When you want to use SketchUp with other modeling programs or tools, that typically means you need to either
- Import a file from another program into SketchUp.
- Export your SketchUp model into a file format that works with another program.
Here, you find subarticles about working with CAD files, different types of image files, and other file formats designed for sharing 3D modeling data between applications. To import or export some of these files, you need a SketchUp Pro license or active SketchUp for Web, Shop Edition subscription. The following table has a full list of the different types of files you can import into and export from SketchUp.
|File Type||File Extension(s)||SketchUp Pro and Shop Only?||Learn More Here|
||PRO and SHOP only||Importing and Exporting CAD Files and Starting with a CAD File in SketchUp|
||Some file types are PRO and SHOP only||Importing and Exporting Image Files|
||Importing and Exporting STL Files|
||Importing and Exporting COLLADA Files|
|3D Studio (3DS) files||
||PRO and SHOP needed for export||Importing and Exporting 3DS Files|
|Digital elevation models (DEM files)||
||Importing DEM Files for Terrain|
||PRO and SHOP only||Exporting FBX Files|
|Google Earth files||
||Exporting KMZ Files for Google Earth|
||PRO and SHOP only||Exporting OBJ Files|
||PRO and SHOP only||Exporting VRML Files|
||PRO and SHOP only||Exporting XSI files|
||PRO only||Exporting IFC files|