Effective June 12th, the system requirements for 3D Warehouse will change, as noted below. Please prepare yourself accordingly. An update to external systems has left the 3D Warehouse accessible from either a modern web browser, or by using the 3D Warehouse browser within the SketchUp application. Depending on your platform and usage, you’ll have some different technical requirements.
SketchUp has Extension policies you can select which will affect what extensions can and cannot be loaded when SketchUp starts. Registered Extension Developers can claim their software by signing it digitally, saying "I made this", but in a secure coded format. Everyone should download the most recent version of any extension they use from the Extension Warehouse, the author, or the original trusted download source.
New SketchUp Pro 2021 Users - Start Here Downloading SketchUp - Here you can download the latest version of SketchUp and get instructions on the installation process. Installing SketchUp Pro - If you're uncertain of the installation process for SketchUp you can get some step-by-step help here. Opening and Activating SketchUp Pro - Once you've installed SketchUp you might have some questions about getting authorized.
Summary of issue You may not be able to see SketchUp file thumbnails on Windows if SketchUp 20152016 was previously uninstalled. Description When SketchUp 20152016 is uninstalled and a new different, default version of SketchUp is set, the SketchUp file thumbnails may disappear even after reinstalling the latest version of SketchUp. Workaround
This file error is not an issue in SketchUp 2017 and beyond. Select another version of SketchUp from the drop-down list to see details about resolving this issue in SketchUp 2014, 2015, or 2016. Older Versions In older versions of SketchUp, when the Preview Pane in Windows Explorer is open and a SketchUp model is opened via File > Open, you might see the following error: The file <your SketchUp model name> is currently locked by another user. Do you wish to open this file Read-Only?
To search for models in the 3D Warehouse, use the search box at the top. Maybe you want to add premade items to your SketchUp model, such as windows, doors, or furniture. Perhaps you need cars, trees, or other outdoor details. You could even search for a 3D model of a building plan that you can customize with an interior design.