Exporting from Sketchup to autocad (dxf)

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Exporting from Sketchup to autocad (dxf)

Postby theDangerz » Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:52 pm

Im wondering if anyone has had any success on getting files exported out of sketchup as usable cad files (for cnc)?

im considering using the cnc for my skeletons, but when i export from sketchup its a real mess. :x
anyone have a fix here?
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Re: Exporting from Sketchup to autocad (dxf)

Postby CMC » Sat Aug 03, 2013 4:46 pm

This might help. I was looking at doing the same thing, but was having a hard time. I found a lot of information converting google sketch to G-code for cnc. Here is a link to a video about it and the plug-in used.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rn1WY6dg-mw

Hope this helps.
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Re: Exporting from Sketchup to autocad (dxf)

Postby micksim » Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:41 am

Have you been able to successfully export via dxf? I'd really like to be able to bring it into my CAM package.

Thanks, Mick
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Re: Exporting from Sketchup to autocad (dxf)

Postby CMC » Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:37 pm

To be honest, I haven't had time to try it since the computer all the programming was on crashed. I still have to get that fixed before I can try it. I have heard that others have been able to with out a problem. I don't remember what software they used to do the switch though. Sorry I don't have more info on it for you.

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Re: Exporting from Sketchup to autocad (dxf)

Postby TeriL » Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:55 pm

Hi,

New member here.

I realize this thread is a bit dated but I use Sketchup a lot and there are free Ruby scripts to export your SU design to DXF and other formats. It was built into SU in early versions but Google took it out and now Trimble is further striping capability out of the free versions. I use Google's version 7 as it has the Geo north setting (if you're designing a house not set perfectly N-S) which is now only available on the "Pro" versions.

This site http://rhin.crai.archi.fr/rld/index.php has a lot of useful Ruby scripts. One export converter can be found at: http://rhin.crai.archi.fr/rld/plugin_details.php?id=133 Another can be found at: http://rhin.crai.archi.fr/rld/plugin_details.php?id=774

There are others out there but I found this one after a quick Google search for "sketchup ruby scripts dxf export".

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