layered DWG export

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layered DWG export

Postby juju » Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:51 pm

IN SKETCHUP:
So we're accustomed to creating layers for different elements, all geometry on Layer0 with grouping on the appropriate layer (-s). And we're using the scenes to control the visibility, etc.

IN LAYOUT:
Great, we've set up the various layers to use, have specific ones assigned for the "viewports" of the scenes from the linked SketchUp model (-s). Other ones for dimensions, notes, etc. You've done your work and you can export to PDF / DWG, as the case may be. Except that all the work that went into layering in SketchUp is lost when linked in Layout, only the Layout layer (-s) with the viewport (-s) and other you've set up for dimensions, notes, etc. gets translated to separate layers in the DWG. Which makes it a bit of a pig to work with when this file is communicated to other consultants.

THE QUESTION:
How do you manage this communication of information? Do you send the consultant a PDF with the Layout exported DWG and a separate DWG export of the SketchUp model, which kind of counter-intuitive if you ask me. How do I go about to get the layering across as was set up in the SketchUp model, but from the Layout export (with dimensions, notes, etc.)?
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Re: layered DWG export

Postby srx » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:45 pm

As I understand Layout is for publishing projects. Sketchup is for sharing files with partners. And that is the whole story. You can export layered DXF with Skalp.
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