Installing the Datasmith Plugin for SketchUp Pro on a Mac

Install the Datasmith Exporter plugin for SketchUp Pro on a Mac.

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This page explains how to install and remove the Datasmith Exporter plugin for SketchUp Pro on a Mac.

Installing the Plugin

Before installing the plugin, remove any previous version of the Datasmith plugin that is installed.

  1. Download the Datasmith Exporter plugin for SketchUp Pro from the Twinmotion website.

  2. Go to the location on your machine where the file was downloaded, and double-click the UnrealDatasmithSketchUpExporter_Mac_xx.zip file.

    Three plugin files for SketchUp Pro 2019, 2020, and 2021 are extracted in the UnrealDatasmithSketchupExporter_Mac_xx folder that is created:

    • UnrealDatasmithSketchUp2019.rbz

    • UnrealDatasmithSketchUp2020.rbz

    • UnrealDatasmithSketchUp2021.rbz

  3. Open SketchUp Pro.

  4. Create a new model or open an existing file.

  5. On the menu, go to Extensions > Extension Manager.

    sketchup-menu-extension-manager.png

  6. In the Extension Manager, click the Install Extension button.

    sketchup-install-extension-button.png

  7. Go to the folder on your machine where the plugin files are located and select the version that you want to install.

    sketchup_selecting-file.png

  8. Click Open.

  9. Close the Extension Manager then close SketchUp Pro.

    The next time you open SketchUp Pro, the plugin will be installed and visible in the Extension Manager.

    sketchup-extension-installed.png

When you open a project in SketchUp Pro, the Datasmith Toolbar appears automatically.

sketchup-toolbar-mac.png

You can also access the Datasmith commands from the Extensions menu.

sketchup-extensions-menu.png

Removing the Plugin

  1. Open SketchUp Pro.

  2. Create a new model or open an existing file.

  3. On the menu, go to Extensions > Extension Manager.

    sketchup-menu-extension-manager.png

  4. In the Extension Manager, click the Manage tab.

  5. Select the Unreal Datasmith plugin and click the Uninstall button.

    sketchup-uninstall-extension-button.png

  6. In the message box that appears, confirm that you want to remove the plugin by clicking the Uninstall button.

    sketchup-confirm-uninstall.png

  7. Quit SketchUp Pro for the change to take effect.

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