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  • Ryan Companies uses SketchUp Pro for virtual design and construction

    Ryan Companies is a one-stop-shop that uses SketchUp for development, real estate management, architecture, engineering, and construction projects.

  • Yestermorrow: A hands-on design/build education

    Yestermorrow is a Vermont non-profit that teaches the design and building process in tandem, translating theory into practice for college students.

Make everything easier

No one wants to waste time learning complicated computer programs. SketchUp is hands-down the most intuitive, not to mention powerful, easy-to-learn 3D drawing tool on the planet. If you want to be productive within a couple of hours, you’ve come to the right place.

    • Get good, fast

      No one wants to waste time learning complicated software. SketchUp Pro is hands-down the most intuitive and easy-to-learn 3D drawing tool on the planet.

    • Think by drawing in 3D

      We designed SketchUp to behave like an extension of your hand. The idea is to get out of your way so that you can draw whatever you want, however you want.

    • Iterate quickly through design ideas

      We love how architects use layers and layers of tracing paper to develop and improve their ideas. Similarly, SketchUp was born to be simple to let you iterate.

    • Produce scaled, accurate 2D drawings

      SketchUp isn’t just for 3D models. Draw plans, elevations, details, title blocks and other graphics with LayOut. When your model changes, so does your document. Simple.

    • Generate presentation documents

      SketchUp Pro includes LayOut, an incredibly powerful tool with features for page layout, drafting, vector illustration and slide presentations.

    • Create compelling visualizations and walkthroughs

      Use SketchUp Pro to turn your models into animated walkthroughs and flyovers that explain every detail of your design.

Don't take our word for it...

  • SketchUp’s speed and flexibility is what makes it so powerful. I can make SketchUp function as most any tool I need. What could take up to a week to do in a complex modeling system may only take a day with SketchUp.
    - Matt Smith
    Allied Container Systems
  • Using a virtual mock-up, we were able to get all the players involved in the same room and work out hundreds of details without wasting time and money in the field.
    - Tristan Garner
    Ryan Companies
  • On one project, the use of SketchUp allowed the integrated construction team to model four separate, highly detailed virtual mockups in place of one physical mockup, providing a cost aversion of $180,000.
    - Ricardo Khan
    Mortenson Construction
  • Interoperability is key. SketchUp Pro’s ability to exchange file formats allows us to compile models from multiple disciplines. We can quickly study complex details and integrate additional information to an existing model.
    - Jim Barrett
    Turner Construction

Simple is Powerful