I have a PDF of a building footprint that I want to build a 3D model out of. When viewed in adobe acrobat, I can see the details perfectly, but when I import it into SU it’s too blurry to read. Any suggestions?
Because you already have the vectorial PDF file, you can import it as a DXF file, via Inkscape (Inkscape is a professional vector graphics editor for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. It’s free and open source)
(for the clip I used another program running only under windows and export as SKP)
For those who don’t know or have not made connections, the basic idea is that you can import in SketchUp a PDF via/if you use a 2D graphics program that opens PDF files and exports data to DXF files.
I gave the Inkscape example, because it is free and works into several operating systems, but Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, Affinity Designer, etc… can also be used.
The way we handle PDF’s daily into SU is by using Inkscape (free). Bring your PDF into Inkscape, remove/delete all the unneeded information you can in inkscape to lighten the drawing, then export as a dxf and bring it into SU. Works like a charm. ** sorry missed mihai.s reply above. Spot on, it works flawlessly***
It’s a good option to use Inkscape (free), but for the GIF shown above and in generally for work, the use of pcon.planner (windows only) is much more handy, especially because you can work (as bhe.gtk said) 3D model directly and render, and if needed, export it as a SKP file. And it’s also free!