Convert Sketchup file to Older Version Online (2024 Update)

Update 07/08/2024 : Read this

You have probably been sent a new Sketchup 2013/2014/2015 or 2016 file and tried to open it on an older version then you got an Error: "The file was created in a newer version of SketchUp", don't worry you don't need to own a new software version to down save this file to the previous SKP versions.

To get the latest version ? not necessarily


For some reasons I still use Sketchup 8, and most of the time people send me newer versions files which I can't open or use, one may think a new version is required to be able to open the file but it's not the case, there is a trick to convert any new version file to the previous and older versions from V8 to V2015 without using Sketchup.

First go to to the Sketchup 3D Warehouse register or use your Google account to login.

Upload your model to the warehouse (you can make it private or delete it once you are done converting) and wait for it until it finishes uploading and processing (depends on your 3d model file size).

Upload your SKP model

Now you can download your 3d model as any other previous version down to V8, for versions below V8 you will need Sketchup to do it.


Download older version formats

In case you already own a new Sketchup version and you want to down save your model to an older version, you can just save the model as from the file menu File > Save as and chose from the save as drop down list the desired file Version (available down to V3).


Save As Type

 Update 02/02/2017 : Conversion is still possible, upload your model and wait until it's fully processed, click the download button all lower versions will appear.


Conversion after 1/1/2017
Update 02/14/2017 : Conversion is still possible, but download buttons are hidden, you can download V8 and V13 from the warehouse just by copying the direct download the link from any version V17 to V14 and change it to V13 or V8.


V17 direct download link : https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/warehouse/getbinary?subjectId=585a1f69-6129-424e-a19d-e41a671f6217&subjectClass=entity&name=s17&fn=cube.skp

Paste the download link in your browser and change  =s17 , =s14 , =s15  to =s13 or =s8

Done !

Update 04/16/2017 : Trick is not working anymore for versions below 2014 (it works for old 3D Warehouse uploads), try to download DAE Collada format and import it to Sketchup.

Update 07/08/2024 : Read this

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Convert Sketchup file to Older Version Online (2024 Update) Convert Sketchup file to Older Version Online (2024 Update) Reviewed by Moh.G on July 14, 2016 Rating: 5

67 comments:

  1. thank you so much. it was a big help. :)

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  2. Thanks really you safe my life :D

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  3. Hvala na pomoći !!!

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  4. Please Note: On January 1, 2017, SketchUp Version 8, and SketchUp Version 2013 file formats will no longer be available for download from 3D Warehouse.

    https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/?hl=en

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    1. Thanks ! I already saw that, will figure out a new way to do it, may be the same trick could be used but instead download as DAE COLLADA format, or using my.sketchup.com

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  5. What is the file is more than 50 mb ? I got the file which is 67 mb, and I want to convert in to the lower version. it is in version 2017.

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    1. You can download a pro trial version and use it only for conversion, make version should work too, try to purge your model, use components instead of groups etc to reduce the size...

      Another option is export your model first as KMZ then upload, it will be compressed and size will decrease a lot

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  6. now please suggest another option as only 2016 version is available

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    1. Conversion is still possible for the moment through 3dwarehouse, although it says V8 and V13 will no longer be available.

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    2. tried converting in v8 it doesnt show the option of v8/v13 only v16. plz help

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    3. Wait until your model is fully processed and you will see the other versions , as when you upload it without waiting it will only show the original version.

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    4. Is there a another solution to this ? There now are definitly no V8 versions to download. Only v14 and above.

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    5. Copy the download link from any new version, paste in your browser and change =s14 =s15 =s16 or =s17 to =s13 or =s8

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    6. wow it works.thank you.your post is really helpfull

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    7. Doesn't work any more, it gives me

      {"success":false,"errorId":"BINARY_IN_CE_DOES_NOT_EXIST","message":"Entity with id '523673c5b3c12ffcf2c89d2df097ef4' does not have binary with name 's8'"}

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  7. IT STILL WORKS !!!!!!! THANKS A LOT !!!

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  8. Thank you very much for the post it's working fine.

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  9. i tried to download v13 but there's no v13 . so i tried what you said above to change =s15 to =s13 . its not working.

    it says :

    {"success":false,"errorId":"BINARY_IN_CE_DOES_NOT_EXIST","message":"Entity with id 'bc178805-24cd-454a-9795-66f1804eb8c3' does not have binary with name 's13'"}.

    is there any solution about this ?

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  10. You need to wait until the model is processed, this method works for the models you upload, and the ones already available at 3Dwarehouse, and you can even download V7 and V6 depending on the original file.

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  11. V8 version is not included in the Download dropdown menu!

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    1. Please read the update.

      Copy the direct download link from any version, and change =s17 =s16 =s15 =s14 to =s13 or -s8

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  12. Help! Ichanged S17 to S8 still not downloadin

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    1. You need to wait until it's fully processed, if you don't wait only the original version will appear.

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  13. Great!!!
    We will see how long it will work...
    But:
    Why the hell I cannot copy any text from this page? At last I used File->Save Page as (Text files), but WTF?

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    1. Yeh, it should last for at least a year or an eternity who knows.

      Me too I can't copy text... :)

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  14. It can work only with the file <50 mb, my file is 74mb, i can't upload it to 3D warehouse anyone know another way?

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  15. Download trial/make version to do the conversion, or use https://my.sketchup.com/app
    open and purge your model, deleted some components or split it, then use the warehouse to downgrade.

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  16. It works for s13 but not for s8 :(
    https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/warehouse/getbinary?subjectId=uf65a4d76-09cb-4a3d-9ee4-584c8b1749a2&subjectClass=entity&name=s14&fn=VARDE%20base%20cabinet%204%20drawers.skp

    Am I missing something?

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  17. I've tried ...
    but who were the problem is ..
    I skp file size of 70 MB, while that may be uploaded at warehouse limit is 50 mb ....
    it still can not ...

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  18. Split your file on two parts here http://my.sketchup.com/ , then upload to the warehouse, later download the collada DAE verison, as this method is no longer working

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  19. Still no luck with converting a 17 thru 14 to a 13 :(

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  20. Still no luck converting a 17 thru 14 to a 13

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  21. trick is not working anymore on new uploads download Collada DAE instead, it may work on old warehouse uploads...

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  22. HOW CAN WE DOWNLOAD IN 3D WAREHOUSE IF WE NEED SKETCH UP 2015 MODEL?

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  23. AND ONE DOUGHT I HAVE... IF MY FILE SIZE IS ABOVE 100MB IS IT UPLOADED?

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    1. download Sketchup Make version to convert it

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  24. but, V8 not avaiable on 3DWarehouse now :(

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  25. Yes for V13 and below use DAE format, it may work with some old 3dwarehouse uploads not new ones

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  26. Genius - Thank you for posting this answer saved me alot of time!

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  27. omg. thank you so much. thank thank thank so much

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  28. hey,which version is conversant with archicad 18

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  29. Fucniono muy bién para un archivo version 18, yo tengo la 15,. Gracias.

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  30. https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/warehouse/getbinary?subjectId=3eb34879-bf05-4a71-8d6e-61c42b9fd22c&subjectClass=entity&cache=1518664710525&fn=2.skp&recordEvent=true&name=s8

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    1. File needs to be originally uploaded as lower versions see here :
      http://www.sk3tchup.com/2017/11/Google-Sketchup-8-Trimble-Sketchup-13-3D-Warehouse-Download.html

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  31. my file is too big and it should under 50MB

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    1. Try to open your file here https://app.sketchup.com/ split it then save each part separately, then use 3Dwarehouse to lower the version

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  32. thanks bro.....you save my life tonight god bless for you

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  33. use this extension from extension warehouse "Eneroth Open Newer Version"

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  34. wow muchas gracias, una gran ayuda!!

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  35. Try this :

    https://extensions.sketchup.com/extension/39811dd4-8f44-4aed-bd20-c83f196c55b1/eneroth-open-newer-version

    https://extensions.sketchup.com/extension/32472fc9-06d1-49de-aa56-52570114c2c7/eneroth-legacy-save

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  36. Belissimo!
    Works now. But I found that download SU8 version is more successfully.
    THX!

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  37. THX a lot!
    It is still works now.
    But I found more successfully to download SU8 version files. Sometimes it is not possible to download SU14 files but for SU8 files works well.

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