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OBJ Export for SketchUp - Wavefront OBJ file export plug-in for SketchUp

OBJ Export for SketchUp is a Wavefront OBJ file export plug-in for Google SketchUp®. This plug-in gives SketchUp the ability to export objects in SketchUp to 3D polygon meshes in an OBJ file.

OBJ Export for SketchUp tessellates objects in a SketchUp document into a set of triangular meshes. These meshes are then exported to an OBJ file as mesh objects. The OBJ file can then be imported into a variety of CAD applications.

OBJ Export for SketchUp is very easy to use. Once installed, it automatically loads itself into SketchUp and adds a new submenu called "OBJ Export for SketchUp" to the SketchUp Plugins menu containing these newly added commands.


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System Requirements

Hardware, software and operating system requirements for Google SketchUp plug-ins running on the Microsoft Windows platform. 

  • RAM: 1 GB (Recommended 2 GB)

  • SketchUp (32 Bit only): 6, 7 and 8

  • Operating System (32 Bit only): Windows XP SP2 or later, Windows Vista and Windows 7

Download & Purchase

Please download a fully functional trial of OBJ Export for SketchUp by clicking on the "Download Now" button below. To start using the software, you need a license key. A license key can be of two types: Trial or Permanent. A trial key is issued to you on the purchase of '7 day license' so that you may try the software before you purchase a permanent key. A permanent key is issued after you have purchased a license. We are confident that during the trial period (7 days with unlimited runs) you will find OBJ Export for SketchUp extremely useful. Later when you decide to buy the software please return to this page and click the "Buy with/without Subscription" button to place your order. Upon verifying the order you will recieve an e-mail with instructions on how to obtain your permanent key. We will create and send you your Key by e-mail within one business day. To avoid disruption in your workflow we urge you to place your order before the trial period ends.

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IMPORTANT! Purchasing a Subscription is highly recommended since it the most cost effective way of keeping your software up to date. Moreover, Subscription entitles you to get a second free perpetual license for your laptop, among many other benefits. For details please read the SYCODE License and Subscription Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Our licenses are single computer licenses and are locked to each computer they are installed on. Basically, the license key is specific to the computer's Host ID (the MAC address of the computer), and will not work on another computer. The installer picks up the physical MAC address of the network card connected to the computer which is basically “Ethernet adapter Network Connect Adapter”. So unless you change your network card, the key will always work even if you reinstall your operating system. If your internal network is periodically assigning a different Host ID to your computer, then please find a solution for this with your IT department.

Note: Downloading this software indicates your acceptance to the SYCODE Software License Agreement. The price mentioned above is for a single user license. For your bulk-licensing needs please contact us.

Installation & Usage

Since OBJ Export for SketchUp is a plug-in for SketchUp, it must be loaded into the SketchUp environment before it can be used. Please follow the simple instructions in the OBJ Export for SketchUp ReadMe document which is copied into the installation folder. After you have loaded the plug-in file into SketchUp, simply click on the menu items in the "OBJ Export for SketchUp" submenu to run these new commands. Truly, software made simple!

The 'OBJ Export for SketchUp' menu consists of the following commands:

  • Export - Export a Wavefront OBJ file

  • Help - Displays the OBJ Export for SketchUp help file

  • Register - Registers your copy of OBJ Export for SketchUp

  • About - Displays the OBJ Export for SketchUp About box


The OBJ Export for SketchUp submenu

OBJ Export for SketchUp comes with detailed documentation for each command as well as a tutorial to get you started in the shortest possible time. There is also a PDF version of the help file which you can download by clicking the link below.

Download Product Documentation (PDF)

The OBJ File Format

The OBJ file format is a geometry definition file format first developed by Wavefront Technologies for its Advanced Visualizer animation package. The file format is open and has been adopted by other 3D graphics application vendors, making it a universally accepted geometry file format. The OBJ file format is a simple data format that represents 3D geometry alone - namely, the position of each vertex, the texture coordinate associated with a vertex, the normal at each vertex, and the faces that make each polygon.


If you want OBJ Export for SketchUp to work in a different way to suit your workflow, do let us know. We will customize the plug-in to suit your specific needs.

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