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2D background visible in 3D mode

Experimenter
Experimenter

Just a brief enquiry. I've imported a layout (JPEG) into a 2D frame. I'd like to build a 3D factory based on the 2D layout, but when I switch to 3D mode, the imported layout disappears. Is there a way to make the layout visible in 3D mode? Regards

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Re: 2D background visible in 3D mode

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

Hello Abyss_Above,

You can add the layout to the 3D scene by using a textured plate.

If you have a AutoCAD (.DWG) or MicroStation (.DGN) layout file, you can import it directly and you will get a textured plate with the correct dimensions.

Regards,

Ralf

Re: 2D background visible in 3D mode

Experimenter
Experimenter

Thank you Ralf! Greatly appreciated

Re: 2D background visible in 3D mode

Solution Partner Valued Contributor Solution Partner Valued Contributor
Solution Partner Valued Contributor

Hi Ralf,

 

What do you mean by textured plate? I'm trying to do something similar. I have a JT of the background I want to use but when I drag and drop it in the 3D frame it does not show up in the 2D frame.

Re: 2D background visible in 3D mode

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

You cannot display Jt files in 2D. If you want to use a jt file as "background" in 3D and 2D alike, you can e.g. import it in 3D and (starting with version 13.1) export the resulting scene as a bitmap or make a screenshot. Both resulting pictures then can be used as 2D background.