Convert SKP Files to 3MF

SKP to 3MF

SKP to 3MF Conversion

The following list presents valuable resources, packed with detailed guides and expert tips for converting SKP files to 3MF format using our converters. Browse them now for an effortless SKP files conversion later.


SKP vs 3MF Comparison

Property SKP 3MF
Extensions .skp .3mf
Name Trimble SketchUp 3D Manufacturing Format
Versions
  • Min: SketchUp 3
  • Max: SketchUp 2024
Textures
Colors
Geometry components

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:

  • 3D Model Data: SKP files support reusable geometry components, named mesh groups, and textured materials. The ability to reuse components can significantly speed up the design process, making SKP files a valuable asset in both architectural and product design workflows.
  • Version 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. It is important for users to be aware of these SKP version-specific requirements to ensure seamless SketchUp file sharing and collaboration.
  • Scalability: SKP files can handle models of varying sizes and complexities. Whether you're designing a small piece of furniture or a sprawling architectural landscape, SKP files can accommodate the project.

SKP Files Converter: SKP files can be saved in any desired version, from SketchUp 3 to SketchUp 2024, with the help of Autoconverter, a powerful software that ensures high accuracy and efficiency. Autoconverter allows users to convert SKP files between different versions, facilitating collaboration across various SketchUp versions and ensuring that designs can be accessed and modified regardless of the specific version used by different team members.


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.