SKP File - opening and understanding

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

What is a SKP file?

Files that contain the .skp file extension are used by Google's SketchUp 3-D modeling software application. These files contain three-dimensional models that have been created with the SketchUp software program.

The models that are created in SketchUp can be used in the Google Earth application or can be shared with other users online. When 3-D models are created with this software, they are saved using the .skp file extension.

The SketchUp software was initially developed by the @LastSoftware company, but was purchased by Google in 2006.

The .skp file extension has also been used with the Sage accounting software. The SKP files that are used by this software contain saved print files that have been created using the Sage application.

How to open SKP 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 SKP for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension SKP

While we know of one file format using the .SKP 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 .SKP file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of SKP files. Remember, different programs may use SKP 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
pCon.plannerpCon.plannerUser submitted
SketchUp ViewerSketchUp ViewerUser submitted
MysticThumbsMysticThumbsUser submitted
Adobe AcrobatAdobe AcrobatUser submitted
eDrawings RapidFire Lite ApplicationeDrawings RapidFire Lite ApplicationUser submitted
Crafty ApplicationCrafty ApplicationUser submitted
Google EarthGoogle EarthUser submitted
Microsoft Application VirtualizationMicrosoft Application VirtualizationUser submitted
SAP VEViewerSAP VEViewerUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with SKP-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 SKP-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!