2D to 3D
Transform your 2D ideas and designs into 3D digital prototypes with Autodesk® software. Autodesk software not only enables you to digitally design, visualize, and simulate your most complex ideas, it also eases the transition from 2D to 3D design and engineering processes. This way, designers can accelerate their concepts and precisely visualize their projects and products virtually, reducing the need for costly physical prototypes and speeding innovative products to market.
With Autodesk software, a single 3D model containing all design data can be shared across multidiscipline teams of designers and engineers as product development proceeds, assisting with:
- Error reduction
- Streamlined design process
Autodesk 3D design and modeling software solutions enhance efficiency and productivity of the design process by enabling professionals across a variety of industries to digitally build their ideas. The ability to visualize and test designs under real-world conditions, all within a single, intelligent, and updatable 3D model, enables exploration of complete projects and products before they incur the costs of building physical prototypes or beginning construction.
From architects, engineers, and designers to visual effects artists, game developers, and 3D animators, Autodesk 3D design and modeling software helps design professionals move their designs from 2D to 3D, transforming ideas from concepts to realistic simulations to precise plans for production.
Transitioning from 2D to 3D
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2D to 3D Workflow Stories
NOAA Research Facility—Autodesk BIM solutions help design team surpass goals on stimulus-funded oceanographic research facility.
When design changes were necessary, the architects and engineers could implement them more rapidly. “For example, very late in the game, Revit Structure helped us to completely revamp some framing systems in very short order,” says Reeder. “We could not have done that using a traditional 2D approach. Revit Structure was extremely valuable.”
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Marin Bikes—The designers at Marin Bikes are constantly striving to build bikes that are unique, strong, and able to differentiate themselves both in the riding experience and on the sales floor.
"The reason we chose Inventor is because it's a continuation of the AutoCAD software we had learned in college," explains Faircloth. "As we started to move from a 2D environment to a 3D environment, it seemed to be the path of least resistance because we understood AutoCAD. Picking up Inventor happened quickly as a result." In addition, they were able to leverage all of their legacy 2D data because Autodesk Inventor software reads and writes DWG™ files natively with full visual fidelity—and without the need for translators."
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