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How to import a Point Cloud into SketchUp

Simon Cookes

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How to import a Point Cloud into SketchUp

Install plug-in here:


Note: Must have Sketchup 2019 or above

In Sketchup,

1. Import a point cloud file

2. Open RWP file (or when opening from e57, this will save as RWP)

Note: If a warning pops up, choose ‘No’ so that import is origin to origin.

3. Done. You’ve imported your first point cloud. 🙂


For overview of the tools

For other plug-ins:

If you need to edit the point cloud (e.g. delete the points representing the parts that will be demolished) – this is a free point cloud editor that works on Macs: https://www.danielgm.net/cc/

Or download CloudCompare (recommended for Windows) from:

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