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SketchUp Pro

SketchUp Pro for Windows

  • Trial version
  • In English
  • Version: 20.0.363

Powerful, professional, yet accessible 3D modeling software

With the rise of computer-aided design software or CAD, designers would have to go through the trouble of creating scale models from physical materials. Now, they can just use CAD software like SketchUp to save time and expenses. SketchUp is easily the most readily available CAD software in the market today, and it even has a Free option for new users to check out. However, for users who would like to take their modeling to the next level, getting a professional license is a good idea. SketchUp Pro 2015 has just as much to offer as SketchUp’s latest free versions.

A Brief Introduction to SketchUp

SketchUp is CAD software that provides users with tools to create 3D models using their computers. It can be used in any industry that requires 3D models including architecture, animation,  multimedia arts, engineering, and more. It was originally conceived and released by @Last Software in 2000. In 2006, @Last Software was acquired by Google. Nowadays, the software is being developed by Trimble after it was acquired from Google in 2012. 

SketchUp has several editions available for the users to choose from depending on their specific needs. SketchUp Pro 2015 is SketchUp’s 2015 release for professional use. As such, it has a lot of features that are specifically designed to cater to professionals and are not available in the free personal editions.

SketchUp Pro 2015 Features

While both the Free and Pro versions of Sketchup are capable of building and geo-locating 3D models, only the pro version can import and export CAD files. Pro 2015 can also be used to create, import, and export IFC files. More rendering styles are also available to the Pro 2015 user. For Geo-located models, Terrain and Satellite Imagery can also be used in the project. 

Pro 2015 users also have more tools to work with such as better film cameras and solid modeling tools. However, the most important feature of any SketchUp Pro edition is that it can be licensed commercially which means users aren’t limited to the non-profit personal use that Free editions are constrained by.

A Solid Design and Modelling Software

There’s a reason why SketchUp continues to be popular despite being up against stiff competition and changing developer hands several times. Though it has a rather steep learning curve, it’s still simple in comparison to the other titles on the market. It’s perfect for users dealing with architecture and interior design. It’s also a great choice for those who are just starting out. If you’re not sure which CAD software to use, SketchUp Pro 2015 is a good choice.

SketchUp is an easy-to-use yet powerful tool for creating, viewing, and modifying 3D ideas quickly and easily. The program is designed to combine the elegance and spontaneity of pencil sketching with the speed and flexibility of today's digital media.

Developed for the conceptual stages of design, SketchUp allows for quick and easy 3D form creation, complete with an interface that supports a dynamic, creative exploration of 3D form, material and light. SketchUp combines a compact yet robust tool-set with an intelligent guidance system that streamlines the 3D drawing process.

Some of Sketchup's features:

  • Export models to Google Earth
  • Click on a shape and push or pull it to create your desired 3D geometry
  • Experiment with color and texture directly on your model
  • Real-time shadow casting lets you see exactly where the sun falls as you model
  • Select from thousands of pre-drawn components to save time drawing

Sketchup Pro includes:

  • Print and export raster images at higher-than-screen resolution
  • Access to the following 3D export formats: DWG, DXF, 3DS, OBJ, XSI, VRML and FBX
  • Export animations and walkthroughs as MOV (Mac) or AVI (Windows) files
  • Use the Sandbox Tools and the Film & Stage Tools
  • Have access to free email tech support for two years from purchase

PROS

  • Good for beginners
  • Simple interface
  • Has IFC file support
  • More solid modelling tools

CONS

  • Steep learning curve
  • Can’t create curves

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User reviews about SketchUp Pro

  • Yakha Thina

    by Yakha Thina

    it did not work on my PC and it is literally the only application that doesn't and i am so not satisfied with SketchUp Pro 2015

  • Muhd Arif

    by Muhd Arif

    its fun to use and easy to learn,It also has user friendly buttons to make it easier to use

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    it's not warde to spend yr time even free sw, if you have not soome of easi.
    Usually first thing i look in one sw is price8 then More

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    is it very applicable and very easy to use than autocad?.
    is it a same form of autocad? does it contains same command and featureMore

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    It makes us feel really stupid!.
    My husband and I, both experienced pc and web users, have found it impossible to do the most basMore

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