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Import 3D model with texture images into AutoCAD

How to import 3D model with texture images into AutoCAD step by step tutorial.

Import 3D model with textures into AutoCAD
  1. To download & install 3D mesh files importer into AutoCAD please go to Automesher application product page.
  2. Start your favorite CAD editor, either AutoCAD, Bricscad, or ZWCAD, and Automesher application will load automatically.
  3. Click on the import mesh ribbon button, and navigate to you input mesh file, either SKP, 3DM, OBJ or DAE file.
    • To import SKP file with textures into AutoCAD please select SketchUp SKP file filter.
    • To import 3DM file with textures into AutoCAD please select Rhino 3DM file filter.
    • To import OBJ file with textures into AutoCAD please select Alias OBJ file filter.
    • To import DAE file with textures into AutoCAD please select Collada DAE file filter.
  4. Please select the new subdivision mesh output entity type, and click on the Open button to import finally your mesh file into AutoCAD model space.
  5. For each custom texture image a new AutoCAD material is created in the current DWG drawing, and you can modify it later depending on your needs.
  6. The free evaluation version of AutoCAD mesh importer allows for maximum 20 imports only.
  7. Exporting 3D models with custom texture images from AutoCAD will be available with the next Automesher application update.