How do I get my skp from SketchUp Make 2017 (free version) to something Estlcam can read?

I don’t have the option to export as DXF or even SVG.

Only Collada (dae) or Google Earth (kmz)

Is it a 3D file ? If so try stl

I don’t see that as an export option

If memory serves, you have to install an exporter of some sort. It’s been a long time since I’ve futzed around in SketchUp.

that seems to be only a pro feature :frowning:

This plugin is “ok”, as it will let me export faces as SVGs, which is good enough for what I need today


Yeah. There are plugins for svg, dxf, or stls. It has been a while since I used it though. If you can export a step file, you could open that in onshape and then do the dxf/stl exporting.


I’ve had excellent (and easy) results using Sketchup Make 2017 and the extension available at this link.
Convert Sketchup SKP files to DXF or STL | guitar-list (
Estlcam likes the DXF files but I would make a couple of suggestions when creating the exported DXF.

  1. Use a “flat” 2D version of your Sketchup model
  2. Remove any “fill” pattern from your component pieces.
  3. When selecting options for the export use “polylines”. The goal is to export lines without any surfaces.
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