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There’s a reason SketchUp is synonymous with friendly and forgiving 3D modeling software: we don’t sacrifice usability for the sake of functionality. Start by drawing lines and shapes. Push and pull surfaces to turn them into 3D forms. Stretch, copy, rotate and paint to make anything you like. If you want to be productive within a couple of hours, you’ve come to the right place.

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Who uses SketchUp Pro? Everyone.
Hundreds of thousands of professionals in (take a deep breath) architecture, construction, engineering, commercial interiors, light construction, landscape architecture, kitchen & bath design, urban planning, game design, film & stage, woodworking, and plenty of other fields use SketchUp Pro all the time, every day. It’s the all-purpose antidote to complicated, expensive CAD software.

A smarter way to think about 3D modeling

A rough model of a house © SketchUp, 2015

SketchUp Pro is like a pencil with superpowers. Start by drawing lines and shapes. Push and pull surfaces to turn them into 3D forms. Stretch, copy, rotate and paint to make anything you like. More advanced? Start modeling from CAD and terrain data, photographs or even hand sketches. Build models with custom behaviors and attributes. SketchUp Pro is as simple and as powerful as you want it to be.

Turn your models into drawings with LayOut

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At some point in every project, you need to produce a set of drawings that shows your model: plans, sections, elevations, perspectives. LayOut in SketchUp Pro lets you add model views to pages, choose drawing scales, adjust line weights and add dimensions, callouts and graphics. Changes to your model are reflected automatically in LayOut. When it’s time, export PDFs, images and CAD files.

Get good, fast.

A sports arena in SketchUp Pro © SketchUp, 2015

There’s a reason SketchUp is synonymous with friendly and forgiving 3D modeling software: we don’t sacrifice usability for the sake of functionality. With handy contextual tips, a dedicated Instructor panel for beginners, and mountains of online resources, help is always on the way. And just in case, every SketchUp Pro license includes a year of free technical support.

No software is an island

Qwest Convention Center © SketchUp, 2015

We built SketchUp Pro to slide right into your existing workflow. Ready for some alphabet soup? With importers for DXF, DWG, 3DS, DAE, KMZ, TIF, JPG, PNG and a few more, you can bring in drawings, models and images to your heart’s content. SketchUp Pro also exports all of those formats, plus PDF, OBJ, FBX, XSI, VRML, MP4, WEBM and AVI. OMG.

Slides are boring. Present from SketchUp Pro.

A bathroom in SketchUp Pro© SketchUp, 2015

Scenes let you save views of your model to pull up anytime. Styles provide endless visual effects to make your work look precise, sketchy or anything in between. Section Planes slice through models for creating sectional views. Go fullscreen, walk around, add labels and export flyover animations. Present from SketchUp Pro and get your point across every single time.

Models and plugins aplenty

SketchUp Pro plug-in promo image © SketchUp, 2015

Need a particular chair for the room you’re designing? A lamp for your carriage house? A rhino for your zoo? You’ll find almost anything you need in SketchUp’s 3D Warehouse, the world’s biggest repository of free 3D models. And as for extensions that provide extra features and tools, our all-new Extension Warehouse is your ticket to add-on nirvana.

BIM ready, from the first click

Where does building information modeling begin? In SketchUp Pro, start by tagging groups and components with industry standard classification types. Then, geo-locate your model for shadow studies and site context. Continue on, further enriching components with data attributes or programming functions. Build smart spreadsheet reports, or wrap up your entire project in a tidy IFC file, ready for further modeling and analysis with the next instrument in your BIM tool box

A world of context—literally
In about two minutes, you can choose a section of the world to bring into your SketchUp Pro model—up to a square kilometer at a time. For free, you’ll get aerial imagery, a 3D terrain model and lat-long data to produce accurate shadow studies. From there, you can import pre-modeled buildings for site context and use Google Maps Street View imagery to model anything else you need.

SketchUp Viewer

Anyone can use the free SketchUp Viewer to view and print models created in SketchUp. Your clients can use the SketchUp Viewer to review designs that you send via email or upload to a shared location on the internet.

SketchUp Viewer interface © SketchUp, 2015

Because it does not include tools for editing models, the SketchUp Viewer is much easier to use for people who are unfamiliar with SketchUp. Models viewed with the SketchUp Viewer are also protected from unintentional alteration, ensuring that your audience sees exactly what you intend for them to see.


SketchUp Mobile Viewer

Browsing models in SketchUp Viewer Mobile © SketchUp, 2015

Orbit, explore, and present your 3D models and browse the entire 3D Warehouse with the SketchUp Mobile Viewer tablet app, available today for iOS and Android tablets.

Orbit anywhere

An overview of a model © SketchUp, 2015

Finally, the power of orbit has come to your tablet. Using multi-touch and pinch-zoom gestures, you can now dive into SketchUp models wherever you happen to be. It’s also simple to use preset cameras to quickly hop around projects.

Present on the go

SketchUp Mobile Viewer tools © SketchUp, 2015

Take your 3D Warehouse collections and models anywhere. And when you have an important meeting or project review, your models can be cached for offline orbiting, always handy on the SketchUp Mobile Viewer.

Explore 3D Warehouse

Exploring 3D Warehouse in SketchUp Mobile Viewer © SketchUp, 2015

You can model anything from scratch, but why not search SketchUp’s 3D Warehouse to see if it’s already been created? Browse for whatever you need and then interact with 3D models in SketchUp Mobile Viewer.

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