Paul Geraedts

Open skp files in the online viewer

An online viewer for SketchUp: A step-by-step guide

Are you looking for a way to open skp files and view them online in a simple manner? Xuver developed an interactive 3D viewer with which you can open all your skp files in a quick and easy manner, in your own browser.

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Open skp files in a couple of steps

Sketchup is an amazing program that enables you to make great sketches. With the online viewer by Xuver, you can now open skp files in the browser in an unprecedented manner. By using the Sketchup converter, you can convert your SketchUp files easily into a beautiful and interactive 3D model. The fact that we open your Sketchup files in the browser is unique on its own. It used to be almost impossible to do this without first needing to download heavy -and often- costly software. Also, our Sketchup converter can be downloaded for free through our website.

How can I open skp files in the online viewer?

skp online viewer

But how does it work? How to open skp files in the online viewer? After downloading the Sketchup converter, you open the program. After this step, you will see a simple drag and drop menu. Here you can select your preferred skp file and drop it in the converter. Now your skp file is being converted into a Xuver (.xr) file, which can on its own be uploaded into our Backend System. Within moments, this file can be viewed in the browser, after which you can walk through the model, with other users.

Open skp files in the Xuver viewer: what benefits are there?

There are many advantages to using the Xuver online viewer. First of all, this handy tool is unprecedentedly interactive. Walk through the model, together with others. You can view the 3D model directly from your own browser and your own location. Walk through the model and discuss it in real-time. All these features make sure that everyone involved gets a quick overview of the project. Your design in our online SKP viewer can be shared within moments.

Even those parties, that do not have the most extensive technical knowledge. It is also possible to point out objects by using the built-in laser pointer or to temporarily remove layers in the design. This enables everyone involved to get a clear insight into the process. Discussing a design was never this easy! Furthermore, you save on travel costs. Indeed, everyone can just view the model from their own browser and location.

User-friendliness comes first

During the years-long development of our online viewer, we always put user-friendliness first, together with interactivity. And in that, we succeeded. The easy interface of this viewer makes sure everyone can use this viewer. There is no additional training required.

Navigating through your model

xuver’s ghost mode feature

Within moments after you open skp files, everyone invited can walk around inside the model with a 3D figure, the avatar. The model can be easily navigated by using the keyboard arrows. Are you standing in front of a glass window? You can walk straight through by using the ghost mode. Simply press ‘g’ when walking through the window.

Open skp files and bring them to life in Xuver

With Xuver, you have found an amazing way to open skp files inside your browser. But Xuver is more than that alone. This one-of-a-kind viewing tool makes it unprecedentedly easy to show your Sketchup creativity to the world. Invitations are easily sent, simply share the secure HTML link via e-mail and everyone invited can join you. Take your clients, colleagues or friends on a journey inside your model!

Want to learn more?

Would you like to learn more about how to open skp files in your browser with the Xuver viewer? In that case, you can always reach out to us, or read our FAQ. We would happily provide more information or give a personal demonstration that shows all the features of this viewer in much more detail.

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