Adding .skm files to material library...how to?

How can one load .skm files into the SketchUp Pro material library?

Do you already have a Materials folder in User/App Data/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2017/SketchUp ? If so, you can add your folder of SKM files to that directory and then in SketchUp’s Materials window, go to the Details menu (icon to the right of the drop down list) and choose Open or create… Navigate to the folder containing the SKM files and open it to make sure it looks right… Then go to the Details menu again and add Add to Favorites.

As an aside, do not add your own materials to SketchUp’s own Materials directory in ProgramData. If you ever have a reason to uninstall or reinstall SketchUp you’ll lose your materials.

I cannot find a “Details” menu, nor options “Open” or “Create” anywhere within the materials window. Can anyone help me figure out how to use the .skm I downloaded? I saved it to my Library/ApplicationSupport/SketchUp 2017/SketchUp/Materials folder…

I’m on SU17 on macOS Sierra 10.12.6

it needs to be in you’re Users/<your name>/Library/ApplicationSupport/SketchUp 2017/SketchUp/Materials/<your name for folder>

when it is, you access that folder with the dropdown arrow at the end of the box showing in your image…

john

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