Skimp [Annual]


Struggling with High-Poly Models in SketchUp? Skimp is the ultimate SketchUp Polygon Reducer and Importer for Professionals

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Skimp [Annual]

Pain-free FAST import and simplification of high-poly models into SketchUp! Supports FBX, OBJ, STL, DAE, and more. Skimp is a new professional import extension designed to make it fast and easy to import high-fidelity models into SketchUp!

If you’re struggling with High-Poly Models in SketchUp, then you need to Skimp your SketchUp model using ultra-fast import and polygon simplification tools.

Skimp Features include:

Import, preview, and simplify FBX, OBJ, STL, DAE, 3DS, VRML, PLY
Simplify Groups and Components in your SketchUp model
Very fast import and simplification
Preview, adjust scale, and orientation before importing
Accurate metric-based simplification
Maintain model hierarchy
Maintain Materials, UVs, and Normals when importing and simplifying
Compatible with PC and Mac

Skimp helps you drastically reduce the size of your SketchUp model.


Simplify any Object in your SketchUp Model


Skimp can reduce the amount of faces,  drastically reduce SketchUp file size, and simplify your SketchUp model while maintaining the visual appearance. SketchUp was not built to handle millions of polygons.

With Skimp, you don’t need a supercomputer just to use a high-quality sofa or bed model from the 3D Warehouse.

SketchUp 3D Warehouse model optimization and file size reductionThis model was imported from the 3D Warehouse and the file size was reduced from 33 MB to 9MB with no significant change in appearance

Skimp Enables Selective Simplification

Select any number of groups and components in your SketchUp model, and Skimp can optimise them in seconds.

It couldn’t be simpler! Just drag a slider until you are satisfied!

How to simplify your SketchUp model example

Skimp also preserves your model hierarchy. This means that components and nested objects are maintained.

Skimp Enables Accurate Polygon Reduction in SketchUp

3D Printing and CAD / CAM applications cannot sacrifice accuracy when reducing the polygons of a model.

With Skimp, you can specify an error tolerance distance for simplifying your SketchUp model. Therefore, you can be certain that the details that fall within the tolerance will be preserved.

Simplification tolerance example

Skimp preserves details when simplifying

As an interior designer and interior design visualiser, I import a lot of “heavy” furniture models from the 3D Warehouse to fill a model of a house or apartment. I need to choose furniture based on style and often nicely styled furniture models have a lot of polygons. My computer is 8 years old and sometimes my models get so slow they are unusable. Skimp helps to keep my model size down and my models usable.I also appreciate that Skimp is intuitive and that there is a simple user interface. It is actually enjoyable to use. I need to work quickly and the simplicity of the user interface helps! Thank you for this useful plugin.

Sue Miller Interior Designer