Home > Products > SKP Import for AutoCAD

SKP Import for AutoCAD - SketchUp SKP file import plug-in for AutoCAD

SKP Import for AutoCAD is a SketchUp SKP file import plug-in for AutoCAD®. This plug-in gives AutoCAD the ability to import geometric data from SketchUp SKP files.

SKP Import for AutoCAD reads polygon mesh data stored in SKP files and imports it into AutoCAD. A polygon mesh in a SKP file is comprised of a set of triangular or quad faces. SKP Import for AutoCAD recreates the SKP model data inside the active AutoCAD drawing. The model can be recreated as set of points, lines, polylines, 3D faces or a polyface mesh.

SKP Import for AutoCAD is very easy to use. Once installed, it must be loaded into the AutoCAD environment. There are simple instructions for this in the ReadMe file. Once loaded it adds new commands to AutoCAD's existing commands and a new menu called "SKPImport" to the AutoCAD menu containing these newly added commands.


Click image to enlarge

SKP Import for AutoCAD is designed to work with the following versions of AutoCAD:

  • AutoCAD 2012 (32 & 64 Bit)

  • AutoCAD 2011 (32 & 64 Bit)

  • AutoCAD 2010 (32 & 64 Bit)

  • AutoCAD 2009 (32 & 64 Bit)

  • AutoCAD 2008 (32 & 64 Bit)

  • AutoCAD 2007 (32 Bit)

 

System Requirements

Below is the hardware, software and operating system requirements for AutoCAD plug-ins running on the Microsoft Windows platform.

  • AutoCAD (32 Bit and 64 Bit): 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

  • Operating System (32 Bit and 64 Bit): Windows XP SP2 or later, Windows Vista and Windows 7

  • RAM: 1 GB (Recommended 2 GB)

 

Download & Purchase

Please download a fully functional trial of SKP Import for AutoCAD 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 SKP Import for AutoCAD 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.

  Download Now 13.74 MB
 
Buy 7 Day License
$19.99
Buy With Subscription (Recommended)
$299
  Buy Without Subscription $249

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.

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 SKP Import for AutoCAD is a plug-in for AutoCAD, it must be loaded into the AutoCAD environment before it can be used. Please follow the simple instructions in the SKP Import for AutoCAD ReadMe document which is copied into the installation folder. After you have loaded the plug-in file into AutoCAD, simply click on the menu items in the "SKPImport" submenu or type "SKPImport" (without quotes) at the AutoCAD command prompt and press "Enter". This will bring about the "File Open" dialog box from where you can select the SKP file you wish to import. Truly, software made simple!

The 'SKPImport' menu consists of the following commands:

  • SKPImport - Imports a SKP file

  • SKPImportHelp - Displays the SKP Import for AutoCAD help file

  • SKPImportRegister - Registers your copy of SKP Import for AutoCAD

  • SKPImportAbout - Displays the SKP Import for AutoCAD About box

 


The SKPImport submenu

SKP Import for AutoCAD 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 SKP File Format

SketchUp is a 3D modeling program designed for architects, civil engineers, filmmakers, game developers, and related professions. It also includes features to facilitate the placement of models in Google Earth. It is marketed as an easy-to-use conceptual tool with a simple interface. A well known feature in the SketchUp World is the 3D Warehouse. Users can use their Google Accounts to upload models, and then browse the 3D Warehouse for many components and models. SketchUp's native file format is has a SKP extension.

Customization

If you want SKP Import for AutoCAD 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.

Related Products

AutoCAD I/O Plug-ins  
All AutoCAD plug-ins are listed here.
   
SKP Related Products  
All SKP related products are listed here.


Please feel free to call or email us for more information about SKP file import plug-in for AutoCAD.