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ivanjoiderpus
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converting/importing .skp files

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09-10-2009 09:04 AM
Hello, the name is Joiderpus, Ivan Joiderpus.

I was wondering if anyone managed to sort out a way to convert .skp files or import them into autodesk inventor.

Many thanks.

Until then I remain: Ivan Joiderpus
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mcgyvr
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Re: converting/importing .skp files

09-10-2009 09:18 AM in reply to: ivanjoiderpus

Inventor does not support importing of Google Sketchup .skp format. There is an addin for sketchup that allows you to export to stl file but then you would need another convertor to go from stl to something Inventor can open.

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Re: converting/importing .skp files

09-10-2009 10:16 AM in reply to: ivanjoiderpus
Really? No plug ins exist? hella lame

What about a .skp converter, after all why would they go to the trouble of making a site with free meshes if they were going to make them incompatible with everything.
*Blair Stunder
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Re: converting/importing .skp files

09-10-2009 10:43 AM in reply to: ivanjoiderpus
Good marketing plan, free site, sell the plug-in

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Really? No plug ins exist? hella lame

What about a .skp converter, after all why would they go to the trouble of
making a site with free meshes if they were going to make them incompatible
with everything.
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Re: converting/importing .skp files

09-10-2009 10:51 AM in reply to: ivanjoiderpus

The free models are for use in Sketch Up. Why spend countless extra time offering a compatible cad format when very little will actually use it. Demand and money makes the world go around.

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Re: converting/importing .skp files

09-11-2009 04:01 AM in reply to: ivanjoiderpus
Rhino (v4) has an option to open skp files, but we were not able
to get it to work with a skp file a customer sent us recently.

mcgyvr wrote:
> The free models are for use in Sketch Up. Why spend countless extra time
> offering a compatible cad format when very little will actually use it.
> Demand and money makes the world go around.
>
*Bob S.
Message 7 of 11 (2,830 Views)

Re: converting/importing .skp files

09-11-2009 06:25 AM in reply to: ivanjoiderpus
I downloaded a skp file of a lamp and read it in to Rhino,
worked fine. Model is all polygon meshes though, and needs
conversion to be able to output iges, etc.

Bob

Bob S. wrote:
> Rhino (v4) has an option to open skp files, but we were not able
> to get it to work with a skp file a customer sent us recently.
>
> mcgyvr wrote:
>> The free models are for use in Sketch Up. Why spend countless extra time
>> offering a compatible cad format when very little will actually use it.
>> Demand and money makes the world go around.
>>
*Ray Dyson
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Re: converting/importing .skp files

09-11-2009 06:30 AM in reply to: ivanjoiderpus
It apears the SketchUp is a mesh modeler. Maybe someone who knows will
confirm.
Rhino will open at least the one sample I tried. You will need to do a mesh
to nurbs conversion in Rhino in order to open in IV.
The results will be marginally usable, at best though.


"Bob S." wrote in message
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Rhino (v4) has an option to open skp files, but we were not able
to get it to work with a skp file a customer sent us recently.

mcgyvr wrote:
> The free models are for use in Sketch Up. Why spend countless extra time
> offering a compatible cad format when very little will actually use it.
> Demand and money makes the world go around.
>
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Message 9 of 11 (2,830 Views)

Re: converting/importing .skp files

09-11-2009 03:40 PM in reply to: ivanjoiderpus
the only plugin i could find was just under 200 dollars, seems a lot for 3 mgs but supply and demand and all that.

This will eventually be exported to mastercam for use in a 3 axis mill, the search goes on.

ivan joiderpus
*brian r iwaskewycz
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Re: converting/importing .skp files

09-16-2009 11:45 AM in reply to: ivanjoiderpus

Hi, my name is Norringya.  Ivan Joiddig
Norringya.  Pleasure to meet you.






brian r.
iwaskewycz


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