SketchUp for Engineering

  • Designing for mechanical engineering at Stangl Associates

    SketchUp’s intuitive interface has made it a cornerstone in Stangl Associate’s process plant design practice.

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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...

  • "We don’t spend a lot of time learning the software, and because it’s so intuitive, we’ve reached a point where we can rapidly turn detailed models into production drawings for manufacturing facilities."
    - Carroll Shephard
    Environmental Air Systems
  • "Sketchup Pro has helped us visualize potential problems in 3D, allowing us to find conflicts on the computer, rather than in the field. This prevents us from wasting material and resources."
    - Mark Lessmuller
    Daniel Company
  • "I was really surprised how fast I could model almost anything with this software. A chain link which took me 4 hours to model with 'Mechanical Desktop' was done in 50 minutes with SketchUp."
    - André da Silva
  • "SketchUp's intuitiveness comes from its ability to relate back to basic geometric principles. It's geometry-driven instead of menu-driven. Even engineering colleagues who 'don't do CAD pick up SketchUp very quickly."
    - Mitchel Stangl
    Stangl Associates

Simple is Powerful