SketchUp Pro 2017

For 2017, the smartest SketchUp yet. The SketchUp team works to make SketchUp Pro and LayOut faster, more accessible, smarter, and just plain better.

A SketchUp prize for Bob Borson’s Playhouse Competition

If you’re a follower of the SketchUpdate Blog, there’s a good chance you’ve come across Bob Borson’s Life of an Architect blog. Alongside his many great posts*, a staple of the blog is Bob’s annual and extremely fun Playhouse Competition. This year, I’m happy to say that we’re joining the party and sponsoring a SketchUp […]

SketchUp Pro Non-profit discounts now available!

SketchUp Pro 2016 Nonprofit 1-year license (download version, for sale to nonprofits only) Mac/Windows – $39

Non-profit organizations with current (501)(3) status may now qualify to purchase highly discounted licenses of SketchUp Pro.

SketchUp Pro 2016 is 3D modeling software for professionals. SketchUp is easy and intuitive, allowing anyone to model in 3D quickly and […]

K-12 Educators – Win a trip to SketchUp’s 3D Basecamp!

Are you a K-12 educator who incorporates SketchUp into your curriculum?

If so, good news: you’re officially invited to enter the Basecamp EDU Ascent Competition.

Five talented educators will win a free trip to SketchUp’s 3D basecamp in June of 2016, in Steamboat Springs, Colorado!

Basecamp EDU Ascent Competition Details and Entry Form


What’s New in SketchUp 2016

SketchUp Pro 2016 Now Shipping!

SketchUp Pro 2016 $49 for Students Lab and Laptop licenses Free for Teachers

What’s New in SketchUp Pro 2016.

SU Animate V4 for SketchUp Pro

SU Animate V4 for SketchUp Pro – $39

SU Animate is a animation plug-in for SketchUp Pro. This application works inside SketchUp and automatically creates scenes that you can play as an animation in SketchUp or export to an AVI or MOV video file. SU Animate will create “frame” like animations where SketchUp objects move […]

Trimble and Nemetschek Group Partner to Expand Adoption of BIM

Link via PR Newswire

Trimble and Nemetschek plan to leverage the Trimble® Connect collaboration platform to integrate workflows and create close interoperability between selected Trimble solutions—including SketchUp, Tekla Structures, Vico Office, Trimble Prolog®, Trimble Field Link and MEPdesigner for SketchUp—and solutions in the Nemetschek portfolio, such as Allplan, ArchiCAD, DDS, SCIA Engineering, Vectorworks and Nevaris.


Drawing patterns in SketchUp and LayOut

Link via SketchUpdate

SketchUp Pro Options for Education

FREE Skalp material libraries for SketchUp

Skalp has created material libraries which you can download for FREE from the SketchUp 3D Warehouse.

Place these components in your model or your template and you have access to all the hatchings inside Skalp.

All materials can be edited with the Skalp Pattern Designer. You can change the size, the line and background color, and the […]