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. hamzakhan17826 May 19, 2019 at 7:16 am #

    Ok sure, I will follow your steps before going to do exams. I hope your article will help me more.

  2. karlmistos May 14, 2019 at 10:41 pm #

    Thanks for sharing this. I’ll definitely share this with my classmates at de la salle zobel.

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  4. mikemoreno September 5, 2018 at 3:48 am #

    thank you very much, verry helpfull…

  5. jogesh12345 August 14, 2018 at 1:55 am #

    Very effective and informative article.Thanks for sharing such an important tutorial.

  6. FLMIMA August 11, 2018 at 9:20 pm #

    Really helpful website

  7. Rumi July 15, 2018 at 7:16 am #

    I feel very grateful that I read this. It is very helpful and very informative and I really learned a lot from it.

  8. RJennings April 28, 2018 at 6:12 pm #

    Thank you for this website. The practice questions are helpful.

  9. Scott March 22, 2018 at 1:50 pm #

    Taking this test on Saturday. Last 4.0 exam to complete for the trio, then on to 5.0. This site is my go-to place when organizing what materials I’ll be studying

  10. shozab January 30, 2018 at 2:22 pm #

    Hi , very good article.

    thanks for sharing, keep up the good work

  11. dyba January 27, 2018 at 1:08 am #

    Good advice. Best of luck to all!

  12. KendraShirley January 16, 2018 at 4:04 pm #

    This is my favorite site for practicing for my tests! Great advise and super helpful.

  13. reximagetrim January 16, 2018 at 10:37 am #

    Nice post to read. A complete guide that can help all of us.

  14. tylerstockholm December 17, 2017 at 9:37 pm #

    Nice one… very helpful! Thanks!!!

  15. Aartiwalvekar November 21, 2017 at 8:56 am #

    Nice post

  16. Aartiwalvekar October 9, 2017 at 9:45 pm #

    Great post!

  17. Tony August 30, 2017 at 7:07 am #

    In the NCARB ARE 5.0 handbook they reference Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods in both of their example questions for cost estimating. Unfortunately there isn’t a specific chapter on cost estimating, it’s woven throughout the content.

  18. Spencer August 30, 2017 at 1:15 am #

    What is the best reference for cost estimating for PDD.

  19. Amy July 26, 2017 at 3:24 pm #

    Thanks! Great advice

  20. Tony June 29, 2017 at 7:23 am #

    Deciduous trees should only be used for shade (especially in temperate climates). Deciduous trees lose their leaves in the fall and will have little protection against wind in the winter when it is most needed. Likewise, the leafless trees allow solar heat gain in the winter when it is desired, and shade in the summer.

    Coniferous trees are only to be used to block wind and views. Since they don’t lose their needles, they work great for these two items year-round.

  21. Shahid Logan June 28, 2017 at 4:50 pm #

    Hello. My name is Shahid. This comment is for anyone who would like to reply. On the Siteplanning test. To block the wind, can you use a Deciduous tree or must you use a Coniferous tree?

  22. 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

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

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

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


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


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

    Will you have SS questions on here at some point?

  26. 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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