Solidworks/Rhino into Sketchup?

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Solidworks/Rhino into Sketchup?

Postby EzekielK » Sat Aug 06, 2022 12:07 am

Hi all -

have a substantial Solidworks file (also in Rhino) which I need to convert to a sketchup file for use by another department

needless to say the converted objects in sketchup are horrifyingly gigantically insanely polygon-dense and machine-choking huge files with which no one can work

in need of recommendations as how best to convert the original files into relatively low-poly versions with which sketchup can work

thanks in advance


PS - am unable to upload the files involved for review because they are the studio's IP and can't be disclosed


Re: Solidworks/Rhino into Sketchup?

Postby moujiik » Sat Aug 06, 2022 6:00 am

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Hi EzekielK, may be you can try to import your model in Moi3D (90 days trial) and export from there to sketchup. The exporter have a very effective way to reduce polygon count. But your file must be only nurbs, not mesh.


Re: Solidworks/Rhino into Sketchup?

Postby Rich O Brien » Sat Aug 06, 2022 12:07 pm

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Re: Solidworks/Rhino into Sketchup?

Postby » Mon Aug 08, 2022 2:23 pm

you could use the (commercial) SimLab SolidWorks (or STEP) importer plugin f. SketchUp (trial avail.).

Import of NURBSplines as polygons only of course... if too much of them you may want use the (commercial) Skimp plugin f. SketchUp to reduce the polygon count (trial avail.).
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