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Real World Google SketchUp 7, First Edition by Mike Tadros

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Chapter Five. Importing CAD Files

The ability to transport information seamlessly between any of the various 3D and 2D design and drafting programs is at best a dream, albeit one that is likely shared by many of us. For the time being, the interoperability between SketchUp and other CAD applications still involves some shenanigans.

As the great debate about CAD software rages on, and battles for CAD supremacy are waged between Autodesk and its enemies, I’ve managed to find my little corner of Zen amidst the tumult.

I came to realize after having installed a bazillion modeling, design, drafting, and rendering applications, that I like using software the way I used to use analog mixed media. In my old art bin I used to have Conté crayons and charcoal ...

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