Lighting Analysts has written an Extension that will export content from SketchUp to an intermediate file format called LaiDex (short for Lighting Analysts Data Exchange). LaiDex files can be imported into your AGi32 files. This opens an entire world of 3D content that can be used inside of AGi32 using the SketchUp 3D Warehouse.


* SketchUp’s 3D Warehouse contains almost every type of object imaginable, millions of them!


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Compatibility: SketchUp Pro versions 2014 - 2018, SketchUp Make (legacy) in a Windows environment. AGi32 versions 15 and newer.


Performance

The Export to AGi32 extension creates an intermediate file format called LaiDex (LAI data exchange). This file can be imported to AGi32 using the Import command or by drag-n-drop from Windows Explorer. The extension supports SketchUp material color, but does not support textures.

Exporting SketchUp content to be used in AGi32 is very easy and generally speaking, should perform reasonably well in your AGi32 models. Many native SketchUp models are low-poly consisting primarily of faces which are efficient in AGi32. However, keep in mind, some SketchUp models can still be very detailed and a sanity check should be performed on your end before you try and import very complicated models. All of the same issues as importing 3D-DWG can still exist, especially if the model was originally created in another program and exported to SKP format. This can be seen in the 3D Warehouse on occasion. With those cautions in mind, move forward!