Has anyone checked lately on going from ProE to Google Sketchup? From what I've found in my search it doesn't look like there's a way to go directly from ProE to Sketchup even if you get Sketchup Pro. If anyone has done this conversion and would be willing to share what steps they took that would be great.
Thanks to Don for the suggestion on using Rhino. Here's what I've found so far:
ProE doesn't go directly to Sketchup, even in WF4, at this time. One way to do it is to export a STEP file from ProE, get a 3rd party software like Rhino that can export to 3ds, import the STEP into Rhino, export as 3ds and then import the 3ds into Sketchup. You are definitely going to want to use shrink-wrap or remove internal components or something in ProE before exporting the STEP file because, at least on my computer, Rhino and Sketchup had trouble handling assemblies with a lot of detail/facets. I'm also having trouble with the scale pulling into Rhino and haven't gotten a 1:1 model all the way to Sketchup yet after a few tries using different methods. Hopefully this is helpful.
A trial version of Rhino allows you to "save as" 25 times, available at www.rhino3d.com