How to install SketchUp extension?

As you know SketchUp software letting you to use variety of additional functionalities by using dedicated extensions (or plugins). More about what are SketchUp extensions

You can get an extension directly from Extension Warehouse or from other SketchUp developer site.

Depending on plugin source installing, updating and uninstalling process looks a little different.

If you have extension from:

  1. Extension Warehouse
  2. other source eg. SketchUp developer

Working with Extension Warehouse

Installing

  1. Start SketchUp
  2. Open Extension Warehouse
  3. Log in (if you are not)
  4. Find Extension you would like to use
  5. Use Try or Purchase button
  6. Done!
sketchup extension
search in EW
purchase
Update or Uninstall
  1. Open Extension Manager
  2. Choose Manage tab
  3. Update or Uninstall
  4. Done!
open extension manager
extension manager

Extension straight from SketchUp developer

Installing

  1. Start SketchUp
  2. Open Extension Manager
  3. Use Install button to show extension ".rbz" file
  4. Done!
install external extension

Uninstalling

Uninstalling extension is same as described above in Extension Manager.


Update

It's a good practice to follow below steps during updating:

  1. Uninstall old version
  2. Restart SketchUp
  3. Install new version
  4. Restart SketchUp
  5. Done!