Advanced user guide

Viewing SketchUp 3D models

Tip - Some SketchUp models do not appear correctly in Google Earth until you turn off the 3D buildings layer. For more information, see Viewing 3D Buildings.

You can easily view SketchUp 3D models in Google Earth. To do this:

  1. Visit http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/
  2. Search for a model that interests you and click it.
  3. Click Download to Google Earth. Note that this option may not be available for all models.
  4. As you zoom in, more details will appear until you can see the entire shape of the model.
  5. Use the tilt and rotate navigation tools to get the best view of the model.

You can also place and create 3D models in Google Earth. For additional information, see Using SketchUp with Google Earth.

A Google SketchUp model of AT&T Park in San Francisco
A SketchUp model of AT&T Park in San Francisco

Tip - You can also view available 3D models using the 3D Model network link.