SketchUp for Urban Planning

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    An urban planning and community development firm, Houseal Lavigne Associates, aspires to communicate and visualize proposed developments.

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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...

  • SketchUp helps the community get excited about what type of development might be most suitable for the property based on zoning recommendations, market analysis, and other factors.
    - Devin Lavigne
    Houseal Lavigne Associates
  • 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
  • Now, our commercial engineers would never go meet a client, even in-house, without SketchUp Pro models and drawings.
    - Pascal Giudicelli

Simple is Powerful