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D5 Converter-SketchUp

.skp files can be imported into D5 Render directly, while D5 Converter-SketchUp helps you to achieve real-time synchronization between SketchUp and D5.

What’s New

Ver. 0.4.5

Release date: 2021.9.26


  • Fixed the issue that materials unrecognized by SketchUp library can not sync
  • Fixed the issue that Maps’ UV sync incorrectly if the faces have UV adjustments on Z-axis
  • Fixed the issue that sync failed due to .skp file names containing special characters
  • Fixed the issue that dynamic components run slow with D5 converter
  • Fixed the conflict issue with other plugins

Ver. 0.4.3

Release date: 2020.3.10


  1. Conflict with PB3 and other plug-ins, causing the operation lag in SU
  2. Move + Ctrl (move copy) cannot be operated properly in SU caused by D5 Converter
  3. The inability to sync when the network is disconnected
  4. The parameters are lost after restart when lights are created in SU, then synchronized into D5 Render and edited the lighting parameters.
  5. Some materials can not be displayed properly after sync


One-click to launch D5 Render in SketchUp

  • Import the new models into D5 Render to start real-time rendering
  • When a model file needs to be modified during rendering, start sync to create a connection with the original model or replace it with the new model

Model/Material/Scene Sync

  • After the current model has been edited in SketchUp, quickly sync the new model and materials to D5 Render by the Sync button, while keeping the materials and scene parameters that had been adjusted in D5 Render
  • Sync the scene list in SketchUp to D5 Render

View Sync

  • Keep the view of SketchUp and D5 Render consistent in the horizontal direction
  • Support one click to turn view sync on or off

Light Sync

  • Click the buttons to select a D5 light source (point light, spotlight, strip light, rectangular light) in a new window and add it to the scene
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  • The location and related parameters of the added light will be synchronized to the D5 Render in real-time

Known Issues & Solutions

  1. If you have installed the older version of D5 Converter-SketchUp, it is recommended to reinstall the latest one (replace the installation, no need to uninstall it) click to download

  2. SU 2021 is not compatible with D5 Render yet, which can be imported through D5 Converter

  3. In the event of an upgrade or synchronization failure, stop the anti-virus software and reinstall D5 Render and Converter (replace the installation, no need to uninstall it)

  4. Please sync in Perspective to get the best view synchronization experience

  5. If a D5 light source is placed in SU, it is recommended to use D5 Converter-SU synchronization. If the D5 light source is added separately in SU, you need to click to hide all light sources - save the skp file - import into D5 Render, or the light source will transformed into an entity model

  6. If the synchronization fails, you can stop and restart it. The latest SU model will be sent to D5 Render again

  7. Currently the maximum size supported for rectangular/strip light source is 5m*5m. It is expected to have no size limit for light sources in D5 Render later

  8. Real-time light sync does not support multiple light sources placed in the same component. It is recommended to manage multiple light sources and copy multiple light sources using the group operations

Download & Installation

double click on the .exe file after the download, and follow the notifications to install D5 Converter-SketchUp

Supported versions

SketchUp 2017 to SketchUp 2021

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Hello guys!
It happens that the framing of the scenes is not the same, can this be corrected?

Thanks in advance!

Hello, will we have Live Sync for SketchUp anytime? Is it planned? Thank you!

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Yes, being developing.


Great to hear, thank you!