The big picture, at your fingertips

From massing model to proposal, SketchUp is 3D urban design software that helps planners get the (whole) job done.

3D city planning

A city planner's toolbox

Import 2D CAD files, 3D models, DEM data, or your own aerial imagery and scan data, and use it as a starting point for your planning project. Better yet, use SketchUp’s Geo-location tool and bring in exact terrain imagery with the click of a button. Once you've got your terrain, you can modify it quickly. With SketchUp, you’ll be turning contour lines into surfaces and draping hardscape elements onto flowing landscapes in no time.

3D urban planning

Create compelling visualizations

SketchUp makes it easy to deliver your 3D urban planning models as accessible illustrations and animations. Send your model into LayOut to create detailed, colorful 2D plans with notes and scaled model views. Explain every detail of your proposal by turning your projects into animated walkthroughs and flyovers. Easily show alternate design scenarios and export videos. SketchUp helps you tell the full story and get client buy-in faster.

3D urban planning & design software

Access the world’s largest 3D model library

You don’t have to model everything from scratch. In fact, hundreds of thousands of objects — from buildings to vehicles to landscape elements — are available for download (for free!) from 3D Warehouse.

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

Optimize your workflow

Model efficiently

Model vegetation with a single click, generate photo-realistic renderings, and more with third-party extensions.

Import/export with ease

Import files from standard CAD packages, or export model linework or compositions to your favorite post-processing software. SketchUp fits into any workflow.

Collaborate better

Tour multiple decision makers through your project in mixed reality and gather real-time feedback using SketchUp’s augmented and virtual reality apps.

AR/VR city planning

Planning documents that make people smile

Urban planning firm Houseal Lavigne has one standard: make it good. They turn to SketchUp to create concise, illustrative planning documents that clients can get behind.

Let’s get to work