I sure would appreciate it very much if someone can give me steps to converting 2d drawing to 3d drawing. First of all, do I do the 2d drawing in isoplane, if not what? When converting the 2d drawing do I use 3D Basics or 3D modeling. Please see attached picture of the drawing I want to do.
I would concentrate on the basics (like drawing a line) http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/AutoCAD-2011/Drawing
before taking on a part like this in 3D. I recommend signing up for a class. Frankly, if I were just starting out learning a new CAD program for a 3D object like this I would sign up for a class learning one of the next-generation CAD programs like Autodesk Inventor.
You are asking an awful lot for a discussion forum. You asked this same question two days ago and one of the places that I directed you to was Youtube. You will be able to see people actually using the software rather than trying to describe this very complicated subject in text form. I did a quick search of Youtube and found over 500 results . I know that all 500 videos might not be exactly what you need, but the first 20-30 could get you a bunch of good info. I would also agree with the other comment about taking a class; that is vital. You have to know the basics quite thouroughly before you will be able to grasp 3D.
I don't think I was asking, as you say, an awful lot. I thought a forum was to ask for help and answers, no matter what the length of question is.
OK. You're allowed to ask any question you want, whatever help you need. Weather it's a LOT will be decided by the people who have to devote their time to answering it. I note you're post has gotten 148 views and 3 replies. That may be indicative of how much time those 145 people thought it would take to answer. Some may just not have known.
There a a couple of ways that this might be create in 3D. Which one would be appropriate would depend on what you want to do with it after you create it. Is it only for display or do you need to extract information form it.
In the Autocad Help there are "Show Me Animations" There are sections on Creating Solids and Surfaces, Modifying 3D objects and Working with Mesh Objects. These may give you a hint on how to proceed.
He's entitled to ask many as he wished, why does he have to have a job to use Autocad?
Sounds like you all were born with CAD knowledge in your blood.
There's no limit on the groups as to how may questions anyone can post. What he's not entitled to is an answer. Those are freely given. Or not.
I've asked a lot of questions on these groups. Sometimes I get great answers. Sometimes I can hear the crickets chirp.
The OP asked a direction-less open-ended generic question with no awareness of the complexity of the question (ref. Rudder sketch).
I think the replies so far asking the OP to seek knowledge of the basic workings of AutoCAD 3D modeling (not 2D isoplane etc.), perhaps even a few basic classes or free online tutorials, are valid replies. Youtube demos as well go a long way to show usage.
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