SKP file keeps automatically converting to PDF when I share it..... why?

Hello everyone,

I am new to Sketchup and I am having major problems sending the spk file.

I have tried sharing it on google drive and sending as a compressed zip file on email, both of which automatically convert spk to pdf.

I cannot for the life of me figure out how to keep it from automatically transferring to PDF on the recipients side. Can ANYONE please help??

Thank you :slight_smile:

A .skp file is quite different from a .pdf. Basically it’s converting from 3D to 2D? At first glance this sounds impossible. Is the resulting file a useable 2D pdf? Maybe you had better explain your process for sharing the file. You take the .skp file from your hard drive and drop into your google drive?

Can you put a .skp file in a google drive folder and post the link here, let us have a crack at it.

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Does it actually convert it or is it just that the file extension gets changed?

To me, it sounds like the recipient’s computer has the file extension SKP associated with whatever application they have installed that is associated with the PDF file extension.

Ask the recipient to confirm the SKP file extension is associated with SketchUp.