A 3D modelling program developed by Trimble Navigation, Ltd. Previously known as Google SketchUp.

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Exporting from SketchUp (DAE) to Blender does not work properly

Every time I try exporting any of my SketchUp models, no matter how complex it is or what the export settings are (using DAE), whenever I open the same model in Blender it's always missing the ...
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Sketchup: Hide all elements above a certain height

I have just received an architectural plan of a home as a SketchUp file: I would like to view the furniture and inner room settings in first floor, but the ceiling and second floor are hiding them. ...
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Ungrouping and then regrouping in Sketchup

Given a model with no grouping, it's easy to select all items from one side of the model and move them the same distance, together, as a group. The effect of this is to elongate the model, but ...
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Sketchup How To Create Two Rectangles and Stack Them on Each Other Without Being Sticky and Distorting and Locking Together?

DESCRIPTION: I'm new to Sketchup and I'm following the Lynda.com SketchUp 2015 Essential Training tutorial. But I've run into what to me seems like it would be a "fundamental" issue that would have ...
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show multiple camera perspectives in Google Sketchup

I do a lot of work in both Cinema4D and Google Sketchup, and because of the variety of work I do in both software, I love Cinema4Ds feature of displaying not only just one camera perspective, but 3 or ...
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Using line tool in Sketchup 8 creates planes when I'm expecting just a line?

The 2 intersecting planes are the result of drawing a line from a top vertex to a bottom vertex. I am attempting to avoid these planes being drawn. I only want the line. When I select face style -> ...
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zooming sends me 'inside' the model

I'm trying to adjust a little detail on a project, but when I'm zooming to get closer to the model, I kinda "get inside" the model, like I was too closer and I can't adjust anything at all... Is ...
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Painlessly export from Sketchup Pro 2013 to Cinema4D R15 Studio

I Use Google Sketchup Pro 2013 for modeling in 3D, and then I export said models into Cinema4D for Rendering and tweaking the textures applied in Sketchup. Most of the time it works, but on the odd ...
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Disable automatic cutaway view in Google Sketchup

I work with Sketchup quite often to make 3D graphics for use in AfterEffects, Photoshop, etc. and with the most recent update (sketcup 2013), I have noticed an extremely annoying bug/feature that in ...
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Which software should be used for simulating light beam reflection from headlight reflector?

We are designing car headlight reflectors. The most important thing that we need to do is to design the curvature of the reflector so that all the light from bulb is reflected onto a specific and ...
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Problems when importing font into SketchUp

I am trying to make 3d text in Sketchup but the font I want is not showing up. The font (Gotham) is loaded on my computer and I am able to use it in Photoshop, Word, etc but can't find it in Sketchup. ...
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Google sketchup round corners of straight lines (stroke) as in Illustrator

On illustrator, when drawing a series of straight lines, you can choose under "stroke" how the corners of those lines will be: round, bevel and miter. I'm looking for the same function on sketchup. ...
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SketchUp fill shape on multiple axes

I'm trying to draw a roof with no success. These areas should be filled that I can add roof texture there. I tried with sandbox and "from contour" but it's not what I want (can't use a tile ...