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Using Sketchup Objects in Archicad 25

Tips and Tricks Natalie Adams 31 August 2021

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Using Sketchup Objects in Archicad 25

Did you know that you can drag and drop SketchUp objects into Archicad 25?

It is as simple as selecting and downloading .skp objects from the Trimble SketchUp Library, save to your computer, then drag and drop into your model

However what if you want to make changes? Size or Colour? The .skp file converts to a Library object and you can find it in your Embedded Library

To manipulate the object you would need to Right Click and Convert to a Morph. Once this is done you can access parameters like size and material, using Surface Painter or manipulating the original material in the Surfaces Palette

Object Selection Settings    Surface Painter Selection     Setting Surfaces Palette

To complete the new object, File > Libraries & Objects > Save Selection As > Object


Suddenly your library of objects has really expanded!


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