How to Import Components in the Sketchup Web App

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Can I use the 3D Warehouse from Sketchup for free online? Can you import items from the 3D Warehouse into the Sketchup web app? Is there an easy way to import components into the Sketchup Web App? There are a lot of questions floating around about how to use and how to import components in the Sketchup web app.

“I feel like I’m going in circles here. I’ve never used the web version of this software and it’s unclear whether I am able to import models either via 3D warehouse or downloaded from 3d warehouse…”

Have you been asking yourself the same thing? Good news, the simple answer to all of these questions is “yes!” If you have a similar question or just need help getting started with the Sketchup Web App, check out this tutorial! We’ll go over the simple steps to import components 3D Warehouse. In order to import components from the 3D warehouse to your model, you’ll have to open the web app version of Sketchup first. You can find that here by clicking on this link:

Importing Components in the Sketchup Web App

Open the Web App. Before you start importing models from the 3D warehouse, you will have to open the Sketchup Web App window. To do this, you can type into your url, or click on the link here to open:

components in the Sketchup web app window

Components > Search 3D Warehouse. Now that you have the app open, you can begin importing! The steps to importing components are pretty simple. If you look on the right side of the screen you will see a gray toolbar with a few small icons. The third icon down is made up of three small boxes. This will open the “components” tab. Click on this icon and the “components” tab will open on the right side of the screen. At the top of the “components” tab there is a search bar. From here, you can use the search bar and search the 3D Warehouse for components in the Sketchup web app to import.

components in the Sketchup web app icon

Search > Enter. Using the search bar at the top of the “components” tab, type in the object you want to import and hit “enter.” For example, we searched for “chairs.” A list of chair models will appear underneath the search bar and you can scroll through these results until you find the one you like. Once you find the component you want to use, simply click and drag it into your model.

importing components in the Sketchup web app

That’s it! Now that you know the steps to import components in the Sketchup web app, you can pretty much download anything into your model!

If you liked this tutorial, be sure to check out our other tutorials on using the 3D Warehouse and Sketchup. You don’t want to miss out on our full list of tutorials here! We have articles on everything from creating simple shapes to modeling an entire building!

What do you use the Sketchup Web App for most often? What other tips and tricks do you want to learn? Be sure to let us know in the comments before you go!

Happy Hacking!


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

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

  10. 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

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

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

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

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  18. 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.

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

    What is the best reference for cost estimating for PDD.

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

    Thanks! Great advice

  21. 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.

  22. 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?

  23. 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

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

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

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


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


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

    Will you have SS questions on here at some point?

  27. 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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