Exporting Collada files with Sketchup (Standard)

jdberg

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#1
I can say the COLLADA/KML support is still on my ModelConverterX wishlist. Not that much progress though yet...
There is a workaround exporting Collada objects with the NON PRO Version of Sketchup I want to share. Because I had these problems with my Mannheim Castle I searched in some forums and found this:

1. Edit the object in Sketchup (Free Version)
2. Export it as 3D-Object (KML-File)
3. Use the free version of StuffIt Expander 2010 für Windows
(Search for stuffit 10 windows in google, you get it e.g. hereChip.de)
4. Open the KML-File in Stuffit
5. Search for the DAE-File which is what a surprise included in the kml-file and extract it

That´s it :)

It did not help me with my current problem, Arno will do with a new version of ModelConverterX, but perhaps somebody needs that trick in another context.

Jörg
 

arno

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#3
Hi Jorg,

Indeed, I had no problem exporting directly to DAE from Sketchup and I do not have the Pro version. If you export as KMZ ModelConverterX can also read it directly.
 

jdberg

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#4
Hi Scott,
Hi Arno,

thank you both for your hint. I checked that again and it seems to be no German version 7.1 of Sketchup. The Download page at google also only talks about Version 7.

Jörg
 

arno

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#5
Hi,

On the webpage I also only see mention of version 7, but after I downloaded it last week I have version 7.1.6087 on my PC. I don't know when they added the COLLADA support exactly.
 

jdberg

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#6
Hi,

On the webpage I also only see mention of version 7, but after I downloaded it last week I have version 7.1.6087 on my PC. I don't know when they added the COLLADA support exactly.
I found the problem. There simply is no German version 7.1
Downloaded the English version now and that works perfect exporting DAE-files.
Its a bit confusing that Google talks about Version 7 in both cases.

Jörg
 
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