Importing from AutoCAD


#1

I was unable to import CAD files created in AutoCAD 2019. I had to go back to my old 2014 AutoCAD. Is this a setting in either AutoCAD, SketchUp or both, or is Sketchup 2018 simply unable to read 2019 AutoCAD files?


#2

That is the case. The 2019 version of AutoCad came out AFTER SketchUp 2018, so SketchUp does not know how to read those newer files. I forget, does AutoCad have the ability to back-save?


#3

Yes, and that does work.


#4

Huh pretty sure AutoCAD 2018 and 2019 share the same file format. A guy in our office still has '18 and he can open our '19 dwgs. Didn’t SU 2018 come out after AutoCAD 2018? Acad 2013 - 2017 share the file formats btw.


#5

I’m trying to import my dwg into SketchUp2017 and SketchUp says it’s imported, but I can’t see it anywhere. Is there a zoom extents feature in SketchUp somewhere? I’m importing a TIN surface into SketchUp to create a model.


#7

Shift + Z


#8

Ctrl+Shift+E works for me.


#9

Zoom Extends Shortcuts:

Unless reassigned, Shift+Z is agnostic, eg. standard in the two platforms (Windows and Mac)

Xtra assigned shortcuts:

Windows: Ctrl+Shift+E (Can be removed/reassigned)
Mac: cmd+[ (Cannot be reassigned)


#10

Thanks everyone! The issue was I had too much other information in my exported TIN file.


#11

Hmm, that’s what it was when I started using SU back in r 3 and I don’t recall ever changing it. Shift-E does nothing on my end.


#12

Auch! should be Shift + Z. I will edit my post!


#13

lol well that makes a difference :wink:


#14

ez