Best way to Import a Logo from Adobe illustrator into Sketchup

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.

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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. :frowning:
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.

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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)

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Colin,

Thanks for the tip. I’ll have to try adding anchor points in my next project. :slight_smile:
Mark