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Solid Edge to SketchUp

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.

 

www.Simlabsoft.com

 

Dave

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Re: Solid Edge to SketchUp

Sketchup Pro 2015 can import IFC files, and since SE can export those in ST8...


Thanks,
Ken

Production: ST9 MP7
Testing: ST10

Re: Solid Edge to SketchUp

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.

Re: Solid Edge to SketchUp

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.

Dan Staples
Director, Solid Edge Product Development

Re: Solid Edge to SketchUp

Try the IFC4 version...


Thanks,
Ken

Production: ST9 MP7
Testing: ST10

Re: Solid Edge to SketchUp

SketchUp chokes on the IFC4 version during the import process, I am using ST8 MP1 to SketchUp Pro Version 15.3.331 64-bit.

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‎10-15-2015 06:49 AM

Re: Solid Edge to SketchUp

Yeah, IFC4 won't work. Its brep and Sketchup doesn't support Brep.

Dan Staples
Director, Solid Edge Product Development

Re: Solid Edge to SketchUp

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?


Thanks,
Ken

Production: ST9 MP7
Testing: ST10

Re: Solid Edge to SketchUp

I tried to convert but receive:

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Solid Edge ST9 & AutoCAD 2018 user

Re: Solid Edge to SketchUp

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.

 

Dave