SketchUp users are architects,
designers, builders, makers and engineers. They are the people who
shape the physical world. They are important, and they deserve great
tools because great tools produce great work.
Great tools are ones you look forward to
using. They do one thing (or maybe two) really, really well. They
let you do what you want without having to figure out how. They help
with hard or boring tasks so that you can focus on being creative,
or productive, or both. And they are, in their own way, beautiful.
At SketchUp, we do our best to make
great tools for drawing. For our users, drawing is thinking. They
draw to explore ideas, to figure things out, to show other people
what they mean. They draw because they love it, and because nothing
great was ever built that didn't start with a great drawing.
SketchUp Pro 2017
The easiest way to draw in 3D You love what you do. Now love how you do it.
The most intuitive way to design, document
and communicate your ideas in 3D
Graphics Pipeline 2.0
What matters more than how fast, smoothly, and reliably SketchUp renders your models?
In this release, we've made major improvements to our graphics pipeline, allowing for performance improvements everywhere you see a .SKP. Now, SketchUp, 3D Warehouse, LayOut, my.SketchUp, and Trimble Connect all render models using the same under-the-hood algorithms—all tuned for buttery 3D orbiting.
See (through) that?
Along with our graphics pipeline overhaul, we’ve made big improvements to transparency, which should now render faster and at higher quality too. SketchUp is also now much better at displaying multiple transparencies to provide a more realistic sense of depth across several see-through faces. And for good measure, we’ve added the ability to fine-tune the opacity level in X-ray mode.
We’re always sharpening our 'heuristics', the ins and outs that make SketchUp quick and precise.
High DPI Modeling We’ve tuned snapping and inferencing for high definition monitors (like Apple’s Retina Display). Edge weights have also been smart-scaled. You can back away from your screen now...
Our new Offset tool avoids overlapping and self-intersecting geometry. Clean offsets, every time you hit ‘F’ (even in LayOut!)
Perpendicular Face Inferencing Have you mastered parallel inferencing? We’ve added a ‘Perpendicular to Face’ inference. Hover a face; SketchUp will helpfully snap to its perpendicular.
Our Rectangle tools now utilize the arrow-key axis-locking (just like Circle and Polygon tools). Psst... find square or Golden Section proportions; hold shift to lock that in too!
Great documents often feature important information, so we built Tables; a great way to manage spreadsheets in LayOut. Create a Table from scratch, or import a .CSV or Excel file. Tables behave just like other spreadsheets: edit text, style cells, modify columns and rows… you get the gist. LayOut references your original spreadsheet, so updating every Table in your document is as simple as… click!
Many people use linework from SketchUp in other CAD applications. We’ve re-written LayOut’s .DWG/.DXF exporter to make their lives a lot easier.
Learn more about the new .DWG/.DXF exporter
Previously, a ten page LayOut file would export as ten separate .DWGs. Now you’ll get just one .DWG with ten separate tabs for each page.
In the old days, LayOut entities like dimensions, clipping masks, and labels would explode into raw geometry upon export. Now, they’ll import smartly into AutoCAD and behave just as expected.
Smart Scaling LayOut exports are now smart enough to self-scale for paper size or model space. Drawing entities like labels and polygons scale to paper size. Model linework scales to model space. Voilà!
Color by Layer
We’ve added an oft-requested ‘Color-by-Layer’ option to CAD exports, so all entities on a given layer may export as one color. By default, black linework exports so that it renders as black on a white background and white on a black background. That’s like candy for CAD fiends.
3D for every-cone
In SketchUp 2017, we’re introducing customization for the colors that display SketchUp’s axes and inferencing. We hope people with any degree of color blindness will tweak these important color schemes to make SketchUp and LayOut work just right.
Now, when you make a change to your SketchUp model, any LayOut dimensions associated with the model update to reflect your edit. This is possible thanks to a new feature across the SketchUp platform called Persistent IDs. These are identifiers for geometry that help SketchUp (and its extensions) manipulate individual entities, like a specific edge or face. Basically, every sliver of your model just got smarter.
A new utility, Extension Manager is a one-look view of your SketchUp extensions. From here, it’s easy to toggle on and off custom tools (or uninstall them entirely). Extension Manager also displays an extension’s Digital Signature, the indication it meets our standard for quality and security.
To use SketchUp Pro and all the extras that come with it (including LayOut and Style Builder), you need a SketchUp Pro software license.
SketchUp offers licenses for individuals, businesses, educational institutions, and nonprofits. Buying or Upgrading a License explains the types of licenses available (including the free 30-day software trial) and how to buy or upgrade a license.
Beginning with SketchUp 2015, SketchUp Pro moved to cloud-based licensing, which gives users more flexibility. For example, you can do the following:
Authorize a license on up to two computers. The license works on either the Windows or Mac operating system. If you have a Windows and a Mac computer, you can use the same license to run SketchUp Pro on each computer.
Check a license in and out. If your business or organization has a network license, you can check out a license for offline use. This feature is helpful if you’re planning to use a SketchUp Pro network license on a plane or anywhere else you may not have an active Internet connection.
Renewing the Upgrade
When you buy a SketchUp Pro license, you’re enrolled in the SketchUp Pro upgrade, maintenance, and support program for one year. When you’re active in this program, you have the following benefits:
Predictable upgrade expenses: Within the year after your initial purchase, you can upgrade to the new SketchUp Pro version. After that first year, simply renew your license and enrollment in the upgrade, maintenance, and support program annually for predictable upgrade and support expenses. For a single-user license, you can renew for $120 per year. For a network license, you can renew for $200 per seat.
The most current SketchUp Pro features: When you stay enrolled in the upgrade, maintenance, and support program, you have access to all the power-packed improvements that come with each new version of SketchUp Pro — as soon as the new version is available.
Phone support: In addition to the Knowledge Center, Help Forum, and email support, the program gives you access to phone support. If you’re encountering an issue installing or authorizing SketchUp Pro (or any other issue with SketchUp Pro), let us know and we’ll be happy to help out. Please refer to your email with the upgrade, maintenance, and support information for contact details.
If your Maintenance and Support Plan is already active then you can simply download the new version and apply your new license, which was emailed to you, to get started. Please refer to our Getting Started article for additional information.
Upgrade your old SketchUp license before June 25th!
Good news: Your SketchUp Pro license never expires. It will continue to work on that version of SketchUp, indefinitely.
Bad news: On June 25th, your license will no longer be eligible for our standard
Maintenance & Support renewal. That means you’ll have to buy a new license in order to update to the latest version of SketchUp Pro.
All licences that are over 3 years old can still be renewed but you will be charged the price of a brand new licence plus maintenance and support but if you
renew before the 25th June you will only have to pay a reinstatement fee plus maintenance and support which is cheaper.
So if you renew before the 25th June you will have to pay the following:
SketchUp Pro 2017 Win&Mac ESD yksittäislisenssin ylläpidon aktivointimaksu,
kun ylläpidon päättymisestä yli vuosi sekä
SketchUp Pro 2017 Win&Mac ESD 1 vuoden ylläpito
And if you renew after the 25th June you will be charged the following:
SketchUp Pro 2017 Win&Mac ESD
SketchUp Pro 2017 Win&Mac ESD 1 vuoden ylläpito
Joten jos ko. vanhempi SketchUp-ohjelmanne on edelleen käytössä, kannattaa se nyt viimeistään päivittää!
Maintenance & Support Plan
The Maintenance & Support plan gives you three great things for one year:
License upgrades for Major SketchUp Pro releases when they become available
Minor releases which include bug fixes
Access to our technical support resources
If you’re buying a new SketchUp Pro "single-user" license, the program will automatically be included in your purchase. This cost will include the perpetual Pro license, plus one year of any new upgrades, maintenance, and support. This means that you would also receive an upgrade to the next major versions of SketchUp Pro when and if they become available at no extra charge (as long as your upgrade, maintenance, and support program is still active).
If you already have a SketchUp Pro license, you can purchase or renew this plan to get a license for the latest version of SketchUp Pro.
It’s important to note that your SketchUp Pro license will always work for the version of Pro that you paid for. SketchUp Pro licenses will not stop working when your upgrade, maintenance, and support program expires.