sketchup import to blender

i am new to blender but so i can get started on some animation before i have learnt all the tricks of modelling i would like to import some sketchup models such as those on the 3d warehouse, how can this be done? there is no import .skp option on file tab and also how do i import .fbx files? cheers.

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Import as a collada file

Some Sketchup models don’t have a collada version, and sometimes a few that do won’t import properly. You could always download and install the free version of Sketchup to export files yourself.

Blender doesn’t have an FBX import function, at least not yet.