Can anyone share tips or practical experience in importing SketchUp model SKP files into TurboCAD? I’m working with someone who uses TurboCAD Deluxe 21.2 in their workflow, and I’d like them to be able to read SKP model files I’ve created (in SketchUp Pro 2016 mostly). Two issues have arisen in initial collaboration tests:
A largish SKP model fails to import into TurboCAD at all; the TurboCAD error dialog box simply says failed to open [filename]. The model has a few million edges and faces, stored in a shallow (5-6 level) hierarchy of ~4000 component instances (using ~1000 component definitions), and a few dozen groups. No images; a few dozen simple colored materials.
When opening a very simple SKP model file, the open succeeds and TurboCAD displays a dialog box saying that “[filename]” category already contains “Horizon”, and then asks the user about replacing, skipping, or renaming. I have not named anything my my model “Horizon”. Is there an automatic object named “Horizon” in all SKP files, perhaps related to the Style Background setting of sky and ground (which I have disabled)?
I have supplied the large model back-saved as SketchUp V8 and V3 for my colleague to test for importing into TurboCAD, but I haven’t heard the results yet. TurboCAD was able to import a 3DS file that I exported my SketchUp model into, though the result seen in TurboCAD is triangular decomposition of all SketchUp faces which we would like to avoid.