If you like using Sketchup (Sketchup or Sketchup Pro) for the last sketches of a project or if you wish to enhance quickly your ARC+ models, by choosing in the large SKP objects collection available online (Sketchup/Trimble 3D Warehouse) ARC+ offers you the management of Sketchup files (any version until 2013) unlike any other equivalent on the market.
2 different importation modes are available:
By integration of the SKP file’s content in an ARC+ file. In that case, all objects, even the textured ones, included in the Sketchup file structure are fully converted in ARC+ blocks that can then be easily moved/deleted/modified in the ARC+ interface.
In both modes, ARC+ X8 created automatically a dynamic link with the SKP file source. Like that, all modifications done after the Sketchupobjects can be automatically passed on in the ARC+ model the next time it is opened.
ARC+ X8 Editioh guarantees a perfect restitution of all objects inside the source file:
Mapping and transparency of textures are preserved. The polygon with different materials applied on each side, are taken into consideration like in the SKP files.
All images used to coat the surfaces in SKP file are completely transferred, granting a visual concordance between the Sketchup file and the ARC+.
The smoothing of the SKP file is preserved when importing in ARC+ and can be recalculated if necessary.
Also, Sketchup Materials, can be saved as ARC+ materials, you can apply to the imported objects all the parameters available in the incorporated Render of ARC+ (reflection, finishing, refraction…) and get overview images of the desired quality.
ARC+ accepts SKP files that have opening alignments problems.
The objects hierarchy in the SKP file source in respected, which reduce the occupation of the PC memory.
IMPORTANT NOTICE : ARC+ X8 Edition is compatible with Sketchup 2014.