CAD Drawing´s text can only be imported into Sketchup if you either explode it in your CAD package or import text via a plugin (that often requires a second file to be created). Neither should be needed.
Text should be imported as 3D text, exactly as @TIG 's plugin does:
Besides that, and ideally, Sketchup’s native 3D text should be editable as it is when you use @thomthom 's plugin:
I would like to reactivate this feature request, as we consider this very important:
The only software we use for modeling and designing is Sketchup.
I do not use AutoCAD or anything else.
Therfore being able to import everything from a dwg or dxf file is important to us.
Importing text or even measurement lines, should be an option in the import process.
I as a user would like to decide myself, what I need in Sketchup and what not.
As not the whole world is using SketchUp I am regulary confronted with dwg/dxf files.
Currently I am using TIGs DXF text import. But as this only works for DXF, I first have to convert the dwg into a dxf and then can import it.
The whole process is extremly inefficient. As we get updated dwg files on a bi-weekly basis, we spend hours with the importing.
I’m using DoubleCAD XT at the moment for a single purpose. Explode all CAD text and import the file to SketchUp. All text becomes lines that SketchUp can display.
I don’t see the reason for SketchUp not to do this natively without the need for installing double cad.
Of course the best choice would be to import text as editable 3d text which would imply integrating @thomthom s plugin functionality in SketchUp. This text should also be read as text in Layout and SketchUp CAD exports.