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Author Topic: Lumion 7.0 & 7.0.1: Hotfix for importing SketchUp models  (Read 4445 times)

Lumion 7.0 & 7.0.1: Hotfix for importing SketchUp models
« on: December 02, 2016, 04:28:43 pm »
December 02, 2016, 04:28:43 pm
Hello everyone,

This is just to let you know that our import/export developer has released a hotfix for Lumion 7.0 and 7.0.1.

The hotfix ensures that material names from the built-in material library in SketchUp are transferred to Lumion with the correct names (i.e. no brackets). This will make the names match the imported material names in previous versions of Lumion and ensure that existing material assignments in Lumion will work as expected when re-importing SketchUp (SKP) files.

If you have not imported SKP files in Lumion 7.0 or 7.0.1 yet, you should install the hotfix now.

If you have imported SKP files in Lumion 7.0 or 7.0.1 and have assigned Lumion materials to imported materials from SketchUp we recommend that you finish your current project before installing the hotfix.  If you install the hotfix mid-project and re-import SketchUp models, some of your existing material assignments will go missing and will have to be re-applied.  See also Update Option below.


1) Download the attached zip file (

2) Please rename SkpReader.dll to SkpReader.bak in the "Lumion 7.0.1 (or 7.0)/Channels" folder.

3) Unzip the attached SkpReader.dll file to the "Lumion 7.0.1 (or 7.0)/Channels" folder.

4) Restart Lumion.


Update Option:
Alternative to finishing your current project.
  • Load your scene (or place the relevant SketchUp model) in Lumion 7.0 or 7.0.1.
  • Save any Lumion materials you have assigned to the model as Material Files (.LNM) before re-importing the .SKP model in Lumion 7.3 (Click here to see how to save materials).
  • Then re-import the .SKP model in Lumion 7.3.
  • All of the SketchUp materials from the built-in SketchUp material library will have reverted to Imported Materials after re-importing the .SKP file, so change each of them back to the material type they were before.
  • Load the Material Files (.LNM) back to those materials.
You "only" need to do this once - I know this is easier said than done if you've got a lot of SketchUp models. On a positive note, all future re-imports will match and use your existing Lumion material edits.
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