How to export so that Solidworks can read it?

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#1

Is there a plugin or way that I can export a file so that it can be opened in solidworks?


#2

With the Make or the PRO version? (I don’t find the info in your profile.)


#3

I can get the Make version since its free but currently only have the basic. Can I open the file I created in Basic in the Make version and then export it to a Solidworks format?


#4

Which version do you mean with “basic”, there’s no version with this name?


#5

I mean that I downloaded and designed on the version that’s free. Are there only two versions Make and Pro?


#6

Yes. There are two versions of SketchUp. Pro and Make. What is this “basic”" you are referring to.

To export a file that can be opened in Solidworks, you probably need to be looking at SketchUp pro.


#7

Yes. 2D or 3D export?
With a plugin, you can export STL e.g. with the MAKE version. It’s supported by Solidworks.


#8

Oh thats great. I already installed the plugin because I needed to send the file to the 3d printer. Your saying that Solidworks can read .stl?


#9

I don’t have it and don’t use it, but the link in my last post says so.