SketchUp to Adobe illustrator


#1

Can a SketchUp file be saved in a format that is editable in Adobe Illustrator?
I know you can save SketchUp files as jpegs but that is a rasterized file that cannot be edited.

Thanks!

Mark


#2

With SketchUp Pro you could export EPS files which can be opened in illustrator.


#3

Holy Mackerel.

That’s great. I’m still using a trial version.
Where can I find information and cost for SketchUp pro?

Thanks


#4

I’d start here: http://www.sketchup.com/


#5

Thanks for the link. I will look into it.

Mark


#6

You can also export DWG, which Illustrator can Place. If you also have Photoshop you can export Collada, even from the Make version of SketchUp, and make a 3D Layer From File.


#7

From Make, the easiest way to create a vector file that can be brought into Illustrator is to print to PDF with a PDF printer (Acrobat or one of the zillion cheaper or free alternatives) with the “Use high-accuracy HLR”(PC) or “Vector Printing”(Mac) print option enabled. The result is virtually indistinguishable from what the PDF/EPS exporter in the Pro version does. The EPS format is roughly an uncompressed PDF.

Anssi