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Can I export my SketchUp models to other programs?


You can export 3D models to other programs in several 2D and 3D formats:

  • Export 2D images of your models.
    • JPEG image (.jpg)
    • Portable Network Graphics (.png)
    • Tagged Image File (.tif)
    • Windows Bitmap (.bmp).
  • Place models in Google Earth. You can place SketchUp models in Google Earth by using the "Place Model" command. SketchUp automatically determines the version of Google Earth you are running and creates the appropriate .kmz file. (The new versions of SketchUp and Google Earth now support displaying textures and images in Google Earth.)
  • Export a Google Earth file directly in KMZ format. Please make sure in which version you save the KMZ file. For example, if you save it as a Google Earth 5 file, it can't be opened in Google Earth 4.
  • Share SketchUp models to the 3D Warehouse. For models that have a location in Google Earth, the upload creates both a SketchUp (.skp) and Google Earth (.kmz) file.

SketchUp Pro

In addition to everything you can do with SketchUp, using SketchUp Pro you can:

  • Export in additional 2D formats:
    • Portable Document Format (.pdf)
    • Encapsulated PostScript Format (.eps)
    • Epix (.epx)
    • AutoCAD (.dwg, .dxf)
  • Export 3D models in additional formats:
    • 3DS (.3ds)
    • AutoCAD DWG (.dwg)
    • AutoCAD DXF (.dxf)
    • COLLADA (.dae)
    • FBX (.fbx).
    • OBJ (.obj)
    • XSI (.xsi)
    • VRML (.vrml)
  • Export animations and walkthroughs as MOV with the Mac version of SketchUp, or export AVI files from the Windows version of SketchUp.

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