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Viso3D converts SketchUp models so that they can be viewed and navigated in 3D on an iPad or iPhone/ iTouch using the free Viso3D iOS app.

The Viso3D SketchUp exporter plug-in will convert SketchUp geometry, textures and scenes to a .xcs file format. It now works on SketchUp 2014 Win/ Mac. It will also optionally, create a lightmap which will "bake" the SketchUp shadows into textures capturing the model's shadows. The Viso3D iOS app can then view the exported SketchUp model on an iPad or another iOS device. The Viso3D SketchUp plug-in is sold here at $29.95(USD). The Viso3D iOS app is free from the iTunes app store.

Viso3D for SketchUp 2016 has been released. Read about the "Save As.." bug in SketchUp 2016 (Windows).

SketchUp to iOS exporter

Export your model to iOS with geometry, textures, scenes, and shadows in one .xcs file.

Add a lightmap to your export

Viso3D includes an option to export SketchUp sun and shadow information to iOS with the rest of your model.

Familiar touch navigation

Viso3D supports panning, zooming, 3D rotation/orbit, and forward/backward movement using familiar touch iOS touch gestures.


1. Get the Viso3D SketchUp exporter: Try the Viso3D exporter free for 30 days.

2. Download the free Viso3D app from the Apple app store to view your exported SketchUp models.

Important: Please download both the exporter and free iPad app, and make sure the SketchUp models you want your clients to view will export and load on the Viso3D iPad viewer. Most models will work, however the iPad does have limited system memory and may not be able to load models with greater than approximately 500,000 faces, or a large number of textures.

3. Download test scenes if you need them: Get Viso3D sample models here.

4. Click here to read an overview of Viso3D's features and operation.

  Upload your exported models to Dropbox or any other iOS file manager, or send them by email

Use iPad Dropbox, Box, or any other iPad file manager to upload your exported .xcs files from your computer to be distributed to your customer's iPad. Alternatively, you can use iTunes to copy .xcs files from your computer to your iOS device. Or you can e-mail your client the .xcs file for them to view on an iOS device. Read more about distributing your Viso3D files here.