When I use SketchUp, I import AutoCAD models, all floor plans. I recently upgraded to '18 but do not like the results. First, when I import an AutoCAD file it comes in as a Component. In '15, it imports as Groups. After import, I simply apply materials (in '15) to the objects and I’m done. I cannot figure out how to apply a material to imported objects in '18. I can explode the object all the way down to faces but then have to select all the faces and apply the material. Too much work.
A workaround, which is kinda nice, is to use Color by Layer and assign the material colors to the layers in the template. Once the object is imported it’s automatically colored.
However, the other disappointment in '18 is the “halo” surrounding the objects. For example, I have walls on a layer and the floor on a layer. The walls are blue and the floor is gray. I noticed more of a halo in '18 than '15 creates and when I turn off the Floor layer, WOW, a nice bright gray halo outlining the blue walls, only on the bottom of the wall. No, edges are turned off so that’s not it.The problem is these halos are still visible when the floor layer is turned back on.
I currently have to do some touch up in '15 for these halos but I think it’s too much work in '18 to consider the move.
Any ideas? Thanks.