DHerb2014

Exporting to SketchUp?

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I was wondering if we have a way to export an entire model from CA X11 into SketchUp 2019? I've tried Collada, DWG, 360 Panorama, etc., with no luck. I import all of the time from SketchUp, and wondering if we have a way to export to SU?

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Do you export as a "Perspective Full Overview" or just a Plan View?

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You can only convert a CA file to 3ds in perspective view. I usually just send a model to SKP this way.

3ds. has a vertice limit (not sure exactly what it is), so high-poly items like ranges, for example. may make the 

model hit the limit. I try to make my CA models as simple as possible before sending over.

As such, terrains, roads. etc. I model separately in SKP and drop the CA-3ds model into it before rendering (Indigo).

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David,

Many thanks for this tip! It looks like the secret is to export as .3DS file, then "drag and drop" into SketchUp. I first tried opening the saved .3DS file in SketchUp and it wouldn't allow it. After dragging and dropping, it created the wireframe model and allowed materials to be used with the new model

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