2D Object Catalogue

3D Sectional Views


3D section views are possible using the 3D Constructions tool. The section can be created with a 2D plane or a 3D cube. This feature is available in both the Professional and Premium versions.



Imported 3D Objects


You can import 3D objects into the Visual Building Professional upwards using the 3D Converter.


You can import many different 3D object formats:


.dxf 3D-DXF
.3ds 3D Studio
.a3d Amapi object

.cob Caligari Truespace object
.lwo Lightwave object
.wrl VRML 1.0 object


There is a video tuturial demonstrating this feature.



Note that this is feature is applicable only to Visual Building Professional, Premium and Solar Designer versions and is not applicable to Visual Building Basic or Visual Building Lite. However all versions can use 3D objects that have been already converted into .cyg files.

Light Source Creation


Any object can be converted to become a light source. You can create the following types of light source:


Ambient Light Source
Directional Light Source
Point Light Source
Spot light Source


This is achieved using the 3D Converter tool available with Visual Building Solar Designer, Visual Building Premium and Visual Building Professional. All versions of Visual Building can use the light source objects created with this tool.