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Displaying 2D CAD import in 3D view


It is possible to save the dwg file as an Object which will create a 3D version of the file. Use the Open Object... command, and select Browse for file... at the top of the dialog box. Navigate to and open the dwg file, this will open the file as an Object. Save the file as an Object and then load it into your libraries with the Library Manager. Use the Object Tool to select and place the file, it will appear as 2D and 3D. In 3D it will be flat (all in a single x/y plane).

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David Maudlin / Architect
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Barry Kelly
Sorry David,
Although this seemed like a legitimate question about how to show a 2D DWG in a 3D view, it was actually a spam post.
The user posts a legitimate question but puts a spam link in their signature.
I have banned the user and so the original post has been deleted.


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