I’ve been using the free version of SketchUp that currently does not support .skp to .dxf conversion. I have seen extensions offered that can perform this function. I would like to consult the expertise on this forum for suggestions as to which extensions have been shown to be the most reliable.
How about closest to the reliability of SketchUp-Pro’s own built-in Export.
Of course I could try testing and the possible offerings, but forums generally have persons who have already done so. Therefore, rather then re-inventing the wheel, I was first hoping that some of the experts on the Forum, who may already have some experience with some of the subject third-party extensions, would be willing to share that expertise - was I expecting too much?
Thanks for the suggestion of pro-exporter; I’ll check it out. It’s difficult to anticipate the various uses I will need, as I only had the 30 day trial experience with SketchUp’s built-in .dxf exporter. However, in that time I was able to export 2D, 3D and parallel-projection files and successfully use them in Aspire for CNC purposes. I am simply looking for something at least as good as SketchUp’s own.
Thanks again for your help
P.S. Do you have a link to the “Pro Exporter” site?
Yes, I guess I didn’t make it clear enough that I was looking for a third-party alternative to the one built-in-to SketchUp; as I only have the free SketchUp version the the Pro-exporter turns into a “pumpkin” at the end of the 30 day trial period.
And you are also correct, 2D with parallel-projection is my principal concern for conversion for use in Aspire.
Yes, we tried that about a year ago, and it didn’t convert very well for our workflow. We are also going to revisit that, as there is a new version of Aspire, but the specified improvements didn’t specifically address our issue.
Also, Aspire is only one software we’d like compatibility with, there are others, and dxf seemed like a good common format.