Sketchup to delftship

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by ricardoribeiro, Dec 20, 2013.

  1. ricardoribeiro
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    ricardoribeiro Junior member

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  2. lewisboats
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    lewisboats Obsessed Member

    You'd have to re-model it. The two don't have compatible files. Perhaps someone who is familiar with other software would be able to suggest one that can import that and export one that can be imported by DS but I expect there would be issues with the result that you would have to deal with.
  3. TANSL
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    TANSL Senior Member

    DelftShip and AutoCAD both work with DXF format . Can not you export a dxf file of your boat that can be imported by DELFTship?
  4. ancient kayaker
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    ancient kayaker aka Terry Haines

    Failing a direct digital path, you can copy the offsets (if you have them) into a text file and import it. However, that creates a "hard" copy of the design that is difficult to modify - as compared to creating a design from scratch in DeftShip (or FreeShip). There are some discussions in the following links -

    Alternatively you can import background images of the plans and create a design around that. There are some line drawings in this page for example -

  5. rwatson
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    rwatson Senior Member

    You didnt say if you are using the 'Professional' version of Sketchup, or the free version.

    The professional version has a lot more exporting options
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