Opening SKP files

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

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

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