DXF Export for SketchUp is an AutoCAD DXF 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 DXF file.
DXF Export for SketchUp tessellates objects in a SketchUp document into a set of triangular meshes. These meshes are then exported to a DXF file as mesh objects. These meshes can be exported to a DXF file as 3D Polyface Mesh, 3D Face, Line or Point objects.
DXF 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 "DXF Export for SketchUp" to the SketchUp Plugins menu containing the newly added commands.
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Hardware, software and operating system requirements for Google SketchUp plug-ins running on the Microsoft Windows platform.
Download & Purchase
Please download a fully functional trial of DXF 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 DXF 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.
IMPORTANT! Purchasing a Subscription is highly recommended since it the most cost effective way of keeping your software up to date. Moreover, Subscription entitles you to get a second free perpetual license for your laptop, among many other benefits. For details please read the SYCODE License and Subscription Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
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.
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Since DXF 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 DXF 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 "DXF Export for SketchUp" submenu to run these new commands. Truly, software made simple!
The 'DXF Export for SketchUp' menu consists of the following commands:
DXF 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.
The AutoCAD DXF (Drawing Interchange Format, or Drawing Exchange Format)
is a CAD data file format, developed by Autodesk as their solution for
enabling data interoperability between AutoCAD and other programs. DXF
was originally introduced in December 1982 as part of AutoCAD 1.0, and
was intended to provide an exact representation of the data in the
AutoCAD native file format, DWG (Drawing), for which Autodesk didn't
(and doesn't) publish specifications.
If you want DXF 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 specific needs.
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