New user trying SketchUp Make (to import PDF)

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#1

Greetings everyone! I’m having trouble importing a PDF. Do I understand that it’s Make does not offer it?

If so, is there a workaround?

Thanks for your help!!

Dave


#2

You can import a PDF image on Mac but not on Windows. You could make a screen shot from the PDF, save it as PNG or JPG and import that image into SketchUp on either platform.


#3

Does the PDF have vector info you want to import? Inkscape can open such PDFs and save as DXF. Then there are free DXF import plugins around. It may be possible to convert to another file format that SU can open, but I haven’t checked.


#4

Thanks so much for your response. The PDF came from an architect for a job I’m trying to bid on. I’m not sure about the vector question. How do I find out?

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#5

Open up the file to see what it is (like a scale floor plan which may be composed of vectors), see what Inkscape detects, or ask the architect.

Importing a screen capture of the PDF may be good enough, depending on the detail.

Being a commercial use of SU, SU Pro does import DXF/DWG files.


#6

You need to be using SketchUp Pro, then.

Perhaps the architect would send a DWG or DXF file of the project then, too.