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Get started with 3D printing: make the SketchUp logo

Ready to give 3D printing a try? Get started with this simple introductory project.

Printables

Sharing 3D-printable models designed in SketchUp is a whole lot easier thanks to a collaboration between 3D Warehouse and Materialise.

Prepping for Printing

Don’t you just hate it when you download a sweet looking model from 3D Warehouse and your plans to print it out on your 3D printer are thwarted when you find that the model is not a solid?

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 is my favorite tool for 3D modelling, I started using it for interior design almost 10 years ago; now I use it for 3D printing and digital manufacturing.
    - Bertier Luyt
    founder le FabShop
  • SketchUp makes it easy for beginners to grasp the concepts of modeling for 3D printing, and quick for pros to go from idea to holding a model in their hand.
    - Marcus Ritland
    Author of 3D Printing with SketchUp
  • The combination of SketchUp and a 3D printer is so empowering for people like me that always have ideas.
    - Dan Bodner
    Fido Systems

Simple is Powerful

  • Find a 3D model of anything

    Need an oven for the kitchen you’re designing? An automobile for your driveway? A rhino for your zoo? Find it all in 3D Warehouse, the world’s biggest library of free 3D models.

    Turn models into documents

    Eventually, some 3D models grow up to become professional 2D drawing sets. LayOut in SketchUp Pro helps you showcase your models and create drawings you’ll be proud of.

    Customize your SketchUp

    SketchUp extensions are add-on tools built to solve the kind of 3D modeling problems that might otherwise leave you scratching your head. And there are hundreds of them for you to explore.