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How to Import Sketchup files to SolidWorks?

By Diego Montero on 03 Oct 14:32 17 answers 86168 views 12 comments

Does anyone know how to import files from sketchup to open, for example, in solidworks?
I tried the export menu but I don't recognize any of the formats as being something I can drag into SW...
If anyone know any plugin or program (free please!), please tell us :D

17 answers

  • Scott Bruins
    Scott Bruins over 3 years ago

    I have tried this before in the past and really haven't found a good way getting useable CAD data from SketchUp models. The best way may just be to use the dimension tool in SketchUp and re-draw the component in SolidWorks. I made my SilverStone TJ07 this way.

  • Marcus
    Marcus about 3 years ago

    Done, I will uploade this assembly so how it was exported that all can have a look how good or bad this tool work
    Here is video tutorial :
    Model is here : Tatra 815 crane Sketchup to SW tutorial

    Added images

  • Diego Montero
    Diego Montero over 3 years ago

    @w.wolf : Thanks for the answer!
    I browsed the page a little bit and I found this:

    "The plugin's output is compatible with the following CAD/CAM programs tested so far:
    DXF: Cambam, Sketchup, A9CAD
    STL: SkeinForge, FreeMill, Vectric Cut-3D (evaluation version), Roland Modela Player, Boxford's 3D GeoCAM."

    I don't have any of these programs... But I'll keep looking for something to export to SW :D

  • Andrew Lee
    Andrew Lee almost 3 years ago

    Hi there, a bit late to the conversation but I have also been curious about this conversion. I read somewhere the previous version of the free google sketchup before v8 could export dxf(/dwg?). If you can find an older copy of the free v7 you can try this.

  • Patrikurn
    Patrikurn over 2 years ago

    i use spaceclaim to open all format 3d drawing then i can repair curve, surface and i make it solid. after that save as to other format step,iges,parasolid,catia,pro e etc.
    try it ,nice software.

  • 54f3f4a0
    54f3f4a0 almost 2 years ago

    Just use the plugin "iges_export" to export the file in IGES format for Solidwoks.
    then makes the recognition of features.

    Paulo Bubolz

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  • charlin
    charlin over 1 year ago

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  • Robert Lansdale
    Robert Lansdale over 1 year ago

    Mesh to NURBS is the #1 most mis-understood problem in the entire 3D graphics world, and especially on forums where most people have little understanding that this process cannot be done. I get this question 3+ times every day since 1996 and write a 5 page response to all people. Rather than send that longer + more detailed response, I'll refer to this posting. Most people on forums don't believe my comments but that is due to lack of understanding about mesh vs. NURBS/solids data. There is no magic to importing mesh data into SolidWorks, and all those cheap plug-ins from India just pull the wool over your eyes. My IGES exporter has the same "trick", which I added in 1994, to turn each triangle into a bilinear NURBS surface but that would never be used by anyone.

  • Austin R.
    Austin R. 12 months ago

    Hello Diego Montero,

    Good question! you are interested to know about Sketchup files to SolidWorks, then visit here This may be help to you...Thanks for posting.

  • Noppadon
    Noppadon 8 months ago

    Hello Diego Montero, thank you very much.

  • Kiike Villarreal Sarmiiento
    Kiike Villarreal Sarmiiento over 2 years ago

    voy a intentar esa manera, por que ya llevo mucho tiempo intentando importar este archivo de Sketchup a Solidworks

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