I started with an illustrator file provided by my employer Kawasaki and found a YouTube video to get my illustrator file into a .dwg file and bring the artwork into SU. Is there a cleaner way to import an adobe illustrator file into SketchUp Pro more directly than converting the file to a .dwg file first?
It probably doesn’t make a lot of difference. You need to get some sort of vector format to import into SU. .dwg or .dxf are probably as good as anything.
Getting a warning this time and it fails. "Warning:
Some imported geometry is extremely far from the
model origin. If you experience any instability with
your SketchUp model, please delete that geometry
from your .dwg/.dxf file and import again."
Try turning off Preserve Drawing Origin in the Import options.
LTGTR Logo Stand Alone Black.ai (1.1 MB)
DaveR: Still getting the error.
I’m trying to make this into a 3D Logo object that I can glue to any vertical, horizontal or sloped surface.
Can you send me your .dwg file?
DaveR… I finally got it to work. I had to make sure “Preserve Appearance” was chosen when exporting to a .dwg file from adobe illustrator. I just kept trying different export options from illustrator.
I was about to tell you about that! Here’s another tip, do Add Anchor Points a few times, you’ll like the import better that way.
See my file.
kawasaki.skp (552.1 KB)
Thanks for the tip. I’ll have to try adding anchor points in my next project.