Can one paste into sketchup from another window app?


#1

I am trying sketchup 15.3. I wanted to paste an image into my open sketchup document from another window up (using the window clipboard). i.e. standard copy/paste mechanism.
But when I am in sketchup, I am not able to paste into the drawing. The edit->paste is not even highlighted. And Ctrl-V does nothing.

Can one paste into sketchup drawing from other apps?


#2

It may be better to import the image into SketchUp rather than attempting to paste it in. First save the image file to an accessible location and then:
Go to File -> Import.

That should produce the desired result.


#3

Thank you, but this method will not work for me. I’d like to copy/paste lots of small items all the time from another app. These are not 1 or 2 large images, but small items, which I have to use the other app for. So it is not practical to keep saving these into files and importing them. Too slow. With Visio I can copy/paste directly in the drawing. Much easier and faster.


#4

You can simply drag/drop some supported 2D image files directly into the SketchUp model space.
.bmp
.jpg
.png
.tif


#5

Geo, it is interesting that drag-n-drop works but cut-n-paste does not! Valuable to know…


#6

TIG’s plugin … Import ALL from Folder … also saves a lot time.