Using the Credits feature


In SketchUp, you can use the Credits feature to associate a model with yourself, and you can see who else has contributed to a model. Please note that you will need a Google Account to use the Credits feature. If you claimed the credit for a model and upload the model to the 3D Warehouse, anyone who downloads the model will see your Google Account Nickname in SketchUp's Credits feature when viewing the model in SketchUp.

There are times when you may want to claim authorship outside of 3D Warehouse. Or you may have a component that displays as ‘by Unknown’ in the component browser (for which you want to claim authorship). In these instances, follow these steps to Claim Credit:

Claiming Credit

  1. Open the component model file. If your component is within another model, right click on the component and select Save As to make a separate SketchUp file of the component, then Open that separate model SKP file.
  2. When you are inside your SketchUp model file, click the Sign In Account button in the lower left-hand corner, denoted by the human torso figure.
  3. If you aren't signed in yet, you'll be prompted to sign in to your Google Account.
  4. Once you are signed in, you might see a 'SketchUp is requesting permission' dialog. Click Allow Access to continue.
  5. Click Window > Model info > Credits. This will open the Credits window.
  6. Your user name will appear in the 'Model authors' section. Click Claim Credit.
  7. If the Claim Credit box is grayed out, draw a single line somewhere in the model, then erase it. This will activate the Claim Credit button. Click Claim Credit.
  8. Your user name will appear in the 'Model authors' section. Click Claim Credit.
  9. Save the file, File > Save.
  10. Now when you import the component into a new model file you'll see yourself in the Component Authors list.
Note: This feature is not a Digital Rights Management (DRM)-type feature, just a simple attribution. We do not enforce any usage restrictions based on credits.
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