Jump to content
  • 0

Importing Sketchup Into Vectorworks 2021



I have a client who has done their entire scenic design in Sketchup. I don't have Sketchup, but can preview it using the web based Sketchup GUI - so I know it's a "working" file. Every time I try to import into Vectorworks, I get the error saying that it is "Either damaged or created by an unsupported SketchUp Version." 


A little google told me that you need to "save the file as a 2019 file" in Sketchup first. Is this still broken as of 2021?


Come on, guys!!! 




Link to comment

6 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0
10 hours ago, trashcan said:

For those looking for an answer to this. 


You can currently import SKP 2019, 2020 files into VWX


2021 (current version) doesn't work. 


Vectorworks support is looking into it. 

Thanks for the heads-up

Link to comment
  • 0
9 hours ago, Jacob@tangably.com said:

Good rule for Sketchup imports is to use a Sketchup file one year older than your Vectorworks version. This has been the workaround since the Sketchup import feature was integrated into Vectorworks. Would be helpful if there was a note in the Vectorworks import dialogue.

100% (but still sad that we have to go back a version)

  • Like 1
Link to comment

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Answer this question...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...