How Do I Import 3D Warehouse Into SketchUp 2016?

Are you looking to enhance your SketchUp 2016 designs with amazing 3D models? Look no further!

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of importing 3D Warehouse into SketchUp 2016. Follow the steps below and unlock a world of possibilities for your projects!

Step 1: Accessing the 3D Warehouse

The first step is to open SketchUp 2016 and navigate to the “Window” menu at the top. From there, select “3D Warehouse” to open the integrated web browser.

Step 2: Browsing for Models

Once you have opened the 3D Warehouse, you can begin searching for models that suit your project’s needs. Utilize the search bar to enter keywords related to what you are looking for. For example, if you need a sofa, type “sofa” and hit enter.


If you’re unsure about what keywords to use, try browsing through the different categories available in the sidebar.

Step 3: Selecting and Previewing Models

When you find a model that catches your eye, click on it to view its details. Here, you can see more information about the model and even preview it in a 360-degree viewer.


To get a better view of how the model looks, click on the “Zoom Extents” button in the viewer.

Step 4: Importing Models into SketchUp

If you are satisfied with a model and want to use it in your SketchUp project, click on the “Download” button located below the model’s preview. This will initiate the download process.


Make sure to save the downloaded file in a location on your computer where you can easily find it later.

Step 5: Inserting Imported Models

To insert the imported model into your SketchUp 2016 design, go back to the SketchUp window. From the “File” menu, select “Import”. A file browser will open, allowing you to locate and select the downloaded model file.


You can import models in various formats such as SKP, DWG, and DAE. Check the format of your downloaded file and ensure SketchUp supports it.

Step 6: Positioning and Scaling

After selecting the model file, click “Open” to import it into your project. You can now position and scale the imported model to fit seamlessly into your design. Use the SketchUp tools to manipulate and adjust its placement as needed.


If you find that your imported model is too large or too small, use the “Scale” tool in SketchUp to resize it accordingly.

Step 7: Fine-tuning and Editing

Once you have inserted and positioned the imported model, feel free to make any necessary adjustments or modifications using SketchUp’s extensive editing capabilities. This allows you to customize the model according to your specific requirements.


You have successfully imported a 3D Warehouse model into SketchUp 2016! Experiment with different models from the vast library available in 3D Warehouse to take your designs to new heights!

  • Note:
    • The availability of models in 3D Warehouse may vary, and some models may require additional steps for optimal use in SketchUp 2016.


In this tutorial, we explored how to import 3D Warehouse into SketchUp 2016. We learned how to access the warehouse, browse for models, preview them, download and import them into our projects.

By following these steps, you can now leverage the vast collection of 3D models available in the 3D Warehouse to enhance your SketchUp designs. Happy modeling!