I’ve found a work-around to my problem, but it’s getting tedious. I’m hoping there’s an easier way, since I’m using this workflow to get 2D corel drawing dxf exports into sketchup.
I’m using CorelDraw 2018 to create a 2D drawings which will be used to laser cut 3 mm thick material.
I export the drawing to a DXF, import that dxf into Sketchup and explode the resulting component.
Sketchup doesn’t recognize the surface enclosed by the drawing. I noticed that even though the drawing was exported as a combined object in CorelDraw, it consists of multiple line segments after export into Sketchup.
So, I use the weld extension to combine the line segments. The all weld ok, but still I can’t push/pull a surface.
But, if I draw a short line segment on any edge, the enclosed surface is recognized by Sketchup and I can push/pull it. It doesn’t seem to matter how long the draw segment is, it magically fixes my issue.
Any additional closed items inside that surface must also be “fixed”. Circles (for holes), and rectangles (for tabe slots) are not recognized as surfaces by Sketchup until I draw a short line on the internal shape.
It works, but it’s a bit of hassle to have to draw a line on every hole on the imported object so I can change the flat surface to a 3mm thick object.
It happens regardless of the closed shape that was exported from CorelDraw, even a simple rectangle
Is this a known Sketchup bug, or am I doing something wrong? Is there an easier workaround?