Import your image into SketchUp by selecting File > Import. Then navigate to and select the image you want to import. If you don’t see the image you’re looking for, make sure the correct file type is selected (such as JPG or PNG). Tip: Alternately, you can also drag and drop importable files into the drawing area.
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 I open AutoCAD file in SketchUp?
File > Import.
Go to “file” and select “import” from the dropdown menu. In the “files of type” dropdown there will be a list of different file types you can import into your Sketchup model. Select the one that says “ACAD (. dwg).” Then, select the DWG file that you want to import from your files.
What is a viewport in SketchUp?
Follow these steps to insert a SketchUp viewport (model view) into your document: In SketchUp, create a scene for each view of your model that you want to show in your LayOut document. In LayOut, navigate to the page where you want to insert a viewport. Use the Pages panel to move between existing pages.
Can you import 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.
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 file types can you import into SketchUp?
Using SketchUp Data with Other Modeling Programs or Tools
|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|
How do I get SketchUp Pro for free?
If you want a free desktop version of SketchUp, it’s still a great option. Here’s where to find it. First, head over to sketchup.com/download/all in a web browser such as Google Chrome on your Windows or Mac computer. Next, you will need to sign in to a Trimble account or create one for free.
How do I import a PDF into SketchUp LayOut?
Currently, you cannot import a PDF directly into Sketchup on the Windows version so the usual way to import something at least is to convert the PDF file into a raster image. In this SketchUp tutorial, we’ll introduce a free tool that you can use to convert PDF’s to DXF files, which you can import into Sketchup Pro.