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SketchUp

The Original 3D Sketch Modeller

3D for Everyone

SketchUp® is the world’s leading rapid 3D modelling software. It’s fast, it’s easy and we love it.

We’ve been selling, using and supporting it since its development by ‘@last corporation’ over 18 years ago and we look after SketchUp clients throughout Australia.

SketchUp was created right from the start to be a 3D modeling program that was powerful, and easy to use.  They nailed it!

Stand-alone or as a companion

If your needs are simple, use SketchUp Layout to produce high quality 2D documentation directly linked to your 3D model or for ultimate satisfaction use SketchUp for what it does best, 3D. Bring your 3D model directly into your professional BIM, CAD or rendering programs to complete the design process. Many clients use Sketchup to model furniture and other library items then bring those into their professional CAD software such as ARCHLine.XP for full architectural modelling and document creation and Lumion, V-Ray or ARCHLine ‘Live’ for mind blowing rendering and animation.

3D Re-Imagined

You’re in a creative mood and your ideas are flowing fast and furious, SketchUp should be your ‘go to’ tool. You’ll be sketching and extruding in 3D space in the blink of an eye and showing off your designs to your clients in way they can fully understand.

 

 

A Few Unique Features

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Push / Pull

The action of pushing and pulling a surface in 3D space, and have it behave how you would expect is strangely satisfying. SketchUp has mastered the art of grabbing and manipulation to give total control.

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Triangulated

Every surface in SketchUp is a series of triangles, even a rectangle is actually 2 triangles. This simple principle applies to everything so the user never has to deal with a myriad of different entity types. 

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Get the Look

You can have every conceivable impression of your model without remodeling. Go from sketchy line-work to fully rendered lifelike scenes with plugins as powerful as Lumion

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Simple Logic

When you think of SketchUp you think of simplicity, but that doesn’t make it any less powerful, just easier to master. Learn how to move, then copy, stretch and transform are a natural progression.

SketchUp Includes

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SketchUp

The latest version of SketchUp Pro for desktop and mobile

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LayOut

Links your 3D models in Layout to generate professional 2D drawings

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Style Builder

Create your own sketchy edge style from lines you’ve drawn, either on paper or digitally

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3D Warehouse

Access to the place to share and download hundreds of thousands of SketchUp models

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PreDesign

Enhance your design research with this new web-based tool that provides insights into sustainable design for your project location

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Mobile Viewer

Take clients on a virtual tour of a project using the SketchUp Viewer (mobile/tablet) & Trimble Mixed Reality devices

FAQ’s

SketchUp Minimum System Requirements

Windows
Windows 11, 10, 8 and 7
16GB RAM (way more preferred)
700MB Hard Drive (SSD preferred)
Mouse with scroll wheel
Dedicated graphics card with 1GB+ supporting OpenGL 3.0 or later

 

Mac
Mac OSX 10.16 (Big Sur), 10.15 (Catalina) and 10.14 (Mojave)
8GB RAM (more preferred)
700MB Hard Drive (SSD preferred)
Mouse with scroll wheel (not Magic Mouse)
Graphics Card with 1GB+ supporting OpenGL 3.0 or later

Looking for a new computer? Purchase the world’s fastest CAD-tuned laptops directly from us.

What license options are available?

SketchUp is only available by subscription and your subscription is active for the term listed on your invoice, usually one year. For more specific information about administering a subscription or for handling members and seats, be sure to visit the Help Center article on the sketchp.com site or Trimble Account Management Portal.

Here at CAD International we have a slightly different offering to the Trimble site in that we don’t offer the SketchUp ‘Go’ or ‘Studio’ option. We offer SketchUp Pro and a bundle of SketchUp Pro with ARCHLine.XP Live rendering. 

What is SketchUp Pro + 'Live' Bundle?

This option let’s SketchUp users showcase designs in a realistic, realtime manner with lighting, materials and animation. It is a bundle of two programs, SketchUp Pro, plus ARCHLine ‘Live’. Easily produce amazing architectural visuals and animations in seconds. 

It is worth noting that a fast Windows PC with plenty of graphics power will make a significant difference to how fast and how smooth your navigation experience will be when using ‘Live’. It will help when modelling in SketchUp too. Best sure to check out CAD Laptops.

What do I get with Support Subscription?

When you choose a purchase option that includes Support you’ll get our expert help to assist you with both technical and user issues. We provide screen to screen assistance as well as videos that show you how to resolve your problem or complete a task.
It’s a bit like having a guru at the end of the phone or email to help you reach your goals. If online material exists that show you how to we will point you in that direction too. The service is live between 8:30am and 5:30 pm AEST business days.

How long do I have to wait to receive my license?

As your local representative we try very hard to get you your license in the shortest possible time, however licenses are manually generated elsewhere and it is not instant so please purchase a few days prior to your trial expiry date.

What Others Are Saying

“Love it. SketchUp has changed my world. I get to be the master of my own universe”
George Grone, Ground Force.

“I’ve been using SketchUp for years. I can’t actually imagine life without it. Luckily I get my ‘fix’ almost daily. We use SketchUp with ARCHLine.XP. Its a great combo’ for our small interior design business.”

Beth Winters, Winteriors

“I first though SketchUp would be too simplistic, but that’s the beauty of it, I don’t have to know too much to get a lot done”

Leon Varley, Progressive Plans

“I learned SketchUp at school to design my major woodwork project. I didn’t realize real professionals also use it!”

Xavier Jobe, Student

“The boss introduced me to SketchUp. I bet he wished he hadn’t, I’m hooked!”

Xavier Jobe, Student

“We like to call Sketchup our liquid designer, because the work just flows without interruption from complex commands or clunky interface. Great tool.”
Louise Brinkst, Do It Right Design Studios

“I use SketchUp pretty much every day. We combine it with other CAD software to make a living from design. Just about every other program can read SketchUp files.”
Michael Bryant, Bryant Design Studios

“We start out with a SketchUp model because it’s so flexible then literally build from it in ARCHLine.XP to produce an intelligent BIM model with all the related documentation. This process is super efficient.”
Maddison V, Building and Interior Designer

Buy SketchUp

The world’s most popular 3D sketch modelling software

SketchUp Pro

Annual License

$399 / year

Annual subscription

Annual License – How It Works

Get a 12 month license that renews each year until you cancel.
Upgrades are included in the subscription

ARCHLine.XP ‘Live’

Real-time rendering and animation software for SketchUp (Windows only)

$695 / year

Annual subscription

Annual License – How It Works

Get a 12 month license that renews each year until you cancel.
Upgrades are included in the subscription.

SketchUp Pro + ‘Live’

Bundle

(Windows only)

$995 / year

Annual subscription

Annual License – How It Works

Get a 12 month license that renews each year until you cancel.
Upgrades are included in the subscription.

Prices shown in AUD. Australian buyers add 10% GST

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