I can't open my skp file Please Help

Thanks for having a look. Time to start rebuilding just in case.

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The file does take a long time to open, but did open ok. It’s unusual in that it has 7,700 component instances, which seems a lot. It also has over 13,000 component definitions. Purging unused reduces that to 1100.

Even then the file is slow to work on. I am trying to save out a file to give to you, maybe Dave will then see what is making it be so demanding.

Thanks so much! Oddly it ran pretty smoothly on my machine, which is why I thought it was odd that it would suddenly crash like that. It originated in Revit from the architects, so that is probably why it has so many component instances. I thought maybe it was a texture mapping issue as when I opened it in Twinmotion, it cached the textures in a folder, but the folder was empty when I looked in it.

I gave up on my Intel Mac ever finishing to save the file, and saved it from my M3 Mac instead:

@colin Another user shared what appears to be the same model and that one I was able to open and purge.

Thanks Colin, but that isn’t my file, not sure what it is.

Ha! Two files that are the same size at the same time…

Let me reconsider.

See if this one is more like you were hoping for:

Yo! you are an awesome human being! Thank you sooooo much! I shall build a shrine to you!

I am curious what technology was used to successfully open that file when (apparently) recent versions of SketchUp could not. Could such technology be incorporated into SketchUp?


If only…

It’s hopefully rare that a file’s integrity appears to be wrong, when the file is actually ok. Having SketchUp ignore integrity errors could lead to more serious problems, so I don’t think we would be allowed to add that as a feature. Me having a way to let the file open even when it was apparently bad, only put my system at risk.

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Hello, looks like I have a similar problem.
Recently I purchased the SketchUp for Web application and I cannot open my SketchUp files build in 2023 version. My last update on the file was end of February and I really need it for an update.
Could someone help me find out what’s the issue?
I am not able to add it here due to size, the archive with skp & skb can be downloaded from here https://we.tl/t-EPUUB1BuWe

Thank you in advance for your support,

I expect you’re up against the max file size with the web based version. Your .skp file is huge! It’s slow but it opens in the desktop version. I did my usual fixes. First, removing tags from edges and faces.
Screenshot - 6_11_2024 , 12_10_38 PM
Then purged unused stuff which took quite a while because you are hoarding a lot of unused components and materials.
Screenshot - 6_11_2024 , 12_12_40 PM
Then I checked for excessively large textures. I was surprised to find only one but I made it a more reasonable size. Result: File size reduced by more than 97%. You should be able to open this file in SketchUp Go.
20240229_ParterCasaBacca purged.skp (10.0 MB)
You need to learn to keep your models clean and lean. This is even more important if you’re going to use SketchUp Go instead of the desktop version although you should be doing the same on the desktop, too.


Thank you very much for help and advice, I was able to open it.