How to Import Objects from AutoCAD to SketchUp 8


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Importing objects from AutoCAD

One of the benefits of SketchUp Pro is that it allows you to import and export a much wider variety of 3D and drawing formats. Now this is particularly important for those who are working with AutoCAD, or Rev files, and files from other programs. So let's take a look at how to import AutoCAD drawings and use them in SketchUp. So I'm going to go ahead and do File>Import. When I do that it brings up my import and we've done this before with image files.

We can certainly do image file such as, Photoshop, or JPEG files, but we also can use a COLLADA Files, DEM, 3DS Files, but the ones we want to look at are AutoCAD Files .dwg which are 2D drawing files and DXF which are 3D geometry files. So let's make sure we have AutoCAD file selected and you should be able to see House_Plan.dwg in your Chapter 13 folder. Let's go ahead and Open this up and it gives us a message that tells us what is imported and let's take a look at this.

Okay, it's a simple floor plan of a ho...

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 8 Essential Training

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