How to Convert SketchUp to JPEG

by Quinten Plummer ; Updated September 28, 2017

After you're finished with your Google Sketchup projects, you'll need to export your SketchUp models and drawings into a more accessible file format for use in other programs. SketchUp includes the ability to export your 2D graphics into JPEG (Joint Photographics Experts Group) format.

Launch SketchUp from the program's shortcut on your desktop. You'll need to download and install a copy of SketchUp it you don't already have it (see Resources).

Click on the program's "File" heading. Select the "Open" option from the "File" menu. Locate the SketchUp file you'd like to convert, using the file explorer window that appears.

Return to the "File" heading. Navigate down the "File" menu to the "Export" heading. Select the "2D Graphic" option from the "Export" sub-menu.

Select the "JPEG Image (*.jpg)" option from the "Export type" menu box when the "Export 2D Graphics" window appears.

Enter a name for your JPEG image into the "File name" field in the "Export 2D Graphics" menu. Select and output folder to store the JPEG image using the folder tree inside the "Export 2D Graphics" window.

Click on the "Export" button to convert your SketchUp graphic into JPEG format.

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Quinten Plummer began writing professionally in 2008. He has more than six years in the technology field including five years in retail electronics and a year in technical support. Plummer gained his experience in music by producing for various hip-hop acts and as lead guitarist for a band. He now works as a reporter for a daily newspaper.