I just acquired Sketchup Pro, and imported a complex dwg file with many layers. The entire CAD file opened as a single component, which I had to explode in order to work with it. While the many layers in fact show as different layers, they are all interconnected. How could I have opened the file and maintained the individual layers as separate components to avoid all the crossed lines now interacting.
The current situation has rendered the file a completely useless mess for me. I got this with the understanding that it could work with ACAD files.
It was a 2-D CAD file with plumbing, sewer, and gas lines running everywhere, and I need to shift some of the individual lines, which will now be, at best, a nightmare. Also, the color coding of the lines is lost which is equally frustrating.