Thank you for replies. The info provided in this thread solved issue. I am somewhat new to sketchup and have been temp hired by friend to draw up some stuff. Since making this thread he has purchased 2018 Pro and provided me with license codes and am running that now on my system.
Here is another inquiry I have and might make a new post for but will go ahead and mention here. We have been given a STEP file of something created in Solidworks to bring into Keyshot to be rendered. I am using a trial version of Keyshot at the moment which we are intending to purchase as well.
I can bring the STEP file into Keyshot fine and it renders fine (we did NOT need to open it in Solidworks first thankfully). But what we need to do is place the model from the STEP file on top of another model of an object that I have drawn up in Sketchup. Here is the object as I have drawn it in Sketchup. (I followed a tutorial on how to make screws), the other geometries were easy.
In the photorendered drawing, the pole on top of concrete base is the rendered STEP file. The concrete base with screw assembly is what I drew up in Sketchup. I cropped pole and placed it onto pad using GIMP
ALAS, HERE IS WHAT I WANT TO KNOW: I don’t want to have to use GIMP to combine the the two models. But I don’t have Solidworks, all I have is Sketchup, Keyshot, and STEP file (created in Solidworks). Is there a way for me to bring two different models into Keyshot and mate them together so they can be rendered as one piece.