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Hello all,

 

Using 2016 SketchUp Pro for some built-in details. When I try to import the file into Chief I get an error "This SKP file was created in an incompatible software version. Unable to import." 

 

Anyone else have this occur? and if so, can it be fixed?

 

Austin 

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Can you export from Sketchup to an earlier version SKP format?  I think Chief likes SKP version 8

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unfortunately I can't, once the model is built in the newer version of SU it can't be run in the older software.  It can however work the other way, old to new. 

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unfortunately I can't, once the model is built in the newer version of SU it can't be run in the older software.  It can however work the other way, old to new. 

 

Not exactly true.  Do a Save As of the SKP model and during the process, choose an older version on the file type dropdown. 

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BOOM nailed it, that is the trick.  wonder why won't direct from 2016 won't work?

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I think it has to do with Chief.  Its designed to work with whatever version of Sketchup was current during the time they wrote the necessary code.  X7 probably only worked with versions 14 and prior, X5 only worked with the versions 13 and prior, X4 with versions 8 and prior and so on.  Or at least roughly. 

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