Importing 3D CAD Files into Sketchup Pro 2018
I am not sure how to import the CAD files I downloaded from this site into my Sketchup Pro 2018 application. Does anyone know how to do this?
What formats will sketchup pro import?
I've only used it a few times, but I think I had to try and feed it either STL, or OBJ files.
I doubt that sketchup will import native CAD models from software like SolidWorks, Pro-E, Catia, or others.
Maybe it would read "dumb models" like iges, step, or parasolid?
Check the sketchup documentation, or see what file formats are available from a file open, or file import option.
Before you import a CAD file into SketchUp Pro, it’s helpful to know what CAD elements SketchUp Pro can and can’t import. . If an element isn’t supported, SketchUp Pro simply ignores it when you import the CAD file.
may be dwg, dxf or eps can be imported from my experience
Supported CAD Elements
Entities with thickness
Unsupported CAD Elements
Proprietary ADT or ARX objects