From rhino 3dm to Sketchup SKP

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  • HI all.

    This is my first attempt to use Sketchup instead of rhino, to solve the loss of IEs feature for rhino.

    i tried all supported 3d-extension to import my 3dm inside sketchup, but my use-experience was awful due some issues:

    1) when i try to export from rhino as SKP, the program stucks in every attempt i guess because my files are too large to export as SKP

    2) so, i try to export as DXF, and all surfaces through the popup were converted as meshes to make things easiest and keep layers inside , after opened sketchup i click file-> import -> DXF, the file was recognized correctly but was a unique block with the layers loaded, so i must explode it to separate and achieve surfaces layered, but this option stucks sketchup that finally crashs with a splat- popup, however the file imported as DXF is not easy to manage, sketchup runs really slow and finally the only thing i can do is close it and retry with another attempt as collada or 3ds! the experience is the same, HORRIBLE, slow, and Insane.<X

    A lot of suggests are appreciated.

  • Ok, i toke a look around and I thought it was a sketchup plugin for exporting files... simlab is a cad program (never heared before today) that is capable to export in several other 3d file, but the problem remains, cause if i try to export from simlab as skp it goes crazy after few minutes and remains stuck for ever with their spinning logo

    if i load a simple 3d project there'are not any problem to export from a program to another one

    i think the issue , the real issue is discover a way to ease the original file. there are in the warehouse whole exterior\interior skechtup projcts that are about 10MB or more. mine in 3ds format almost 100Mb in DXF the took 700MB and we 're talking about interior scenes! too much

  • Thanks for your support too.

    Understood from the mcneeldiscourse site, where's the problem to import inside sketchup.

    the best choice is convert files in 3ds or dxf but using polisurfaces as meshes(done as first choise and attempt) i knew 3ds is the best way to ease files

    the other problem is that sketchup can't handle files over 80mb, for files <80 mb infact import problems disappear

    This is the cad program which enscape staff is focused on? :D:D :thumbsup:

  • I know moi3d that was created thanks an Old developer of rhino who abandoned the mcnell staff.

    I will take a look also at moi.

    No, nothing about fbx format but I can give a chance also to this.

    Thanks a lot.

    R6 has a better export engine also for what concerns skp.

    If you try under R5, file was exported correctly but when you try to search it doesn't exist at all. This has no sense and was already treated at the mcnell Forum before.

    Very strange behaviour to handle external formats

  • solved:

    using moi3d and exporting my files as 3ds (6mega with low poly option and run like a charm) i think the skp engine of moi could be a better solution i will try tomorrow, now i'm tired to experiment further