Export IGES from Sketchup Drawing

How to Export IGES from Sketchup Drawing: Step by Step Tutorial

  1. Download and Install Autoconverter:

    • Visit the official Autoconverter website.
    • Select the version compatible with your operating system.
    • Download the Autoconverter installation file to your computer.
    • Run the installer and follow the on-screen instructions to install the program.
  2. Open and Load SKP File:

    • Launch the Autoconverter program.
    • Navigate to the file menu and select Open... or use the open file icon.
    • Browse to the location of your SKP file that was edited in SketchUp.
    • Select the file and click Open to load it into Autoconverter.
  3. Save as IGES File Format:

    • With the SKP file loaded, go to the file menu again.
    • This time, select Save As... or look for the save as icon.
    • In the file type dropdown menu, select the IGES format.
    • Choose a destination folder and enter a file name for your IGES file.
    • Click Save to convert and save the SKP geometry as an IGES file.
  4. Fill Up Holes Before Exporting:

    • Before exporting, ensure the best results by filling up any holes in the geometry.
    • Use the repair tools provided by Autoconverter to fix gaps or missing faces.
    • Review the geometry to make sure all surfaces are closed and manifold.

Convert SKP Files to IGES Files: Concluding Remarks

After following these steps, you should have successfully converted your SKP file to the IGES format, ready for use in various CAD applications. Remember to always check the integrity of the geometry before finalizing the IGES export to avoid any issues with the file in other software. Good luck with your project!