Other license types vary in cost. SketchUp Pro is a bundled software package that includes three separate programs, listed below. Trimble is currently on an annual release schedule , releasing a new version every year. Great for having your clients view your models because it has a simple, limited interface. Trimble Connect — Cloud storage, model management, and collaboration platform. SketchUp Shop includes unlimited. Trimble Connect SketchUp extension.
SketchUp Free is licensed for personal use only. So all the tools pretty much behave the same as desktop SketchUp, but they have slightly different icons. All the native keyboard shortcuts work in SketchUp Free too. You can download my SketchUp Free keyboard shortcut guide here.
This enables you to use SketchUp wherever you are, from any computer, as long as you have an internet connection. Trimble Connect is also linked to the SketchUp Viewer mobile app Android , iPhone , so you can pull up any of your models right on your phone and view them.
Comparing feature to feature, SketchUp Free did see a net reduction in features when compared to its predecessor, SketchUp Make. Since extensions offer the potential to radically enhance SketchUp, this is a huge blow to the free version of SketchUp. Although to be clear, you do still have the ability to create groups and components. Basically, you can only work with SketchUp models and images. No Offline Usage — Because this is a web app, you need to have an active internet connection to use it.
You can use the Outliner to view the group and component hierarchy in your model. You can create custom materials and custom styles, and the watermark is removed from your models. The other value add is that you get unlimited storage on Trimble Connect, which will allow you to conveniently access all your work wherever you are. Unfortunately, you also cannot use extensions in SketchUp Shop. So they actually removed features from their free version, in order to artificially create more value with their paid version.
Usually, with software, we see companies add features to premium products instead of taking features away from their free products that have been there for years. I think Trimble realized that there were a lot of people using SketchUp Make commercially you know who you are, shame on you!
Style builder lets you create custom sketchy edge styles. You can view available extensions on the Extension Warehouse , and some additional extensions available on the Sketchucation plugin store.
It allows you to create viewports of your SketchUp models, lay them out on paper, and add dimensions and annotations to them. LayOut is used to create complete sets of construction documents.
The biggest benefit to LayOut is that the model remains dynamically linked to your SketchUp model, so any updates to the model are quickly updated in LayOut. Hopefully, that clears up some of the confusion over the different SketchUp platforms and how they are sold? Or did I make it worse? I probably made it worse, lol.
SketchUp Pro is the most intuitive way to design, document, and communicate your ideas in 3D. Download a free trial and begin creating 3D models online today. I received a call from someone on the Trimble legal team saying I was using a pirated version of sketchup. He was threatening legal action unless I purchase Sketchup pro. Now, I have used Sketchup Make a few times in the past, but don't use a pirated version. I was wondering how they hold of my name, phone number and email address. SketchUp for event planning? Oh yeah! Our team takes on the huge task of planning our user conference, 3D Basecamp, every other year. For 3D Basecamp , our new event manager, Aubree, wanted to plan the entire conference in SketchUp to .
The following steps walk you through your options: The Print Setup dialog box appears, as shown in the following figure. From the Name drop-down list, select the printer you want to use. Click the Properties button to configure your printer options. From the Size drop-down menu, select a paper size.