Uploading existing 2D CAD Drawings

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#1

I’m a newbie with Sketchup and would like to upload an existing CAD drawing in PDF form. I just need to add some minor details. Can this be done?


#2

I don’t think you can import PDF files but you can directly import .DWG files if you are running SketchUp Pro


#3

Is it that you want to import the PDF file into SketchUp? On the Mac you can import PDF files. Use File>Import 2D…


#4

Your user profile says you have SU Pro 2017 on macOS. In that case you should be able to import a PDF, but it will come in as an image or texture, not as edges, faces, etc.


#5

I just gave the 3D PDF importer a try:

http://www.simlab-soft.com/3d-plugins/3D_PDF_importer_for_sketchup-main.aspx

Not sure what it would do with 2D data, but could be worth a go. I managed to import a 3D model from a PDF. It took a little while though.

I only did the trial version, not sure how much it would cost to buy the importer, but you can see if it works for free.