Using the AR|VR Extension for SketchUp Desktop

The AR/VR Extension for SketchUp allows you to publish the models you're working on in SketchUp directly to any AR|VR devices on your network that are running the SketchUp Viewer app.

Tip: For an introduction to SketchUp extensions, see Getting Started in the Extension Warehouse. For details about installing an extension, see Adding Extensions to SketchUp.

With the AR/VR extension you can publish models from SketchUp to your VR, Windows Mixed Reality, or Hololens 2 device by following these instructions:

  1. Make sure your AR/VR headset is turned on and connected to the same wireless network as your Mac or Windows PC.
  2. Launch the SketchUp Viewer app on the headset.
  3. Open AR|VR Extension panel in SketchUp Desktop from the Window menu.
  4. In the panel you'll see a list of your AR/VR devices. Check the device you want to use to view your published model.
  5. If your device doesn't appear, you can manually enter the device's IP address, found in the About section of the SketchUp Viewer app.

  6. Click the big blue publish button in the top right corner of the extension panel () to publish your model to your HoloLens.
  7. Once you've successfully published a model to your AR/VR device, the model will appear in the Recent Models panel of the SketchUp Viewer app Home screen.

If you make changes to your model, you have the option to publish a new version, overwriting the previous version, or to publish a new copy of the model. To publish a new copy of the model, check Publish as new model

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