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Modelling 3D knurling - e.g. knurled surface of a control knob.

A - answer Using the following procedure you can model a true 3D diamond knurling in AutoCAD - e.g. for a knurled surface of turning knobs. By choosing proper modeling parameters, you can influence position, orientation, depth and size/scale of the dents.

Please note, that the resulting model file can be quite large. If you don't need the true 3D shape, you can achieve a similar visual result easily by applying materials - using a bump map (relief map) Knurl texture.

And the resulting 3D DWG model for download in the CAD/BIM block library:

- Block 17487

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See also:
Tip 13095:How to change material texture orientation in Fusion 360?
Tip 9228:How to create a knurled surface in Inventor?
Tip 8800:How to set diamond plate material in Inventor?
Tip 7627:Where can I find the common shared Autodesk material library?

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