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Does anyone know how to use a .SHP in Trimble Sketch-Up?

I have tried exporting to KML and CAD from QGIS, but the KML file doesn't read in Sketch-Up.



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Pro Version will import DXF sketchup.com/products/sketchup-pro/features/file-exchange –  Mapperz Jul 19 '13 at 18:39

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@mapperz provided this answer:


This is a great plugin and works like a charm. It is, however, very sensitive to coordinate systems, so I would suggest:

  • make sure your SHP is in LAT/LON (WGS84)
  • start a new sketchup document in 'metres'.

Worked for me! Thank you again, @Mapperz!


This plugin stopped working beyond Sketch-up 7, and the project's Github page hasn't been updated in some time, and does not have 'issue tracking' enabled (weird.)

However, I was able to download a version of Google SketchUp 7 from this shifty website, and the plugin seems to be working as described above.

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This is a great plugin. Have you been able to use the extrude by height field option? I have tried it on a number of different files and the drop down list is always empty, even when I have attribute fields. –  Ryan Garnett Jul 19 '13 at 22:52
@RyanGarnett no i haven't...only looking at 2D parcels right now... –  mapBaker Jul 21 '13 at 15:20

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