Preview of file on Mac and PC

Windows Explorer supports thumbnail previews. But, there have been problems reported involving the preview pane on windows. See the thread here.

You can get a preview on Windows:

  1. Open Windows Explorer and click the file you would like to be previewed. The Preview pane needs to be on (Organize → Layout → Preview Pane)
  2. Within SketchUp the only way to view the .skp files is with SU browser window in thumbnail view (which should be default) via the “open file” SU browser

There are a few workarounds to get a “preview” on a mac. Check out the original thread here, and see below: