I am currently running Sketchup Make Version 17.1.173 (I assume this is a free version as I have never handed money over) I am trying to export to svg (or pdf, ps, eps and vector format basically).

I tried to install an extension from flightofideas as linked here

I can right click on my model and now have Export to SVG file in the dialog menu. But I cannot seem to export anything. The dialog remains open and does not generate a file. (I tried opening the Ruby console in case this would reveal an issue, but its empty).

Is this possible with my current setup? I am worried I am missing some step to prepare the model before attempting to export.

I also tried printing the file to pdf, but when I open that in AI I get an embedded bitmap.

I am running MAC OS High Sierra. Adobe Illustrator CS6. Sketchup Make Version 17.1.173.

(I have very rudimentary knowledge of Sketchup).

Right click dialog


SVG Export dialog

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  • Oh, I also thought I might be able to convert it online here: cloudconvert.com but there is no support for skp files.
    – lharby
    Commented Mar 19, 2018 at 17:05

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You can export the SketchUp drawings, as 2D vector graphics, in EPS file format.

EPS can include both vectors and bitmap images. EPS vectors however does not support gradients, so if you have a drawing with gradients your best choice is to export it as PNG or TIFF then trace it to vector in Illustrator and save as SVG.

I also tried, in SketchUp, the flightofideas plugin to save as SVG, but it didn't work.

As answer to your comment: I have SketchUp Make version 17.2.2555 and EPS is one of the export options.

  • I dont seem to have eps as an export option in my version. Only jpg, png and tiff. Maybe I need to download a newer version (I hope it' available in the free version). Thank you for trying the svg exporter.
    – lharby
    Commented Mar 20, 2018 at 11:10
  • Thanks again, it seems the modern free version is online only. I downloaded Pro version and exported to eps, but I guess I only have 30 days to use Pro version. Thanks for your help.
    – lharby
    Commented Mar 20, 2018 at 19:03
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    You can download SketchUp Make from Softpedia. Click on Download and then choose the right version (x64 17.2.2555)
    – spike_66
    Commented Mar 21, 2018 at 6:29

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