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.
@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:
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.
I have been developing a personal open source project. I have placed it on GitHub. It works for SketchUp v14 and v15. Please make sure coordinates are in WGS 1984 Geographic Coordinates. You will also need to geo-locate your model. Right now it only supports points and polylines, but other types will be coming soon.
It is in beta, and I will place it in the extension warehouse once it has a good testing.
I haven't tested it yet but I was looking for this and found a plugin - vaguely titled spirix_shapefile_importer that imports shapefiles into newer versions of sketchup including sketchup 2016 (plugin Ruby).