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    I have some floor plans that I created in Sketchup that I'd like to import into Illustrator to make prettier. I want to change the line weights and such, so I need to get the image to become vectorized. I tried using Live Trace...I'm not really liking the results, they come out a bit too crudely.
    Tracing it all by hand is really really time consuming...I'm hoping there is a way to use Live Trace and then just clean it up.

    Does anyone have any experience with this or think they could be of help?

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    On 11/17/06 3:02 AM, Julie_Ann_Grant@adobeforums.com commented:

    > I have some floor plans that I created in Sketchup that I'd like to import
    > into Illustrator to make prettier. I want to change the line weights and such,
    > so I need to get the image to become vectorized. I tried using Live
    > Trace...I'm not really liking the results, they come out a bit too crudely.
    > Tracing it all by hand is really really time consuming...I'm hoping there is a
    > way to use Live Trace and then just clean it up.
    >
    > Does anyone have any experience with this or think they could be of help?



    I've never used the program, but on their site it states:
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    Imports and Exports
    No design program works in a vacuum today, and we've worked hard to make
    sure that you can use your SketchUp models in a wide variety of different
    workflows. With SketchUp, you can import a DWG/DXF site plan as a starting
    point for design, work up a quick 3d model, then export back to DWG/DXF to
    create construction documents. SketchUp also exports 3DS, VRML, PDF, EPS,
    JPG, TIF, PNG and a variety of other file formats for use in all kinds of
    projects.
    -----

    So you should be able to export as EPS or PDF for use in Illy.

    Thanks for making me aware of the program. Interesting
    inez


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    Export as PDF and open the file in Illustrator. You don't get the shadows by this method but you'll get a vectorized image so you can change the line weights.
    C-G

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