Trouble importing a .dwg


#1

I just upgraded to Sketchup Pro mostly so I can import and work on cad files. I have a simple floor plan of a house created in Autocad that I cannot import to SP. Lewis 1st flr.dwg (45.3 KB)
any help please?


#2

What version of AutoCAD?

I tried opening it in DoubleCAD and it fails there, too. I think you need to go back to AutoCAD and export it again. Save it as an older version or use the DXF format.


#3

it is version
2018


#4

SketchUp 2018 was released before the updated importer for ACAD 2018 DWG files was available. Save it back to an older ACAD version and try uploading that.


#5

Thanks folks, Yes indeed having the CAD saved in an older (2012 I think) version solved the import issue. But now I have a single group I cannot edit. Ive trend elect all, elect none. unlock, etc. Thanks for any thoughts to help a newbie here.


#6

Upload the SKP file so we can see what you’ve got.


#7

Begin by studying this SketchUp Help Article
Importing and Exporting CAD Files — SketchUp Help
https://help.sketchup.com/en/sketchup/importing-and-exporting-cad-files

You will need to open the DWG in AutoCAD and then save a copy of it as an earlier AutoCAD version.


The CAD import becomes a Component in SketchUp.
• Right click on the geometry in the Component.
In the Context Menu that appears, select … Edit Component


See this SketchUp video tutorial:

Components


#8

Thank you so much for the help and the video