3D for Landscape Architecture| Software Download | SketchUp

Bringing sustainable landscapes to life with animations

Watch as Daniel Tal illustrates and animates the role that landscape architects play in sustainable development.

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    Think by drawing in 3D

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    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.

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    Generate presentation documents

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    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 has allowed me to intuitively and quickly create fully 3D preliminary design studies in a very short time period. I find it to be an ideal front-end design tool.
    - Andrejs Cers
    AJC Architecture
  • We use SketchUp models constantly. Their efficiency allows us to share them in web-based client video conferencing, a huge help when collaborating.
    - Dominic L. Fischer
    Land Elements
  • Being able to analyze and compare over a dozen options from any view, modify those options on the fly, and create new options while in meetings is invaluable.
    - Jon Altschuld
    Stanley Consultants
  • The name of the game is about economics, efficiency, accuracy, and being able to deliver. The extension system in SketchUp is so diverse that there’s really nothing you can’t do.
    - Daniel Tal
    DanielTal.com

Simple is Powerful

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    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.