The 2D-to-3D converter 

Clous offers a 2D to 3D tool that allows you to quickly convert 2D drawings in various formats into 3D models. By utilizing hybrid automation, the susceptibility to errors during the conversion process is significantly reduced. As a result, your engineers have more time for value-added tasks that align with their expertise.

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This is what the 2D-to-3D converter offers

Uncomplicated procedure

The 2D-to-3D converter enables easy data upload and offers a user-friendly interface. With just a few clicks, you can convert any format into full 3D models.

Maximum reliability

The software leads to a considerable increase in accuracy in the conversion process. If errors nevertheless occur, clous assumes liability for them.

State-of-the-art data encryption

At clous, protecting your data is a top priority. For this reason, we use state-of-the-art encryption technology to ensure the security of your data.

Extreme scalability

With clous there is no limit to the number of drawings you can convert. We are able to convert anything you upload quickly and accurately.

The 2D-to-3D converter in action

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Why engineering teams trust clous

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  • For the Management Board

  • For engineers

Engineering team leaders rely on the 2D-to-3D converter as it increases team efficiency, productivity and motivation.

Increasing motivation of employees

The clous 2D to 3D converter creates freedom for staff by allowing them to save time they would otherwise spend converting technical drawings. This efficient conversion from 2D to 3D gives staff more space for creative work and other important tasks. By simplifying the technical processes, the converter increases the freedom and motivation of the employees to concentrate on their core competences.

Create capacity for your team

The 2D-to-3D converter creates capacity for the engineering teams as they no longer have to spend time and resources on the manual transformation of engineering drawings. This time saving allows the teams to focus more on other important tasks and projects, which increases their efficiency and productivity. The converter relieves teams of repetitive tasks, freeing up space for creative thinking and tackling complex challenges.

The management trusts in clous because the company saves costs through its solutions, focuses on technological progress and counteracts the shortage of skilled workers.

Responding to the shortage of skilled workers

Automating 2D to 3D conversion at clous reduces the need for specialised professionals by allowing companies to create high-quality 3D models quickly and cost-effectively. This allows resources to be freed up to tackle other complex tasks and alleviates the skills shortage in the industry.

Reduces costs

By moving 2D to 3D conversion to clous, companies can also increase efficiency and streamline workflows by accessing the resources and scalability of the 2D to 3D converter. This leads to cost savings through faster and more efficient conversion of 2D data to 3D models.

Focuses on technological progress

The 2D-to-3D converter relies on technological progress, and companies that use it also rely on innovative solutions. This conversion technology enables companies to transform their existing 2D data into immersive 3D models. By using the converter, they show their willingness to adapt modern technologies and provide a visually engaging experience to their customers. The use of the 2D-to-3D converter thus reflects the companies' innovative strength and future-oriented focus.

Engineers appreciate the 2D-to-3D converter because the automatic conversion of 2D drawings allows them to devote their time to other tasks.

Time for more creative activities

By using the 2D-to-3D converter, engineers gain time for more creative activities, as they no longer have to spend their time on conversions.

Overtime for repetitive tasks decreases

By using the 2D-to-3D converter, engineers have to spend less overtime on repetitive tasks.

Employee satisfaction increases

The use of the converter and the resulting benefits lead to increased employee satisfaction.

Convert 2D technical drawings into 3D models in these four steps

Upload your drawing as a PDF, image or vector file
Choose your 3D CAD target format
Set your desired delivery time and optimise your costs
Download your result from the dashboard

Your data is in good hands with us

clous attaches great importance to the security of your data. With state-of-the-art encryption technology, we guarantee a high level of data security. Our 2D-to-3D tool enables easy and secure upload of 2D drawings in various formats. Through hybrid automation, we reduce errors in the conversion process and ensure accurate and reliable 3D models. We take responsibility and liability for any errors and provide a user-friendly interface that allows you to create complete 3D models in just a few clicks. Regardless of the number of drawings you need to convert, there are no limits with us - we convert your drawings quickly and accurately, while placing the highest priority on data security.

Our fair and flexible pay-by-use billing model

Everything according to plan! You decide which model suits you
Project business or permanent user? 
Adaptation to your needs!
Set your tasks for editing in the clous.engine
Fill up your wallet flexibly with more credits as needed

Das Herzstück von clous

Mit der clous.engine können wir verschiedenste Engineering-Prozesse automatisieren. Der 2D-zu-3D-Converter ist dabei eine von vielen Funktionen.

Weitere Workflows und Prozesse sind etwa PMI Annotationen, Fertigbarkeitsanalysen oder Modelloptimierungen zur CNC Fertigung.

Vereinbaren Sie unverbindlich einen Termin und erfahren Sie, wie Sie mit der clous.engine die digitale Durchgängigkeit ihres Engineering-Unternehmens verbessern können!


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the 2D to 3D Converter

Which file formats are supported for 2D to 3D conversion?

PDF, TIFF, JPG, PNG, DXF and DWG are accepted as input file formats.
3D models can be created in the respective native file formats of the CAD applications Autodesk Inventor, Dassault Solid Works, Dassault Catia and Siemens NX as well as in the neutral file formats STEP, IGES, X_T (Parasolid), VRML, STL and JT.

Do the generated 3D models have a feature history?

Yes, when 2D-to-3D conversion is done to a native target format, the models have a feature history that allows further processing of the models at parameter level. Neutral data formats do not support feature history.

Can the 2D to 3D converter convert assemblies?

Yes, this is possible. The conversion task must include the creation of all components belonging to the assembly. Alternatively, individual or all components can be provided as a 3D model in decorative format or in a neutral exchange format.

How are the costs of a 2D to 3D conversion calculated?

The individual effort for a 2D-to-3D conversion is measured by counting the geometry-defining specifications. Geometry-defining data are all driving dimensions required for the modelling and, if applicable, further data included to enrich the models. Each specification taken into account is remunerated with two clous credits. In addition, clous charges three clous credits as a handling fee for each task processed. Good for you: the effort for a conversion is determined by an analysis of your data and communicated to you before the conversion. So you always have a good overview and know your costs. There is also a fixed counting method for assemblies. You can find detailed information in our service description.



Are there any initial or ongoing costs even though I only need 2D to 3D conversion from time to time?

No, you only pay for the execution of the conversion tasks you generate. There are no other ongoing costs.

How long does a 2D to 3D conversion take?

clous guarantees the conversion of your drawing on working days within 72h. When creating a conversion task, you have the option of accelerating the processing time by using the booster function, which is subject to an additional charge.

How does clous ensure the confidentiality of the data?

clous transmits and stores your data using the latest encryption technologies. Our servers are located exclusively in Germany. After completion of a conversion task, the task-related data is deleted 5 days after delivery.

Weitere Fragen und Antworten zum 2D-zu-3D-Converter der clous.engine finden Sie auf unserer FAQ-Seite.

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