Inserting DWG Files


Continuing the discussion from :robot: Greetings!:

Hi. Thank you for your welcome.

I have a question about inserting dwg files (Autocad 2013) into layout. I cannot even see dwgs as insertable content on the insert pop-up window. And then when selecting ‘all files’ then a dwg the error message saying unable to insert file type pops up.

What am I doing wrong please?




You need to upgrade to the current version of SketchUp/LayOut.

From the Release Notes for SketchUp/LayOut 2018

DWG Imports One reason that drawing in 2D at scale is important is that a lot of LayOut users are trying to work with imported AutoCAD geometry via the DWG format. So in this release, we"re introducing LayOut"s ability to import DWG files as native LayOut entities. DWG projects import at scale and support the pages, titleblocks, and blocks that your partners have created. Even better, LayOut users can now help themselves to the vast world of free DWG libraries.


Thank you DaveR!