Layered DWG export

So we’re accustomed to creating layers for different elements, all geometry on Layer0 with grouping on the appropriate layer (-s). And we’re using the scenes to control the visibility, etc.

Great, we’ve set up the various layers to use, have specific ones assigned for the “viewports” of the scenes from the linked SketchUp model (-s). Other ones for dimensions, notes, etc. You’ve done your work and you can export to PDF / DWG, as the case may be. Except that all the work that went into layering in SketchUp is lost when linked in Layout, only the Layout layer (-s) with the viewport (-s) and other you’ve set up for dimensions, notes, etc. gets translated to separate layers in the DWG. Which makes it a bit of a pig to work with when this file is communicated to other consultants.

How do you manage this communication of information? Do you send the consultant a PDF with the Layout exported DWG and a separate DWG export of the SketchUp model, which kind of counter-intuitive if you ask me. How do I go about to get the layering across as was set up in the SketchUp model, but from the Layout export (with dimensions, notes, etc.)?

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I’ve asked that Layout would export Sketchup layers before but it doesnt. So I simply don’t export SU layers to DWG. I stick to what LO can export.

However, I work with juxtaposed viewports of the SU model and if I layer them spearatelly I tend to get a fairly useable dwg file.

I’d love to be able to export Selected SU layers though, and I’d love to have a color table that would translate each layer into a color in the DWG.

The main issue with juxtaposed viewpots is that you duplicate elements from the SU model and they are an incumbrance to setup. We cannot

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