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For the people that use AutoCad 3D for drafting, can you please share with me how you go about detailing your drawings after the model has been created. I would like to know the steps and commands that you take to do your section cuts and why you do it the way you do. For example do you annotate and print from model space or paper space? I have been using the VIEWBASE, VIEWSECTION, and VIEWDETAIL commands. All done in paper space. I’m just wondering if there is another way. Any tips and tricks will be appreciated.
The older method was to use FlatShot, and SectionPlane commands to get 3D Sections. For any "normal" view, you can just present the 3D model in a viewport, switch to paper space, then dimension and annotate.
I like Viewbase, except that if the model changes there is no way to get back the work I've done. I use it in conjunction with Microvellum, and if I happen to redraw the product in MV, I lose everything I did in ViewBase. I cannot find a way to reconnect the views to a different model.
The method I use depends a lot on my task at hand.
Thanks for sharing Gary, I appreciate it.
I haven't done this in a while but I would divide paper space into 4 sections and scale each section. The 2d guys would dimension in model space, 3d requires dimensioning in paper space
I put a top view at the top left side and an iso at the top right side and an elevation at the bottom left side and sections at the right bottom
I cant remember how I got sections, I remember they weren't parametric but were easy to do and my favorite thing about 3d in Auto cad
Most of my knowledge on this came from Dave Wishengrad, Smartlister and Jim Falk Millister
Dview and clipping planes simultaneously with the section comamd automated with code from paperspace.
If I remember, I will try and post some code later. On my cell atm.
Dview is fantastic....If it works reliably now. Years ago when I would use it, it was about 50/50 if it would crash during the process.
In the past I have used DVIEW and some other sectioning tools. I have now settled into using VIEWBASE, VIEWSECTION and VIEWDETAIL. Finding that these commands give me the best results. Using VIEWBASE I am able to filter the parts I need in the view. From the base view it is fairly easy to derive sections and details, showing just the parts I need for the section and details.
Though, AutoCad has had some issues with VIEWBASE. At times views become disassociated and can no longer be edited. Also, in the last several versions the command has been removed in32-bit versions of AutoCad.
Still for me, VIEWBASE has been the best solution in creating shop drawings from AutoCad.
Dear sir, as per your question, I thought that you're asking for, how to convert 2d drawing to 3d in AutoCAD.