To export a vector to
Collada, you can choose any free versions of SketchUp. I give you this link because here you can find a lot of versions, begining with 5. (I've tested only the following versions: 7, 8, and Make. The Make version has enabled the Pro version, for eight hours of work).
To be able to load your kml files in SketchUp, you may use the KML Tools plugin. (Also, you need to register yourself as a basic forum member, to be able to download this free plugin). I have used the beta version with no problems (
ae_KMLTools_2.0.0-beta.rbz). just rename the
rbz extension to
zip and extract the archive content into the SketchUp plugin directory:
Now, I'm going back to QGIS to show you my vector layer:
Just wait a moment to save my layer as a
Ok, it's done! Please, open SketchUp and specify your location (otherwise your import will fail):
After grabbing your location is done you may begin the
You will see a lot of import options, just press OK, and choose the kml file to be imported. Wait until the import is done and you'll see a summary report:
Well, the kml import is finished and you may start the
You may choose your desired options, press Ok and your
dae it's ready!
You must know that it is possible to import a shapefile from QGIS into SketchUp
Also, there is the possibility to import dxf in SketchUp
If using the first link I gave you in this post, you can download older SketchUp versions with dxf import embedded, removed from the current versions (I didn't test it).