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How to import a topology from Sketchup?

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How to import a topology from Sketchup?

  • Open Sketch Pro
  • Click the Add Location tool on the Location toolbar or select File>Geolocation>Add Location.
  • In the Add Location window that appears, type an address or intersection where your desired terrain is located.
  • Click the Search button, and an aerial view of your location appears in the window.
  • Click Select Region in the upper right.
  • Drag the corners of the selection box to refine the location.
  • Click the Grab button in the upper right, and your location’s terrain is imported into your model as a layer.


In the layers list, make Snapshot layer invisible and Terrain layer visible :


Right click on the ground image and select Unlock then Explode


  • From menu File>Export>3D model, save the terrain as .DAE file
  • In PVsyst 3D scene, from the menu File>Import>Import a 3D scene (3DS, DAE,PVC), select and import the .DAE file
  • Click on OK in the import dialog: your 3D object is imported in the 3D scene
  • Right-click on it and select Transform to a ground object



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