Trimble

SketchUp Pro


4.5 / 5
419 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Any group seeking software helpful in architectural, interior design, landscape architecture, civil and mechanical engineering, film and video game design.


Average Ratings

419 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $695.00/one-time/user
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Trimble
  • mep.trimble.com
  • Founded 1978
  • United States

About SketchUp Pro

SketchUp is useful from the earliest stages of design to the end of construction. Programming, diagramming, design development, detailing, documentation, RFIs-wherever you need drawings, SketchUp pro comes in handy. Find a 3D model of anything necessary for your design work, turn models you have created into documents and customize your own add on tools to take away 3D modeling issues that may occur in other programs.


SketchUp Pro Features

  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Modeling
  • Bills of material
  • Building Information Modeling
  • Contact Management
  • Contract Management
  • Document Management
  • Drafting
  • Presentation Tools
  • Project Management
  • Quotes/Proposals
  • 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

SketchUp Pro Reviews Recently Reviewed!


3d design for everybody

Apr 17, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: Simple tu use, fast drawing, starting 3d models and 3d warehouses, extensions, textures, importing of photos and materials, finishing, rendering options, drawing/sketching options, perspective changing, components and objects designing, friendly-used interface, cross-sections, active comunity,...

Cons: Many options are not visible or even expected. Without manual and (several) video tutorials many things that are simple to do You can't be done as they are not explained/offered.

Switching axes sometimes is very irritating.

Deleting a part of object sometimes cause un-expected results.

Pushing/pulling sometimes cause small but irritating problems with surfaces.

Overall: 1st time I heard about SKETCHUP was several years ago. I was looking for some fast sketching solution (preferable in 3d ) and search engine listed this program as near 1st position (and not a CAD). So, I clicked on the link and saw a fantastic piece of software.

After some 8 or 9 years SKETCHUP is still on my computer. It's more poreful than several years before (form SKETCHUP 6, if I remember correctly), there are more materials, components and models (when 3d warehouse started it made a revolution of it's kind, enthusiast could show their models and companies could offer their products and services).

Several things made me a follower/user of this program: simple to use, fast drawing, diferent type of finishing, cross-sections, user-friendly interface, diferent ways to achieve same results (by multyplaying or by dividing, by pulling or following,...), plenty of options and many special features that came during years.

On of the first features was inserting a 3d object on GOOGLE EARTH (GOOGLE was a previous owner). That had a tremenduos effect and in short perid of time every city had many of landmarks made by SKETCHUP and inserted on maps. 3d warehouse was also an succesfull feature.

Interesting feature, also, is "projection and perspective view". Changing this You can switch from "natural" 3d view to "geometrical" 3d view. This is MUST BE USED when You switch from designing to taking measures (hard to describe but imediately visible when used)

Interesting feature, from a few version ago, is to match a photo. You simply load a photo (interior or exterior) and with help from program You model a 3d object, At the end You had a 3d model replica from photo with textures acquired from photo. If You are in real estate business, You understand what can be done regarding virtual demonstrations.

Another nice feature is another warehouse - for extensions. With these addons You can have a completely different way of doing Your job, from drawing, designing or 3d printing.

PRO version have some other usefull features that I like .DWG handling and several types of calculation, reporting (these are important part of my work with it) and exporting results.

If You need a good sollution for 3d sketching, drawing or design, and You don't have time to learn a full CAD software this is software for You.

Recommendations to other buyers: Some sort of assistant would be usefull, to offer possible activities depending on selected tool and object/position on object. With specialized hardware work is done much faster. Why that can't be solved using 2 mouses, for example? Ribbon customizing could be better with more options.

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SketchUp is the Ultimate!

Feb 16, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: What can I say, the first time that I heard about Sketchup Pro was a few years back when I was developing a Haunted House attraction believe it or not. I needed a 3D modeling software that could help give me and idea of what it would be like to walk through and build it before anything was purchased. It allowed me to go through and find holes in the design plan that would have been very costly if I did not simulate it later down the road.

The ease of use is so easy, any one from absolute beginner to expert level CAD designer can plug and play into Sketchup Pro! I also want to mention that it is a FUN product to use as well and the amount of features is incredible! From the 3D wear house to being able to make 3D renderings turn into 2D schematics is such an amazing feature.

I have enjoyed using sketch pro so much that I have even taken a few online courses on how to become better and it makes the software my go-to for all my modeling needs. Anyone from small real estate firms, architectural and engineering businesses, down to the home haunter like myself, Sketch Up Pro is the one stop shop for all of your needs!

Cons: I really enjoy Sketchup Pro so there really is not a whole lot that I can say that is a problematic about it.

The one thing that does stick out (and may be its only flaw) is the price tag attached to it for one license is a little steep. Now, even though I say that, the value and ROI of Sketchup Pro far surpasses the initial price tag. It really comes down to what you want to use it for, but no matter the case, it really is worth every penny that you pay for it!

Overall: I absolutely love it! I use Sketchup Pro for small projects but just love the detail I can get with the program giving me a full blown idea of what my models will look like before anything has been physically constructed.

Fast and easy 3D & 2D design software

Feb 07, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Most designers, regardless of their skill levels, find SketchUp-Pro one of the fastest and easiest CAD software programs for both creating and editing 3D & 2D designs. I bet this is mostly because of the thousands of models present in its intuitive toolbars and 3D Warehouse.

What I like the most about the program are its customizable toolbars and large icons. These two features make it easy even for beginners. The software has no house wizard, but it still makes it simple to

create all sorts of designs. It grants me access to the Trimble's 3D warehouse. The Trimble's 3D warehouse stocks thousands of models that I may download and use. This way I have access to lots of shared files together with a growing number of designs. The Program also has other built-in features such as the animations, lighting and textures effects. The Plugins are available to serve the purpose of advanced photorealistic rendering. In addition, the program

offers built-in rendering styles. The software is compatible with an array of file types such as AutoCAD's DXF and DWF files. It allows me to use the 3D printing image files, PDF and STL file. Some useful 2D CAD features include the layer manger and text & color editing. The layer, measurement and style toolbars make editing easier. I can quickly switch between different functions and correctly apply styles faster. In addition, other features such as import capabilities, macro recordings, and setup manager make the use of the program more convenient

Cons: Although the software offers architectural tools to promote building plans, SketchUp Pro lacks the house wizard and a wall tool. These two aspects would otherwise give the software a more powerful influence on architecture.

Overall: SketchUp-Pro is generally easy to use, fast, convenient and much reliable. It has exposed me to newer designs and has allowed me to explore architecture even more. I'll definitely go for the program over most other competitive software.

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Fastness, reliability and easy to use CAD

Aug 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Despite the fact, the almost all the CAD software are essentially very complex programs, the first and most I like of SketchUp ProCAD is its easiness of use, even for beginning designers. The Custom Tool Palette permit you to create custom palettes or menus with the tools and features that you can choose according to your needs, and if you no longer use or need any tool, you can simply delete them. Then we have the Drag and Drop functionality, that allows you to take blocks and symbols from the palettes and drag and drop them in your drawing, you can also use this function to toggle the order of the drawings within a project and move them to the position you want. Sketchup Pro has the most common and useful features, such as Measure Command Tool, simply select the object you want to measure, and the program will indicate its dimensions, area, volume of solids and even perform calculations such as the area of a solid minus the area of other solids that intercept or are located within it; also has Snap Tool; Layer Manager; Text Editing; Point Marker; Color Editing, and of course, one I really love, the Extrude 3D Models from 2D Designs, with which you can create a 3D model from a more complex 2D design, and to perform the inverse process generating 2D Designs from 3D Models. If you are a programmer, or not, Sketchup Pro comes with Macros that allows you to record and automate any process. The 3D Warehouse is one of the most useful resources, with which you will have a wide var

Cons: Within the cons, the photorealistic rendering provided by the software could give more striking results but they are also quite decent, and of course, another significant con is the lack of Wall Tool and House Wizard, and other architectural tools

Overall: As a hydraulic engineer, and not an architect, I started using Sketchup Pro to make general designs and more for fun than need, then, when making work proposals, it became a fundamental tool thanks to the speed with which I could generate 3D decorative solids, with textures and lighting effects from simple 2D drawings.

designing 3D construction

Jan 20, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Sketch up pro We design better Millions of user has taken advantage of our software who happen to spend lot of time and energy in designing 3D construction projects and it would cost them much expertise and professional experiences. The sketch up pro is a latest technology designing software that helps the designers to draw 3D sketches of the constructions in a shorter period of time and in a much easier way. One has not to be an expert in designing or may not have a professional experience can also use it after taking few hours training. Sketch up pro is highly recommended for its time efficiency and accuracy. It created detailed project sketches which includes all minor and major details by using both text and signs and given in a colour combinations layouts which helps in better understanding of the projects for its execution. The sketch up pro has following features 1.It is compatible with other 3D designer stores which helps users to import designs already available on the web and once the desired design is imported into the sketch up, it allows modifications of the imported design according to the needs of the user by the sketch up extensions. Thus making it user friendly and highly useful. 2.It can draw 3D sketches of almost any thing and the 3D is turned in 2D layout without alteration of the project or design. 3.The software has a home button which has sub titles explaining more the product and services and how to use it . A manual guide is attached to it. 4.I

Cons: I would love Sketchup to be more like a professional software and have more tools to help you design properly and

Overall: There are online trainers available to train ist timers to use and guide those who have been using it since a period of time. The exciting features of this software has made it aa choice of the designers who highly recommend it.

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One of the most complete tools for design

Dec 15, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Sketchup is very complete design software whose main advantages include the design in 2D, 3D, project management, document management, among others. The best thing is that most of its functionalities and tools are customizable and adapt easily to the work that is being done. It has options of sketch, application of textures, fast drawing, change of perspective, etc. In fact, it is very complete and complex, so the results obtained are excellent and can be elaborated as thoroughly as possible without affecting the quality

Cons: There are few contras that I consider in this application, the truth works very well even though my computer eventually blocks the program a bit when the project is heavy and I want to drag, pull or move some surface (I think it's because of the amount of available memory in it), I also discovered that there are many hidden tools or tools that are not at hand at first sight and that are essential to perform some simple work, so I recommend the creation of detailed tutorials explaining the different tools available to help beginning users

Overall: SketchUP Pro is one of the main software that I use to work. I make 3D modeling of buildings, landscapes, furniture and many other things. It is a very intuitive and flexible tool, also has a large gallery of objects, textures and images to download. It is an incredible tool.

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A simple, but advanced tool for Architechtural and Engineering Design

Aug 02, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: It is an easy-to-use but complete software that allows you to create many products required in an Engineering or Architecture Project, such as:

- Detailed Construction Documents, such as plans, that are entirely essential for any project, and you can create them with many easy features that provides you a great aid to create a very professional set of plans.

- 3D Renderings and Animations: In any Civil Engineering project is important to have a set of professional renderings, and this software does a great job with it.

- It is a software that allows you to export your model to other specialized softwares in case that your model cannot be completed with this one. It also allows you to import as-drawn drawings so you can create your 3D model from a set of plans from other software.

- Dynamic components, this feature allows you to safe plenty time when it comes to complex models.

And last, but not least:

- Extensions: they are some features that you can install into the interface of the software, you can download them from many websites. These Extensions allows you to do some tasks that the normal set of tools of the program doesnt allow you to do them. So, you can say it is like an upgrade.

Cons: I don't have many issues with this software, it is very complete and it has a very intuitive way to use and learn. My only con about this software could be that the Rendering motor may be not the best, but with the exporting tool, you can export to a 3D rendering specialized software, such as 3DS MAX, but that is not a problem for me.

Overall: Sketchup Pro is a must-have tool for any Architecture or Engineering designer. Its simple interface, along with its variety of options, allows you to create very professional designs that will allow you to win the client you want. As a Civil Engineer, I've used this software to create 3D models and plans for buildings, and I'm completely satisfied with the products this software allows me to create.

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SketchUp Pro, The best and affordable space planning software

Jan 14, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: What did I not love about the software. You can learn it in about three hours; easy to build from. The furniture and textile library uses a lot of the same pieces you'd find in your favorite stores, thus it creates realistic space plans.

The pro version you create professional plans and it integrates with AutoCAD, you can create a digital walk around in your 3D presentations. Works with the representatives color paint colors as well. You can change the style of how your presentation looks from hand drawn to very clean and linear.

Cons: The sheets take a bit of time to learn, but once you do they look very professsional. You need a separate rendering program to make it more realistic and they can be pricey.

Overall: I was introducted to this back in school when I have to produced a residential project and I had not learned revit yet. I panicked, I search in vain to find a product to find a product that I could use to build my kitchen in 3D with fairly quickly. I was introduced SketchUP, I think it was version 7. I loved it so much I upgraded to pro.

Now its the industry standard. Very easy to teach and make very impressive presentations with. Which makes me look good to my clients. Perfect for commercial and residential design. Highly recommended!

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User-Friendly, Fun To Use & Versatile

Nov 20, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I've been using SketchUp everyday in my line of work for over three years now. It is one of the easiest CAD programs I've used/learned as well as one with some of the best support and communities I've participated in. There are tons of models in the 3D warehouse to learn from or integrate into your own creations. It's for more than just architectural and interior design; I've even used it for animations, pattern making and film!

More importantly, I'm still able to import/export files types outside of SketchUp's. It accepts dwgs, dxf.

Cons: It's too basic at times, so any detailed things you would have to use another program. it also does not look quite as professional, as the graphics are a little lacking. I usually make the 3-d model and then I bring it into photoshop to render for a better look.

Overall: i shortened time of work it took me days to make a 3d model but now i just invest at much four or five ours and the i can start rendering that helps me with the clients normally you ask for two weeks to complete a job but now i can do it in a week

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Great possibilities of 3d modeling with very good tools.

Dec 23, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: The process of installation of installation is very simple, the introduction to the software is not complex, I like the icons with which the functions of the tools are identified makes everything very intuitive to implement the software easily and quickly, the range of available tools is very broad and well elaborated to facilitate the work of design and 3d modeling.

Cons: It usually throws unusual errors that do not have a definite cause and are quite annoying and inopportune, if you do not work with rigorous order you can not import and export files correctly to get the most out of the modeling tool, the error correction in the model does not work correctly, often it does not indicate where the error is in the planes or surfaces created.

Overall: To be a basic modeling software I have managed to adapt to their possibilities to achieve great design results and also allows me to work in 2d and 3d quickly so that the scale model can be previewed efficiently and also add textures, materials and finishes to give more realism.

Great product which makes 3D modeling a breeze!

May 01, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

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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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.

SketchUp Pro

Jan 18, 2019
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 that you can quickly build awesome models to scale and create beautiful renderings with many various plugins. This software wasn't always a big hitter but I think companies are starting to see it's potential. Sketchup Pro has some additional features that make it nicer than make such as being able to save and export to DWG. Overall it's a great software that I love using.

Cons: I wish there was a decent rendering engine built into this software. It is simply lacking in that area but other than that, with plugins like VRay, Keyshot Etc, you can create beautiful renderings quickly.

Overall: I use SketchUp on a daily basis as an exhibit designer, booth designer and interior designer. I also do several home projects on a regular basis with it. I really love SketchUp Pro and the warehouse makes it incredibly easy to add and build models using pre-built geometry. You can even modify other peoples drawings to make them match your design. This is a great and simple to learn / use software.

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Good, efficient and very well achieved

Nov 23, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: The implementation and interface of the software is great, very easy to learn, the icons of the toolbars are very clear and precise to understand the function of each tool, the 3d warehouse is an impressively useful platform to facilitate many tasks, the management of the Work space is very simple and pleasant experience as a user.

Cons: Not be satisfied with the capabilities of the LayOut and the Style Builder, in many occasions some small print can generate errors that damage the file in use and it is very complex to find the root of the problem, the complex forms require the installation of complements and extensions already that the existing tools are basic.

Overall: Its usefulness in the work is great, daily it is indispensable to design and present the advances of the projects in a 3d model that is elaborated very quickly and without major inconveniences.

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Great software for not just for professionals but everyone

Feb 23, 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: 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

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SIMPLE AND POWERFUL

Oct 12, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
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Pros: Sketchup is really easy to use.. and has the basic features for a 3D modeling software.. Backed up by great community, plugins and extensions. it is very easy to do basic modeling and it has a large collection of free models in 3D warehouse. it can work along most of the render engines and give realistic results in minimum effort. Layout is also great for doing 2D works .. it is clean.. simple and gives cool results when compared with different styles

Cons: sketchup lacks capability to do animations. I wish if i could do basic animations(without any plugins) and modeling complex objects is difficult.. like organic structures. sometime its seems to crash on heavy projects. and when there is lots of plugins installed it takes some time to set up after launching

Overall: Architectural drawings.. modeling

Essential software for architecture and design

Mar 26, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: Very easy to learn, versatile for many areas of design, modeling, drafting, etc. Has a wide variety of plug-ins and model library (where users can upload 3D models of products freely). Very customizable and user-friendly interface. PC requirements are not too demanding. Capable of rendering or pre-rendering. Multiple visualization styles (artistic, sketchy).

Cons: It's not a vector software, therein curves and spherical objects will be rendered as segmented arcs. When importing/exporting to other CADs like AutoCAD, these curves might be problematic in SketchUp.

Overall: As basic as pen and paper. It is essential for modeling and first-drafting architectural models and plans. Most often than not SketchUp is not the final tool in, say, architectural drafting (compare specialized rendering or CAD softwares); but it is certainly the first tool in all projects.

Amazing easy to use and practice software platform for drawings and technical 3D and 2D drawing.

Nov 23, 2017
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: Fast performance and easy visualizated needed 3D drawing fast to edit and most important a lot of options to sinchronizate with other software platforms as you can work together with autoCAD and 3D max. It make the platform very reliable nd convinient for most of us and it is strongly recommend to all architects and drafters now days.

Like to start in second done the work in hours and send my new file or upload on Google Earth address and after save it in .KMZ popular file.

A lot of modern options to share and to posited the object directly to Google Earth.

Cons: Fast performance makes the application the best decision for the modern Architects and Constructors.

Overall: 3D amazing models of our buildings all over the world in amazing fast way

easy to set up and edit after even in Google Earth.

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from the simplest 3d design to the most complex 3d modeling

Sep 04, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It is incredibly easy to install and use, its interfaces are very clear and simple which greatly facilitates your learning, when you work properly the development of a project you opt for a great and very professional result.

You can realize the 3d design of a small object until a complex architecture project, sketchup has no limits in that sense.

Cons: has many shortcomings for the parametric design, in that case you need to have the installation of extensions and plugins that are paid to be able to design complex forms since the default tools do not have those capabilities.

Overall: A very positive experience, I have designed everything from office furniture to everyday objects for the home, its versatility allows me to complement it with other programs to develop the prototypes of different objects and design pieces.

Great for rapid prototyping and education for kids

Mar 08, 2018
4/5
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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 3D Design Software

Aug 22, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: You can generate 3D models quickly and generally or zoom into specific details.

I use it for large 3D models of cities and neighbourhoods and it can be done really easily and quickly.

The open source ruby plugins means you can find almost anything to help you do what you want. I have about 50 that do everything from drop and grade roads to terrain, generate buildings, populate forests and sidewalks with components, pull in open street data to build a 3D context model, and more.

The 3D model library puts tens of thousands of free 3D components at your fingertips, which makes it easy to populate a model quickly.

A great online community can also help you figure out any modelling challenges.

Cons: SketchUp Layout is still not nearly as easy to use as other vector graphics programs for final drawings.

Not being able to group layers and easily lock layers from the layers panel can be challenging.

Overall: My experience has been amazing. I've been able to design a plan and quickly generate 3D views of entire cities. Moving beyond just designing in plan view, to designing in 3D makes the designs much easier for people to understand and buy into.

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Best 3d modelling software out there !

Sep 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: you dont have to be a software junkie or highly skilled person to start using, learning and 3d modelling in Sketchup ! Perhaps one of the most easy to use/ user-friendly softwares out there ! Been using this software for all my interior projects paired up with some plugins for renders and the result has been exceptional. Happy clients are the best !

Cons: the only con is you most certainly need to learn this software in and out if you have to create organic designs (curves and angled geometry in design). Some commands that help you develop these curves in your design output will surely need expertise !

Overall: Overall experience is 5/5 ! have used it for almost all my projects not just for the clients but also for understanding the volume of the space and the dynamics of designing within a space !

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3D Rendering Made Easy with SketchUp Pro

Sep 18, 2018
5/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
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Pros: Users can make fantastically complicated and highly detailed 3D renderings using SketchUp that have the ability to impress clients. SketchUp is relatively easy to use for this type of software and most users will be able to pick it up fairly quickly. Personally, I use SketchUp to render changes to an existing landscape using the Match Photo tool. This allows my clients to quickly visualize what the recommended change will look like in real life. There are a large number of guides and tutorials available to help teach this software to newcomers.

Cons: SketchUp can be a tricky to use because everything is laid out in 3D. This can make orienting yourself to the correct plane difficult. Some of the controls are counter intuitive and do not match up with other drawing software (like Adobe Illustrator) which can lead to mistakes. The final exports delivered from SketchUp have a low quality look to them and need to be imported to Photoshop to achieve a more real looking effect. These are not deal breaking issues and can be solved easily with some practice.

Overall: I use SketchUp Pro in my work as an urban planner and designer to show our clients what new street improvements would look like in the real world. I am able to render a street with new lanes, vehicles, bus stops, etc in SketchUp and match that model to a photo of the street. This allows elected officials and city staff to quickly see what a street will look like if the recommended changes take effect. This helps sell our work and pushes it to the next stage.

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The thing I love about SketchUp is that it makes sense.

Jul 24, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: When I first started using SketchUp, I was impressed at how everything was where I expected it to be. I had used really high-end CAD systems, and some lower-end ones, and they didn't quite feel like second nature...ever. SketchUp is one of those tools that simply does. You look in a place you think an option should be, and it is. Great set of tools, for all. As a hobby woodworker, this software is awesome.

Cons: There is something to be said about having an open development system and a large community. The problem is, community plugins are rarely tested on more than a few system. This led me to download tools and find they just didn't work as expected. Stick to the stock tools, or those made by the company.

got ripped off by Trimble

Jul 26, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: easy to use 3d modeling software that's getting ruined by the current owner. Trimble for whatever reason, can't use Google's images/map data in sketchup, so they disabled the features in 2016 versions and older and tell people who already paid for software to pay another amount to upgrade to be able to use a feature it was sold with when you bought it.

Cons: Bought sketchup pro and just discovered that as of last year they disabled the "add location" feature. So I paid for a feature that they just disabled. Now, in order to use a feature I ALREADY PAID FOR!, I have to pay for a maintenance plan to upgrade to the latest version of the software to use an inferior version of the feature THAT I ALREADY PAID FOR! I will NEVER, EVER, EVER give Trimble a single penny of my money. Just a down right greedy, evil decision to just yank a feature from people who paid good money for a product.

Overall: I'm a profession illustrator and I've used sketchup since it's inception. I just discovered this underhanded move that Trimble used. I'm so mad I might file a claim for what I paid for the software and ask for a refund.

Extremely easy to learn and use, great for developing small projects

May 23, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: By far, my favorite thing about SketchUp Pro is how easy it is to learn, and how quickly you can start building complex designs after only minimal training. Compared to other CAD applications that I have used, SketchUp Pro is by far the most user friendly. The interface is very intuitive and easy to learn, and using the software feels almost natural after using it for only a short while. The object library makes it even more attractive, as you can easily add objects into your projects that are to scale and are often extremely detailed and well developed. Even if a particular object is not to scale, you can easily resize it to fit your needs. The extensive size of the library means that there are many popular items available, so depending on what you are designing, you may be able to find the exact item that will be going into a particular space, allowing you to see exactly what something will look like in real life.

Cons: Some operations within the software are not quite as intuitive as I would like. In particular, subtracting or trimming one object from another is often quite difficult and can take several attempts to get right. Additionally, I've found that the quality and variety of textures that are included with the program to be a bit lacking. It would be great to have more variety and some high res textures that could be used to really make a design pop.

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An Architect's Tool, value for Money & Time

Aug 28, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: As a young architect with freshly minted new ideas & spontaneous generation in this fast moving world sketchUp is amazing companion. There are many good things which i would like to mention are:

1. Usability, very easy to use for beginners.

2. Compatibility, importing drawings from other software never a problem.

3. Smart Software, it just thinks for you, creating new ideas is a easy task in it, some tools like sandbox tool are some good tool which can enhance your concept & ideas

4. Shadow & Geo-location tool makes it different software from others.

Cons: Nothing is perfect in this world, but we have to keep on improving that's what human nature is all about, so there are just few things which can be improved as per my usage.

1. Material can be improved, little bit of ageing and sharpness or hardness of tools can be very helpful

2. Sometime it just crashes suddenly that's very irritating

Overall: Overall i would say it's a amazing software little bit of refinement is always good. the more you use the more you will love this software.

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Powerful but high learning curve

Jul 13, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love the endless possibilities of the software. It allowed you to do almost anything you want , from a small project such as making plans for a loft bed to planning facilies, buildings and more. I love the ever growing shared Library of objects to use and already made plans to help you not starting from scratch or gaining inspiration from. True to google way the product over delivers in quality and functionality.

Cons: As powerful as this software is it could be a little more user friendly. The ability and power to truly be able to sketch anything exactly as you want it comes with a price and that is ease of use. Commonly used simple things such as walls can sometimes be challenging to put and the ability to just create a room with dimensions is non existent . One has to create wall by wall. This is also affected by flooring being difficult to put in top in a way that if you edit or delete the flooring ( such as rug) you don't affect or delete the floor underneath it. I am sure many of these problems come because of the relatively short time of use and as a byproduct of making the software powerful enough to bring any dreams and ideas to paper.

Overall: The ability to design and plan small projects such as building a floating bunk bed for my kids to large projects such as planning every square in of a gym to insure space usage and equipment fitting at a new location.

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

May 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: 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

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Sketchup is a great tool for preliminary modeling and visualization. Very intuitive and easy to use!

Jan 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Sketchup does a great job making something complicated, like 3D modeling, and making it extremely simple. I know some friends with no experience in modeling that have picked this up intuitively. The Pro version allows integrations into other software like Autodesk Revit which increases the value. There are also a number of plugins that allow you to create quality renderings, walkthroughs, animations, and so much more!

Cons: Sketchup is great for preliminary design and visualization but in when the design process gets farther along, it cannot keep up very well. There's no data assigned to Sketchup elements which keeps the model size down but you can't do anything with it other than visualize. There's nothing necessarily wrong with this... It's just a limitation of the software.

Overall: As a general contractor, Sketchup allows us to present models to our clients in simple and intuitive ways without giving them too much information. We have used Sketchup a number of times to create quality graphics for our presentations when selling work as well.

I wish i had had this software when i was starting my career.

May 15, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Sketchup Pro is easy to use, and while it works most effectively in 3D, it can also be used to generate traditional two-dimensional production documents. It is relatively simple to create a basic structure, then use the array of tools to manipulate and modify the object. With the large number of 3rd party add-ons, dozens of additional features can be applied to a model. Pricing is much more reasonable than the leading CADD software, and the company offers a free version which, while it has fewer features than the Pro version, still provides an excellent tool for anyone who needs CADD software.

Cons: At this time, I have no negatives regarding this software. Since i began using it 14 years ago, each yearly upgrade has improved the performance, and users have continued to contribute add-ons to provide more features and refinements.

Overall: The ability to rapidly produce models for study, and the extensive palette of tools provides the ability to enhance basic models to presentation-quality products.

SketchUp Pro works Professionally - love it!

Mar 26, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Being able to build 2D prints from 3D models creates accurate documents. The software is not automated like standard CAD. I prefer this as it keeps me up to speed with current codes; that is, I have to know what I'm doing, the software isn't doing it for me.

Cons: I would like to see some continued development of the construction document side of the program called LayOut. It is excellent currently yet I feel it should continue to be advanced. Progress has slowed since Google sold the company.

Overall: I maintain my entire business structure with SketchUp. It's help me create a huge home-based business and I would not even consider switching to another platform.

SketchUp is 2D and 3D drawing application to create, visualize and communicate construction projects

Jun 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It is used in graphic design for three-dimensional modeling based on faces. For environments of architecture, civil engineering, industrial design, stage design, video games or movies. It is very easy to learn and fast that you can start to create complex designs after a minimum training.

The program includes a video tutorial to learn step by step how you can design and model your own environment. It also allows to conceptualize and model 3D images of buildings, cars, people and any object or article imagined by the designer or draftsman and includes a gallery of objects, textures and images ready to download.

Cons: It is so intuitive and easy that this reduces the use of this program for more complicated tasks, that is, only the experts could use it.

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Create 3d in the easiest and most accurate way with a correct result.

Jan 20, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: I like that it is a tool designed so that its implementation is very easy and its use does not require advanced technical knowledge, its tools for 3d modeling are easy to use and understand, the workspace seems very well thought out and works great, You can get much benefit when used as a complement to other tools to generate realistic 3d graphics.

Cons: The textures offered are very poor in graphic quality, the colors and tones offered to paint an object are very basic, it does not have its own rendering engine and generating objects with complex shapes will be a very complex task since they must be incorporated into the install extensions to perform that task.

Overall: When I have needed to make 3d models for very specific jobs it has been very useful, it has the necessary options to import files into the model and then export the graphic and the result correctly and with an acceptable quality, it has left me unsatisfied on some occasions when the work is more demanding and it takes longer than expected since I must download and install add-ons.

Very easy to use

Sep 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: What I really like about this software is the 3D warehouse where you can get components easily. It's very convenient. You don't have to make your own furnitures, fixtures, etc. because 3d warehouse will provide it for you with high quality. The interface was very easy to use and it was really a good thing for those who were just starting on 3d modelling.

Cons: Bugsplat error don't really pleases me. It happened were I accidentally put a wrong material to a face and ctrl+z to undo it then suddenly the software will stop working. Still good thing that the software will provide a backup file for you.

A good 3d software

Mar 06, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Sketchup pro offers a easy and efficient model making.It offers good user interference with tools.This user-friendly software have online platforms which provide plugins and components.It is very useful for architects who want to make quick models.like other versions of sketchup it also offers geomodeling.

Cons: This 3d software provides only average quality renderings with the use of external rendering softwares such as vray.It does not provide BIM modeling which is necessity for architects and engineers.

Overall: Overall it is very functional and playful softwares for professionals as well as beginners.

Great when Used Appropriately

Dec 30, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: In a field known for complicated and difficult to navigate programs, SketchUp is probably the simplest to use 3D modelings and designing tools available. That's not to say that it is basic and not well featured, as it can fulfill the tasks of architecture design software such as 2020 or AutoCAD.

SketchUp features a clean and easy to navigate interface. Importing images or other user's content is very easy and helps expedite the design process. Export options are nice, with full color printouts for architecture tasks and many options for exporting 2d or 3d models and designs.

Cons: Understand that SketchUp Pro is a direct modeler. This makes SketchUp an unsuitable tool for parametric modeling tasks such as CAD and 3d printing. SketchUp lacks CAD functions such as easily creating chamfers. If a user is looking for software to accomplish CAD or 3d Printing tasks, it would best be advise to look elsewhere.

Easiest 3D Software on the Market

Oct 04, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Push/pull modeling is incredibly easy and intuitive. SkethUps ability to organize content using components, groups, and layers is very effective. The software offers lots of control over graphic display and assigning materials to geometry is straightforward and easily customizable. Huge open source 3D warehouse for extra modeling content.

Cons: Layer management doesn't allow for nested sublayers.

Overall: Fast and easy modeling that anyone can use. Great for design iteration, prototyping, and visualization for any scale application from product to urban planning.

SketchUp Pro is a designer's life saver

Feb 28, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: This softwares allows you to design both in 2D and 3D with a free range of motion for building designs. It comes with a massive library updated by users across the world. It is also very light on your graphics card.

Cons: The render quality for 3D objects is not as good as other softwares, and for good quality other add-on rendering engines have to be purchased.

Overall: SketchUp can help anyone in the design industry start from concept to a final 3D design for buildings or elements. It is very versatile and easy to use. It is definitely recommendation worthy to all architects.

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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
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

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

After starting to use it, my business increases because my clients see how their projects will look.

Jan 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The program is easy to use. Got a lot of extensions that give a great variety and amazing tools to do almost anything you can imagine. The software has many free extensions. I you are look for a 3D modelling software Sketchup is the best. Your imagination is the limit.

Cons: The only thing that need to improved is allow to open more than one document at the same time. The support is nice.

Overall: Now my clients are satisfied and they know how I can make their ideas a reality and their projects a one cost effective.

Sketch-Up Pro

Feb 03, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: SketchUp is very easy to use, even for a beginner to the program. There are basic commands available to help a beginner get started, and after that, it is almost intuitive. It takes little effort to generate an initial conceptual model, either from scratch, or by importing a digital plan from another application.

Cons: Nothing, actually. It has become very popular and is in widespread use, which has resulted in numerous add-ons being developed and shared on the Trimble website. The same is true of the model warehouse, where other users upload models they have developed.

Overall: As a sole practioner, SketchUp Pro is ideal when I want to use a three-dimensional model to convey an idea to a client. Most of my clients are fellow architects, but our end-users are healthcare practitioners, so a model is often easier to convey ideas than the traditional two-dimensional plans and elevations.

The experiences have been good and useful for university jobs in the design and architecture career.

May 26, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Which is one of the most intuitive and easy to learn 3D drawing tools and that sketchUp does not sacrifice ease of use for functionality. Once you enter the program you can see its simplicity and usefulness.

Another of the features that I like about SketchUp is that it allows in a very simple way to add add-ons or extensions based on the needs of the design.

Cons: The only thing I do not like in the program is the quality of the graphics, the rest has gone very well.

All of the sudden, I can draw!!

Oct 25, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: I cannot draw on paper. I am terrible. But I am also very creative and have always been frustrated with the things that I am able to create in my head but not convey to others due to technicalities. Now, my artistic ability has an avenue for success.

Cons: There are so many things that are hard to get used to about the controls and the angles and the planes, etc. But, once you do you are good to go. I happened to have an excellent teacher who blows my mind with the speed and accuracy of the things he draws in next to no time at all. My point is that if you want to be successful with sketchup, it is best to have an experienced user teach you. There is no way i would have been able to teach myself.

Overall: I can take dimensions, draw a possible product, render it, and send it with the quote. It has helped immensely.

Great start for getting into 3D design and printing

Dec 13, 2016
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Free to start using (SketchUp Make) to get used to 3D tools and the learning curve is very fast for the basics. It can also produce super complex shapes/designs if you have the conceptual ability.

Cons: Help videos are sometimes outdated with regard to the location of functions which can be frustrating. Pro version provides technical support, but I haven't found it to be as helpful.

Overall: Had a small part that I designed (on paper) that I wanted to 3D print on a MakerBot printer. I started with SketchUp Make and while it takes some time to get used to the controls, once you've 'got it' it's pretty easy to use. The only limits are your conceptualization skills. I upgraded to Pro so I could export CAD files, but haven't really used any of the other upgraded tools.

The online help videos are good, although I have found some use older interfaces so they do not translate directly which can be frustrating. All that being said, for a novice, this is a super economical way to get started in 3D modeling/design.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you don't have any experience in 3D design watching the first set of help videos is key. This is not a software that is easy to just jump in and learn as you go.

3D Modelling for Beginners and Pro

Sep 05, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: Sketchup Pro lets the user create 3D models, beginners and professionals alike. Not only that, but this software is also light that even mid-range laptop can handle this software.

Cons: My only concern in this software is the occassional bugsplat that occurs. But good thing is that autosave feature is available.

Overall: Sketchup Pro paired with 2D modelling softwares makes the job easier for architectural designers like myself. This software lets us create a visualization of our projects that clients can relate to.

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Essential tool for my business

Mar 20, 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: 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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Modeling in 3d is very simple thanks to this software

Mar 20, 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: 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

I highly recommend using SketchUp Pro along with another softwares to improve your projects

May 18, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Personally, this software meets the minimum criteria and features to model projects faster than other softwares that one can use when in the industry of architecture, planning, construction (buildings), engineering and other, that needs to visualize everything planned to start the building process.

Another great thing is its ease of use when modelling and using it along with the render engine V-Ray. The quality of the images you can achieve it's just UNBELIEVABLE. This tools are a must in any office to improve everything.

Cons: There are only few things that I dislike about this software, actually maybe one.

I would say the only thing that I don't like is that the measurement is not as "perfect" as other softwares, but being honest... Nobody cares about it on real world, as long as the models keep coherent measures.

Overall: A lot of problems have been solved since I'm using this software! Actually, the time issues have been solving quickly, nice and soft renders, quick models, this software is awesome!

Those models that were too complex or heavy to model on other softwares or programs, in this, SketchUp Pro, has been so much easier to manage, so, yes, from this software the benefits that I have got are HUGE!

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Sketchup Pro is a extremely powerful software

Oct 25, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It allows interior designers like me to have a much easier job sketching our projects and selling it to our clients. We can always use their 3d Warehouse for FREE and it's full of well design models made by users. It helps analyse objects with three dimensions. Awesome compatibily with most programs and CAD

Cons: The sandbox toolbar does not meet expectations. And it's always pretty hard to make organic shapes without outside plug-ins.