2D TO 3D

Convert 2D designs into 3D models

Transform your 2D ideas and designs into 3D models with Autodesk®software.

What is a 2D to 3D software?

Transform your 2D ideas and designs into 3D models 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.

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See how AutoCAD and Inventor work better together

Design faster and get more from your models by combining the capabilities of AutoCAD and Inventor (US Site). Get the flexibility of AutoCAD, including the ability to collaborate with other 2D users. And with Inventor, save time on manual tasks and apply 3D models for downstream use cases.

Helpful videos on converting 2D to 3D

  • Convert 2D into 3D objects in AutoCAD

    Learn how to take 2D drawing designs & ideas and turn them into digital 3D objects and prototypes transitioning from design to engineering.

  • Create 3D assets using AutoCAD

    Learn how to create 3D geometry using AutoCAD solid, surface, and mesh tools.

  • Create models from AutoCAD geometry

    You don't have to start from scratch. Import existing DWGTM files into Inventor to create 3D models in minutes.

See how customers are using Autodesk’s 2D to 3D software

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    By using AutoCAD and experimenting with other technologies such as 3D printing, Andrew Mestern of Stratford Festival delivers incredible set designs.


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    Spanish architect explores architectural history by creating AutoCAD renderings that bring demolished Frank Lloyd Wright buildings back to life.


    3D tools enable innovative designs

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2D to 3D resources

Learn how users use Autodesk software to move their designs from 2D to 3D, transforming ideas from concepts to realistic simulations to precise plans for production.