SketchUp free for PC, Mac

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  • Developer Trimble, Inc.
  • Version 2020
  • License Freeware
  • Language en

SketchUp software was created to make highly precise interior design projects, architectural sketches, and layouts by leveraging hand drawing. From basic lines and figures, the program allows you to create highly complex 3D models such as buildings, vehicles, and more. It is ideal for both amateur and professional users and is compatible with programs such as Photoshop, 3D Studio, Adobe Illustrator, VectorWorks, InDesign, PowerPoint, QuarkXpress, Google Earth, AutoCAD, and more.

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Key features

  • 3D design: Possibility to create 3D objects, and edit them. Moreover, quick and flexible renderings can be checked in real-time.
  • Tutorials and guides: SketchUp Free provides instructional guides, which greatly simplify the process of creating 3D objects.
  • View: The film camera view allows you to move freely within the objects you have created
  • Editing tools: Common editing tools such as pencil, rubber, and different predefined shapes, as well as highly-customizable forms and designs, let you create any object or design with ease.

How to use Sketchup?

Though Sketchup is not very complicated to use it still requires some time and effort to learn its tricks, like with any other graphical program. After you downloaded and installed the program, you can choose the template and start drawing your 3D design using the top menu panel with various tools. To learn more about how to use it, visit its help center, where you will find the precise instructions.

Is SketchUp Free?

This is a free basic version of Sketchup. You can also download SketchUp Pro with more features and tools for $119 (personal use) or for $299 (professional use) per year with a 30-day free trial license.

Minimum requirements

  • Windows 10
  • 1 GHz processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • 500MB of free hard-disk space
  • 3D class video card with 512 MB of memory or higher and support for hardware acceleration. Please make sure that the video card driver supports OpenGL 3.1 or higher and is up to date.

Other systems

SketchUp is also available for Mac computers. You can also use SketchUp web.

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