Download Sketchup to DXF or STL plugin - skp_to_dxf.rbz

When I try to download SketchUp to DXF or STL Plugin skp_to_dxf.rbz
it shows up as When I unzip it in Sketchup 8/Plugins
it shows as skp_to_dxf.rb, but does not show in Windows Preferences Extensions, although other extensions are listed.

Dave K


Sketchup 8-M2 rbz plugins

Hi Dave,

This is how the Sketchup folks describe the installation of rbz files. You have to use the Install Extension button from inside Sketchup

"In the latest and greatest SketchUp 8 maintenance release, M2, we added an easier way for users to install your Ruby scripts. In the past, folks had to manually copy your .rb files into their Plugins folder, or you would have to write a custom installer to do it for them.

Now there's a button in SketchUp that'll make this easier. It's found under Preferences > Extensions > Install Extension. Clicking this button will bring up a file browser window where your users can select any .RBZ file from their harddrive, and SketchUp will put them in the right spot plus load them up. No more fumbling around looking for the Plugins folder. No need to restart SketchUp to see your shiny plugin."

This only applies from the recent M2 release onwards. Please get in touch if the above method doesn't work, (And if it doesn't work you should still be able to just copy the skp_to_dxf.rb file to the plugins directory)