EmmaCox

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I am trying to import sketchup furniture from Teknion. They have a "resources" page where you can download Sketchup models. Once you download the Sketchup model, you can import it into Chief. The first one I tried worked, but now I am getting the attached pop up. Also, is there any way the blocks can be exploded? They seem to be furniture layouts and not single furniture components.

 

Thanks in advanced.

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Was the one that failed a 2018 version ?   It is a bit of work but you can use the delete surface tool and remove surfaces from the grouping and create a new smaller symbol.

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When import from 3d warehouse I have to import older skp versions. 

Usually 2015 works

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Here is a link to some links of Michael's on the subject. 

 

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Do you know how to download older 2015 version? I can't seem to figure it out for the Teknion furniture.

I will take a look at Michael's links tonight, thanks!

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Yes there is usually a choice of versions in the drop down menu when downloading from the 3D Wharehouse.

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*** Incorrect info see next two posts....

 

Teknion Furniture is all SketchUp Version 2018 by the looks , at least the models I tried , none would open in Sketchup Make 2017.....

if you click the image of the furniture piece, it opens another window and the download button opens the dropdown for different Years Files. 

2017 version files work with X9 BTW

 

they do open in the SketchUp Free App  , which is now Web Browser Based  but unlike Sketchup Free of Old I see no way to "Save As" > 2015 Version as you used to be able to do.

 

I may have missed something  , this is the App Web Interface where you can sign in with Gmail etc.          https://app.sketchup.com

 

Ask Teknion to make a 2017 Version Full Chief Library perhaps....

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19 minutes ago, Chopsaw said:

Sorry the ones I randomly checked were available back to 2014.

https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/collection.html?id=ua09415ea-83e3-4e71-9332-186eb1c2c3da

 

I see that  ... I was looking at the Resources Library on Teknion's Website , that Emma referred too , and the ones I tried were all 2018 I guess, according to Sketchup 2017... maybe I was unlucky?

 

EDIT :  I now see the issue I think , Emma did what I did and just clicked the download icon , which gives you the latest version automatically , without opening the dropdown, if you click the image of the furniture piece, it opens another window and the download button opens the dropdown for different Years Files. 

2017 version files work with X9 BTW.

 

Mick. 

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Thank you all for your help.

I have finally figured it out. Instead of downloading from the Teknion website (wouldn't let me pick a year of Sketch up to Download), i went and found it on the 3D Warehouse.

 

Does anyone know how to explode an imported Sketch up file that i brought into Chief Architect?

 

thanks,

Angela

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Unless there is something I am not aware of you can't explode and edit symbols like you can arch blocks.

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1 hour ago, EmmaCox said:

Does anyone know how to explode an imported Sketch up file that i brought into Chief Architect?

 

thanks,

Angela

 

Angela, Please see the link I posted for Emma in post #4

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5 hours ago, EmmaCox said:

Does anyone know how to explode an imported Sketch up file that i brought into Chief Architect?

 

Post a plan with the symbol in it describing how you would like it modified and I'll see if I can make you a quick video.

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You need to open file in sketch up In order to edit it... Then save it  but in an older version of SU to be sure it will open in chief. 

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Thanks guys (sorry on the delayed response) , my sister Angela figured it out! Appreciate all the help :)

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