"SketchUp is the finest
(and most innovative) tool available for
anyone designing anything from coffee
pots to skyscrapers."
– McCall & Associates
Google SketchUp Pro 8
Google SketchUp Pro is 3D modeling software for
professionals. SketchUp is easy and intuitive, allowing anyone to model in 3D
quickly and accurately. Using 3D models, designers can make more informed
decisions, communicate project details, and share ideas with colleagues and
customers to reach a common goal.
Google SketchUp Pro is a simple but powerful tool for
exploring and presenting your ideas in 3D. SketchUp Pro is everything
traditional CAD software isn't -- quick to learn and intuitive to use.
Create 3D Models
Using SketchUp Pro, you can create 3D models, either by starting from scratch or
by using existing data. Import drawings, CAD plans, photos, aerial imagery and
other information, then use the modeling tools in SketchUp Pro to develop your
ideas into 3D.
Add data to your model
Within SketchUp Pro, you have the ability to add attributes to your model with
Dynamic Components. At any point, create a report summarizing the attribute data
in your model. Use these reports to extract quantities and take-offs throughout
the evolution of your model.
Export and Share
Some projects require the use of traditional CAD applications or renderering
applications to develop construction drawings, photo-realistic images or to
share information. SketchUp Pro can export your 3D model in a number of 2D and
3D formats for use with other applications.
Present and Document
For many of your projects, SketchUp Pro, which includes LayOut, is all you will
need. LayOut is the 2D companion to SketchUp Pro for creating deliverables like
permit and construction drawings, presentation documents and full-screen digital
SketchUp Pro includes LayOut, a 2D documentation
and presentation tool for professionals. LayOut combines 3D models with text and
2D drawing elements to create design documents, construction drawings and
compelling digital presentations.
LayOut is the 2D companion to SketchUp Pro. Create professional design
documents, dimensioned drawings and presentations from your 3D models, to
communicate your ideas to clients and partners. Revise your model in
SketchUp Pro and the changes are updated automatically in LayOut.
"The drawing presentation in the program is impressive. LayOut has
also decreased the time required to create CDs because of the tight
integration between SketchUp and LayOut."
- Mitchel Stangl - Mechanical Engineer - Stangl Associates
With LayOut you can add text, dimensions and 2D elements to your 3D
models to create interactive presentations. Display as an on-screen
slideshow or create high-resolution printouts for sharing with customers or
"Designing in SketchUp Pro and presenting in LayOut allows me
unlimited flexibility and revisions combined with the ability to create
quick dynamic presentations. What good is a 3D model anyway without a
compelling presentation? LayOut is the compelling solution!"
- Mike Brightman, Bright Ideas Consulting
We put the Sketch back in SketchUp
Only Google SketchUp Pro includes Style Builder, a tool for creating one-of-a-kind, sketchy-edge
Styles for your SketchUp models.
Turn hard-lined computer drawings into approachable
Help your audience see the big picture by removing just the
right amount of detail from your drawings. Hand-drawn sketches add nuance and
personality to a concept, which can help to convey meaning or set the tone for
Make your models and drawings a part of your visual
When you create a custom Style and apply it to your SketchUp
model, no one else in the world is able to make models that look like yours.
Your models and drawings will be totally unique.
Turn any stroke into a custom Style.
Scan in, photograph or draw the strokes you want to use.
Sketchy-edge Styles can be based on anything: wavy pencil lines, quick pen
strokes, marks from a fat stick of graphite. If you can see it, you can turn it
into a Style.
Think you might need the power of Google SketchUp Pro?
Turn hand-drawn strokes into custom Styles for Sketchup
Google 3D Warehouse
Find, share and store 3D models online
The Google 3D Warehouse is a collection of 3D models of
buildings, bridges, cars, spaceships, futons, dinosaurs and everything else in
the universe. It's completely free for everyone to use, and it's getting bigger
Find a 3D model of anything you need.
With models contributed by 3D enthusiasts and product
manufacturers from all over the world, there's a very good chance you'll find
what you're looking for in the Google 3D Warehouse. You'll find things that
exist, things that used to exist, and things that only exist in the minds of the
people who built and uploaded them.
Share your 3D models with the world.
Anyone can contribute their models to the 3D Warehouse. If
you've made something you're proud of, you have products to sell, or you'd like
to advertise your modeling services by posting examples of your work, this is
where to do it.
Collaborate securely with anyone, anywhere.
When you upload a model to the 3D Warehouse, you can specify
who gets to see it, who gets to download it, and who gets to collaborate on it
with you. We've added a flexible but straightforward permissions system that
gives you complete control over your models.