Welcome to our forums! Please introduce yourself :)

Hello everyone,
Who are you?
Jimmy and I live in the Thailand
What is your industry and profession?
Architect ,Freelance ,Realestate Investor
Where do you use SketchUp? Personally/professionally?
Mainly I use SketchUp personally
Why do you use SketchUp and what is your favorite thing about it?
I used Autocad before and try to use other software instead to finish my drawing, After version 19 is very good to finish my job unless too big project. SKU’s easy to use and really user-friendly, good to use with render plugin. Then the world changed, no perpetual license anymore.
How proficient are you in SketchUp?
Have you gone to a SketchUp 3DBasecamp?
What is your current set up?
Intel(R) Core™ i7-8086K CPU @ 4.00GHz, gtx1070, SketchUp 2017,2020 ,2021 Pro
Do you have a 3DW page with your models, Extensions, or a website you would like to link to or show off to us?
Anything else you would like to tell us?
I 've use Sketchup for a longtime ,love to create DM component ,developing workflow. To finish the drawing, Layout is a problem, very slow for a big project. 2-3 years ago ,Core support seem to be a main problem, I 've not update the news for a longtime, love to hear if anybody have any suggestion for better workflow ,DM component or ruby.
Do you enjoy long walks on the beach…?
depend on who walk with me, better like to sit at the beach.

Senior Intermediate User Retired, and working with SketchUp since its Inception,
Presently using SU for Personal interest and trying to keep up with the latest Version.


My name is Sander, an Architect working from my own studio.
I’ve been using SU since the start of my studies so it’s been almost 20 years!

The ease of use and flexibility with plugins and user generated content is one of the main reasons why I love using sketchup. I mainly work with MacOS, and currently work with SU Pro 2024 on a MacBook Pro 16" M3. I’ve been helped a lot by comments on this forum in the past and looking forward to contribute,

Have a good day everyone! Maybe see you on the beach :sunglasses:


Hi, long time user, first time on forums. I’ve been using SketchUp since 2006, and brought it in as a new content version for my clients. I love the AR Capabilites and even wrote an article about it in AUGIWORLD Magazine. I love the parametric capabilities and the freedom of design feeling while creating.

I’m here to upskill myself and learn some new tricks.

I am also looking for someone who is very passionate about SketchUp and might be looking to do some writing. I am the content manager for SketchUpp for the magazine, and I would love to find someone more knowledgable than I am to share some cool features, tutorials, and content. If you read this and are interested, please message me.

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It would be worth making a new post to talk about the writing idea. There is this collaboration area in the forum, that might be a good place for a post:


Thanks I’ll do that. Id like more content about SketchUp in the Magazine, but know I’m not the right person for that.

Hi! “Fun Size” here - Paul Gibbs - I am a retired software engineer and have done woodworking as a hobby for many decades. I am far from a “professional”, but do enjoy making furniture and knick-knacks, especially to donate for causes to auction off. I only subscribe to the free web version of Sketchup and have enjoyed the application. I am a member of the woodworking guild of the company I retired from - Collins Woodworking Guild, and have shared my SketchUp experiences with them. I have designed construction projects (my dream shop that will not likely happen), expansion interior loft for our local Scout camp, numerous tool carts, cribbage board layouts, furniture - I’m particularly proud of converting a desk design into a sewing cabinet for my eldest daughter. My wife of 35 years and I enjoy spending time with our granddaughters, for which I designed and built platform beds for. When people ask what I make with woodworking, my first response is “sawdust” as that is probably the most volume and most consistent product I make! I’m always looking forward to advice and making myself a better citizen for each community I am part of.
gWiz - Fun Size - Paul

  • Who are you? marK
  • What is your industry and profession? teacher
  • Where do you use SketchUp? Personally/professionally? personally, never tried before
  • Why do you use SketchUp and what is your favorite thing about it? i want to project a selfmade camper from a personal project
  • How proficient are you in SketchUp? never seen before
  • Have you gone to a SketchUp 3DBasecamp? mmm
  • What is your current set up? last versione of SketchUp, free trial
  • Do you have a 3D Warehouse page with your models, Extensions, or a website you would like to link to or show off to us? No, but i am looking for a warehouse with 3d camper models
  • Anything else you would like to tell us? i really like to draw, but i have fear that sketchup is too much complicated for me
  • What is your favorite Emoji? :wink:
  • Do you enjoy long walks on the beach...? a lot

I am new to the group and new to the software. I own a construction and renovation company. Looking to get set up with SketchUp Pro. First question is…is it best to work on a high end desktop and transfer the final product to a ipad pro m4 for presentation to the client or best to just design on the ipad.


I think it depends on exactly what you are modeling and how. There are things that I find much easier to do in the Desktop version of SketchUp but then I’ve been using it for more than 20 years. There’s also the possibility of using extensions with SketchUp for desktop. They can make some tasks easier or even do things that aren’t really possible in SketchUp for iPad. Again, depending on exactly what you need from your model having it on the desktop might be important. I’m personally much more comfortable with the larger display and an extended keyboard on my desktop machine. The thing is, with a Pro or Studio subscription you have access to both.

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Thank you very much for your response. We are doing home redesign and remodeling of high end homes. Kitchens, bathroom smaller additions, etc. I handle the sales, marketing, design ( with my project supervisor) payables, receivables and my partner handles the job supervision and oversight of our small crew. I intend to purchase an Ipad pro 11 m so i can use a lidar program and transfer the initial data to the desktop. I intend to purchase a new desktop, made to get maximun benefits from the sketchup program. After design, the ipad pro would be used to show the new designs to the client for approval or their suggestions for changes, before submitting the quote. The desktop would be used for printing the 2D version of the layout and design for the project supervisor. Does this seem like a viable approach to using the Sketchup program.

Yes. It sounds like a good general approach. I expect it’ll get revised as you get into it. You may find that you’ll want to do most of the design work on the desktop anduse Layout in conjunction with SketchUp to generate the various documents needed for the project, too.

Dear Colin, I saw your helpful posts on other’s issues and appreciate your diligence on these matters. As such, I was wondering if I could get your help: I restarted computer last night and realized that I did not save my sketchup model and I cannot find autosave .skp or .skb location as I did not save the model while working on it after saving a new file name for the model in the first place. Is there any hope? Thank you so much!!


I am in complete agreement with you on this. I’ve been using the desktop version of SU since v3 that it’s usage is almost burned into my mind. Using a keyboard, mouse, large display and extensions are all things that I do miss when I am using my iPad.

The welcome to our forums isn’t the best way to ask a new question, it would be easy to miss the post in amongst the 2,633 other posts!

As you are on Windows, you can open File Explorer and paste in this path (assuming you are still using SketchUp 2023):

%LocalAppData%\SketchUp\SketchUp 2023\SketchUp\working\SKETCHUP\RecoveredFiles\

In there will be the auto save files, including ones for untitled documents that you had not yet ever saved. Drag the ones that look hopeful into a different folder, your Documents folder for example, and open them with SketchUp.

If you are using SketchUp 2024, the folder path is slightly different. This should work:

%LocalAppData%\SketchUp\SketchUp 2024\SketchUp\working\

Colin My apologies for using the wrong forum–I should have gone to the AutoSave thread! I have tried those paths and do not see anything in Recovered Files. Is there anything else I can do? Thank you again. I wanted to reach out to you in particular after seeing so many other helpful posts you had made.


Could you confirm you’re still using 2023?

There is a Windows search application I use, called Everything. You can get it here: https://voidtools.com

Open that, and type in Untitled.skp as the thing to search for. If it exists anywhere on your system it will show up right away. If you had worked on more than one new document, the auto save file may be named Untitled_1.skp, for example. So an alternative would be to search for .skp and click the date modified column. Then you will see all the SketchUp files on your system, with the most recent ones at the top.

If nothing shows up, then you would need to start again with your model!

I am using 2023. I should be clear: I did name the file, which is still in its proper location but it had not been saved yesterday prior to closing for restart. I am hoping to find a version from the end of day yesterday that I had not saved manually but there is no .skp or .skb because I did not save during day. Thank you so much!

Hey, relearning SU, been a while.
Have a classic SU Pro 2020 license, but jumped in on SU 2024 today.