How to Convert 2D Floor Plans to 3D

2D floor plans are the backbone of any professional construction project. But when it comes time to present the project ideas to your client, 2D plans alone can leave clients with more questions than answers. That’s why smart contractors use design software – like Cedreo – to convert 2D floor plans to 3D floor plans .

2D floor plans provide a general idea of the project layout. 3D floor plans remove the guesswork and bring the plans to life so your clients can visualize the end product. This translates to higher conversion rates and more closed deals for builders , remodelers , and designers like you.

Do you have 2D plans you’re working on right now? See why you should convert 2D floor plans to 3D, and learn how to do that with just a few clicks in Cedreo.



Home Builders and Designers Benefit From Floor Plan Conversions

As a home design professional, you know how important it is to communicate your vision to your clients. Instead of relying on your client’s imagination or complicated 3D CAD renderings, you can easily create floor plan conversions with Cedreo and show clients a lifelike version of their finished project.


Showcase decorations and furnishings

An empty room isn’t very inspiring. But show your clients a 3D view of a fully furnished room and watch how they get excited about the project. And interior designers love being able to test different color schemes and decor styles to find out exactly what their clients want.


Capture space and interior design elements

As your clients view the floor plan design from a first-person perspective, it’s easier for them to understand the size, layout, and flow of the space. They can also get a better sense of interior design elements, like kitchen cabinets and stairways, that can be hard to visualize from just 2D plans.


Visualize projects for clients

3D plans that let clients visualize the property help you avoid miscommunications and answer a lot of your client’s questions. This helps you close more deals since clients feel more confident about moving ahead with the project.



How to Automatically Convert 2D Floor Plans into 3D

Here’s how to automatically convert 2D floor plans to 3D:


Step #1. Create a free account

Sign up now for your free account with Cedreo professional design software. No commitment. No hidden fees. No complicated CAD programs. Start making 3D floor plans today.


Step #2. Draw or import 2D floor plan

Use Cedreo’s intuitive drawing tools to create the 2D plan. With the continuous drawing mode, you can create most basic home layouts in just 5 minutes. If you have an existing house plan, just import it as an image and trace over it to create a duplicate layout in Cedreo. Then, quickly drag-and-drop doors, windows, and other design features.


Step #3. Simultaneously view 2D drawings in 3D

Other design software makes you switch windows or wait forever to convert 2D floor plans to 3D. Fortunately, that’s not the case with Cedreo. As you create your 2D plans, you simultaneously see the 3D floor plans in the 3D drawing window. So when you add design features like walls, windows, roofs, and furnishings, you get instant design feedback. This helps you plan more effectively and work more efficiently.


Step #4. Customize floor plan dimensions

As you finalize the plans, you may need to make changes to the dimensions. It’s easy to do in Cedreo. Quickly add and remove walls or resize them as needed. Even the dimensions of windows, doors, and other design features can be customized to fit your client’s tastes and needs.


Step #5. Add furnishings and decorations

Cedreo’s extensive design library gives you a virtually unlimited combination of furniture and decorations. Choose from thousands of different interior and exterior design pieces and save time by choosing product packs that furnish and decorate a room in just one click. Best of all, as you furnish the house, you’ll instantly see your 3D floor plans come to life.


Step #6. Finalize surface area table

If you’re a remodeler or interior designer working in just one area of the house, you can select specific areas to be included in the total surface area of the project. Just head to the “Surface Area” tab of the “Plan” section and then select which measurements you would like to include in the final project plans.


Step #7. Capture multiple viewpoints

Choose from a variety of 3D views to present to your client, like a 3D floor plan top view with exterior details or an isometric 3D floor plan. With Cedreo, you can also create irresistible photorealistic 3D renderings. Customize the lighting, perspective, and time of day. Submit it for processing, and in just 5 minutes you’ll have a realistic view of the finished project.


Step #8. Download or share with client

When it’s time to present your ideas, download the 2D plans, 3D plans, and photorealistic renderings in PDF or popular image formats. This makes them easy to print or share with your clients and team members.



Examples of Floor Plan Conversions Completed With Cedreo

Stop guessing how the final project will look, with Cedreo’s lifelike 3D images. Check out some real examples of 2D to 3D floor plan conversions done with Cedreo. Then start using Cedreo today so you can create 3D plans like these that will help you close more deals.

2D View

2D floor plan with colors designed with Cedreo

3D View

3D floor plan designed with Cedreo
2D floor plan of a ranch house designed with Cedreo
3D floor plan of a ranch house designed with Cedreo
2D floor plan of an appartment designed with Cedreo
3D floor plan of an appartment designed with Cedreo

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