 (build 30.2), doesn't shows any 3D properties for thickness. I remember in older versions it was possible, but in newer it looks that 3D is completely left out.

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