SKB File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a SKB file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .SKB files.

What is a SKB file?

Files that contain the .skb file extension are most commonly associated with the Google SketchUp software application. The SKB files that are used by Google SketchUp contain backup files of 3-D models that have been created with the SketchUp software.

When the SketchUp software application creates a back-up copy of a file using the program's auto-save feature, the backup file is given the .skb extension. The .skp extension is the extension given to the original copy of the Google SketchUp file. The SKB files allow a user to restore an SKP file if the original SKP file becomes lost, corrupt or accidentally deleted.

How to open SKB files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension SKB for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different SKB openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension SKB

While we know of one file format using the .SKB file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .SKB file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of SKB files. Remember, different programs may use SKB files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

SketchUp ApplicationSketchUp ApplicationUser submitted
MysticThumbsMysticThumbsUser submitted
Stuffit ExpanderStuffit ExpanderUser submitted
progeCAD ProfessionalprogeCAD ProfessionalUser submitted
SketchBook ProSketchBook ProUser submitted
progeCAD Professional EnglishprogeCAD Professional EnglishUser submitted
KnowItAll Informatics SystemKnowItAll Informatics SystemUser submitted
AutoSketchAutoSketchUser submitted
Sierra Home ArchitectSierra Home ArchitectUser submitted
Visma SkattVisma SkattUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with SKB-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with SKB-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!