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Convert 2D to 3D

This page describes the tool “Convert 2D to 3D”.

Tools > Convert 2D to 3D


2D Vector data with point, line or area objects can be converted to 3D vector data using a 3D reference.


Set the source vector file or directory via drag & drop or browse to the file location.


3D Vertexes from Vertices

All vertices of the point, lines, or area objects will be separately converted to 3D vertexes.

3D Boxes from Areas

Area objects get extruded deriving top and bottom planes from the 3D reference.

Vertical Areas from Segments

Line segments get extruded into a vertical Plane, deriving top and bottom segments from the 3D reference.

Vertical Lines from Points

Points get extruded into a vertical Line, deriving top and bottom from the 3D Reference.


Objects that could not be converted to 3D are added to a new vector dataset <original_dataset_name+'_no3d.ovf'. Change the parameters and run the tool again to improve the results.

Last modified:: 2023/05/12 16:31