While I’ve been around a while, I’ve never before faced needing to import a .dwg file.And while I at least skim every post on this forum, with topics having to do with importing .dwg, I admittedly haven’t paid much attention! So, instead of going over a plethora of topics, I thought I’d ask this forum the specific questions I’d most like answered!
I’m commissioning a survey of a rural property I just purchased. Boundary, topographic, and location of existing buildings, power poles, septic tank and field. The surveyor intends the “deliverable” to be an Autocad DWG file.
Given my vague recollection (from my skimming forum posts) of potential problems importing .dwg files produced by Autocad, I’d really appreciate advice from people here who also work with Autocad - or at least, frequently import .dwg files. What I’d like to know is:
- What features of Autocad don’t easily import to SketchUp? I’ll ask the surveyor to avoid using those features.
- What should I use for my import settings when I receive the .dwg file?
I’d like to get this right with minimum back and forth with the surveyor. The survey will become a “base map” (ultimately in Layout) which I overlay with plans, as built utility trenches, etc. I’ll also be overlaying it with SketchUp Geolocation overview picture as the overhead imagery is sufficient (with my near real time update) to determine the vegetation and tree density - so I’m EXCLUDING those from the survey (for budgetary reasons).