Importing objects from AutoCAD


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Importing objects from AutoCAD

One of the nicer features of SketchUp Pro is its ability to import and export a lot of different 3D and CAD formats. Now, one of these applications is importing things from say AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT and bringing them into full 3D within SketchUp. Let me show you how to do that. We are going to go to File > Import. So if I pull this menu down, you can see we have a number of different options. We can do 3DS files. We can do AutoCAD, SketchUp. Let's do AutoCAD files and we're actually looking for .DWG, which are drawing files, and I have one here called House_Plan.dwg.

Now, before I open it, let's go ahead and take a look at some of the options. We have options for DWG and DXF. Now DXF is a 3D format, DWG is a 2D format, and if we import these, we can actually merge coplanar faces, orient faces consistently. Actually we want to keep both of these checked and then also what units we want to use and also whether or not we want to preserve the drawing origin. So we are going to hit...

Importing objects from AutoCAD
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Importing objects from AutoCAD provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by George Maestri as part of the SketchUp Pro: Tools and Techniques (2010)

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