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Trouble Importing AutoCAD dwg file into SketchUp


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I am new to this community ... so a little patience, please. I have SketchUp 8 Pro and AutoCAD LT 2014 on W8 OS. I have never been able to import a dwg file from ACAD. Now I have the time to try to track down this problem.


When I try to import a clean dwg file into SU ii get the following message ...

Error opening AutoCAD import file: Invalid Dwg Version

This does not appear to be a valid AutoCAD DWG or DXF file or the file is write protected.


H E L P!

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I don't think Sketchup pro version 8 is compatible with the AutoCad 2014 file format. There was a BIG file format change in 2013 AutoCad. Try doing a save as version 2007 dwg from your AutoCad program and see if that makes a difference.

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Be sure to clean up your DWG as much as possible as SU works better with clean DWGs. Remove any dims, text, hatches and such. SU likes lines, cicrles and acrs.

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Plus 1 to that Glen! I have started using the imported acad file as a reference only. I retrace all line over the imported acad lines. I bring in the acad file and then group it and start tracing over. This gives me a much better final product imho.

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