This plug-in adds two commands to the ribbon allowing you to import SKP files into AutoCAD from local or shared folders, or import SKP models directly from the 3D Warehouse.
Imports a SketchUp file into the current drawing as a block reference.
Displays a browser window within AutoCAD from which you can import a 3D SketchUp model directly into the current drawing.
To Import SketchUp (SKP) Drawing Files Into AutoCAD as Blocks
Click Plug-ins tab > Import SKP File, or enter IMPORTSKP, to display the Select SKP File dialog box.
- Navigate to and select a SketchUp file in a local or shared folder.
- Click Open to import the file as a block.
- Specify an insertion point, or click the drawing area to place the block in a drawing.
To Retrieve a SketchUp Model From the 3D Warehouse
Click Plug-ins tab > Get 3D Model, or enter GETMODEL.
- Search for or browse to a file to import into AutoCAD.
- On the model page, click Download Model.
- In AutoCAD, specify an insertion point, or click the drawing area to place the block in a drawing.
Import SketchUp dialog box
3D Warehouse browser window
Installation and Uninstallation
The installer that ran when you downloaded this plug-in from Autodesk Exchange has already installed the plug-in. You may need to restart AutoCAD to activate the plug-in.
To uninstall this plug-in, exit AutoCAD and rerun the installer by downloading it again from Exchange and selecting the ‘Uninstall’ button. You can uninstall it from ‘Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features’ (Windows 7) or Add/Remove Programs (Windows XP), just as you would uninstall any other application from your system.
The SketchUp Import process preserves the attributes and structure of the SKP file. As much as possible, layer names are kept the same. Unsupported layer name characters are replaced by an underscore (_).
If the block name results in a name conflict, then an incremental number is appended to the name.
The GETMODEL command does not save downloaded SKP files. SketchUp models retrieved from the 3D Warehouse are only available within the AutoCAD drawing into which they have been inserted.
SketchUp is a trademark of Trimble, Inc.
Use of this plug-in does not require installation of SketchUp.
- SketchUp backup (*.SKB) files are not supported by this plug-in.
- The 3D Warehouse browser may have problems connecting to the internet, if your network uses a proxy server that requires authentication.
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