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How to convert 3D models from SketchUp to AutoCAD?

A - answer If you need to load a 3D model from a .SKP file (Google SketchUp modeler) into AutoCAD, you can use two methods:
  1. DWG export from SketchUp
    Export to CAD formats is available in the enhanced version of SketchUp - in "Google SketchUp Pro". First check your units setting in the "Units Panel". In the File menu then choose Export and "3D Model". Select the output format DWG or DXF. With the Options button you can set the version (release) of the DWG format. Similarly you can export the 2D drawing using the optionu "2D Graphics". In this export choose the scale 1:1 - "Full Scale".
  2. Conversion of SKP to DWG
    The second option is the conversion of the native SKP format to DWG. For this you can use e.g. Autodesk Revit (import CAD formats - SKP; export CAD formats - DWG), or the free 3D "maker" application Autodesk 123D - this software can load models in the SKP format and save them as DWG files. Since AutoCAD 2013 you can use the SketchUp Import plugin (free) from Autodesk Apps store.
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See also:
Tip 12348:Is it possible to import SketchUp SKP files 2013, 2018,2019 or 2020 into Revit?
Tip 10319:Conversion of Revit families to FormIt 360 and back (and SKP to RFA).
Tip 10145:How to import SketchUp 2014 (and higher) files into Autodesk 3ds Max?
Tip 9698:Data formats supported in Autodesk InfraWorks 360.
Tip 9528:Using Autodesk Fusion 360 as a CAD converter.

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