Import 3D Model with Texture Images into AutoCAD

How to Import 3D Model with Texture Images into AutoCAD: Step by Step Tutorial

  1. Download and Install Automesher:Import 3D model with textures into AutoCAD

    Download and run the latest Automesher Application installer available on the product page. Automesher add-on will allow you to import 3D mesh files with embedded textures into your Autodesk's AutoCAD drawing.
  2. Start CAD Editor:Step 2: Start CAD Editor

    Open your preferred CAD editor, such as AutoCAD, BricsCAD, or ZWCAD. Our Automesher add-on should load automatically on start-up.
  3. Import Mesh File:Step 3: Import Mesh File

    Click on the Import Mesh ribbon button and navigate to your input mesh file, which could be SKP, 3DM, OBJ, or DAE file. Alternatively, you can type AMIMPORTMESH in the command window.
  4. Select File Filter:Step 4: Select File Filter

    • For SKP files with textures, select the SketchUp SKP file filter.
    • For 3DM files with textures, select the Rhino 3DM file filter.
    • For OBJ files with textures, select the Alias OBJ file filter.
    • For DAE files with textures, select the Collada DAE file filter.
  5. Import into AutoCAD:Step 5: Import into AutoCAD

    Select SubDMesh as the output entity type, and click on the Open button to import your mesh file into DWG model space. Due to AutoCAD limitations we don't support texture images for the legacy mesh entities, such as polyface or polygon mesh.
  6. Modify Materials:Step 6: Modify Materials

    For each custom texture image, a new material is created in the current DWG drawing. You can modify these materials later as needed.

Import Textures into AutoCAD: Conclusion

Following these steps will allow you to successfully import 3D mesh files with textures into AutoCAD using our Automesher Application. Remember to check the number of imports if you are using the free evaluation version, as only 20 imports are allowed for free. Happy designing!