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Planary is an AutoCAD extension that leverages 2D drawing to generate massing and analytics. This guide outlines a specific workflow for creating a feasibility study with AutoCAD. However, Planary is a dynamic tool designed to fit various workflows.

Launch Planary

Click AgileForm tab → Planary.

Planary CAD Version 3 - Add-In
Planary Interface

Project Tree – Shows the hierarchy of your buildings and sites.

Properties – Modify an object’s parameters.

3D View – Preview of the project in 3D, including map layers.

Analysis Dashboard – Displays statistics of your study in real-time.

Customize The Interface

To hide the analysis dashboard or the project tree from the interface:

  1. Navigate to the ‘View’ menu on the toolbar.
  2. Find the window you wish to hide and uncheck its corresponding option.
Planary Version 3 - Interface View
Planary Objects:
Planary Version 3 - Project Elements-01

Site: The site contains ‘Buildings’, ‘Lands’ and ‘Angular Plane’. In Planary, you can add multiple sites by right-clicking in the 3D view or the project tree

Planary Site

Building: Represents a structure and contains ‘building parts’.

Planary Bulding

Building Part: An entity represents a part of a building, such as a tower, podium, typical floor, etc.

Planary Building Part

Land: Represents a land use.


Angular Plane: A projected surface at a certain degree angle. Use as a constraint tool for building height.

Angular Plane 20

We now have a basic understanding of the Planary objects and interface.

Let’s go to the next article and plan our site!

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