What is a .SKP File And How To Open It – Trimble

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .skp extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .skp file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .SKP file?

The .SKP file extension comes from SketchUp Document. The development of this file was done by Trimble. The file has the binary format, and it is a 3D images related file.

What to know

There are currently 5 software that can open the .skp file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .SKP file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .SKP file on various operating systems.

How to open a .SKP file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

The .skp file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the ACCA Edificius software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Trimble SketchUp, Trimble SketchUp Viewer, IMSI TurboCAD Pro, Okino Computer Graphics PolyTrans and ACCA Edificius.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .SKP file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the ACCA Edificius software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .SKP file on Mac

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .skp file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Trimble SketchUp and Trimble SketchUp Viewer software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .SKP file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Trimble SketchUp software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .SKP file?

If you cannot open the .SKP file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .SKP file.skr – Symantec, .skse – Bethesda Softworks, .skv – Microsoft, .skx – Microsoft, .skypeemoticonset – Skype. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .SKP file with the ACCA Edificius, Trimble SketchUp, Trimble SketchUp Viewer, IMSI TurboCAD Pro, Okino Computer Graphics PolyTrans programs on Windows and Trimble SketchUp, Trimble SketchUp Viewer programs on Mac.