Even when it's a feature mentioned on the app description, I can't find a way to open models from the google drive app.
See this page in the SketchUp Mobile Viewer User Guide:Accessing Your Models in SketchUp Mobile Viewer
... and scroll down to the section labeled:
Opening a SketchUp File That’s Attached to an Email (and/or opening SketchUp files directly from any other app, e.g. the Google Drive app)
Those are the exactly steps that I'm been trying since the beginning, but Sketchup do not appear on the list of apps of options to open the model with. Opening attached models from mails is not a problem, works fine. The deal here is the Google drive app models, because all my teamkorw use Google drive in order to be updated all of us all the time. I'm using an iPhone 6s 64gb with iOS 9.3.1
I'm having the exact same issue. There's no option to use Sketchup as the app to open a .skp file that's selected in Google Drive.
This is on the latest iPad Pro -- iOS v 9.3.2 with 85GB available.
Attempts to transfer my model via iTunes also fails. It works for a very basic model, but not the one I'm interested in.And I can't use 3D Warehouse to host my model, because it's above the 50MB limit.
I can send the log files and the model if you're interested. But if Google Drive doesn't work as advertised, please provide the instructions for requesting a refund.
Hello, I am facing the same issue. I cannot select Sketchup Viewer to open .skp-files from Google Drive or eMail for that matter. Is there any trick or procedure I need to follow to have the Viewer registered as an app capable of opening .skp-files from e.g. Google Drive on my iPhone 6s 64GB iOS10?
Thanks in advance!!BR, critchm
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The following website ...says:
So my 1st question is did you scroll the list to be sure that SketchUp is not there ?
Hello Dan, first let me say thank you for your reply.
I did scroll to the right, I even hit 'more' and did the same on the second row of action but Sketchup Viewer is not an option. In Google Drive I even tried different ways to open a file, first by simply clicking on it but secondly by clicking the three dots next to the .skp file and then selecting 'send copy'. Unfortunately the Viewer is still not being presented as an option.
I added a screenshot:
Hi Dan, do you have any idea what I can do to have SketchUp available through Google Drive or any other app?Best, critchm
No as I do not use an iPad, and cannot read the plist file for the SketchUp Mobile Viewer.
We have been tracking this issue since it was originally reported, many months ago. Based on our investigations, we believe the issue to be on Google's end, not ours. See this thread on the Google Product Forum.As a potential workaround, our tests have shown that the Drive app suggests SketchUp Viewer as an Open In option only if the SKP file is uploaded to Drive using the Drive desktop app. When files are uploaded to Drive via a web browser, the Open In function fails to suggest SketchUp Viewer as an app to open SKP files. We're monitoring the status of this issue and will report back if/when we hear some good news.In the mean time, sincere apologies for the inconvenience.
Hi Mike,This is not limited to google drive. The issue is that sketchup viewer does not show up in the "open with" menuIn google drive, email or any other app that I'm able to save a sketchup file in.(For example I saved it in evernote - from there I can click on the file, get the open with menu and sketchup is still not there)
This is definetly an issue with how the sketchup viewer app is registering with iOS and not on the google drive side
Here is what you have to do if you use google drive to organize your sketchup files but want to be able to view them on iPhone without needing to go to a computer and drop them somewhere (requires Dropbox)
Not the easiest way to do this, but if you are only on your phone, it will technically work in a pinch.