I realize this is not a pressing issue for those who don’t have to deal with Trimble’s SketchUp .skp files, but for those of us who have clients that require these files there is a product out there that works well; that product is SimLab Soft’s Composer and it integrates very neatly with Solid Edge.
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Yes, it can, but the quality of the imported .skp file is very facetted. Do you know of a way to control the export parameters so that arcs look like arcs and not multi-sided lines?
Typically, in SU you can control the number of arcs when creating new lines/arcs but I don't see a way to do that in the export process from SE to SU.
SimlabSoft is also a great partner in other ways. They have a real tight integration to Solid Edge for doing what used to be called "Tech Pubs" but is way more advanced these days.
Too bad, as it results in a very nice imported model. Dan, does IFC2X3 dictate minimum triangle sizes or is that a control that could be added just like for STL?
I tried to convert but receive:
I ended up having to go with SimLab Composer and importing the .asm file then exporting from there as a .skp file for SketchUp. SimLab does make an add-in that works in SE.
I should mention, this process will sometimes do odd things to the scale factor when I open the file in SketchUp, it is most likely some setting I that I need to address; otherwise, I just open the file in SketchUp, check a know dimension, do a little math and then just scale the model/component to achieve the correct scale.
I hope this helps.