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3D CAD FILES

Postby not registered yet » Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:48 pm

Hi everybody,
maybe my question will result stupid...but i've actually just downloaded the free sketchup version, and i've been trying to import a 3d autocad 2008 file 1000 times...
Now what happens is that anytime sketchup load it, i try to assign textures to the different bodies/3d's the program colors the whole structure, and it makes no differences if i turn off layers or try to assign it on different files. IT ALWAYS TAKE THE WHOLE MODEL.
I verified the presence of blocks or any other anomalty but everything is ok, the only way to paint object i found is to model directly into sketchup: like this, the brush tool is able to paint different faces step by step..
Is there anybody that can help me please?
I puntualize that i've always used this process(importing cad files) with older sketchup versions and it has always worked, as in 3d studio max
Thanks a lot :D

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Re: 3D CAD FILES

Postby Gaieus » Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:48 pm

Idro,

Your CAD import is most probably coming through to SU as a group or component. When painting these "from outside" of their context they will result to receive the material / colour as a whole.

Thus you need either to explode them first or edit them (double click) to be able to access the geometry inside their context.
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Re: 3D CAD FILES

Postby Krisidious » Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:49 pm

that's my first idea too... that it's a group you are painting instead of a face...

right click on the model... open or explode.
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Re: 3D CAD FILES

Postby not registered yet » Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:49 pm

Thanx a lot now it works!!! :D :D :D

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