A short while back it appeared that Affinity Designer was unable to read these files and the problem turned out to be that the files were not being generated correctly, ending up with no data in them. The next day things seemed to have fixed them selves.
The problem came back today but I think I know what the odd thing is about. Now I have to do some more testing to be sure but…
If I open sketch-up and do a small drawing then forget to select the part there is no error message just the truncated output file. I think the not having a part selected is the issue. But I might be wrong. I managed to do this several more times so I think I’m on the right path.
I know this is an issue that I have to deal with, a part of the process but, it would be nice if the plug-in figured this out and gave an error message before writing the 73 byte file. BTW I now check the file size and if it small like this I know I messed up so I delete the file and go back to fix it.
I’d like a couple of others to try this a report back their results. Again start a new sketch-up session then draw some simple part then attempt to generate a file using the plug in set to shaper, without the part being selected in shetch-up… you don’t have to look at the output just check the size.