Convert SketchUp SKP Models with Component Instances to STEP

Convert SketchUp SKP Models with Component Instances to STEP

SKP Files: Efficiency and Size Optimization with Component Instances

SketchUp is a 3D modeling software application that lets you create complex designs easily with its user-friendly interface. One of the essential SketchUp features is supporting geometry component instances, which are 3D models that you can reuse and copy to other SketchUp projects. These geometry instances make it easier to organize and modify your project and also help you optimize the final SKP file size.

Geometry Components in Different File Formats

The reusable geometry components are also supported by JSON, 3DS, IFC, X, AMF, GLTF, DAE, 3DM, FBX, and STEP file formats. However, the STEP assembly occurrences, as that is how the component instances are called in STEP files, don’t allow scaling transformation for the instances. Only translation and rotation transformations are valid in STEP files. Therefore, every scaled SketchUp component instance must be transformed to a standard STEP shape.

How Autoconverter Converts SKP Models with Components to STEP

Autoconverter software lets you convert geometry components from one file format to another, for example, SketchUp SKP to STEP, ensuring compatibility and smooth data exchange between different 3D software applications. By leveraging the capabilities of Autoconverter, you can efficiently translate your SKP models with the component instances into the industry-standard STEP format, allowing you to achieve broader compatibility and interoperability.