.RBZ File Extension

SketchUp Plugin

Developer Trimble
Popularity
4.2  |  90 Votes
Category Plugin Files
Format Zip

What is an RBZ file?

An RBZ file is a plugin used by Trimble SketchUp, a 3D modeling program used for computer-aided design (CAD). It stores one or more Ruby scripts (.RB files) compressed with .ZIP compression. RBZ files help reduce the size of SketchUp plugins when distributing and installing them.

More Information

SketchUp is a 3D modeling program designers utilize in architecture, interior design, film, urban planning, video game design, and mechanical engineering industries. You can install RBZ files in SketchUp to add capabilities to the software.

Version 8 of SketchUp was the first to support compressed RBZ plugin files. You can search and download SketchUp plugins from the "Extension Warehouse" online repository by selecting Window → Extension Warehouse.

How to open an RBZ file

You can only open RBZ files with Trimble SketchUp (multiplatform).

In the Windows version of SketchUp you can install RBZ plugin files by following these steps:

  1. Choose Window → Preferences.
  2. Select "Extensions."
  3. Click Install Extension and choose your RBZ file from the open dialog.

In the macOS (OS X) version of SketchUp you can install RBZ plugin files by following these steps:

  1. Select SketchUp → Preferences.
  2. Choose "Extensions."
  3. Click Install Extension and choose your RBZ file from the open dialog.

Since RBZ files are Zip-compressed packages, you can also open them with an archive utility, such as Windows File Explorer or Apple Archive Utility. You may need to rename the .rbz file extension to .zip for the compression utility to recognize it. After you extract its contents, you can access the RB scripts included in the package.

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Programs that open RBZ files

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Updated June 23, 2022

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