Import SketchUp Files

To incorporate a Trimble® SketchUp® design, import the SKP file into a Revit family. Then load the family into a Revit project.

Before importing a SKP file from Trimble® SketchUp® into Revit, do the following:

To import SKP files

  1. Create an in-place family in a Revit project, or create a family in the Family Editor.

    See Families.

  2. Click Insert tabImport panel (Import CAD).
  3. In the Import CAD Formats dialog, navigate to the folder that contains the SKP file.
  4. For Files of Type, select the SKP file type.
  5. Select the file to import.
  6. Specify the desired import settings.

      The following settings are recommended:

    • Colors: Preserve
    • Layers: All
    • Import Units: Auto-Detect
    • Positioning: Auto - Origin to Origin
    • Place at: Level 1 or Ref. Level
    • Orient to View
  7. Click Open.

You may need to do the following to see the Trimble® SketchUp®-based form: