Exporting Datasmith Content from SketchUp Pro

Describes how to export a SketchUp Pro scene to a Datasmith file that you can import into Unreal Engine.

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Once you've installed the Datasmith Exporter plugin for SketchUp, you'll have a new .UDATASMITH file type available to you when you export a scene.

Installing the Datasmith plugin for SketchUp adds a new toolbar.


After you install the Datasmith Exporter Plugin for SketchUp, you will have an Unreal Datasmith (.udatasmith) filetype available to you when you save or export a scene.

Follow the steps below in SketchUp to export your scene using this new file type.

  1. Click the Export button on the Datasmith toolbar.


  2. In the Export Model window, name your file and verify that the file extension in the Save as type drop-down list is .udatasmith.


  3. Browse to the location where you want to save your new file, set its file name, and click Export.

End Result

You should now be ready to try importing your new .udatasmith file into the Unreal Editor. See Importing Datasmith Content into Unreal Engine.

Along with your new .udatasmith file, you'll see a folder that has the same name but with the suffix _Assets. If you move your .udatasmith file to a new location, make sure that you also move this folder to the same location.

This page was written for a previous version of Unreal Engine and has not been updated for the current Unreal Engine 5.0 release.
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