How to open SketchUp graphics .skp files
Have you had trouble opening the skp file on your computer? What are skp files? We explain what they are and recommend software that we know will open them.
What is skp file?
Files with skp file extension are, in almost every case, 3D graphics files or 3d models created and saved using the SketchUp program.
SketchUp graphics description
File extension skp is nowadays best known for its use in SketchUp, a 3D modeling tool available for Microsoft Windows and Mac.
The skp files represent the default 3D model files created and saved in the application.
SKP models can be shared or placed within Google Earth online service.
SketchUp was originally developed by @Last Software up to 2005 when Google Corp acquired it.
Google was losing money on its many software company acquisitions, so it sold off its SketchUp software asset to Trimble Corp. in 2012, which continues to develop/maintain the software.
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