Build confidently and efficiently

From big idea to build, SketchUp is 3D construction software that gets the (whole) project done.

Residential construction design software

Visualize quickly

SketchUp is 3D building design software that behaves more like a pencil than a piece of complicated CAD. SketchUp gets out of your way so you can draw whatever you can imagine, efficiently. Throughout the design-build process, SketchUp helps you analyze problems and keep construction moving forward.

3D house building software

Communicate your vision and get buy-in

SketchUp makes it easy to create 3D models and deliver them as colorful, accessible documents that tell the full story. Need to get project stakeholders aligned? SketchUp’s AR and VR apps make it possible to host real-time, multi-user collaboration sessions for remote attendees. Take decision makers through projects at scale, or immerse them in 1:1 environments to gather feedback and quickly resolve mission-critical issues.

Create construction documents in 2D

Create construction documents

Don’t waste time redrawing plans. Take a single 3D model and turn it into a 2D drawing in a flash with LayOut.  Draw plans, elevations, sections, build details, model views… any detail you need to start the build. SketchUp is remarkably accurate, so you can be sure that anyone working on the project will have the information they need to get the job done. The best part: when your model changes, so do your construction documents. Simple.

Find your SketchUp


Design & collaborate anywhere.

  • SketchUp for Web
  • SketchUp for iPad
  • Customer support

The SketchUp you know and love… and so much more.

  • Desktop Client
  • 2D documentation
  • Model Viewing

Fast 3D modeling. Powerful building performance analysis.

  • Energy & Daylight Analysis
  • Desktop Client
  • 2D documentation

Streamline your workflow

Detailed reports

Generate cost estimates, sum parts, and more by exporting reports directly from your model.

Mixed reality

Tour project models with your clients in the office or on site at 1:1 scale using our range of AR/VR and mobile apps.

Cloud collaboration

Publish your model to the cloud using Trimble Connect, and have stakeholders review and mark-up directly in their web browsers.

Streamline your residential construction workflow

The constructible model

John Brock builds highly detailed models — down to the stud, which inspired him to create SketchUp extensions to help streamline his construction workflow. He dives deep into how he implemented his workflow on a multi-family residential building.

3D modeling for residential construction

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