Why my 2D autocad file opens in 3D in sketchup

I’m new to Sketchup and have a lot to learn yet so.

I’m trying to import a 2d AutoCAD file into a 2D Sketchup view. When I do that the file opens in 3D although my original Sketchup file where I chose ot impornt the CAD fie is in 2D.

Can anyone please let me know how o reoslve htis issue?

I know there are tutorials on YouTube where beginners are told to set 2D templates to work 2D, but the workspace in SketchUp is actually 3D all the time.

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Thank you for your quick reply.
I’m trying to import a 2D floorplan from autocad.

I asusem once the ifle is imported to Sketchup, I need to add z vlaues to the objects.

I would be greatful if you could suggest which one of the courses I should attend to get this information (while learning other stuff as well of course).

I would laso be greatful if you could let me know how to add or change object attributes (such as z-value).

Bet regards,

2D doesn’t exist. It is just a point of view. Both AutoCad and SketchUp are 3D applications - everything you create in them is 3D. What you call “2D” is just something you create on a single plane with z(blue) coordinate values set to zero (actually, the “flatness” could be in relation to any of the infinite number of planes that can pass through a point in space).


Ansi, you are, of course, correct and the relative height seems to be a future that I neglected.
So in order to be correct, I will try to adjust the Z-values accoridng to the height information of the objects in construction. However, as I mentioned, I don’t know, how. I can right click on the object but it doesn’t show either X, Y or Z-vlaues nor does it seem to allow eiditng of those vlaues. Which is the best way to change these attributes in a drawing.


SketchUp is tool based. To change where things are in space, you use the Move tool, or the Push-pull tool.
I strongly recommend that you take the free self-paced courses at learn.sketchup.com to get a good grasp of the basics. SketchUp is almost totally different from a traditional CAD application like AutoCad.

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Thanks again,

I jus enrolled in one of the beginner courses.


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