STP file generation

advice
export
modeling
stp

#1

I have yet to purchase SketchUp because I do not know if it is what I need… although it looks like it could be! This is what I want to do (on a Mac);

  1. Import Ordnance Survey vector & raster data from QGIS
  2. Crop a map area
  3. Produce 3D elevation of the map area
  4. Export data as a stp file

Is this possible… and relatively easy?


#2

For general information, read this chapter in the User Guide:


There is no native STP exporter in SketchUp Pro.
You may need to install a STP export extension (which might not be free.)

Or you can export to another format, and use an external utility or application to do the final conversion to STP.


#3

Perfect Dan
I must jump in…without the details… I have looked into this,
and it seems not a pretty picture… I have months of spectacular 3Ds
that I can “in and out” of various software to get to .STEP .STP files,
but I have no way of knowing if they are complete. Do you know of a formula that is reliable for complex models?
Seems I am shooting from the hip. The design engineers did not respect my exported .DXF 3Ds.
any thoughts?
Thank You Roto


#4

I do not know what you are trying to say here.

Instead of using multiple metaphors, I suggest to just use concise correct language.

Nor do we, as we can not examine them.

A formula to do WHAT with complex models ? (You are not clear with what you really need or want.)

But you do not say why or what they did not “respect” ?

If you have specific questions about specific models (skp or dxf) or whatever, please start a new topic, and attach purged model file(s) to the new topic. This topic thread is about the process of generating / exporting to STP (STEP) format. (Not about examining, fixing or critiquing your specific model library.)


#5

Understood, Thanks Dan