Saving versus save as

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#1

There sh/be a save as feature when opening a new project in a new folder so that you can rename the new section and if you mess up the whole project at least you can go back to the previous version. Just offering a save when you’ve done the whole bottom layer to scale is huge waste of time.


#2

There is a Save As feature but it can’t be found in what appears to be the main and only menu (the hamburger menu). Instead it is located in a File menu (concealed with a folder icon).

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#3

Thanks. Just found it. How do I save a skp file in free sketchup? Looked in downloads and file search under day and file type and obviously not anywhere except on the cloud. Thx.


#4

Click on Download in the same menu @eneroth3 shows in her screen shot. That will allow you to save the file to your local computer.

You should spend some time here: https://help.sketchup.com/en/article/3000316 and https://help.sketchup.com/en/article/3000325


#5

the Save As button does not prompt me to a file name, how do i save my file?


#6

Yes it does. Look at the bottom of the screen.


#7

I don’t receive your screenshot shows, i’ve validated that I have allowed pop-ups from Sketchup’s site


#8

Screen shots are displayed as pop-ups so allowing pop-ups isn’t likely to help. How are you looking at the forum?


#9

You’re probably talking about the download option.


#10

No, I’m definitely talking about the ‘Save As’ Feature, i cannot save my drawing/model.


#11


#12

So click on it and it should take you to the Trimble Connect page and give you the option to give your file a name.

I gather you’re not interested in looking at the links I provided. The second one shows you how to use Save as…


#13

@DaveR, one would think that is what it should do. And it does not :(. What do I need to enable in order for this to work? I have validated that I am signed into my trimble account


#14

Can you get to the Trimble Connect screen when you click on the hamburger menu top left?


#15

Yes, and it says I’m signed in, and that I need to save my file before i can sign out


#16


#17

What do you see when you click on Trimble Connect on the left side of the screen?


#18

Are you saying that nothing happens when you click the “save as” button in the file / folder drop down menu?


#19

@Caroline Yes nothing happens


#20