Uploading from a Browser

Don't have access to SketchUp but have a web browser handy? Follow these steps to upload a model using a web browser:

Tip: Using a web browser is great for uploading models created with older, unsupported versions of SketchUp.
  1. Go to 3dwarehouse.sketchup.com and sign in using your Trimble ID.
  2. Click Upload at the top of the page.
  3. Drag and drop or browse and choose the file to upload into the window that pops up.
  4. On the Edit Model Details page, fill in the title, description, and category, and select any other options. 
  5. Click Publish

The more information you add in the Edit Model Details page, the easier it will be for other users to find the published model. Filling out each section improves the discoverability of the model, represented by the Discovery of Model progress bar at the bottom of the window. The Edit Model Details page contains the following options:

  • Title – The title that will appear in search results and on the model’s description below the model’s preview image. Good titles are specific but brief. For example, instead of “Wooden Chair,” use “Windsor Style Wooden Chair.” 
  • Description –  A detailed description that includes specific features of the model. For example, when uploading a historic building include a brief description of the building’s history, real world location, and construction details. Descriptions are limited to 1000 characters. 
  • Category – A dropdown list of categories.  Because 3D Warehouse offers quite a few categories, a search option appears at the top of the list to help filter what options appear. 
  • Subcategory – A second dropdown list of categories. Add a subcategory to further improve how the model appears in search results. 
  • Private model – Control who can see your model. By default, this option is off, allowing other 3D Warehouse users to find and download the model. Check the box next to this option to make sure the model won’t appear in search results. Private models will not be accessible to other 3D Warehouse users. 
  • Disable Comments – Control if other users can leave comments on the model’s page. By default, this option is off.
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