File Extension Library

.SKP File Extension

  • Developer by: Trimble
  • Category: 3D Image Files
  • Format: Binary

What are .SKP files and how to open them?

Can't open .SKP file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .SKP file.

What is a .SKP file extension?

.SKP file extension is created by Trimble. .SKP has been classified as 3D Image Files. The format of .SKP file is Binary.

.SKP is SketchUp Document

An SKP file is a three-dimensional model created by SketchUp software, an easy-to-use 3D design program. It contains a model which includes wireframes, shades, edge effects, and textures. SKP files may also store components that can be inserted into your document.

SKP file open in SketchUp Viewer

The SKP file is the main file type used by SketchUp that allows conceptual designs to be created, viewed, and shared quickly and easily. When you create a new document and save it in SketchUp the SKP file is created to store the document and its contents. SKP files can also be used to store SketchUp components, which are objects, such as a door or window, that you can reuse to save time. Components may be made by you or another user and can be imported into an SKP document to be inserted into your model.

SketchUp also allows you to save your document for archiving purposes. If you want to backup your SKP document you can save it as an .SKB backup file.

SketchUp was originally developed by @Last Software, but was bought by Google in 2006. SketchUp 5 was the last version released by @Last. Version 6 was developed by Google but it is now owned by Trimble. SketchUp models created with SketchUp can be placed within Google Earth or shared using the 3D Warehouse feature.

List of all softwares that can open the SketchUp Document
Trimble SketchUp
Trimble SketchUp Viewer
Trimble SketchUp
Trimble SketchUp Viewer
IMSI TurboCAD Deluxe
Trimble 3D Warehouse

How to fix problems with .SKP files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .SKP files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .SKP file format
  2. You need to check the .SKP file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)