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Message: Unable to import .SKP file.

Reference Number: KB-01238 Last Updated: 03-13-2014 06:30 AM

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors or Chief Architect Lite


QUESTION

Note: This article only applies to Chief Architect version X5. Chief Architect version X6 now supports .SKP import with both the 64-Bit and 32-Bit versions.


When I try to import some 3D symbols in .SKP format, this message appears:

"Warning: Unable to import .SKP file. The .SKP file format standard does not offer support for 64-bit applications. You may import this .SKP file using the 32-bit version of Chief Architect."



ANSWER

This warning message will display in the 64-bit version of Chief Architect X5 when you try to import a 3D symbol created in Sketchup.

When Chief Architect X5 was created, Sketchup was only available only as a 32-bit application and as such its files cannot be imported into a 64-bit program. SKP files can be imported into 32-bit versions of Chief, however, so if you need to import a symbol, you can do so by installing the 32-bit version of Chief Architect X5.

Both 32-bit and 64 bit versions can be installed on the same computer at the same time. Please note that the two program versions will share some data - notably, library content. If you add or remove content using one version, the changes will be reflected in the other as well.