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    Default SketchUp 2 Solidworks

    Is there a way to import a 3d model created in SketchUp into Solidworks?
    I am speaking of the actual 3d model.
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    If you export the SketchUp as *.dwg / *.dxf



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    Dwg/dxf will not work with a model.
    Try parasolid, iges, sat, ug, etc.
    The list is in your "open with" dialogue in SW or can be found on the SW website or on my website.

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    The problem is that, from SketchUp, you can only save as a .skp or export as google earth file or as a 2d graphic (png, jpg, tif, bmp).
    I am using the Google version of SketchUp, which may be different from the full SketchUp. Let me know if I need a different version.

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    I got SketchUp 5 an there you can ekport .3ds .dwg .dxf .fbx .obj .xsi .wrl and that won`t helpe if Solidworks can`t creat a model whit it! Whay not you use Solidworks if you got it?



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    I am new to SolidWorks so I am not very proficient in it yet.

    I just happen to have some drawings in SketchUp format.
    If I dont have to re-invent the wheel, I would rather not.
    But, it looks like i may have to.

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    Sketchup pro has export plugins for 3ds, dwg, dxf, or .obj. but no STL, solid, iges etc.

    Google Sketchup version has two exports only, you can export to a jpg or other 2d image or to a .SKP file - thats it.

    However - some smart guys here on the Zone have found a fix! look at http://www.cnczone.com/forums/showpo...&postcount=124
    Download the SU2STL ruby script and put that in the Google Sketchup Plugins folder. Restart SKetchup and you'll see a new dropdown at the top called plugins. use that and you'll see an 'export to STL' option there.

    I've used this and it imports to SWorks ok apparently..



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    Cool, but I did that and perfomed an export.
    But, it says:
    0 faces to export
    6 objects ignored
    0 triangles exported to STL solid

    It says that nothing is selected and asks me if I want to export the whole model.
    I say yes.
    The same thing happens if I select everything.

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    geometry imported from sketchup into solidworks may not be that usefull anways..

    features...



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    Quote Originally Posted by chojin
    Cool, but I did that and perfomed an export.
    But, it says:
    0 faces to export
    6 objects ignored
    0 triangles exported to STL solid

    It says that nothing is selected and asks me if I want to export the whole model.
    I say yes.
    The same thing happens if I select everything.
    Try it with simple objects and see if it works. I've used it,and it worked fine, but i did have some trouble with 1 object.

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    I am not trying to be a dick; SW is soooo easy to create complicated parts with - you could have re-modelled 50+ parts by now starting from scratch.

    www.integratedmechanical.ca


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    I am new to SolidWorks so I am not very proficient in it yet.
    You are not being a d1ck.
    I am a complete novice at SolidWorks and nowhere near the proficiency level that most of yall are.
    I am learning it slowly and on my own.
    It will just take time for me to catch up. :-)

    CHOJIN


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