SketchUp Free v SketchUp Pro

SketchUp Features

SketchUp Features Free Pro
Build 3D models tick tick
Import CAD files cross tick
Export CAD and PDF files cross tick
Create multi-page presentation sets cross tick
Produce construction drawings cross tick
Export animation videos of any size cross tick
Present files and full-screen presentations cross tick
Add custom attributes and behaviors cross tick
Generate lists and reports cross tick
Use solid modeling tools cross tick
Make hand-drawn rendering styles cross tick
Work with simulated film cameras cross tick
Email technical support cross tick
Licenced for commercial use cross tick
Import, Export and Create IFC Files cross tick

If you’re not using Pro, you’re missing out on a range of features designed for producing professional-grade work.

SketchUp Make is a free version of SketchUp, for non-commercial use ONLY. If you are using SketchUp commercially, you will need to purchase a licence of SketchUp Pro.

SketchUp Make hasn’t been updated for the 2018 and won’t be updated in the future. Users of SketchUp Make, can continue working in the current build. A shift to web browser – SketchUp Free – means more people can access, learn, and master 3D drawing.

SketchUp Free can be launched in a web browser.

Evolved from a year of beta testing, SketchUp Free has improved in speed, stability, and functionality. By design, this app delivers the core of SketchUp’s 3D modeling.

This is a free version of SketchUp, available for non-commercial use, that –

– is easier to learn and simpler to use than ever. You don’t need hundreds of buttons and dropdowns for 3D drawing

– is more accessible to everybody, everywhere. Even Chromebooks and Linux users can run SketchUp Free on any WebGL enabled browser

– is versionless. That means you are always using the newest version.

– is powered by Trimble Connect, so your projects are stored on the web by default, always backed up (no more autosave!). When you use Trimble Connect to host SketchUp files, your work stays up-to-date on our desktop, web, mobile, and XR software

SketchUp Free’s Terms of Service do not allow for commercial use and there are a number of features unavailable compared to SketchUp Pro

About Elmtec

Elmtec have been the UK distribution partner for SketchUp since 2010, and service a network of UK and Irish resellers. We have over 22 years’ experience within the digital design community.

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