How Do I Save a SketchUp File as a PNG?

Do you want to save your SketchUp file as a PNG image? This tutorial will guide you through the process step by step.

Saving your SketchUp files as PNG images can be useful for various purposes, such as sharing your designs online or including them in presentations. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Open Your SketchUp File

The first step is to open the SketchUp file that you want to save as a PNG image. If you don’t have one yet, create a new design or open an existing project.

Step 2: Adjust the View

Before saving your SketchUp file as a PNG, it’s important to adjust the view to capture the desired perspective. You can use the navigation tools in SketchUp to zoom in, zoom out, and rotate the model until you’re satisfied with the view.

Zoom In and Out:

To zoom in on your model, use the scroll wheel on your mouse or click on the magnifying glass icon in the toolbar and select the area you want to zoom in on. To zoom out, use Ctrl + Scroll Wheel or click on the magnifying glass icon and select an area to zoom out.


To rotate your model, click and hold down the scroll wheel (or middle mouse button) and move your mouse. Alternatively, you can use the orbit tool located in the toolbar at the top of your screen.

Step 3: Set Up Your Image Size and Quality

Now that you have adjusted your view, it’s time to set up your image size and quality settings.

To do this, go to “File” > “Export” > “2D Graphic”. This will open a dialog box where you can specify the image size and other export settings.

Under the “Export Type” drop-down menu, select “PNG (*.png)”. This ensures that your SketchUp file will be saved as a PNG image.

You can also adjust the width and height of your image by entering specific values or using the slider. Keep in mind that higher resolutions will result in larger file sizes.

Additionally, you can choose the desired image quality by adjusting the slider next to “Image Quality”. Higher quality settings will result in better image detail but also larger file sizes.

Step 4: Choose a File Name and Save

Before saving your SketchUp file as a PNG, make sure to choose a suitable file name and destination folder. This will make it easier to locate and organize your saved images later on.

Once you have set up the export settings and chosen a file name, click on the “Export” button. SketchUp will then save your file as a PNG image in the specified location.


You have successfully saved your SketchUp file as a PNG! Now you can use this image for various purposes, such as sharing it online or including it in presentations.

  • TIP: Remember to review your image after saving it as a PNG. If needed, you can repeat the process with different view adjustments or export settings until you achieve the desired result.
  • TIP: Experiment with different styles, materials, and lighting effects in SketchUp to create visually stunning images before exporting them as PNGs.

I hope this tutorial has been helpful for you. Now you can easily save your SketchUp files as PNG images and showcase your designs to the world!