Hello - New here and to SketchUp. I need to get base linework into a SU model (parcels, buildings, roads, parking, etc.). I have have good data in a shapefile format, so I searched here and other places about directly importing shapefiles. Shapefile importer extension appears to no longer be available and even back in an old post the process to use it looked very complicated, so I decided to convert my shapefiles in ArcMap to DXF files. I’m experiencing two problems. First when I import the DXF file is inserted far from the axis, and if I don’t use “preserve drawing origin” the various DXF layers won’t align properly.
My main issue though is that some of the shapefile/DXF files are coming in with depth. GIS staff assured me it doesn’t have a z coordinate, but I tried flattening it in AutoCAD anyway, and it still comes in looking like it’s in 3D.
I’ve attached sample model file…buildings come in fine in 2D, but the driveway layer in 3D.
Am I missing something with the settings when I import? Any help will be greatly appreciated.
DXF Import Test.skp (212.8 KB)