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DWG Export for SketchUp - AutoCAD DWG file export plug-in for SketchUp

DWG Export for SketchUp is an AutoCAD DWG file export plug-in for Google SketchUp®. This plug-in gives SketchUp the ability to export objects in SketchUp to 3D meshes in an AutoCAD DWG file.

DWG Export for SketchUp tessellates objects in a SketchUp document into a set of triangular meshes. These meshes are then exported to a DWG file as mesh objects. These meshes can be exported to a DWG file as 3D Polyface Mesh, 3D Face, Line or Point objects.

DWG Export for SketchUp is very easy to use. It adds new commands to SketchUp. Once installed, it automatically loads itself into SketchUp and adds a new submenu called "DWG Export for SketchUp" to the SketchUp Plugins menu containing the newly added commands containing these newly added commands.


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System Requirements

Hardware, software and operating system requirements for Google SketchUp plug-ins running on the Microsoft Windows platform. 

  • RAM: 1 GB (Recommended 2 GB)

  • SketchUp (32 Bit only): 6, 7 and 8

  • Operating System (32 Bit only): Windows XP SP2 or later, Windows Vista and Windows 7


Download & Purchase

Please download a fully functional trial of DWG Export for SketchUp by clicking on the "Download Now" button below. To start using the software, you need a license key. A license key can be of two types: Trial or Permanent. A trial key is issued to you on the purchase of '7 day license' so that you may try the software before you purchase a permanent key. A permanent key is issued after you have purchased a license. We are confident that during the trial period (7 days with unlimited runs) you will find DWG Export for SketchUp extremely useful. Later when you decide to buy the software please return to this page and click the "Buy with/without Subscription" button to place your order. Upon verifying the order you will recieve an e-mail with instructions on how to obtain your permanent key. We will create and send you your Key by e-mail within one business day. To avoid disruption in your workflow we urge you to place your order before the trial period ends.

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Our licenses are single computer licenses and are locked to each computer they are installed on. Basically, the license key is specific to the computer's Host ID (the MAC address of the computer), and will not work on another computer. The installer picks up the physical MAC address of the network card connected to the computer which is basically “Ethernet adapter Network Connect Adapter”. So unless you change your network card, the key will always work even if you reinstall your operating system. If your internal network is periodically assigning a different Host ID to your computer, then please find a solution for this with your IT department.

Note: Downloading this software indicates your acceptance to the SYCODE Software License Agreement. The price mentioned above is for a single user license. For your bulk-licensing needs please contact us.

Installation & Usage

Since DWG Export for SketchUp is a plug-in for SketchUp, it must be loaded into the SketchUp environment before it can be used. Please follow the simple instructions in the DWG Export for SketchUp ReadMe document which is copied into the installation folder. After you have loaded the plug-in file into SketchUp, Simply click on the menu items in the "DWG Export for SketchUp" submenu to run these new commands. Truly, software made simple!

The 'DWG Export for SketchUp' submenu consists of the following commands:

  • Export - Export an AutoCAD DWG file

  • Help - Displays the DWG Export for SketchUp help file

  • Register - Registers your copy of DWG Export for SketchUp

  • About - Displays the DWG Export for SketchUp About box
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The DWG Export for SketchUp submenu

DWG Export for SketchUp comes with detailed documentation for each command as well as a  tutorial to get you started in the shortest possible time. There is also a PDF version of the help file which you can download by clicking the link below.

Download Product Documentation (PDF)

The DWG File Format

DWG is a format used for storing two and three dimensional design data and metadata. It is the native format for the AutoCAD Computer Aided Design package, as well as IntelliCAD (and its variants), and PowerCAD. DWG is supported non-natively by several hundred other software applications.

DWG (denoted by the .dwg filename extension) was the native file format for the Interact CAD package, developed by Mike Riddle in the late 1970s, and subsequently licensed by Autodesk in 1982 as the basis for AutoCAD. From 1982 to 2007, Autodesk created versions of AutoCAD which wrote no less than 18 major variants of the DWG file format, none of which it publicly documented.

The DWG format, has become a de facto standard for CAD drawing interoperability. It has been estimated that there are in excess of two to four billion DWG files in existence.


Customization

If you want DWG Export for SketchUp to work in a different way to suit your workflow, do let us know. We will customize the plug-in to suit your needs.

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