How Do I Open a SketchUp File on My Phone?

Opening a SketchUp file on your phone can be a convenient way to access your designs on the go. Whether you want to view your 3D models or make quick edits, there are several options available for opening SketchUp files on your smartphone.

Using SketchUp Mobile Viewer:
One of the easiest ways to open a SketchUp file on your phone is by using the SketchUp Mobile Viewer app. This app allows you to view, navigate, and present your 3D models right from your mobile device. Here’s how you can do it:

1. Install the SketchUp Mobile Viewer app: Start by downloading and installing the SketchUp Mobile Viewer app from the App Store (for iPhone) or Google Play Store (for Android).

2. Open the app: Once installed, open the app on your phone.

3. Sign in: If you have a Trimble account, sign in using your credentials. If not, create a new account.

4. Import the SketchUp file: After signing in, tap on the “+” button to import a SketchUp file from your device’s storage or cloud storage services like Dropbox or Google Drive.

5. Navigate and explore: Once imported, you can use touch gestures like pinch-to-zoom and swipe to navigate and explore your 3D model.

6. Presentation mode: If you want to present your design, tap on the “Play” button at the bottom of the screen to enter presentation mode.

7. Tips:
– To switch between scenes or views within your model, swipe left or right with two fingers.

– To rotate around your model, use two fingers and rotate them in a circular motion. – To orbit around a specific point of interest, use one finger and swipe in a circular motion.

Using Online SketchUp Viewer:
If you prefer not to install any additional apps on your phone, you can use the Online SketchUp Viewer, which works directly in your phone’s web browser. Here’s how you can open a SketchUp file using this method:

1. Open the browser: Launch the web browser on your phone. Visit the Online SketchUp Viewer website: In the address bar, enter “” and press Enter to visit the website. Sign in: Sign in with your Trimble account if prompted. Select the SketchUp file: Tap on the “Select File” button and choose the SketchUp file from your device’s storage or cloud storage services. Upload and view: After selecting the file, it will be uploaded to the viewer, and you can start viewing your 3D model right in your browser. Tips:
– Use pinch-to-zoom gestures to zoom in or out of your model.

– Click and drag with one finger to orbit around your model. – To pan across your model, click and drag with two fingers.

Now that you know how to open a SketchUp file on your phone using either the SketchUp Mobile Viewer app or the Online SketchUp Viewer website, you can easily access and showcase your designs wherever you go. Happy modeling!