SketchUp AutoCAD Import Tutorial

Importing an AutoCAD .dwg into SketchUp is a very useful technique when working with floor plans and elevations.  This video goes through the basics and solves a few common problems that arise when importing CAD Files.  To allow the import to go as smoothly as possible, remember to “Dumb” down the CAD file before you import it.  Remove any unused layers, remove any extra drawings that you won’t need and explode any blocks.  If you are using AutoCAD Architecture, make sure you explode all smart walls.  Once the file is sufficiently dumbed down, you’ll find that it will import quicker and with fewer errors.

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