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SketchUp Pro for Mac

  • Trial version

  • In English
  • V 8.0.3161
  • 3.5

    (184)
  • Security Status

Powerful, professional 3D modeler

SketchUp Pro is a premium professional graphic design software developed by Trimble Inc. An advanced version of SketchUp, this platform helps users create and edit 3D models for a vast array of industries, including architecture, interior design, urban planning, and construction. It is an intuitive and powerful program offering a clean working environment. 

For professional-grade 3D modeling software, SketchUp Pro comes in a comprehensive package. With this, even novice users can create simple printable 3D models from scratch. Moreover, the app is easy to navigate and allows you to sculpt accurately in a 3D view.

Packed with features

SketchUp Pro offers an extensive 3D modeling toolbox. This Mac version of the software offers comprehensive workspace features as highlighted by its powerful built-in editor, where you can sketch your designs from scratch. This function allows you to import data from 3DS, DWG, KMZ, JPG, PNG, and other file formats. It also empowers you to set up dedicated parameters on your project with minimum effort.

Additionally, the editor enables you to draw freehand designs and insert shapes, lines, and arcs. With an integrated eraser, it gives you room for trial and error, allowing you to craft your designs as detailed as possible. Plus, the push and pull object feature lets you add and remove volume from your 3D model. You can even create a copy of the lines at a uniform distance from the original lines.

Moreover, the software has a native integration to Trimble Connect, the developer’s very own cloud storage service. By purchasing the license for this app, users can get unlimited storage space for all their projects. With this, you can now share and collaborate with other users online. Plus, it will also make you eligible to access Trimble’s 3D warehouse—an open library where you may upload and download pre-made models.

A nifty 3D modeling tool

All in all, SketchUp Pro for Windows proves to be a reliable application for designers. It offers a complete suite of tools that can help you in designing and styling 3D models. The app is very intuitive and easy to use, making it perfect for those who are new to computer-aided design. It must be noted, however, that the price of the license for this app can be a bit steep. 

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

  • Intuitive layout
  • Extensive design tools
  • Integrated cloud storage
  • Allows access to 3D model library

CONS

  • Might seem too pricy for those who are not into 3D modeling as a profession

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SketchUp Pro for Mac

  • Trial version

  • In English
  • V 8.0.3161
  • 3.5

    (184)
  • Security Status

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