January 28, 2011 at 01:19 #34607Dennis VParticipant
I wonder how I can import a delftship model to google sketchup.
I readed somewhere that you have to import it as an .dxf file but it doesn’t work, because it says that it can’t be opened with Sketchup. I run the latest version of SketchUp.
I hope anyone can help me with this,
February 1, 2011 at 20:58 #34615
You must export your model out of Delftship as a dxf 3d mesh. Then you have to open sketchup and import the file. You can’t right click the file and use “open with”. Hope that helps.
February 1, 2011 at 22:32 #34617Papp MiklosParticipant
The dxf is a AUTOcad file. The SketchUp can’t read it, because the process of 3D is different.
February 2, 2011 at 00:54 #34618
Sketchup, even the free version, supports dxf.
The process is as I mentioned – I do it all the time. Autodesk did create the format but it’s almost universal now. It’s a rare modeler indeed that won’t support dxf. If you try exporting the dxf mesh and importing into Sketchup, it should work. I do it often to check the underwater shape of my heeled model and to see its waterline. you can even place your model on a semi-opaque wave system to see its shape heeled and in motion. not very scientific but it beats guessing.
February 2, 2011 at 01:45 #34620
February 2, 2011 at 05:42 #34621
Ah. The evils of upgrading.
I don’t use Sketchup 8. They apparently have removed the ability to import dwg and dxf files – so much for my support of their efforts to bring free 3d to the masses.
I assume the pro version for 500 bux does support it.
Never mind, just DL version 6 here
Seven might also work but I haven’t tried.
I never upgraded because I never thought their improvements warranted it and, with the no dxf support “improvement”, I guess that’s correct.
Dump 8 or keep it, they run independently.
February 16, 2011 at 16:59 #34670alex nobleParticipant
you can only download pro 6 not normal 6. 🙁
February 16, 2011 at 18:32 #34671MarvenKeymaster
A simple search revealed this: http://www.brothersoft.com/downloads/google-sketchup-6.html
Version 5 to 8 of the free edition.
February 16, 2011 at 19:21 #34672
My bad Alex. Years since i actually visited that page. Anyway, Marven is quite right, the version you need is available all over the place.
February 16, 2011 at 19:29 #34673
btw, don’t know if you’ve seen this before but here’s a mind blowing sketchup model.
SU is not my choice for this kind of work but the results are pretty spectacular.
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