Can't Import .dxf or .dwg in LICENSED Sketchup PRO 2015


#1

I am trying to import .dwg and .dxf files in SU PRO 2015 (a licensed version.) This is THE SINGLE reason I paid nearly $600 for the license. Can anyone help with this issue?

Method:

File > Import…

When the Import window opens and I locate the files I want any .dxf or .dwg files are greyed out and not functional. See screen shot:


#2

Where the dialog says “Format:”, select *.dwg or *.dxf.


#3

Traditionally, if the Format popup menu doesn’t contain DWG or DXF or it is greyed out, deleting your Preferences file and repairing your disk permissions might help. But, as Jim says, DWG/DXF is not an image format, so, when you have “All supported image types” as the format selected, they will naturally be greyed out.

Anssi


#4

Thank you both! That totally (obviously) worked.

I saw “all supported image types” and imagined it was “all supported file types” like in most dialogue boxes.

Reading helps.


#5

I’ve been there too @adamgrantalexander. In many years of teaching, I’ve also seen that issue come up a surprising lot. There is a variation to this “problem” that is actually fixed with SketchUp 2015 but for the longest time when switching from “All Supported Image Types” to “AutoCAD Files (*.dwg, *.dxf)”, cad files in that directory would still remain greyed out. I think I spent a couple of hours on various forums before I found out the greyed out file was actually selectable. (long time ago)

Auto-detecting the import format would be nice.