# Manual Installation

If you'd like to try installing on a different platform or for a different version, you can do a manual installation. Note that the connector has not been tested on older versions or on different platforms. There may be issues, so feel free to report them on the forum.

# 1. Clone the repository

First, ensure you have git (opens new window) installed.

Run the following command in your terminal to clone the repo:

git clone https://github.com/specklesystems/speckle-sketchup

This will create a speckle-sketchup folder with the connector files wherever you run this command.

# 2. Build the User Interface

Navigate into the ui/ folder

cd speckle-sketchup/ui

Then run the following commands:

npm install
npm run build

This will create a html folder inside the speckle-sketchup/speckle_connector folder.

# 3. Add the Connector to SketchUp

Find the Plugins folder for your SketchUp installation. On Windows for SketchUp, the folder will be at:


Once you've found the equivalent for your OS / SketchUp version, copy the speckle_connector folder and the speckle_connector.rb file into the Plugins folder.

Last Updated: 7/21/2023, 10:01:40 AM