Although the preferred method for modelling in Etabs is by using the grid and geometry wizard by Etabs for several reasons:
- Error and warning free model,
- Fast running,
However, sometimes we see very complicated structures with round floor plans, etc. so importing the model from AutoCAD would be easier. But, this will result in hundreds of warnings and sometimes error when running the model in Etabs and the model will likely take a long time to run.