How To: Use SketchUp with CAD files to create structures

Use SketchUp with CAD files to create structures

There are varied approaches to using SketchUp with CAD files. This video series presents one method we suggest as it is quick and creates a good clean SketchUp model.

In the first video we import a CAD plan, group and lock it, delete extra layers and create a unique layer for the floor plan and create scenes to toggle the floor plan visibility on and off.
The second video uses the CAD plan as a reference to create interior and exterior walls for our model.
The third video covers a technique to create your door and window openings.
After watching these three videos you should be able to create any basic building from a 2DC CAD drawing and turn it into a 3D SketchUp structure.

(1) Part 1 of 3 - How to Use SketchUp with CAD files to create structures, (2) Part 2 of 3 - How to Use SketchUp with CAD files to create structures, (3) Part 3 of 3 - How to Use SketchUp with CAD files to create structures

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