I am sorry if this has been asked before, but I can’t sort this out.
I have a bunch of planar surfaces which touch each other, but are actually separate objects.
In SketchUp, objects that touch each other are automatically merged, unless each object is a group.
Is there a way to tick an option in the export menu so that each object stay as individual/grouped entity?
The other workaround would be to convert every object in my Rhino scene to an individual block, which is not ideal. These would come up as components inside Sketchup instead of groups.
The other alternative is exporting as dxf from Rhino, with solids option, this does retain the individual objects, but instead of being a single polygon which can be extruded, they are made of many faces…
Basically I am needed the standard sketchup export but with the option to retain individual objects.
Edit: I just tried making a block out each of my 5000 curves with GH and I had to cancel it because it was taking about 2 seconds for each curve.
If surface edges are coincident within the modeling tolerance, you would Join them into a polysurface.
Block and Group are not going to help.
Explode is the opposit of Join in Rhino.
It’s a fool’s errand to compare SketchUp and Rhino.
They are intended for very different purposes.
SketchUp is a Mesh based file.
Rhino uses NURBS Surfaces.
SketchUp is intended to quickly make realistic images of objects to sell an idea.
Rhino is intended for building smooth, accurate models that are ready for manufacturing.
When you export Polysurfaces to SKP, the resulting mesh facets are joined so you have the objects you expect in SketchUp.
You can also import the SKP file right back into Rhino to check you are getting exported what you expect.