Let’s face it: you live in a world where CAD files must import into SketchUp. And sometimes the result isn’t exactly pretty. Working with other people’s CAD files is a reality. In this class, we’ll work on common practices for cleaning up CAD imports, methods for creating SketchUp geometry from CAD linework, and -- perhaps, most important -- how to prep a CAD file before you bring it into SketchUp. And yes, we’ll also cover exporting your SketchUp model in formats such as .DWG, .DXF, .IFC and even .JPG, .PNG, and .PDF. (Yeah, those matter too!)
Palm Springs, CA
Technology / CADD / GIS
Health, Safety and Welfare
1. Participants will learn to import existing CAD data into SketchUp to expedite the creation of a new SketchUp model.
2. Participants will learn ways to prepare a CAD file for import into SketchUp.
3. Participants will learn to use Layers in Sketchup to optimize the 3-dimensional design process.
4. Participants will learn to implement new 3-dimensional modeling techniques using SketchUp.