Convert SKP Files to STEP

SKP to STEP

SKP vs STEP Comparison

Property SKP STEP
Extensions .skp .stp, .step
Name Trimble SketchUp STandardized Exchange of Product
Versions
  • Min: SketchUp 3
  • Max: SketchUp 2023
  • Min: AP203
  • Max: AP242DIS
Textures
Colors
Geometry components

SKP to STEP Conversion

Here is a list of valuable resources, filled with step-by-step instructions and expert tips for converting SKP files to STEP format with our converters. Dive in now to make your SKP files conversion easier later.


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.

STP STandardized Exchange of Product File

A file format used for the exchange of 3D data across various computer systems, including CAD, CAM, and CAE, in a standardized format. Some of the benefits and features of STEP files are:

  • Compatibility: STEP is widely supported by many software applications and platforms, making it easy to share and collaborate on 3D models across different domains and industries.
  • Accuracy: STEP preserves the exact shape and dimensions of 3D models, unlike some other mesh formats (SKP, OBJ, or STL) that may introduce errors or distortions during conversion.
  • STEP Files Converter: STEP files can be very large, especially when they contain complex or high-resolution 3D models. One way to reduce the file size is to use Autoconverter software, which can utilize the faceted BREP representation, potentially saving up to one-third of the file size.
  • Materials: STEP file format supports colors per assembly. However, it lacks an alpha component. This means that any transparency effects applied to 3D models will not be visible or preserved in the STEP files.