The information in this article applies to:
I have a 2D DWG file that I'd like I'd like to import into Home Designer. How can I do this?
Use the Import Drawing Assistant to import CAD or terrain/elevation information directly from a DWG or DXF file.
It's important to note that, apart from terrain/elevation information, CAD that is part of a DWG or DXF file will be imported as two-dimensional components, such as lines, text, arcs, and polylines, and cannot be converted to 3D. You can, however, use the various Home Designer tools to trace over imported CAD components if you would like to create a 3D structure based on the imported information. Please see the "Tracing Over an Imported File to Create a 3D Floorplan" resource in the Related Articles section below to learn more.
In Chief Architect Premier and Chief Architect Interiors, certain 2D CAD components can be converted into walls, railings, windows, and doors. Please see KB-00170: Using CAD to Walls from an Imported DWG/DXF to learn more.
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