Hi, when I import a sketchup model, the material is located in some temp folder, so when I do a save as to a location where I would like to store the model I loose all the material.
Of course I can copy all the materials from the temp location into the correct folder and reassign the material.
But wouldn't it be nice when I do a save as to have everything included?
Or do I do something wrong? How do you do when saving models from 3D Warehouse to your local system?
You can copy the bitmap from the temporary path to the pattern path, then adapt the material with the material editor.
Seems MS_SKETCHUP_IMAGE could be used to define where those bitmaps are saved, and is automatically searched when reopening the drawing. At least at my side this works. When the variable is set to an unexisting path (seems to happen at a number of installations) the images are not to be find on reopen.
Michael's advice is correct - let me know if you still have issues after following it.
the basic problem is, that Ustn defines this path in sketchup.cfg to be $(_USTN_PROJECTDATA)sketchupimage/
which is a non existent path for all installations. Against the comment in the help this directory is never created automatically.
So Bentley should correct this for the next installations to point to an existing path by updating the _USTN_PROJECTSUBDIRS to contain sketchupimage or use a path in the standard dir (or really create it automatically, which I find the worst case).
how do I have to change my configuration when I have a folder "sketchup_images" in let´s say C:\BentleyWorkspace\System\Materials?