Sharing files between versions

You can save SketchUp 8 files as SketchUp 7, 6, 5, 4, or 3 files. To save a SketchUp file in a format compatible with earlier SketchUp versions:

  1. Open the file in SketchUp 8. The file appears in the drawing area.
  2. Select File > Save As. The Save As dialog box appears.
  3. Navigate to the directory where you want to save your file.
  4. Select the file type from the 'Save as type' drop-down list.
  5. Click on the Save button. The file is saved.