Convert 3MF Files to SKP

3MF to SKP

3MF vs SKP Comparison

Property 3MF SKP
Extensions .3mf .skp
Name 3D Manufacturing Format Trimble SketchUp
Versions
  • Min: SketchUp 3
  • Max: SketchUp 2023
Textures
Colors
Geometry components

3MF to SKP Conversion

This list provides valuable resources, filled with step-by-step guides and expert advice for converting 3MF files to SKP format using our converters. Review them now to ease your 3MF files conversion later.


3MF 3D Manufacturing File

An open-source XML file format that was created by the 3MF Consortium, a group of companies and organizations involved in the 3D printing industry. Unlike the older STL format, which only stores the geometry of 3D models, 3MF can also store additional information, such as:

  • Color: 3MF can define the color of each triangle in a 3D model, allowing for more realistic and detailed prints.
  • Transparency: 3MF can specify the opacity of each triangle or vertex in a 3D model, enabling the creation of transparent or translucent objects.
  • Texture: 3MF can associate a 2D image with a 3D model, and map the image coordinates to the model coordinates, resulting in textured prints.
  • Metadata: 3MF can include custom data such as author, title, description, or license for each 3D model, facilitating the sharing and management of 3D files.

3MF File Converters: Our products, Autoconverter and Automesher Application, are compatible with 3MF. To import and export 3MF files they utilize the official lib3mf library. However, there is one limitation that you should be aware of: 3MF does not support group hierarchies, which are used to organize 3D models into hierarchical subgroups. Therefore, if you have a 3D model that contains group hierarchies, you will lose them when you convert it to 3MF.


SKP SketchUp File

A versatile 3D modeling format, native for SketchUp, initially developed by Google and now actively maintained by Trimble. Some of the benefits and features of SKP files are:

  • Support: SKP files support reusable geometry components, named mesh groups, and textured materials.
  • Compatibility: Different SKP file versions have different requirements for conversion. For example, SKP file version 16 and above need Win64 build, while earlier versions can use Win32 build.
  • SKP Converter: SKP files can be saved in any desired version, from SketchUp 3 to SketchUp 2023, with the help of Autoconverter, a powerful software that ensures high accuracy and efficiency.