Frequently Asked Questions

What are Live Components?

Live Components are SketchUp components that can be configured in SketchUp Pro 2022+, SketchUp Web, and SketchUp for iPad.

Can we create our own Live Components?

Yes! Trimble Creator is now in beta under SketchUp labs. Trimble Creator is where you can create Live Components. Head on over to and check out the tutorial module to get started.

What is Trimble Creator?

Trimble Creator is a new content creation tool for Trimble modeling solutions. Trimble Creator allows users to create powerful logic, and turn this logic into a Live Component.

How can we provide feedback?

Please give us your feedback on the Trimble Creator & Live Components forum.

Does Trimble Creator & Live Components require an internet connection?

An internet connection is required to change the configuration of a Live Component and create content on Trimble Creator. However, once you have a Live Component in your SketchUp model or on your computer (local components directory) you can make copies and work with it much like you would with normal components.

Why can I only download 2022 files?

At this time it’s only possible to download a Live Component in the 2022 file format.

What’s happening to Dynamic Components?

The Dynamic Components extension will continue to ship with SketchUp desktop and Dynamic Components will continue to function in SketchUp in their current state for the foreseeable future.

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