Files with skp file extension are, in almost every case, 3D graphics files or 3d models created and saved using the SketchUp program.

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the SKP file extension!

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Software that open skp file

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SKP file extension - SketchUp graphics

What is skp file? How to open skp files?

File type specification:

3d graphics, CAD-CAM-CAE file type icon 3d graphics, CAD-CAM-CAE file type

skp file icon: skp filetype icon

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.

Updated: November 7, 2023

The default software associated to open skp file:

SketchUp icon

Trimble Navigation Limited logoSketchUp  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Trimble Navigation Limited

A 3D modeling software is marketed by Trimble Navigation Limited designed for architectural, civil, and mechanical engineers as well as filmmakers, game developers, and related professions.

The free version of SketchUp supported export of 3D data to SKP SketchUp file, DAE and Google Earth's KMZ file format.

The Pro version supports another formats, like 3DS, DAE, DWG, DFX, FBX, OBJ, XSI, and WRL file formats.

SketchUp for Mac icon

Trimble Navigation Limited logoSketchUp for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Trimble Navigation Limited

SketchUp is 3D modeling application also available for Mac. SketchUp is easy and intuitive, allowing anyone to model in 3D quickly and accurately. Using 3D models, designers can make more informed decisions, communicate project details, and share ideas with colleagues and customers to reach a common goal.

Help how to open:

SketchUp and SketchUp Pro are the default applications for SKP format. Both are available for free for download from Google.

How to convert:

SketchUp Pro can export .skp files to other 2D and 3D formats, including DXF, DWG, 3DS, OBJ, XSI, EPS, PDF, and more.

SketchUp Pro can also import those formats and save them to SKP format.

Find conversions from skp file:

skp to 3ds

skp to dae

skp to dwg

skp to obj

skp to pdf

skp to step

skp to stl

Find converter to skp file type:

3ds to skp

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stl to skp

File identification strings:

HEX code: FF FE FF 0E 53 00 6B 00 65 00 74 00 63 00 68 00 55
ASCII code: ....S.k.e.t.c.h.U.p...M.o.d.e.l.

List of software applications associated to the .skp file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open skp file, edit skp file, convert skp file, view skp file, play skp file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting skp files.

Software that open skp file - SketchUp graphics

Programs supporting the exension skp on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open skp file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with skp file by default:
SketchUp small icon SketchUp
Other suggested software:
DoubleCAD small icon DoubleCAD

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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