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    SITE DESIGN WITH SKETCHUP & AUTOCAD

    Google SketchUp and AutoCAD can be used synergistically to generate detailed site models. The programs are highly compatible; AutoCAD lines can be transformed into SketchUp geometry. Utilizing 2D AutoCAD plans as a starting point for SketchUp geometry is arguably the fastest way to generate a detailed site plan model.

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