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convert to .dwg

Postby erzane » Mon May 27, 2019 11:49 am

Hi,
I sent my skp file to a manufacture but they asked me to convert it in .dwg. Unfortunatley in my free version of skp there is no option to do this, only .dea file extension is available for a 3D export.

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Re: convert to .dwg

Postby L i am » Mon May 27, 2019 12:10 pm

There used to be Skp to Dwg converters for free in the Sketchucation plugin store and people used to share Ruby scripts to do that. As far ad I know they have all disappeared since Trimble took over sketchup, as far as I know anyway. if you know somebody with pro kind enough to convert for you? I guess I should warn you that technically you should not use Make for comercial work anyway, sadly :(
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Re: convert to .dwg

Postby TIG » Mon May 27, 2019 12:34 pm

You haven't given much helpful detail in your Profile.
If you don't have it, then please download and install the latest SketchUp Make version [v2017]...

Giving you the benefit of the doubt - assuming this 'manufacture' is for your own personal use - then there are some free SKPtoDXF tools in the SCF PluginStore.
https://sketchucation.com/pluginstore?p ... Simple_DXF
https://sketchucation.com/pluginstore?pln=dxf_export

A DXF is often usable in lieu of a DWG format file, but then AutoDesk also have a free DWG-Trueview app which lets you convert a DXF into a DWG too, without having AutoCAD.
https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/ ... eView.html

I assume this file is perhaps for laser-cutting or CNC work etc ?
For some 3d-printing you can make STL files in Make using an extension from the EWH which appears under the File menu [it's a shipped exporter with newer SUps].
https://extensions.sketchup.com/en/content/sketchup-stl

Also look here, for another DXF/STL toolset...
http://sketchupplugins.com/plugins/conv ... xf-or-stl/

In the long run getting the Pro version might be your best bet ?
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Re: convert to .dwg

Postby erzane » Tue May 28, 2019 12:32 am

Thanks for your replies.
Maybe one of you could convert this file for me of you're using a pro version?
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Re: convert to .dwg

Postby pilou » Tue May 28, 2019 12:52 am

Maybe you can use the free PConPlanner! ;)
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Re: convert to .dwg

Postby erzane » Thu May 30, 2019 12:18 pm

I now have a SketchUp Pro 2019 v19.0.685 64bit
Should I uninstall my actual SketchUp Make 2017 or can I just install the new one and replace automaticaly?
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Re: convert to .dwg

Postby HornOxx » Thu May 30, 2019 1:22 pm

Hi - you can run different SkUps side by side - so there is no need to uninstall previous versions (unless your hard drive doesn't have enough capacity ;) )
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Re: convert to .dwg

Postby erzane » Thu May 30, 2019 3:41 pm

Ok, thanks!!
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