How to Share Your SketchUp Model

By Aidan Chopra

Now that you have a model that looks about the way you want it to, you probably want to show it to someone. The easiest way is to export a JPEG image that you can attach to an e-mail. Follow these steps, and you’re on your way:

  1. Navigate around (using Orbit, Zoom, and Pan) until you like the view of your model that you see in your modeling window.

  2. Choose File→Export→2D Graphic.

  3. In the Export dialog box that opens, choose JPEG from the Export Type drop-down list.

  4. Pick a location on your computer and give your exported image a name.

  5. Click the Export button to create a JPEG image of what’s visible in your modeling window.

Exporting a JPEG file is just one way to share models. You can share your model on the SketchUp 3D Warehouse, as a printout, as an image or animation, as part of a multipage document, or as a slick presentation that will (hopefully) impress all your friends.