Question:

Can sketchup open 3dm files?

3 October, 2021 Wayne Culton 6

Answers (6):

  • AUTHOR: HAROLD FETZER
    15 October, 2021

    Yes, SketchUp can open 3D-Studio files. SketchUp excels at quickly making changes to your 3D model that will yield an accurate view of how the model will look on the ground. Unlike most other 3D modeling software providers, SketchUp offers free access to three tools right out of the box (a Modeling Toolbar, a Scaling Toolbar and a Rotating/Shearing Toolbar) for designing models in full, 360° detail. These new tools make it simpler than ever before to design large projects with relative ease and precision on Mac or Windows machines.

  • AUTHOR: KEITH CENTER
    15 October, 2021

    Sketchup does not open 3dm files, only native sketchup files. When opening your sketchup file in a 3d modeling program such as SketchUp, you might find it necessary to edit the model before exporting out of the program. There a few reasons why these edits would be necessary: Maintaining a clean geometry, Renaming parts and groups with consistent naming conventions, automatic updates from old versions to new versions-maybe something else imported into the model but didn't need or want? All these problems can be solved through editing before export.

  • AUTHOR: MARGHERITA REDNER
    15 October, 2021

    Sketchup can open 3dm files. However, they need to be in the svg format. SketchUp 2017, 2018 and 2019 can work with 3dm files and other formats as well as SVG and LWO formats. It will first analyze your existing file geometry before showing up errors to help you understand what part of geometry is missing or problematic for SketchUp to work smoothly. If you know you have a problem beforehand, use "Reimport All" command under "File" menu which will give you an opportunity to import only those shapes that are causing problems. If not - just apply "Fix Geometry" command from the same menu, then save it as .OBJ file (.

  • AUTHOR: ROY GUILLEMETTE
    15 October, 2021

    Sketchup cannot open 3dm files exported from Blender, but will import and re-export for you for consistency. Sketchup exports as a compressed zip file, so it typically has to be extracted before you can launch it. Blender's default export option is as an .FBX file that is readable by virtually all applications, but if your project contains elements that will not render correctly then it would be best to export as an .OBJ with the correct settings. So, back to your question: what kind of things might cause SketchUp not to render correctly?

  • AUTHOR: JUAN MOTSINGER
    15 October, 2021

    Yes it can. SketchUp is a 3D modeling program that can open and work with any 3D model file format you want as long as the extension matches up - this includes, for example, .skp files, .obj files, .fbx files, and more. In order to import an object from a second object file (.obj), click "File" followed by "Import Model.." Then find the attached file (.obj) and double-click it. You can now select which parts of the imported model you want to have visible in your current view window/scene by clicking on them with your mouse cursor AND holding down the left button until they're right where you want them!

  • AUTHOR: JEANICE CENTER
    15 October, 2021

    SketchUp does not open .3dm files. Sketchup users might sometimes export to a 3DS format so they can import into a 3D rendering program. The SketchUp file format is mostly 2D - so importing a 3D model from another program could produce an odd result because the imported geometry will require the project to be rendered in SketchUp's software renderer which can look different from other rendering programs. In this situation, it might make more sense to create the desired models within SketchUp and then export them as 2d or png images for use in graphics or CAD applications.