Use shapefile polygons as blocks

Discussion created by plambert75 on Apr 18, 2012
Latest reply on Apr 19, 2012 by MBuehler-esristaff
Is it possible to import shapefile polygons and use them as blocks which can then be subdivided into lots? I've tried using the Shapes > Subdivide... menu option but it just makes the shape dissapear. I've tried the same on a shape built within CityEngine itself and this doesn't seem to subdivide it at all.

As far as I can tell from the help file I'm doing it as I should be, but am I missing something?