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How to import google sketchup file into inventor?

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Ste1978

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!

 

Many thanks,

Stephen

 

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

 

http://www.filesonic.com/file/937491264/ironbridge3d.zip

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Pablo Ferral

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-out/resources-choosing-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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JD Mather

Inventor will import the dwg, but as indicated, faceted surfaces are of little use in Inventor other than for reference.

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Ste1978
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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