Frequent question: Can you import a CAD file into SketchUp?

Why can’t I import a CAD file into SketchUp?

Note: Currently, Sketchup cannot read the new 2018 DWG file format. Therefore, if making frequently use of Sketchup with DWG files, be sure that AutoCAD 2018 (and newer) products are set to save as “AutoCAD 2013 drawing” or earlier.

Can you import CAD into SketchUp free?

You can import CAD files into SketchUp Shop, but not our Free web version. This is one of the many features you can get by unlocking a Shop subscription here. Currently, the only available formats for import in SketchUp Free for Web are these: SKP.

What file types can you import into SketchUp?

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File Type File Extension(s) SketchUp Pro and Shop Only?
CAD files .dwg , .dxf PRO and SHOP only
Image files .jpg , .png , .tif , .bmp , .psd , .tga , .epx , .pdf , .eps Some file types are PRO and SHOP only
STL files .stl
COLLADA files .dae

Why is my import failing in SketchUp?

If you get a failure message, try again with a different Units setting in the Import Options dialog box (Step 6). If that doesn’t work, the file might have been saved in a CAD format that’s newer than the ones that SketchUp Pro can import.

What is SketchUp compatible with?

You can use SketchUp for Web on most internet-connected computers via a recommended browser (Chrome 59+, Firefox 52+ or Microsoft Edge 84+.) To use SketchUp for Web on a Chromebook, your Chromebook needs to meet the minimum specifications.

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Is FreeCAD better than SketchUp?

Reviewers felt that FreeCAD meets the needs of their business better than SketchUp. When comparing quality of ongoing product support, reviewers felt that FreeCAD is the preferred option. For feature updates and roadmaps, our reviewers preferred the direction of FreeCAD over SketchUp.

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