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    Default How to import google sketchup file into inventor?

    I I have google sketchup pro and have been given an image to try to insert to inventor, so we can add conveyors and hoppers, various other blocks.

    I have managed to export the drawing into a Autocad 3D drawing, but from here I can't seem to find a way to get this in inventor.

    Can anyone help? I have attached the dwg file, if anyone can make this into a part/assy for inventor then I would be very grateful and intrigues how you did it!

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    Stephen

    File is 1.4mb so I have uploaded it to this website:-

    http://www.filesonic.com/file/937491...onbridge3d.zip
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    The problem you've got here is that Sketchup creates a mesh model and Inventor Creates a solid model. Even if you get the Mesh into Inventor it will appear 'Jagged' - Circles and arcs will look like polygons and faces will be composed of a number of triangles.

    Check Out this post for an explanation of the differences:
    http://cadsetterout.com/cad-setter-o...-a-3d-package/

    You could try exporting to SAT, which Inventor should read.

    You could try this download from Sycode:
    http://www.sycode.com/products/skp_import_iv/index.htm
    (Includes a good graphic that shows what you are going to get)

    You would probably be better off re-modelling the part in Inventor.

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    Inventor will import the dwg, but as indicated, faceted surfaces are of little use in Inventor other than for reference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JD Mather View Post
    Inventor will import the dwg, but as indicated, faceted surfaces are of little use in Inventor other than for reference.
    I see, although when I try and import my Inventor just locks up, it's obvious something is not right. My method will have to be the other way around, export the inventor parts/blocks to 3ds and then add to sketchup, this will be suffice for this project!

    Thanks again guys.
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