How do I export SketchUp files to 3D PDF preserving layer information?

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#1

How do I export Sketchup files to 3d PDF preserving layer information? I can do it without layers exporting to vrlm then to u3D and then to 3D PDF but I am losing the layers in the process (see my other recent thread)

Maybe ther right question is in what 3D format should I export to save the Sketchup layer info


#2

SimLab has a 3D PDF exporter that you might find of interest.


#3

Also there is an alternative free method: Design Spark Mechanical software imports .skp files directly (version 2014) and exports 3D pdf with layers etc. You can also use the software to edit geometry.


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#4

Thanks a lot, that is what I was looking for !


#5

Well it makes the export cleaners and easier than my current process but if does not create layers
I will check to see if I can do that in Adobe acrobat
The biggest gain with this is that the objects are imported individually, no layer importing happening
I guess I can try to create the layers there and assign objects there and then eventually try to export that

My target is to get 3D PDF with layers


#6

Keep in mind that layers in SketchUp are not the same as layers in other programs. There isn’t a direct translation.


#7

Yeah i think that that is the reason
However grouping the objects together translates to a layer (groups of objects that can be shown or hidden) in Acrobat Reader.

I guess that is the best that can be done considering the conditions


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