Import old sketchup 2008 files



Hi all,

I’ve read form another topics that it is possible to import old SU files into SU for web.

I’ve tried to sort things out, but I don’t think I’m getting anywhere.

Any clue?

thanks in advance



There was no 2008 version. It was just v8 back then before the yearly subscription cycles began.

To import a SKP file into SketchUp for Web …

Open the File folder menu at the top left menu bar.
Choose “Insert” and a dialog box will open.
You can drag and drop file into the dialog box.

This will insert the SKP file as a component into the current model.

OR …

Open the sidebar menu from the top left menu bar (leftmost symbol showing multiple menu items.)
Click on the Trimble Connect panel.
Click the big SketchUp icon.
Click the “Add Model” button at the top of the panel, and a new right extension slides out with a “Browse” button. You can click the “Browse” button to browse your disk and select a file to add, … OR, you can just drag a SKP file from File Explorer into the web browser window and you’ll see a “Drop File Here” message appear.


It works great, thank you :slight_smile:

However I was stuck into the idea that my drawings weren’t just component.

Thanks again!



As Dan wrote, if you use insert the model, it’ll come in as a component. If you were to import the SKP file into an open SketchUp file using a desktop version of SketchUp, you would see the same thing. If you upload it to your Trimble Connect or 3D Warehouse account and OPEN the file, it’ll open as the model the way you are expecting it.


This works fine as well.
Just had to download the heavy version of Trimble connect for desktop in order to perform this.
However both solutions are fine by me.

Thank you a lot for your great help! Finally I am on my way to enhance my portfolio!

See ja



Keep in mind if you are using SketchUp for commercial work, you must be using SketchUp Pro or SketchUp Shop. SketchUp Free is not licensed for commercial work.


I know , thanks for the head up.
It’s my personal portfolio with my private conceptual drawings that I need to collect trying my way to find a job.
Hope it doesn’t fall into professional category.