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SketchCAD is an advanced bundle of powerful design software to give you the freedom of intuitive 3D sketch design, and artistic presentation combined with the best 2D CAD drafting tools in the business.

SketchCAD is about creating conceptual ideas in 3D, presenting them in the best possible way and then turning those ideas into impressive documents in one powerful solution, no matter what type of design work you do. More...

In Detail


Adding to the popularity and ease-of-use of Google SketchUp, CAD International has created this unique and powerful suite of tools that takes you to a new level of creative expression by providing features never before available

SketchCAD includes:

  1. The world's most popular 3D sketch modeling software 
  2. Access to the worlds largest 3D library of components and complete 3D models
  3. Artistic presentation tools including hand-drawn sketch, painted, blueprint, pen and ink, illustration, cartoon, charcoal, texta, water color and hundreds more
  4. Instant shadow calculation and analysis
  5. Image handling tools to map directly onto your model or even create your model from
  6. Unique Bonus Expansion pack productivity tools to make modelling even faster
  7. Parametric design tools for multiple iterations of the same model driven by numbers or dimensions
  8. Camera motion animation to create stunning presentations from multiple viewpoints
  9. Fully professional easy 2D CAD LT drafting tools with the ability to work independently of the 3D SketchUp modeller if desired
  10. Optional online CAD -Level-1 and 2 certificate training
  11. Optional expert technical support and assistance direct from CAD International technical staff

For Everyone

Whether you're an architect, landscape designer, town planner, product designer, furniture designer, interior designer, set and stage designer, renovator or whatever, SketchCAD is perfect, and if you're new to 3D you'll be amazed at how fast it is to learn. Using the informative videos and tutorials, most people are up and running in an hour or so.

From Photo to Model

SketchCAD give you advanced 3D modelling tools including the ability to model in 3D from a photograph, whether it be a building or piece of furniture... You can even use aerial photographs and upload your model to Google Earth if desired.

Wow Factor

Present your designs as 'hand drawn' sketches in any number of artistic styles to ensure your personal look and feel is maintained or just to imply that the design isn't yet 'locked-in'. From traditional blueprint to fully shaded... instantly.

Get Real

Optional photorealistic Rendering is also now available. Choose from a single click render tool to a more detailed and controlled studio of tools to bring out the ultimate realism, all within the software itself. Whichever renderer you choose, there is no need to get a pilots license to use it either!... rendering is as intuitive and natural as all the other tools - Insert lights and specify properties then click and go.

Choose from check render to final render. All the lighting information is saved with your model too.


Don't need a photo real rendering?... Simply layout shaded or textured images complete with rapid lighting and shadows at any time of the day, anywhere in the world - Inside or out.

Quick As

If you have showrooms you'll be able to have your sales staff create designs right before your clients eyes. Now that's a sales tool!

Don't Just look... Feel

Explore colour, texture, form and proportion in your designs. Whether you are working on the interior of a retail store, the newest building in the city, the sexiest stage show platform in the world or the most inviting garden of your career - SketchCAD is ideal.

Fast Fabric

In a single click you can apply any fabric or other material to any surface or to an entire object. You and your clients can see the dramatic influences of selecting the ideal material to suit the look and feel you want to achieve.

Need movement?

From each position in and around your model, let the software generate impressive animations to show off your concepts from all perspectives. Make your design come to life and give your clients a complete look ate your model from every angle.

Production Drafting

Then when all the design work is done send your views or the entire model to our best 2D CAD drafting tool ever (RealCAD LT) to produce accurate fully dimensioned CAD drawings and presentations -0 and because the 2D drafting software is a separate program you can share the work by having the software loaded on a completely separate Windows PC.


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Frequently Asked Questions

[Q] I have a Mac, I have heard that this product works only on a PC?

[A] No, actually this software is also available for the Mac but there is a reduced set of tools. However if you install VMWare 'Fusion' and Windows 7 on your Mac you will get all the tools and still be able to run your Mac applications at the same time. Only SketchUp runs natively on Mac.

[Q] I have already used SketchUp, how is SketchCAD different or better?

[A] SketchCAD has the added and significant advantage of enhanced 3D modelling tools and a complete professional CAD program capable of directly importing and manipulating the 3D model views and 2D images of your sketch design. The professional CAD software component allows you import and export common CAD formats such as DXF and DWG and because the 2D CAD tools are professional CAD tools the results are 100% correctly scaled drawings. Tasks such as annotating, dimensioning and hatching are all handled perfectly accurately and with ease.


[Q] I need to make quick 3D viusualisations for the internals of a restaurant that is already there. Is SketchCAD a good solution?

[A] SketchCAD will be perfect as you can use photographs you have taken of the existing interior and make a 3D model from that and then make your changes for the new styling. You may also have to take some measurements of the resturant to get it accurate.

System Requirements

Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 or Vista (64bit and 32bit)
Mac OSX 10.10+ (Yosemite), 10.9+ (Mavericks) and 10.8+ (Mountain Lion) for SketchUp Only (part of the bundle)
Recommended Computer Specifications

  • 2+ GHz Processor
  • 8+ GB RAM
  • 500 MB of available hard-disk space
  • 3D class Video Card with 1 GB of memory or higher supporting OpenGL version 2.0 or higher
  • 3 button, scroll-wheel mouse.
  • Some SketchUp features require an active internet connection
  • SketchUp Pro requires .NET Framework version 4.0.

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