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2D CAD in a 3D World

2D CAD in a 3D World

The ease of design creation and documentation also is a prevailing reason for the continued use of 2D in civil engineering and site design. “Most of our land-development projects are brownfield projects,” says Timmons’ Gladfelter. “The site planning is based on 2D elements like property lines, rights-of-way, setback lines and so on. Setbacks in most municipal codes are based on 2D offsets. 3D doesn’t add anything at this stage of the design and drafting process.” Read more »