.dwg import failure, "Image File Invalid"

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#1

hello kind people

I am trying to import some .dwg files but keep getting the following message: Image File Invalid

any help would be greatly appreciated.


#2

How should I prepare a CAD file for import into SketchUp? — SketchUp Help


#3

The ability to import .dwg files is a Pro-only feature.

-Gully


#4

hi Gully, ive now convinced my boss to pay for the pro and then tried importing the files which opened in sketchup but as 2d. the files were emailed to me from a 3rd party and so I cannot adjust them in any way. not sure whether I am doing anything wrong or whether this is just the way it is. I have a basic understanding of sketchup but self taught only.

any assistance would be gratefully received.


#5

Are you certain the other party drew the files in 3D?


#6

hi I am informed that the drawings are in 2d with a 3d visual. are there any tutorials on how to take the drawings into fully 3d models?


#7

Can you post an example of a DWG file that fails to import? Have you got access to a CAD program - what do you see if you open the files there?

Anssi


#8

We may be making assumptions here - what software did the supplier use to create the .dwg (just as SketchUp can export .dwg, so can other non-AutoCAD products!). Also, I’m not a .dwg expert - what does “2d with a 3d visual” mean? It could be that the 3d visual is in some form that SketchUp is not able to import.


#9

i am wondering whether i can send a file privately on this forum as the people i am working for would not appreciate me circulating it openly, any ideas? my email is curleyjames9@googlemail.com so if anyone would take a look at the .dwg file id really appreciate an email.