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Command line : CP_CONVERTTO3DFORMS

The CP_CONVERTTO3DFORMS command has been around in CADPower for a while and was used by us internally for demos in conceptual design and planning. It was primarily meant to be a BricsCAD command to create a 3d form from 2d sections, add a floor base, a roof and apply some quick concept modeling on forms and spaces to be taken to BricsCAD BIM. The CP_CONVERTTO3DFORMS is useful for AutoCAD users as well.

This command takes open as well as closed 2d forms like lines, arcs, splines and polylines and extrudes them into a 3d geometry by giving them a height, a form (or wall) thickness.

It can also add a floor-base beneath your 3d form and a roof as well. The roof can be specified as flat or sloping. Sloping roofs can be defined by identifying a ridge for the roof that can either be drawn or picked from existing ridge lines and polylines.

When used in BricsCAD, this command provides a very quick method to create a 3d form, a shell with walls, roofs and floors. You can then use advanced 3d modeling and BIM commands in BricsCAD Platinum to fine-tune and polish your form based models created by CP_CONVERTTO3DFORMS.


We are very passionate about building this command further to enable conceptual planning in the CAD environment, somewhat like what Sketchup offers. We would like to hear from you more what you would like to see in this command.

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