SketchUp for Light Construction Remodeling

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  • SketchUp Pro includes everything you need

    From building 3D models to producing complete document sets, SketchUp Pro is the only drawing tool many contractors need. If complicated CAD or BIM software is overkill for the projects you work on, you’ve come to the right place.

  • Model details to clarify complex conditions

    You can use SketchUp Pro to validate proposed details and clearly show problematic conditions for RFI’s. Save hours of time and thousands of dollars in rework and delays by communicating visually with everyone on the project.

  • Produce scaled, accurately dimensioned drawing sets

    SketchUp Pro isn’t just for making 3D models. Use the included LayOut tool to generate multi-page documents with model views, details, images, notes and other critical information. When your model changes, so does your document. Simple.

  • Communicate visually with project stakeholders

    Everyone knows that a picture’s worth a thousand words. Use SketchUp Pro to get owners, officials, inspectors, engineers, designers and subcontractors—every single important person on your project—all on the same page.

  • Improve communication with your clients

    Words can be unclear and blueprints are sometimes hard to read, but pictures are a universal language that anyone can understand. Show your clients exactly what they’re getting by walking them through 3D models you make with SketchUp Pro.

  • Win more jobs with impressive marketing collateral

    SketchUp Pro is your secret weapon for making beautiful graphics for sales and marketing. From detailed line drawings to rich and colorful brochures, you can leverage your existing models into assets that will help you win more jobs and make more money.

  • Import CAD and other types of data

    Have a CAD file that you’d like to use as the starting point for a renovation? SketchUp Pro can open most of your existing CAD files (including DWG and DXF) to give you a head start. It can also write CAD files, just in case you need them.

  • Access the world’s biggest repository of 3D models

    You don’t have to build everything you need from scratch. In fact, hundreds of thousands of objects—from furniture to vehicles to landscaping content to people—are available for download from SketchUp’s 3D Warehouse.

  • Create project sequencing animations

    How do you represent the project schedule in 3D? You use SketchUp Pro to create detailed sequencing animations that clarify every stage of the project. Get everyone on the same page by showing them exactly where and when everything’s happening.

  • Export PDFs, movies, images and CAD files

    You can turn your SketchUp Pro models into JPEGs, TIFFs, PDFs, CAD files and even HD videos. You can also print drawings to scale, of course. Produce any form of visualization that your team or your client wants to see.

  • Generate lists and reports from your 3D models

    Use SketchUp Pro to automatically generate cut lists, quantity takeoffs and other reports based on the work you’ve already put into building a 3D model.

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Light Construction Remodeling Case Studies

Blach Construction Company
LayOut Case Study
SketchUp Pro includes everything you need

From building 3D models to producing complete document sets, SketchUp Pro is the only drawing tool many contractors need. If complicated CAD or BIM software is overkill for the projects you work on, you’ve come to the right place.

Model details to clarify complex conditions

You can use SketchUp Pro to validate proposed details and clearly show problematic conditions for RFI’s. Save hours of time and thousands of dollars in rework and delays by communicating visually with everyone on the project.

Produce scaled, accurately dimensioned drawing sets

SketchUp Pro isn’t just for making 3D models. Use the included LayOut tool to generate multi-page documents with model views, details, images, notes and other critical information. When your model changes, so does your document. Simple.

Communicate visually with project stakeholders

Everyone knows that a picture’s worth a thousand words. Use SketchUp Pro to get owners, officials, inspectors, engineers, designers and subcontractors—every single important person on your project—all on the same page.

Improve communication with your clients

Words can be unclear and blueprints are sometimes hard to read, but pictures are a universal language that anyone can understand. Show your clients exactly what they’re getting by walking them through 3D models you make with SketchUp Pro.

Win more jobs with impressive marketing collateral

SketchUp Pro is your secret weapon for making beautiful graphics for sales and marketing. From detailed line drawings to rich and colorful brochures, you can leverage your existing models into assets that will help you win more jobs and make more money.

Import CAD and other types of data

Have a CAD file that you’d like to use as the starting point for a renovation? SketchUp Pro can open most of your existing CAD files (including DWG and DXF) to give you a head start. It can also write CAD files, just in case you need them.

Access the world’s biggest repository of 3D models

You don’t have to build everything you need from scratch. In fact, hundreds of thousands of objects—from furniture to vehicles to landscaping content to people—are available for download from SketchUp’s 3D Warehouse.

Create project sequencing animations

How do you represent the project schedule in 3D? You use SketchUp Pro to create detailed sequencing animations that clarify every stage of the project. Get everyone on the same page by showing them exactly where and when everything’s happening.

Export PDFs, movies, images and CAD files

You can turn your SketchUp Pro models into JPEGs, TIFFs, PDFs, CAD files and even HD videos. You can also print drawings to scale, of course. Produce any form of visualization that your team or your client wants to see.

Generate lists and reports from your 3D models

Use SketchUp Pro to automatically generate cut lists, quantity takeoffs and other reports based on the work you’ve already put into building a 3D model.