Learn to import any sketchup file to Civil 3D - An unique presentation by Nicholas Edwin
Nicholas Edwin, the renowned solutions consultant presents an exclusive article that briefly explains how to import a .skp file (sketchup) into Civil 3D.
Now utilization of BIM workflow into any construction or engineering project phases has been increased to a great extent. The problem is arising for the users who generally use Civil 3D in their projects. It becomes very difficult to import the model into Civil 3D at the early design phase. The users initially utilize sketchup and want to get rid of the problem from reproducing the data. The users also prefer to include the sketchup models into the terrain surfaces to get a very conceptual 3d representation of the design.
The most updated version of Civil 3D i.e. Civil 3D 2015 contains an add-in tab placed on the ribbon where plugins are set up. With this add-ins, the Civil 3D users get some added functionality for opening as well as dealing with proprietor formats like SKP files. The functional add-ins is known as “Import SKP”. The users can apply the “Import SKP File” command and choose the SketchUp files and interactively position them in the drawing.
The users should remember one thing, in order to obtain the model proportional to the exact scale of your terrain, the scaling must be performed by hand. Materials are also visible if the existent mode is applied in Civil 3D visual styles selection.
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