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SketchUp Pro

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About SketchUp Pro

2D and 3D drafting application for visualizing, communicating, and planning future construction projects.


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SketchUp Pro Features

  • 2D Drawing
  • Animation
  • Annotations
  • BIM Modeling
  • Component Library
  • Data Import / Export
  • Landscape Design
  • Virtual Tour
  • 2D Drawing
  • Animation
  • Annotations
  • Bill of Materials
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Component Library
  • Data Import / Export
  • For 3D Printing
  • For Architects
  • For Manufacturers
  • Reference Management
  • Simulation
  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Modeling
  • Architectural Symbol Library
  • Automatic Formatting
  • BIM Modeling
  • Comparison View
  • Design Templates
  • Drafting

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SketchUp Pro Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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Great sofware which has helped visualize numerous concepts in limited time.

May 15, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
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3 / 5
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2 / 5
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Pros: Sketch up is extremely easy to use, one of the easiest on the market making it very versatile. Projects can be completed in no time as a result.
One of the benefits is there are a number of plugins available for download exteding the programs features and capabilites. A large number of plugins automate processes that would otherwise take a long time to complete, which is a bonus no matter what industry you are in or whether you are using this for a personal project.

Cons: The software is extremely simple which results in limited functionality. A large number of tools that you would expect from a professional drafting software are missing, however most people never use them anyway so its only a con to about 5% of users.
Plugins that are available for download are are extremely in most cases with only a small amount of free ones.

Overall: The benifits of using this software are mainly time saving as a result of simple software layout and no need to spend hours reading the manual/ completing tutorials.
You can bring concepts that you visualize to life very quickly and in doing so identify any flaws and what works well.

It was easy to use and the interface is user friendly.

May 13, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Extremely intuitive layout makes SketchUp Pro one of the easiest CAD programs to use.
Easy to access as compare to other Auto Desk program like auto cad ,3d max.

Cons: SketchUp Pro lacks many architectural tools like a house wizard and wall tool.
It won¿t allow you to really customize your sketches, it is only limited in design.

It is a flexible tool that allows to generate solutions of architectural models in a very fast way

May 12, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: SketchUp provides the user with a set of easy-to-learn tools, and has a good quality-time relationship. It is compatible with plugins that allow to extend the potential of the software, for those people that require a professional use of high quality.

Cons: It requires the addition of plugins to achieve professional finishing levels in the renders. Its price in the Pro version.

Overall: It allows Me to generate fast architectural design solutions in an efficient way, as well as obtaining a gallery of models of furniture and people of very good quality for free. It's my favorite program to generate ideas.

SketchUp is a great software that has helped me learn and grow as a designer.

May 11, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The ease of use of SketchUp is amazing. It has been made to easily and quickly model architectural designs. And it does not disappoint. It allows you to quickly draw something up and then just as quickly edit it or add complexity.

Cons: Though SketchUp is mostly extremely easy to use, there are a few hiccups that can be easy to get caught on. A couple of the features have yet to be streamlined and could use some work.

Make sure you have someone explain it to you.

May 11, 2018
4/5
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2 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I designed my first 3D room on this program while studying architecture. It has a lot of options so peaple can't say Sketchup gives them a few options. Lot of options and fun to use.

Cons: I though it was a easy-to-use software. I was wrong. I tried to tought myself how to used this the first time I opened Stech up. For begginers is not easy to use. Once you practice, I will become easy and fun for your projects.

Overall: 3D drawings of anything I want

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This program allows to realize models in third dimension of buildings and furniture of simple form.

May 10, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: You can make the three-dimensional design, starting from lines, circles and rectangles. It allows to copy, rotate and move the parts. From two-dimensional figures I can generate three-dimensional volumes through the command of pushing pull. Search existing models online and adapt them to my particular design. It has functions that give texture to the elements, such as: wood, metal, marble, among others. Images are captured in different angles and render with very good definition.

Cons: When the file has many details, it tends to get slow, since it requires a computer with high storage capacity . Also when importing files from Autocad to Sketchup, you have to verify the scale, since it tends to distort the drawing

Overall: This programs for me is one of the best is very intuitive easy to use makes lifting in 3d very quickly has compatibility with files made in autocad

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Sketchup is a powerful tool for rapidly creating 2D & 3D rendering.

May 10, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The online object library is an incredible time saver. This alone will save you hours or even days of work. I found the interface intuitive and easy to master within a short period of time. It was definitely money well spent.

Cons: A few of the 3d manipulation tools were a little hard to find, but once I figured them out, the rest was a walk in the park.

Overall: I was able to quickly draft out my ideas and save thousands on hiring an architect to be able to play with my initial drafts.

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Simple, easy to operate and is a software of easy access. perfect for those who start in 3D

May 09, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: The power to create a structure in question of minutes, since it is very easy to use and you have all kinds of tools at hand that facilitate it and a high range of colors and testures to differentiate the spaces and give life to each design. Very useful for those who are learning AutoCAD.

Cons: The only thing that has displeased me since I use the program, is that without files that you put different materialities to make a renders the files become very heavy and the program takes a long time to make them.

Overall: I use it to quickly convey a 3D idea to customers. It also contains excellent rendering filters that can be used in different projects, as they provide a good basis for testing conceptual images. I can import elements from other programs such as AutoCAD.

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Forget your blueprints today use Sketchup for your projects!

May 08, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: It's easy to put your idea on concrete using Sketchup, with this great tool you can show in a fast way your ideas or your projects, and it's easy to make a modification in real time.

Cons: No cons, when you're beginner and have all wishes to put your ideas in concrete, just only use SketchUp and fast you will be a pro.

Excellent descendant of the original SketchUp

May 07, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Probably the easiest and most intuitive 3d modeling software to use. Users can get started right away, with a minimal learning curve.

Cons: SketchUp is not as feature rich or comprehensive as something like Blender, Maya or 3d Studio Max. There could be better support for textures.

Sketchup Pro is a great piece of software.

May 07, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The best part about SketchUp Pro is how easy it is to pick up and start learning. Within a few hours and after a few tutorials, you will have the basics down.

Cons: Depending on your computer, you may have some performance issues once you start to build advanced models.

Very easy to use program!

May 07, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Simply the program's ease of use. Very friendly to entry-level and skilled program users. It is also compatible with AutoCAD files.

Cons: It is missing a few features that would be greatly appreciated in the world of design.
Definitely would appreciate a WALL tool.

Just began using the software and have found it of great use.

May 03, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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Pros: I like its adaptability on how easy it is to use. I believe that it's more user friendly than autocad.

Cons: I have not worked too long with the software to find a con as of yet but I will update review if I do.

I use this software very often in my daily tasks as an architect

May 02, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: This softarwe is very complete you can design your base plan and then do a survey in 3d is very intuitive and easy to use besides incorporating a library with all the objects you need for your project, for example windows doors car seats adapted to all Disciplines, you can also import your plane and perform the survey that is to mention some of the many things you can do. You can also visit the site that you designed to render that are spectacular. It is compatible with other operating systems and now with the launch of WineHQ we can run it on Linux Ubuntu

Cons: The limitation that I find is that you have to have a good computer to be able to run it, this is with respect to the disk and processor memory, it consumes a lot of resources, especially when rendering.

Overall: We can mention a number of benefits that have among them is the ease of use since it is very instuitive, the visualization of planes, the amount of tools you have and those that you can incorporate, in addition to being able to download it without any cost. amount of help he has among other things

Great product which makes 3D modeling a breeze!

May 01, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: The 3D modeling components are very user-friendly, and super easy to use. Any novice drafter can learn this program rather quickly with minimal instruction. This product also allows you to turn your 3D models into 2D plans by importing them to a secondary "Layout" program. Trimble Sketchup Pro comes as a product suite with 3 individual programs, but transferring your models between them is a fairly simple and fast process. Each program has a different function from modeling, plan design, and graphic design components. Sketchup is also integrated with built-in shading modules, access to the Sketchup library with access to hundreds of thousands of communal models, and additional "plug-ins" which allows you to add more functionality to your modeling tools.

Their customer support is also very accommodating and responsive.

Cons: The "maps" function is far less than stellar since Trimble's contract with Google expired.. If you are looking to import an existing building footprint using this function, you will end up with an extremely grainy and tiny map graphic. Also, from time to time, glitches will occur with other imported graphics in their "Layout" program which causes the need for those graphics to be uploaded once again.

Overall: Drafting, planning, and assistance with project management

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Excellent tool to design in 3D, it is a good option for beginners

May 01, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: It is a complete and stable software, ideal for beginners, it is easy to use and in my case I do not have much experience working in 3d allowed me to develop personal projects in the remodeling of my house. I managed to make the 3d of my house with a lot of precision, I think one of the greatest virtues of the software is the intuitive that can be and how fast you learn to use it

Cons: it is necessary to incorporate more start templates with more measurement formats, besides the possibility of separating the 3d blocks once they are joined, in some cases when the dimensions are placed visual errors appear on the screen

Overall: I used it for a remodeling project at home, it allowed me to have a general vision of the house and it helped me to efficiently establish what I wanted to build, it is important to emphasize that I did it without having much experience in this field. what speaks very well of this software since it is easy to use and suitable for beginners

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It´s practical to handle, since you can make complex 3D designs in an externally simple way. amazing

Apr 30, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: it possesses the option of being able to personalize it by means of complements, to maintain the functions according to each necessity.

Cons: sometime with its results it can be obtained, it can be easily confused, you can have a 3D design, this does not stop being a sketch

It is an excenete program of graphic design and modeling in three dimensions (3D) based on faces.

Apr 29, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Its ease of use, practicality and effectiveness is the software, it can be highlighted that it is a friendly and very useful program for design in the area of civil engineering.

Cons: That should have scope not only for the architecture but also for the rest of the engineering such as mechanical engineering, leaving the possibility of simulating in 3D.

Overall: Only exclusively in the area of civil engineering and architectural design.

it has made my life easier

Apr 29, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros:
I can model in common forms but in a lighter way so that my team consumes less memory and allows me to work efficiently

Cons: that in spite of its good functionality its renders are limited in realism and the drawing of plans does not have the same quality as in CAD

Overall: the ability to model and design in a practical, fast and easy way

Really easy to take on and master. Useful when it come sto sketch designs or ideas and share it.

Apr 27, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: No horsepower software needed, it can run on very small workstation and deliver good results. It's simplicity makes it available to everyone and when you came from CAD world, it's quite a performance !

Cons: Not as powerful as other 3D packages, it's leads sometimes to strange 3D models designed by people not familiar with 3 modeling.

Overall: Easy of use, and time saver !

Perfect for a variety of projects and visualisation

Apr 26, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Sketchup Pro allows me to create from scratch with no limitation, and explore the community of creations by others. The software allows for a soft learning curve and accumulation of skills through its variety of tools.

Cons: The zooming feature messes up the view at times as if there is not enough rendition space. Having to click through to a different view then find the right angle can be challenging.

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Everything you imagine make it real using SketchUp

Apr 25, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: This powerful tool allows you to create and translate directly from your imagination to the digital world, with an infinity of functionalities, create what you want, use it to create a scenario for a game and it worked perfectly, allowing me to create complete worlds with every required detail , really that the application works for many things from creating houses to complete cities, use it and you will not regret it

Cons: This pro version is paid, although it has one free, for all the functionalities of the pro version you should pay (but it's worth it). In principle it will cost you to learn to use the program but on YouTube you can find many courses that will help you in the process.

Overall: A powerful and complete tool that will allow you to create everything you imagine for infinities of uses such as creating games, scenarios for presentations or simply create the house of your dreams, very complete.

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You can make complex 3D designs in an extremely simple way!

Apr 25, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
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Pros: The level of learning is very low compared to other 3D software. You can do almost everything that could be done with another 3D program. It allows the installation of plugins to have specific functions according to each need.

Cons: The price is high. The work areas should be larger. It is necessary to have a high performance PC to avoid processing problems.

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it help so mucho in our job, it gives us more calm in the department

Apr 24, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: It has excellents editing tools and also designs, it is very useful if you want to start creating. The customer service provided is excellent, it is easy to use in an intuitive way, for us it is the easiest we have had

Cons: There are few problems in this platform, just to name one that we hope you update, is the tools of contracting wall are usually a bit cumbersome at the time of use

Overall: we don't spend so much time in others platform trying to understand it, now with this platform our work is more profitable

Great and easy to use.

Apr 23, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: It is very intuitive and great for planning out and designing 3D space. The warehouse and extensions are a big plus!

Cons: Rendering is not the best at times, sometimes it takes a while and is not always crisp. but having a high end computer will help.

Overall: Easy to use for beginners, Customer support is helpful!

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A great software for a 3D project.

Apr 23, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to learn how it works and to create 3D projects. SketchUp Pro has several self-explanatory tools to start a new project and the shortcut to 3D creation is easy to use. The software also has a website with millions of project templates ready for free download which can be used as a basis for a new project or to complete one. SketchUp Pro also has a tool to generate an image or video calculating graphic image composition, lighting based on a 3D model which allows to create a perfect 3D space.

Cons: Sometimes the software takes a lot to process certain things (even using awesome computers), which can delay the project.

Overall: The possibility of creating not only a project's structural bases but also a lot of details to this project. SketchUp Pro goes beyond the rudimentary by offering several types of tools and options, witch allows us to make all your ideas a reality.

Good CAD software for pros and amateurs

Apr 23, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Good for getting ideas out quickly and simply, easy to use, autosave and image insertion are nice features

Cons: Not as precise or exact as other CAD software like Autodesk products, but free version is worth it for the functionality

I have moderate experience with sketch up

Apr 19, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: Very user friendly and easy to use. Great way to get quick design ideas out. Works well for academic and professional work.

Cons: Graphics are low quality. Cannot achieve realistic renderings. Difficult to edit and customise materials properly.

Great 3D modelling software

Apr 19, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I used Sketch Up from Trimble for some small projects. Its a pretty easy to use software for 3D rendering. I like that it auto-saves the projects and when the computer crashed I didn't lose all the project. It has the option to insert images into the project and even to add the geo-location.

Cons: I don't really have any complaints about SketchUp. The free version works the best in web browser, but that is not a big issue for me.

As the name implies, is very good for sketching

Apr 17, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Is very simple to use. Shapes and forms can be grouped so they are easier to move and copy. The software runs very fluidly.

Cons: Is very limited by the types of forms and shapes that can be created and how they can be manipulated.

Simple but very powerful

Apr 17, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It's great to be able to draw, build, and then take a 3d tour through a building you made. It's easy to use and very powerful.

Cons: I had a long wait time once while calling in for what turned out to be a strange bug I had. Besides that everything else works just fine!

This software is very useful. It is user-friendly.

Apr 15, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: It has elements which look like real. You can create elements and share them or use elements from other users.

Cons: Comparing with others software this is a more expensive software. You must have an efficient pc to run it.

It is a great tool to use when planning and designing houses/rooms/yards.

Apr 14, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: It allows you to see what things will look like without having to purchase them. You can lay out whatever you can imagine and design it any way you want and use that as a sample and template when building it. It gives you accurate measurements and a picture of what it will look like to scale

Cons: It takes a little bit to get the hang of it. It is difficult to figure out the tools and shortcuts for everything, but once you do the possibilities with what you can do are endless!

Great software for detailed 3D models

Apr 13, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: I've used Sketchup in my 3D design elective classes and it is such a great software, which is super easy to learn, there are so many tutorials that going pro with it is really fast. Working alongside with autocad allows for excellent engineering models that sell themselves without any need for marketing.

Cons: It is really expensive and for a small university or business it can be too much to afford. It also demands lots of graphic power from the pc for it to work smoothly.

Overall: For anyone who can afford it and that are in the engineering or architecture industry I highly recommend it. It is such a powerful tool overall

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It is an easy to use and functional program

Apr 12, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: I love this program because it shows exactly the location of the pipes and electrical channels and other systems. what facilitates us a lot the installation to the technicians

Cons: the problem is that it becomes very slow when the whole design is finished, I do not know if it is because it can not process all the information or another reason but that should improve it.

Overall: ease of design and better visualization of what was designed

awesome!

Apr 12, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: the easy way to draw and the way that you can draw in 3D at the same time, its give you a real view of your project

Cons: the library of pr design stuff should be included in this software because searching online I found place but you have to pay for everything

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Very cool and intuitive design software that even non-design people can get a grasp on.

Apr 12, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Very intuitive and there are a lot of resources out there when you get stuck. Great community with lots of objects, textures, etc.

Cons: It's a little hard to work with the perspective sometimes and some of the key commands can be somewhat cryptic. The cost is a bit much.

I really did not like the software it was complicated to use. my experience was not good

Apr 11, 2018
3/5
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2 / 5
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Pros: I could design a few things with it. I also could put furniture and props in where I needed to. I was able to design some things with the software

Cons: The software did not provide a lot of updated props for what I was trying to do. the props or items I really needed was not available. I had to download a lot of outside sources to get what I needed to use for the projects I had to do.

Overall: was able to create a few things with the software. I was good for small projects I was working on and I also was able to finalize some projects in its entirety.

Creating designs made easy

Apr 10, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The software is overall very user friendly and requires a little bit of knowledge to get started. My students are able to use the basic tools quite successfully to create their 3D and 2d projects. I like that my gifted or high achieving students have access to advanced tools is also important for them to go beyond the curriculum. SketchUp Pro works very well in a classroom setting.

Cons: Sometimes I see students become frustrated when they cannot get the tool to perform what they think it should do. Maybe more detailed descriptions would be helpful for the tools. Kids speak.

Good to go software

Apr 09, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The ability to quickly and easily design and present to customers. I currently use SketchUp to design photo voltaic solar installation for home and business owners.

Cons: Limitations on certain ties of modelling- doesn't handle curve geometry as well as some programs.

One of the easiest and most efficient modeling software's on the market.

Apr 09, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I love that this program gives you the ability to make changes on the fly and allows pretty seamless transitions to almost any other rendering or modeling software, although you may have to try a few times due to glitches and missing faces.

Cons: Sketchup has this nasty habit of crashing when digging into complex projects with a ton of layered information and becomes a bit laggy. Save constantly, fellow modelers!

A great software to make 3D designs

Apr 09, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It is one of the easiest programs to maneuver. All tool palettes are customizable, and you can add, delete or rearrange the palettes the way you want in the software. Instead of lists of features, large icons indicate tools that make them very fast and easy to find.

Cons: This software lacks many architectural tools, such as an assistant for the design of a house or a wall tool. In addition, the number of icons shown are too many compared to those that can be used in a certain project.

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This software is very useful at the moment of design

Apr 08, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: This software has a lot of features that allows you to create very detailed designs. It is easy to use with good rendering.

Cons: Sometimes the software gets slow. Some versions can be expensive, and sometimes working on big files can be complicated.

Overall: ScketchUp has been an excellent program for design and provides great tools to make 3D block diagrams for projects.

A great and well designed tool for architects

Apr 07, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This is one of those tools which are very useful for architects . It is so easy and convenient to use and affordable too.

LOVE LOVE LOVE this software! Great for planning a tiny house!

Apr 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I can't believe how easy sketchup was to learn to use based off of watching 3 youtube videos on tiny house planning by Lamar. I fell in love with this software immediately!

Cons: I wish there was a training video that came with the download. Or tips that pop up the first few times you use this software.

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Awesome software.

Apr 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use, the learning curve is way shorter than any other 3d software I've used, great compatibility with most of the professional software out there.

Has an awesome community of users and developers that make it even greater (with their extensions).
Been using it for more than 10+ years. For Us, it replaced Autocad altogether (if you team it up with Sketchup Layout - that comes included with Sketchup Pro).
Level of detail can be controlled up to 0.000000 mm Or (1/64")

Works great making 3D models for 3d printing as well (if you use some of the available extensions)

Cons: I believe the free version is no longer available as a standalone software (you need a browser now)
Might be too expensive for a hobbyist but not if used for work.
Gets slow if the geometry is too complex or if you don't know how to use components

Overall: It made our workflow way easier 10+ ago with no turning back to previous software used.

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allows to model in 3D buildings, landscapes, scenarios, furniture, people and any object

Apr 06, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It is compatible with many CAD and 3D design programs, such as Autocad or 3D Studio Max, very easy to use and learn, it can be applied to several fields apart from architecture

Cons: It is not a program to be used by expert 3D users, materials, lights, effects, etc. of other similar software are better to use than those of Sketchup

It helps me design and visualize a project before I build.

Apr 06, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality

Pros: Very intuitive layout makes SketchUp Pro one of the easiest CAD programs to use.
SketchUp Pro costs less than AutoCAD.

Cons: SketchUp Pro lacks many architectural tools like a house wizard and wall tool.
Work on big files sometimes is complicated too.
SketchUp Pro doesn't have all the features offered in more expensive programs like AutoCAD.

Very nice and Excellent software

Apr 05, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
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Pros: Very much user friendly software and can able to draw without any difficulty within a span of time. Tools are able to understand with a basic knowledge.

Cons: Some time its gets slow and software takes a lot of time for file opening. Cost is also some what expensive but quality matters a lot.

Overall: Excellent Software and cost seems to high.

Very good CAD software

Apr 05, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: The pros of SketchUp Pro are that it has a lot of features, and can be used to produce a very detailed designs

Cons: The cons of SketchUp Pro is that is can be quite complex to use, and some features are more difficult to use than necessary

Overall: Producing high quality designs

Sketchup is the most powerful software of its kind, and a great tool for building

Apr 05, 2018
5/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Sketchup allows the user to create three dimensional renderings of a plan or layout that give clients or partners the ability to see the product before they can touch it.

Cons: Sketchup has an enormous learning curve. There is training available online, but most users are going to have to allocate a lot of time to learning before using.

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Use SketchUp for personal projects

Apr 04, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: Very easy to use. I use it for wood working design. Easy to create to scale and work out all the details before I start to build. Large library of plugins. Decent rendering. I also use it to design models for 3d print.

Cons: The free version is quite capable, making the Pro version seem very expensive. I would like to see more support for different file formats.

Overall: I love it's ease of use. It helps me design and visualize a project before I build.

Easy software

Apr 04, 2018
3/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Pros: easy to use, it helps create a quick 3d model. It works perfectly if you are out of time or if you are still working on the main concept.

Cons: Cons: it's complicated to be precise.
Work on big files sometimes is complicated too.
Some glitch with the thickness of the lines exporting in pdf.

Overall: Easy to use and quick.

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The quickest CAD program for amateurs, but with some pro level features

Apr 04, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I like how fast you can get up and running, without a ton of experience in drafting. It's a very welcoming layout screen, and it's much more intuitive than other options I've used. It renders quickly for flying around your model, too.

Cons: The renderings aren't always super realistic (though there are plugins), but the biggest thing is that with the quickness of setup and use, you can get little minor errors from being sloppy with your mouse, and then you have slivers or gaps around your model. I with there was a way to highlite all those features which were likely a mistake, and review them to either delete/close them, or to confirm they are intentional.

Excellent program, very easy to use, many simple features

Apr 04, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: SketchUp is incredibly easy to use and pick up. It is appropriate for beginners, but designs can become very detailed and complex. The built-in user catalog of models from other users and even manufacturers are very helpful and time saving.

Cons: SketchUp can occasionally crash, and the built-in texture catalog is fairly limited. Textures can also be difficult to manage.

Alternative for AutoCAD

Apr 04, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: SketchUp Pro costs less than AutoCAD. There is even a free version available. Startup time is much faster using SketchUp Pro than AutoCAD. Lots of community support in addition to the resources Help Center.

Cons: SketchUp Pro doesn't have all the features offered in more expensive programs like AutoCAD. As well, some third-party extension do not integrate with SketchUp Pro.

I have used SketchUp for designing or laying out projects at work and at home.

Apr 04, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It really is about as intuitive as a 3D design software can be. There are a TON of instructional videos out there if you get hung up on something. The PC requirements are great too; no need for a super computer here.

Cons: While it is very user friendly, it can take a little getting used to, especially if you use more than one type of 3D layout software.

Overall: Very useful laying out projects at work and at home!

Easy use!

Apr 03, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: Easy to understand. All editing tools are available in menu bar that are easy to use in projects. 3d warehouse is available in sketch up ,from their you can download various ready made models which can be directly imported into the projects

Cons: It is not professional and won't allow you to really customize your sketches, it is only limited in design.

Incredible application designed to create quick and easy models no matter who uses it

Mar 30, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It allows to model 3D images of buildings, cars, people and any object or article within the imagination of the designer.

Bring a gallery of modeled and textured objects, which you can use in your projects.

It includes a gallery of objects, textures and images ready to download with many design alternatives.

Cons: The use of easy access and intuitive for experts, does not reduce the use of this program for more complicated tasks.

Some basic models, such as a sphere, need more attention to discover how to make this model.

Basic and easy, good for 3D design

Mar 28, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality

Pros: This software is pretty intuitive, very easy and simple to use. The three dimensional aspect is very useful.

Cons: It can get slow occasionally, with large size files especially. It's better for beginners, not necessarily for advanced work

Sketchup is great for schematic design.

Mar 26, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It is a great tool to use before a project gets too developed. My firm uses it for schematic design when things are still changing a lot.

Cons: Sometimes the groups and components get confusing and certain things don't host like windows which is very annoying because you can't tab through like other programs to find the host.

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I've only just started using this product but I like it so far

Mar 24, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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Pros: This software came with my new computer. I'd just gotten into drawing plans up using graph paper and this is way easier. I don't need a large drawing table with lights and rulers and erasers. Just my computer now!

Cons: So far I can only sketch basic plans. I've googled and seen what people done so I know with some practice I'll be designing all sorts of structures.

Overall: A great tool for drawing building designs.

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Fantastic tool to design in 3 dimensions, perfect for users with little experience

Mar 23, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I love this tool is very easy to use, a few minutes after starting to use it I was designing with basic figures, it is intuitive and allows you to create in 3d like a professional, it is ideal for beginners

Cons: it is a bit uncomfortable to add the measurements to make designs with precision, a module should be incorporated to modify the solids or the vectors after being created, it is necessary to incorporate a greater number of formats to export the designs

Overall: I used it to make a referential design of my baby closet, it helped me a lot as a reference to order the closet to the size I needed

My experience with this tool has been very easy and intuitive

Mar 21, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros:
I like that with a few steps you can do quality work and very easily, it does not require much preparation or prior training to work with this program because it is very intuitive

Cons:
since I have a computer with some features, sometimes the program hangs, but that usually happens with other architecture softwares

Overall: With this program I have been able to develop plans and designs for the elaboration of projects of concpetual engineering, design engineering and detail engineering

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Easiest tool to use to develop 3D projects

Mar 20, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: This program is intuitive and easy to use, allows to develop 3D projects to people with little experience in the area, it is also compatible with 3D printing systems, it has a great variety of samples that allows to generate realistic and professional renderings.

Cons: It is necessary to incorporate a greater number of predetermined templates and add measurement formats in centimeters, in the architectural drawing templates and in interior design templates.

Overall: I made a plan in third dimension for a project of a desktop for personal use.

Have been using SU for years for my construction business and I love it!

Mar 20, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Sketchup is incredibly easy to use and since Sketchup make is free to download the barriers to entry are virtually non-existent!

Cons: I love this software but would like more photo-realistic rendering capabilities that are compatible with the software

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Modeling in 3d is very simple thanks to this software

Mar 20, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It is very easy to use, you do not need to have much knowledge to learn how to use it, you can create very precise 3d designs in a very simple way, I have used it for many years and it is one of the most used programs in my work.

Cons: I started using the free version of the software, and I had to switch to the Pro version, which is excellent, but they should add more elements to the free version for those who start in this area.

Overall: Ideal and simple to start designing in 3d

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Essential tool for my business

Mar 20, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It is perfect for drawing 3d designs, and it is not difficult to manage, I am very satisfied with this program.
In my carpentry business it has become essential, I always use it to show clients how the furniture will look before it is made.

Cons: When I use Sketchup sometimes the computer becomes a bit slow, in my opinion it consumes too many resources

Overall: Easy to use, and allows me to visualize the furniture before proceeding to elaborate them, and share the sketches with my clients for approval

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Practical, useful or economic for designs in three dimensions

Mar 19, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It facilitates the design of figures, houses, pieces, in three dimensions. Import images to improve the view of the render, I love being able to work from planes designed in autocad and easily lift the design; Also import in PDF, economical and simple download.

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Practica y útil para diseños en tres dimensiones.

Mar 18, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It has an easy visualization in all its tools, it facilitates the design of figures, houses pieces, in three dimensions, being able to generate render. Import images to improve the view of renderings, drawings of designed in autocad and easily lift the design; also import in PDF

Cons: In the design the cursor to make lines is not as stable as that of other programs, which makes it difficult to operate when designing, the teams must have RAM memories larger than 2 MB to work well.

Very easy to use but good results.

Mar 17, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I like how easy it is to use. You can scale anything as desired. Making 3Ds is fairly easy, specially squared components. Older versions definitely couldn't work with circles or round objects but this one can.

Cons: Renders can take a little bit of time. You have to save very often and can sometimes get frustrated with lines and planes.

Overall: Making 3D projects has been a charm with this software. Very architecture based, but can also be used for 3D printing and such.

User friendly 3d Modeling

Mar 15, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: So very easy to use. Just one evening of messing with it and you will be able to do most basic modeling.

Cons: Using the model library is awesome but I've notice the more you add models the slower the program runs due to I assume file size.

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very practical tool and can be used very easy with full tutorial design in 3 dimensions.

Mar 14, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: modeling in three dimensions of easy download with many tutorial can design homes, figures in three-dimensional view and generate render, you can import files in AutoCAD that facilitate the lift in three dimensions with greater precision than the import area images that it surrounds the sites where the elaborated design will be executed, remaining almost real to the posterior view of the design

Cons: The level of position at the beginning of the creation of the drawing without a template or file imported from AutoCAD is not very good you have to have a lot of experience to be able to make straight lines and when performing rendes requires equipment with good RAM above 2 gb

Overall: deliver images of designs created for clients and gives them a clearer view of the infrastructure when it is constructed

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One of the easiest programs to use

Mar 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Is one of the best programs to create 3D models, it is very easy to use with a variety of tools that make your job easier and help you to have a better final product

Cons: The biggest problem so far is that if you do not have a good operating system at certain times it can cause errors and make you lose your job

Fantastic product for 3D design ideas - from conception to reality

Mar 12, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: So easy to use that you can mock ideas up incredibly quickly - faster than pen and paper. But feature-rich enough that you can create final drawings for fabrication, 3D printing, publishing, schematics etc.

Cons: The accompanying app, Layout, for using drawings for page layout, is not quite as easy-to-use as Sketchup and a bit more finicky. That said, you can still get the results you want. Also, it would be nice if there were a few more import and export file type options.

This program is not only free but awesome to use. I use it to design furniture & to replicate BP's

Mar 12, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The software is very much similar to AutoCAD and it was easy to pick up. Also there are a ton of youtube videos on tips & tricks

Cons: Sometimes it runs slow and it takes while to regnerate drawings. This could very well be my laptop though.

Overall: I get the quality of an expensive program for free.

I've used this to easily design the renovations in my home and the results were awesome!

Mar 11, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: First of all, I am in no way shape or form an architect and/or interior designer. But by using SketchUp, with its 3D modeling and other user friendly features, it made the work look like it came from a professional.

Cons: It got buggy a few times and crashed when I was deep into the design already. Not to worry, as I didn't think it was that good either lol. It's probably not for the use of a pro but for a simple dude like me, it was adequate.

Overall: Just a simple piece of architectural software. No bells or whistles. Just the basics. And it was enough for me, the beginner.

Sketchup is a great introductory 3D modelling software that allows quick and easy visualisation.

Mar 09, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Sketchup is easy to use and is effective at communicating simple geometry when designing conceptual space. Because the software is effectively open source the amount of plugins that the community produces, makes the software expands the capabilities beyond the base version of the software.

Cons: Modelling parametric geometry is impossible without some serious plugins and even then the software has its limitations in terms of iterative design. In addition the model maintenance and layer system is somewhat clunky and combersome.

I'm using this software for 10 years , and I'm very satisfied. It has become my best friend in work.

Mar 09, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use is the most thing that I like about this software. And it's much faster and easer to use in compre to similar softwares and result is phenomenal.

Cons: Some problems that I have when I inport my drawings from Auto Cad, I usuali have to draw again over the importet drawing.

Overall: More time to work on other things.

Great software

Mar 09, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The software is easy to use. Beginners can learn how to use this software very easily. This is a great value product

Cons: This software is not really for advanced users. This software does not have many advanced features..

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Have been using Sketchup make since college, and Pro for the last 4 years. I absolutely love it!

Mar 08, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use, ability to learn/train on a free version of the software, frequent updates, broad library of extensions that add functionality.

Cons: Not a con necessarily, I just would like to be able to generate more photo-realistic renderings, and if Sketchup added a proprietary extension to do that, it would be great.

Overall: It is a crucial part of my business and allows me to separate myself from most of my competition by providing accurate designs and estimates.

Easy modeling with large component library

Mar 08, 2018
3/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Push pull operations make 3d modeling in this software super easy and intuitive. Layer management and ability to control graphic styles are all a plus

Cons: Layer tab does now allow for sublayers. Complex curvature is faceted into polygons and line segments

Great for rapid prototyping and education for kids

Mar 08, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Fast and easy to use. Without any prior 3D modeling experience, I was able to download the software, watch a getting started video, then I was up and running! I created a prototype for a customer and won their business.

This is also a fantastic platform for introducing kids to 3D modeling. There are plenty of models available for kids to modify and print out. It gets them very excited for engineering.

Cons: On occasion, it looks like I've removed a portion of material, say for a screw hole in an enclosure, but it's not really gone. It looks like it's gone in the preview, but it prints out fully filled in. If you're designing a 3D model that has voids or through holes, ensure all lines are properly connected, otherwise you'll print unwanted material.

A great compact program that is especially good for layouts and conceptualising designs

Mar 08, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I enjoy its speed and the ability to learn how to use it quickly. It also hosts a great variety of additional plugins as well as a full library of pre-created models from the Sketchup community

Cons: Its features a little bit limited compared to some other softwares, but does have a host of additional plugins.

Overall: It enabled me do do my work in a timely manner, especially going from no knowledge to a good understanding in a short time period.

Refreshing interface with everything easy to find.

Mar 07, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: It is quick and basic. You can't expect high quality engineered designs but the purpose I use it for it is perfect.

Cons: The simplicity can be its weakness. Taking this software further will rely on plug-ins which don't always translate well when upgrading.

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I use SketchUp in both 3D design and CAD drive applications.

Mar 07, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: It has become an industry standard, well known with countless tutorials and courses available.
Very easy to use, everything works as I would expect.
The end-product can be easily fed into various CNC tools (printing, routers, lathes, etc)

Cons: The depreciation of the free community-based product to web-only is going to impact finding talented trained users.

I used Sketch Up to draw restaurant floor plans

Mar 07, 2018
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It was relatively easy to jump in and learn basics. I liked how easy it was to change colors and textures.

Cons: When I closed out of my work and came back, it would not look like how I left it, with numbers on the faces. I realized this software is not great for one dimensional drawings. There is not a way to not use the reference points and angles, which led to many errors and frustrations with new users and myself.

Quick and easy designs for customers

Mar 07, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The learning curve for the program is very quick. After only a couple of hours of navigating the software we could easy put together designs for customers.

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It is a powerful and versatile tool, easy to use, ideal for beginners

Mar 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: n my particular case I am not an expert in the subject, it has been very simple to use and has allowed me to develop 3d designs with professional quality. I tried other programs but sketchup made it easier to learn and what I liked the most is that I can customize it with plugins to have functions specifically designed for my area of work.

Cons: the incredible results, to me that I am a beginner, confused me, despite being able to quickly count on a 3D design, this is just a sketch.

Overall: It has helped me to make complex 3D designs in an extremely simple way

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simply great, it is the ideal option to start designing in 3d

Mar 05, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It is very easy to use, precise, accurate, all a wonder of 3d design. It is ideal for beginners of 3d design and the finishes are professional

Cons: it is necessary to improve the module to import the 3d design and expand the available formats to import the designs made in Sketchup

Overall: I used it to design my built-in kitchen and several pieces of furniture in my home. it's great

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I use this software to make a survey of the dimensions of plans that I already have prepared in auto

Mar 05, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: What I like the most is its ease of use and handling. You learn how to handle it very fast and you can do 3d surveys very easily, allowing you to import plans that have already been prepared. Its accuracy is very good. Realize rendering in a very easy way is truly excellent.

Cons: The software consumes many hardware resources especially in the latest versions. It would take a long time with a convensional computer.

Overall: The advantages are numerous in terms of easiness to do surveys in 3d, render views with great ease, among others that can be mentioned

Extremely easy to use.

Mar 03, 2018
3/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Very and easy to use, powerful tools and very intuitive interface. Compatible with a lot of other 3D softwares.

Cons: Interesting software but there is some graphic bugs that appears in a heavy 3D scene. And can lead sometime to a crash.

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It is an excellent software to design en 3D because is very easy and friendly

Mar 02, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The great advantage it is compatible with many CAD programs and 3D design, it is also a very easy program to learn, the rendering plugin of this program is the most super realistic and creative.

Cons: Sometimes when making modeling designs the program gets a bit slow when it requires more power from the PC

An easy to use program when quick and dirty modeling is needed.

Mar 02, 2018
3/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Sketchup is very easy to use and quite intuitive when it comes to 3d modeling. Great for projects that are changing quickly in the early design stages.

Cons: There isn't much that Sketchup can do that more BIM savvy programs can't. I think this software is outdated and serves a small crowd that depends on the ease of operation/interface.

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Great software for not just for professionals but everyone

Feb 23, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It is not just a professionals tool as many bloggers and students use it in a daily basis for creating almost everything they can think of. For example, I just say last week a blog of a person who was doing a sketchup model for her desk so that she could build it, and it provided everything she needed.

Me as an architect, I use it a lot to do 3D modeling in order to visualize the buildings before construction. With the Pro version you have the opportunity to do section cuts and even set a "sheet set" for your drawings.

The pro of Sketchup is that as it is free of use (free version) there's also a library called "google warehouse" where you can upload/download models from anyone (who uploads theirs) and use it as if it was created by you, and all of this, for free.

Cons: I would love Sketchup to be more like a professional software and have more tools to help you design properly and detail things like a BIM software but because of the reasons I listed above, I think Sketchup should stay focusing as a "free" software and anyone can use it.

Overall: Overall, it is a must learn software because of how easy is to learn it and the possibilities you have with it

A key tool essential to our day to day operations

Feb 22, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The software is intuitive and easy to learn. Learning hot key commands and how to use the mouse buttons makes manipulating surfaces and views very easy.

Cons: The file sizes that the program can handle without errors needs to be improved. Crashes and bogged down models are far too frequent.

Overall: Quick and easy to use. The program allows for fast realization of concepts and forms into 3 dimensional shapes and spaces.

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The most fun and dynamic way to model in 3D.

Feb 19, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The rendering tool is amazing because it allows you to generate an image or video as close as possible to reality.

Cons: when in this software you make projects with many kind of figures, iluminations ands information, significantly reduces its performance.

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Clean and Simple Modelling Software

Feb 18, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I enjoy how easy it is to use, you need virtually no training, the toolbar and the menu are really intuitive, you can start modelling right away with just the simple tools and functions from the toolbar and get pretty decent results.

Cons: Simplicity has a price, sometimes I wish I could do more with SketchUp Pro, but it's nothing to important either, I'm satisfied with the results I get.

Overall: Importing CAD drawings and creating 3D models for simple renderings.

One of my favorite applications to design buildings with

Feb 15, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: As far as modeling software, this one takes the cake in terms of how simple it is to use. It is quick to pick up, and super powerful in creating very accurate (down to mm) designs. Excells at floorplans and building designs to scale. Import and export features are adequate, and even supports export for 3D printing.

Cons: It can be limiting if you want to be able to use this software for more than just modeling. There is no real rigging or animation capability, and the texturing features are highly limited (no UV mapping). The price is not too bad considering it is perpetual license, but still quite a mouthful to swallow in one bit.

Overall: Good home designs

Amazing 3D software

Feb 12, 2018
5/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: SketchUp is a must have for any 3D projects. The number of available plug-ins is fantastic, allowing you to create amazing projects.

Cons: The online help from SketchUp is very limited, and only gives you basic assistance. Thankfully the number of SketchUp users that make up the online community have provided great tutorials and walk throughs that can answer most questions.