How to Find Where Drawing is Saved


On Imac, I have saved a SKP drawing to the wrong file. Using Spotlight search, I can find the drawing and open it, but it doesn’t show where the file is being stored so that I can move it to the proper place. I can work on the drawing and resave it to the proper place, but I need to find the original. Seems like there’s a simple place to click, but I’m not finding it.


If you open the ruby console you can run this command : Sketchup.active_model.path

Enjoy :wink:


If you scroll all the way down in Spotlight, you will see a “show all in Finder” selection. Double click that to open a Finder window where you can select the specific file of interest (Spotlight is likely to find more than you actually wanted). In the Finder window you can uses the usual techniques to see the actual path of the file and copy or move it to where you want.


if you have the fie open in SU, Right Click on it’s name…



Did this: >window >ruby console. Brings up blank ruby window. Could not click to enter any text. Tried copying/pasting and doesn’t take. Admittedly, I’m into unfamiliar territory, so thanks for your reply and patience.

What am I doing incorrectly?

Deborah Roskopf
DH Design, Inc.
Redmond, WA 98053
Tel. 425-754-0628


@Deborah1 Have you tried File > Open Recent and selecting the model in SketchUp? If the model opens, you can then select File > Save As to see the location.


When trying that, it doesn’t take me to the folder where the drawing is located. It is some other Mac algorithm that determines where it takes me, so I can’t count on that.

Deborah Roskopf
DH Design, Inc.
Redmond, WA 98053
Tel. 425-754-0628


Could you try this?

  1. Open a new Finder window
  2. Type part of the model’s name in the search box (upper-right corner)
  3. In the search results, right-click on the file name, and select Get Info
  4. Under the General section it will display the path/location as Where


Oups sorry for not explaining enough…

Yes you were quite right, after going to Windows/Ruby Console, copy/paste the command Sketchup.active_model.path into the lower window part.

Then push the “ENTER” key and you should get the result on the window above part.


Yes! That works and thank you so very much.

Deborah Roskopf
DH Design, Inc.
Redmond, WA 98053
Tel. 425-754-0628