What is best practice for exporting plan information to MEP engineers?
Thinking about taking a stab at trying to generate architectural plans in sketchup/layout but want to have a plan in advance for handing these drawings off to engineers in .dwg format.
Getting them into dwg is not a problem (nice surprise) but when I export a section slice, I end up with lines on top of lines and can’t isolate any of the layers to get rid of the redundant lines.
Similar problem if I export a 3D plan view. All of the info is there (including layers which is a plus), but all of the groups are in blocks (could deal with this probably, maybe even desirable).
So, figured I’d try exporting 3D sketchup model> Open in 3D AutoCAD (ACA)> Export to AutoCad.
When working with autcad files exporting flattens the file into 2D only elements. Found it interesting that the 3D sketchup model still shows up in it’s entirity in the AutoCAD exported file.
So how does everyone handle handing off drawings to engineers?
Starting to like the software but this is a big hurdle for me…