Create profiles in SketchUp from AutoCAD polylines?

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#1

Newbie here…I am trying to create profiles in sketchup that can be push/pulled into 3d objects. I have imported polyline profiles from autocad, but the line work in sketchup seems to have ‘exploded’ these objects into its original line work. How do I unify the linework so that sketchup sees these lines as a connected plane for push/pull?
Thanks!
Alan


#2

You could just simply close the geometry in SU by drawing a line from one end of the profile to the other. I believe that if you set up blocks in autocad they will come in as components in SU but you would still have to close the geometry in order to create a surface.


#3

Thanks for the note back. My main concern is that I have exact curves in autocad that have been developed from 3D scan data from a jobsite. I could certainly trace over the straight lines, but it’s the curves and radial line work that I was hoping to use from the autocad import.


#4

Yea I don’t think it should be a problem. I made a spline in autocad and imported it to SU. Then I drew a line to close the geometry. Can you upload your file that has the imported DWG?


#5

I’ll give your suggestion a try, thank you. In the meanwhile, here’s the file that contains the line work imported from autocad. I also have to figure out how to spin the profile of the baluster you will see in the drawing into a circle (if you are so inclined to help me there too!..lol).

Bergen Country 3D profiles.skp (823.0 KB)


#6

It works


#7

Look up how to use the “Follow Me” tool.


#8

Amazing…drawing only one line seems to have unified the shape and created a surface…thank you so much!!


#9

no problem, here is the result of the “Follow Me” tool


#10

Usually you can get the face if you trace one of the existing edge segments. You can draw a line across but then you need to erase it after the faces are created. If you trace an existing edge segment, you get to skip the erasure step.


#11

fantastic, that you very much for the intro and the help


#12

I’ve used this plugin to speed up the process after I import an architect’s work - although sometimes its faster just to draw lines…)

https://extensions.sketchup.com/en/content/s4u-make-face


#13

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