Site model in Sketchup from CAD

Following on from the how to model a site in SketchUp using the help of Google Earth video, this tutorial shows you how to use a cad drawing as the starting point for your 3d model.

In this video we look at:

– Setting up your cad drawing for exporting to sketchup.

– Writing cad blocks for import to sketchup.

– Importing your cad layers into sketchup.

– Working up your cad plan into 3D.

– Using components to populate your site.

– Adding roads to the site plan.

– Using google sketchup warehouse to add content to your model. 

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4 Comments

  1. What about the topography 🙂

    Reply
    • Good point! I thought I would keep it simple for this video – terrain and topography is a whole other video!

      Reply
  2. Thanks for that Emma. Very smart way of doing this. If you could to a post on topography that would be much appreciated.

    Regards

    John

    Reply
    • Thanks John – I will certainly look into a post on topography – I’ll add it to my list. Thanks for the suggestion. Emma 🙂

      Reply

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