How Do I Save a New Scene in SketchUp?

Are you a SketchUp enthusiast looking to save a new scene? Look no further!

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the simple steps to save a new scene in SketchUp. Let’s get started:

Step 1: Navigate to the desired view

To save a new scene, first, navigate to the desired view within your SketchUp model. This could be a specific angle, zoom level, or perspective that you want to capture.

Step 2: Access the Scenes panel

Once you have set up the view you want to save, locate and click on the Scenes panel. This panel can typically be found on the right side of your SketchUp interface.

Step 3: Create a new scene

Within the Scenes panel, click on the Add Scene button. This will create a new scene based on your current view.


  • Name your scenes: It’s always helpful to give your scenes descriptive names so that they are easy to identify later on.
  • Create different scenes: You can create multiple scenes within one SketchUp project by repeating steps 1-3 for each unique view you want to save.

Step 4: Customize your scenes (optional)

If desired, you can further customize each scene by adjusting properties such as camera location, layer visibility, style settings, and more. To access these options, right-click on a scene in the Scenes panel and choose Edit.


  • Add transitions between scenes: You can make your SketchUp model more dynamic by adding transitions between scenes. For example, you can create a smooth animation by adjusting the camera position or other properties.
  • Update scene properties: If you need to modify any scene properties, simply right-click on a scene in the Scenes panel and choose Properties. Here you can rename the scene, change its thumbnail, or modify other settings.

Step 5: Save your SketchUp file

Once you have created and customized your scenes to your liking, it’s important to save your SketchUp file. To do this, go to File > Save (or use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+S). Now you can rest assured knowing that your scenes are saved and ready for further exploration!

Congratulations! You have successfully learned how to save a new scene in SketchUp. By following these steps, you can easily capture and organize different views of your 3D models for future reference or presentations.

We hope you found this tutorial helpful. Happy modeling!