Import from inkscape?


I do blueprint tracing I decided to download inkscape and upgrade blueprints to vector so there’s no blur in the import

(so I get more accurate tracing)

so basicly import from inkscape (svg files) to sketchup so I can trace it

if there’s nothing I can do ok I just use the slightly blurry png/ what ever


SketchUp does not really embrace svg as of what we know now. However on the otherside, Inkscape is expert about many 2d vector things. So it offers for example .dxf export (AutoCAD DXF R14), which can be imported into SketchUp Pro.

There is also an SVG extension (that can also be installed in SketchUp Make) that imports (a subset of) svg files.


List of DXF plugins. Scroll down a bit to the PDF section for more ideas on working with Inkscape.


So i basicly import as dxf?

Or do i need a plugin for that?


We can answer this if you complete your profile.


If you can import dxf (= if you have Pro), obviously yes.

If you cannot import dxf (= if you have Make), obviously no. In that case for going the .dxf way you install a plugin linked in catamountains post. Then you SketchUp can import .dxf.


Yes i do have pro version of sketchup

and it worked

but not the way I hoped I was hoping it would be 2d to 3dable but nope

so stuck with pdf I guess oh well.


On several occasions I’ve tried … Vector PDF > Inkscape > DXF > SketchUp
2D CAD plans typically have issues when brought into SU.
Generally, more conversions create even more issues.

Each year I create 3D models from ~300 2D plans.
I think you’ll find it’s quicker and more accurate via keyboard input to simply trace an image of the plan than wrangle with imported CAD crud.


Yea i see that now

Only using inkscape to reduce the pixels a little bit in the png also to make the lines easier to see

But basicly just tracing it