SKP Import for Solid Edge is an AutoCAD SKP file import add-in for Solid Edge®. It gives Solid Edge the ability to import solid objects from AutoCAD SKP files as solids models in Solid Edge. SKP Import for Solid Edge reads polygon mesh data stored in SKP files and imports it into Solid Edge. A polygon mesh in a SKP file is comprised of a set of triangular faces. SKP Import for Solid Edge creates trimmed planar surfaces for each triangle/quad and knits them together to create a body. If the polygon mesh is closed (i.e. it does not contain boundary edges) then SKP Import for Solid Edge will create a closed body feature, otherwise an open surface will be created. SKP Import for Solid Edge is very easy to use. It adds a new ribbon bar to Solid Edge Add Ins tab. Once installed, it automatically loads itself into Solid Edge and adds a new submenu called "SKP Export for Solid Edge" to the Solid Edge Add Ins tab containing these newly added commands. The 'SKP Import for Solid Edge' menu consists of the following commands: Export - Exports a SKP file Help - Displays the SKP Import for Solid Edge help file Register - Registers your copy of SKP Import for Solid Edge About - Displays the SKP Import for Solid Edge About box The SKP File Format SketchUp is a 3D modeling program designed for architects, civil engineers, filmmakers, game developers, and related professions. It also includes features to facilitate the placement of models in Google Earth. It is marketed as an easy-to-use conceptual tool with a simple interface. A well known feature in the SketchUp World is the 3D Warehouse. Users can use their Google Accounts to upload models, and then browse the 3D Warehouse for many components and models. SketchUp's native file format is has a SKP extension.