Just to be sure I understand - haven't used SU in years: Archicad can do a Save As to Sketchup from the 3D Window ... and I assume that the 3D model is the only thing from Archicad that can open in SU anyway. So, a Publisher Set to create a skp file would only have a single item, a 3D view - is that right? No layouts can be sent to SU, or can they? - and if so, what are they when opened there? If only a 3D view saved as skp - then letting Publisher do this would basically save having to remember which 3D view to open, and to do the File Save As and select skp and the folder - or is there more to it that I'm missing to clarify the wish? Thanks!
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Yes its just 3d model stuff. Right now you have to do a "save as" for each model you want to export out as a sketchup file. It is a shame that we cant use the publisher instead.. I have a big project that has lots of other models from consultants and fabricators coming in. It too much for Archicad. We are using Trimble Connect to bring together Archicad, revit, 3d dwgs, and sketchup. Trimble Connect works great. Of course the IFC files from Archicad and revit come in without finishes, but sketchup going into Trimble retains finishes, so I have been doing sketchup exports from Archicad to trimble, so we can see the architecural finishes in the combined model... All of the architectural is to much to push into trimble in one big export, so the architectural is broken down into many smaller exports..... thus the "save as" is a big pain. Trimble Connect has been an amazing addition to the process of telling the story and looking for problems.
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