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2D background visible in 3D mode

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

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

Thank you Ralf! Greatly appreciated

Re: 2D background visible in 3D mode

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

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.