Importing DWG Files?

What does it mean when I try to import a DWG file and get a Error Notice that says,
“Error opening AutoCad file Invalid Version, Does not appear to be a valid autocad, dwg or dxf file or the file is write protected?”

Thank you,

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Only a guess since we don’t know your SketchUp version but maybe the .dwg is newer than the importer can handle.

Hi Dave,

Im using SU2017 Pro windows 64 bit

The CAD file was recently created

Thanks, BillyG

Is there a way to know for sure that a newer version of SU will import my .dwg? If so I may need to update

that may be it. You can also save the file to an older ACAD version. Some free apps can do this for you.

SketchUp 2017 doesn’t support the current AutoCad DWG file version (2018) used by AutoCad 2018, 2019 and 2020. Opening the file in AutoCad and saving as a version 2013 file or older would help.

SketchUp 2019 supports importing AutoCAD 2018 files.

You can also use the free DWG TRUEVIEW to convert your dwg’s to older version.

Hi Dezmo, I have DWG TrueView 2020 - I see how to convert but not how to save? Thanks

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OK I was able to convert thank you, although all didn’t really come through after importing into Sketchup.
Also have tried to use SU 2018 and not effective. Do you know if SU 2020 is out yet? thanks again, Billy

What didn’t come in? There are some entity types that are not imported into SketchUp.

No. Not yet. I don’t know when it will be released but 2019 was released in the first quarter of this year. Possibly the same sort of thing in 2020.