How to create floor plans

Modified on Fri, 21 Oct 2022 at 09:07 AM

Define a cross-section plane 

  • Launch the Cross Section window from the sidebar and press Activate.
  • To define the plane, click Set plane > Horizontal and click on a point in the viewport with the desired elevation.
  • If necessary, adjust the z-value in the parameter box. 
  • Clip the scene and, if necessary, press Flip
  • When ready, press Create. The newly created section is now available as a separate object.

Trace the section with curves

  • Activate Snap to Section and Snap to CAD  from the toolbar.
  • Then, launch the CAD window  from the sidebar.
  • Set the Drawing Plane to horizontal.  
  • Choose the desired curve type and start tracing the section. 
  • Repeat the previous step as many times as required. 

Fit drawing to section 

  • Apply curves-to-section fitting as described here.
  • If necessary, select two or more end-to-end touching polylines and press Join  to combine them into a single polyline.
  • To split a polyline into a sequence of lines, select the polyline and press Explode .

Finally, export your floor plan into a DXF or DWG file. A step-by-step guide is described here.