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.
Do exceptional work in
SketchUp Pro 2018
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
Section Planes are key. But you already
know that. So, we made some major improvements to them for
'BIM' is about using information in your
model to make better buildings. SketchUp is ready when you
Scaled 2D drafting. DWG Import. More
precise dimensions... LayOut delivers everything you need to
create great documents.
Get good fast
There’s a reason SketchUp is synonymous with friendly and forgiving 3D modeling software: we don’t sacrifice usability for the sake of functionality. Start by drawing lines and shapes. Push and pull surfaces to turn them into 3D forms. Stretch, copy, rotate and paint to make anything you like.
Watch a getting started video. Learn by watching our beginner, intermediate, and expert video tutorials.
Learn about SketchUp's tools. Our knowledge center is a fully loaded 3D modeling encyclopedia.
Ask a question in the SketchUp Forums. Our forums are packed with SketchUp experts who just want to help. Ask a question and see for yourself.
Turn models into documents
At some point in most 3D projects, you’ll need to turn your model into a drawing set that gets the point across. LayOut in SketchUp Pro lets you add model views to pages, choose drawing scales, adjust line weights, and add dimensions, callouts, and graphics. Make a change to your SketchUp model, and find it reflected automatically in LayOut. And when it’s time, export pages as PDFs, images and CAD files.
Learn the basics LayOut is designed to look, feel, and behave like SketchUp. That means it’s easy to learn too.
Watch a master at work Using LayOut and SketchUp Pro for construction documentation is a powerful process. Learn how one expert creates stunning, effective drawings.
Find a 3D model of anything
Why model everything from scratch? Whether it’s a chair for the room you’re designing or a rhino for your zoo, you’ll find anything you need in 3D Warehouse, the world’s biggest library of free 3D models. And anyone can use 3D Warehouse to store and share models. Upload your best work and become a SketchUp legend.
Customize Your SketchUp
Extensions are add-on tools built to solve the kind of modeling problems that might otherwise leave you scratching your head. And there are hundreds for you to explore.
Vertex Tools Grab hold of any edge intersection in your model and literally bend, twist, stretch or scrunch models into complex, organic forms.´
Sefaira Energy modeling, building performance analyses, daylighting scenarios: all generated on the fly while you model in real-time.
Profile Builder 2 Create powerful parametric profiles to draw walls, fences, rails, ladders, stairs, roads: almost anything you can imagine, at light speed.
With the release of SketchUp 2018 we've removed support for Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite). There is no longer a SketchUp Make for download, our free version of SketchUp is called
SketchUp Free and available in all modern web browsers.
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.
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.