Hi Yorik, seams that we have experience with very different apps. That is certainly useful here. There are some architectural CADs which have some kind of 2 parts or workspaces. E.g. Archicad, where you do the work on a model (you do not realize that usually, as you are drawing a plan, but every object has 3d properties, and with little effort you have both plans and model at once as a result. Pro: We are used to define 3d by plans with additional information like floor heigth etc. Contra: It only works well with designs that can be expressed by classical architectural plans, with free-forms it is getting difficult. For plot and layout, you use an external tool (called plotmaker). E.g. Vectorworks, basically a 2d program, very graphical, more close to Illustrator than Autocad IMHO ;-) It allows to link 3d-objects to 2d objects. So while 2d and 3d are connected, they are not the same, and afaik the plans are not really generated from the model. Produces very nice plans, famous for contest entries. Still limited, especially if you want to create a form the developers did not think of. E.g. formZ, which is more modeler, but specific for Architecture. All you create is geometry, a model. Than you create 2d-views from it. To refine these, there is an own 2d-part, something like Illustrator for CAD (with dimensioning, hatches and all the stuff). There is a third workspace, which is for layout and printing. So there are very different approaches. I think that the difference is resulting mostly from the applications history, e.g. Vectorworks started as 2d with more and more 3d additions (compare to Autocad), while formZ had been explicitely designed to allow the design of new types of architectural forms in 3d. I really do not worry so much about if extending a 2d app for architecture is so difficult. svg e.g. allows precise drawing exchange. An example for such an extension in a commercial app are the CAD-tools for Illustrator. Not much more is needed. It is more the exchange of data between the 2d and 3d app that is worth thinking about. Would be not really comfortable to reimport and work from zero after a change in the model, so model and drawing data should still be linked. In fact, if we would get brlcad be useful for architecture, we would be much better right now... CU Lars.