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Last updated March 12, 2019 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

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You can export a Tekla Structures model to SketchUp in the .skp format.

Trimble SketchUp is a modeling software used in, for example, architecture, construction, engineering and landscape architecture. 3D Warehouse contains lots of SketchUp models that you can import as reference models to Tekla Structures.

You can insert Sketchup files as reference models to Tekla Structures. Tekla Structures supports Sketchup version 2019 and earlier in import. For more information about inserting reference models, see Insert a reference model.

You can export Tekla Structures models as .skp files to be used in SketchUp.

Export a model to SketchUp

  1. Select the model objects to export.

    If you want to export all, you do not have to select anything. We recommend exporting large models in portions.

  2. On the File menu, click Export > SketchUp .
  3. Browse for the Output file location and enter the file name.
  4. On the Advanced tab, select the objects that you want to export.
  5. Click Create selected.

    If you want to export everything, click Create all.

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