Text to Sketchup

Sketchup 7 (the last free Sketchup to have a DWG import option) doesn’t seem to have a way to bring text from AutoCAD in.

So when a flat topographic survey is brought in, the survey points are not labelled. Not very useful.

However if you have full AutoCAD with Express Tools, you can type TXTEXP to “explode” the text to polylines. Very useful!