How to Embed Sketchup Models from the 3dWarehouse Into Your Portfolio Site

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In this sketchup tutorial you’ll learn how to embed sketchup models (thumbnails, or 3d  widgets) into your portfolio website.  Now, more than ever, you have the ability to show off every part of your designs.

If you’re anything like me, you hate to see your designs get lost the shuffle.  I couldn’t tell you how many awesome projects I had to weed out of my portfolio in order to show things that were “more practical”.  That’s exactly why creating your own portfolio website is so awesome. You don’t have to make that choice anymore, now you can have all your projects in one spot and let the viewers decide what they want to see!

How to Embed Sketchup Models from the 3dWarehouse Onto Your Portfolio Site

  1. If you don’t already have a portfolio website you’re going to need one for this tutorial.  Don’t worry, it’s super easy.  I show you how to get one in less than 5 minutes.
  2. This tutorial assumes that you’ve already uploaded your 3d model to the 3dwarehouse.
  3. Go to the location of your sketchup model on the 3dwarehouse website.
  4. At the bottom of the right sidebar there’s a tab that says Embed.
    embed sketchup model
  5. After clicking the embed tab, you’re presented with two options
      • Thumbnail – a static image of your model.  An example is shown below.

        • 3d Viewer – a 3d widget of your model that you can rotate and pan around. An example is shown below.

  6. After clicking on your option, a dialogue window will pop-up with a code snippet.  Copy this code.  This is the magic you need to embed sketchup.
    embed this model
  7. Go to your portfolio website and log-in using your credentials.
  8. Under the Post tab, select Add New.
    add new post
  9. Give your post a name.
  10. Click the Text Tab at the top of the dialogue box.
    text tab
  11. Paste your code into the dialogue box.
  12. Publish your post, using the button in the right side bar.
  13. Check-out the link to your slick embed sketchup model!

If you liked this tutorial you might want to learn sketchup from our entire library.

Don’t forget to share links to any embed sketchup models in the comments below!


  1. Mike January 4, 2017 at 11:04 am #

    Hi Tony,

    I need to take 5.0 PPD & PDD. Do you plan on posting notes such as “Caroline’s Notes” that you had posted for the various 4.0 exams for either of those sections? I found those notes to be some of the best resources in studying for the 4.0 sections. If so any idea when? Thanks

  2. Stephen October 17, 2016 at 9:30 pm #

    Hi Tony,
    Any updates on the SS exam ? If there’s an expected release date ? Thanks

  3. DesignerHacks October 4, 2016 at 12:11 pm #


    We are releasing practice exams for the SS exam later this fall.


  4. Paige October 4, 2016 at 11:34 am #

    Will you have SS questions on here at some point?

  5. Daniel September 9, 2016 at 8:47 am #

    Great post, very helpful with the lists of suggested materials, I just passed CDs in July and am taking PPP in November so I definitely needed the list.

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