.SKP File Extension

SketchUp Document

The SKP file is a 3D model file created with SketchUp. It can contain textures, shades, wireframes. A SKP file may be a full architecture or a smaller reusable component like a door. SKP file formats ...

General Information

Title SKP File Extension
Extension .skp
Full Form SketchUp Document
File Type 3D Model File
Developer Trimble Inc.
MIME Type application/vnd.sketchup.skp

File Function

Primary Function Store 3D models
Additional Functions Contain metadata, textures
Features 3D geometry, Layer support

File Characteristics

Quality High precision
Supports Layers Yes
Supports Transparency Yes
Editable Yes

Use Cases

Architecture Yes
Engineering Yes
Interior Design Yes
Video Games Asset creation
Film Pre-visualization

Security and Practices

Security Risks Embedded scripts
Best Practices Regular updates, Scan files

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 2000
Latest Version SketchUp 2021 (as of 2023)

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .3ds, .dwg, .dxf, .obj

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
SketchUp Paid, Free version Windows, Mac
Blender Free Windows, Mac, Linux
Autodesk AutoCAD Paid Windows, Mac