ArcScene and ArcGlobe do not display *.skp files as 3D marker symbols

Last Published: April 25, 2020


When trying to import a SKP file to use as a 3D marker symbol in either ArcGlobe or ArcScene, the file does not display. No error message occurs, but there is a message in the Symbol Properties dialog box beside the import button stating 'no geometry loaded'.


This is caused because the SKP file is version 5 or newer. ArcGlobe and ArcScene only import SKP files that are version 3 or version 4.

Solution or Workaround

When saving the file in Sketchup, use the 'Save as' command and choose the option in the save dialog box for Sketchup Version 3 or Sketchup Version 4.

    Article ID:000008975

    • ArcMap 9 x

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