I have a problem and I would appreciate some help:
I need to produce detailed Cad documentation for about 20 sketchup projects to give to a client.
Each project has about 20-30 scenes which are layered and stylized like the picture bellow:
I have found that doing it through layout is extremely slow and hard (especially if you turn on vector for large scenes) plus the exported .dwg needs even more cleaning in autocad.
The fastest way is to export 2d .dwg from each scene and continue working them in autocad. but this has also its challenges:
- in SU, I have to export each scene separately
- in Autocad, shapes are not exported to their respective layer but are all combined in “profileedges” and “sectioncutedges” layers, they just have the color of the layer they belonged to within sketchup.
- in Autocad, each of the above layers follow the pattern “filename-profiledges” and “filename-sectioncutedges” which means that for 20 scenes that I import to autocad from sketchup I will have 40 ‘unreconcilled’ layerrs plus the hustle of having to organize everything in layers again.
If you were assigned this task, how would you go about turning each scene into a 2D drawing while retainging the layers? Possibly with a plugin?
any suggestion might be helpful!
I even thought of importing the model in autocad as 3d and use base views but I found it hard to turn them into native solids/surfaces so I dropped it. Maybe I should explore this road more?