Import from SketchUp
If you have a SketchUp file saved, follow the steps below to import it:
- In the SketchUp component tab, click the Import From File... button:
- Browse for your SketchUp file and click Open. The object is shown in the Latest model preview section on the component tab.
- Click once on the preview and move the cursor to the drawing area. The object is attached to the cursor.
- Click to place the object in the drawing area. There is now a new copy of the object attached to the cursor. Keep clicking if you want to add more copies.
- When you are finished, move the cursor outside of the drawing area or press the Esc key to release the object.
- After placement, you can select the object and edit its properties in the green properties box.
- If you import another SketchUp model, the original file will move to the Recent section to make way for the latest model to be previewed.
Export to SketchUp
There are 2 ways to export a CET drawing to an .skp file that can be read in SketchUp. Let's cover the faster way first!
From the SketchUp tab
- In the SketchUp component tab, just click the Export to SketchUp file button. The window will appear where you can choose the file location you'd like to save the .skp file.
- Pick your location, hit Save, then BOOM, you're done! See how easy that was?
From the File menu
This method is only slightly slower, but still pretty quick.
- Go to the File menu.
- Click Import & Export on the left-hand side.
- Choose the third option: Export Drawing...
- Here you'll see the same Save As dialog that you'd see in the previous method. Choose the folder in which you'd like to save your .skp file.
It's key to make sure you switch the Save as type from the drop-down menu at the bottom of the window. Choose skp which is the file type that can be read in SketchUp.
- Click Save. Voila! You're done! That wasn't too hard, was it?