Preferences where is the import folder


This is not an import/export preferences problem.

I can set all SketchUp Preferences Files Locations for :
Models : C:\Users\AdministratorName\Documents\My SketchUps\SketchUp_Projects
Components : C:\Users\AdministratorName\Documents\My SketchUps\SketchUp_BlocksGroups
Materials : C:\Users\AdministratorName\AppData\Roaming\SketchUp\SketchUp 2017\SketchUp\Materials
Styles : C:\Users\AdministratorName\Documents
Watermark images : C:\Users\AdministratorName\Documents
Export : C:\Users\AdministratorName\Documents\My SketchUps\SketchUp_BlocksGroups
Classifications : C:\Users\AdministratorName\AppData\Roaming\SketchUp\SketchUp 2017\SketchUp\Classifications
Template : C:\Users\AdministratorName\AppData\Roaming\SketchUp\SketchUp 2017\SketchUp\Templates\

but cannot find which one is the the one for Import when I go to File/Import so I would be directly in the right folder to choose and select and import the right file into my drawing.

Right now, it gets me to Desktop and it is not even in one of the folders I mentioned above.

Like when you draw, you want to save a 3D Warehouse drawing, you can download it right away int he right folder but not with Import.
At least, not that I know of.
And when it comes to learning something that will save me time, I don’t get frustrated if people think my question could be stupid, as long as I get the right answer.



It’s not obvious to me why you would want a specific import folder. If I download something from the web, it goes into my Downloads folder by default. I could put everything in there that I might want to import but it’s just as much work doing that as choosing the location of an import file from elsewhere when you come to import it.

Unless I am missing something, I don’t see how having a dedicated import folder would be of much general use (though I accept that your own workflow may make use of it somehow).



The first time you select File->Import, SketchUp will use the same folder as you have set for Models in your preferences. If you navigate to another folder to find the file, SketchUp will remember that folder and use it again the next time you import in the same SketchUp session. But there is no preference setting for import and your last-used folder is not remembered for the next session when you quit SketchUp.

This would be reasonable as a Feature Request, though it seems dubious that the developers would give it priority since there is a workable way now - even if it is less convenient.



Except the templates folder, though…
If you can not define it, the edit button should be removed, but much better option is to make it work…:grinning:



I’ve wondered about why and the only reason I’ve thought of is that templates are skp files and if you could set a folder path maybe you could create a mess if a new SketchUp version saved a template where an older version might try to open it?