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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’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.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.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.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.Turner Construction
Simple is Powerful
Find a 3D model of anything
Need a crane for your jobsite? A masonry detail for your fireplace? A truss for your roof? Find it all in 3D Warehouse, the world’s biggest library of free 3D models.
Turn models into documents
Use LayOut to generate multi-page documents with model views, details, images, notes and other critical information. When your model changes, so does your document. Simple.
Customize your SketchUp
SketchUp extensions are add-on tools built to solve the kind of modeling problems that might otherwise leave you scratching your head. And there are hundreds of them to explore.
Model and Document
With LayOut, insert SketchUp model views wherever you want on the pages of your document. These “viewports” are living, breathing views of your project. When your model changes, all of your viewports update, too. Say goodbye to exporting a million images out of SketchUp.2
Draw once, use again and again
LayOut makes it fast and seamless to create drawings that you can use over and over. Get that detail right once, then drag and drop it into any project.3
Intuitive vector drawing
LayOut’s drawing tools are just like SketchUp’s: simple, smart, and fun. And because everything you draw is vector smart, scaling and rotating can be done with utmost precision.4
Dimension, detail, explain
Use dimensioning tools that snap to the edges of SketchUp models and quickly set the format, scale, and precision of displayed measurements. Customize callouts via controls for line weight, arrow and stroke style, curved leader lines, font formatting, line spacing... You get the picture, and so will everyone else.
Find a 3D model of anything
3D Warehouse is the world’s largest repository of free 3D models, and it works seamlessly with SketchUp. That means equipment, casework, construction assemblies, the entire kitchen sink (literally) is all handy in a few clicks.2
Find a model of that thing
In partnership with manufacturers like Herman Miller, Formica, Thermador and many others, we’re working hard to make 3D Warehouse the best place on the web to find a model of a specific, real-world object. Now when you specify an oven for a kitchen, you can be sure you’re working with accurate geometry, not to mention beautiful models.3
Present on any device
When you upload your models to 3D Warehouse, it’s easy to pull them down onto your phone or tablet using the SketchUp Mobile Viewer app. Then, get hands on with clients and collaborators wherever, however you’d like.