SketchUp Pro Subscription

Overview

A SketchUp Pro Subscription is where great ideas get to work.

 

SketchUp Pro is powerful and intuitive 3D modelling computer software for a wide range of drawing applications used across a range of industries from architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and construction, to film and video game design.

A commercial SketchUp Pro subscription is assigned to one individual and can only be used by that registered user. It cannot be shared between colleagues. The individual can authorise their subscription on two computers that they use – but can only use one at a time (typically a work computer/desktop and a laptop).

To access your subscription, you must sign in with Trimble ID. Each user account can only be associated with one individual person. You cannot create a generalised user account that is shared by more than one person. This is what we refer to as a “named user”.

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Subscription vs Classic Perpetual

As of November 4, 2020, SketchUp Pro is no longer available in a perpetual license form with its annual maintenance and support fees.  A subscription is now the way to access SketchUp Pro, which offers a whole suite of products at a lower price point and with constant updates and improvements to user requests. 

What's Included

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Tutorials and Training

You are consistently supported when you subscribe to SketchUp. Your reseller provides a dedicated telephone and email support outreach. However, if you need further training you can find authorised training centres with these resellers.

 

Elmtec’s in-house SketchUp Customer Success Manager is also on hand to guide you through a range of SketchUp tutorials. Elmtec’s exclusive onboarding webinars also get you up to speed with SketchUp quickly and easily. You’ll also find a range of events listed specifically for SketchUp UK and Irish customers on events listings to help elevate your workflows and network with your contemporaries.

Hardware and Software Requirements

  • Software
  • An internet connection is required to install and authorize SketchUp and to use some of the features.
  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher.
  • SketchUp Pro requires .NET Framework version 4.5.2.
  • Recommended hardware
    • 2+ GHz processor
    • 8+ GB RAM
    • 700MB of available hard-disk space
    • 3D class video card with 1 GB of memory or higher and support for hardware acceleration. Please ensure that the video card driver supports OpenGL 3.1 or higher and is up to date.
    • 3-button, scroll-wheel mouse.
  • Minimum hardware
    • 1 GHz processor
    • 4GB RAM
    • 500MB of free hard-disk space
    • 3D class video card with 512 MB of memory or higher and support for hardware acceleration. Please ensure that the video card driver supports OpenGL 3.1 or higher and is up to date.
  • Software
    • An internet connection is required to authorize SketchUp and to use some of the features.
    • QuickTime 5.0 and web browser for multimedia tutorials.
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  • Recommended hardware
    • 1+ GHz processor
    • 8GB RAM
    • 700MB of available hard-disk space
    • 3D class video card with 1 GB of memory or higher and support for hardware acceleration. Please ensure that the video card driver supports OpenGL version 3.1 or higher and is up to date.
    • 3-button, scroll-wheel mouse
  • Minimum hardware
    • 1+ GHz Intel™ processor
    • 4GB RAM
    • 500MB of available hard-disk space.
    • 3D class video card with 512 MB of memory or higher and support for hardware acceleration. Please ensure that the video card driver supports OpenGL version 3.1 or higher and is up to date.
    • 3-button, scroll-wheel mouse.
All devices should be compatible with OpenGL ES 3.0 and have at least 1024MB of RAM.
  • Operating System: iOS 10 and later
  • Phones: iPhone 5 and later
  • Tablets: Retina iPads
To view models in augmented reality, devices should meet these additional requirements:
All devices should be compatible with OpenGL ES 3.0 and have at least 1024MB of RAM.
  • Operating System: Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) and later
  • Phones and Tablets: 4-inch screens and higher – MDPI, HDPI, XHDPI, XXHDPI resolutions
To view models in augmented reality, devices should meet these additional requirements:

FAQs

If you have a SketchUp Classic Perpetual license (version 2015 or after), you can migrate it over to the new SketchUp Pro annual subscription. With a subscription, you’ll:
  • Always be up to date with the latest features.
  • Receive more frequent updates and improvements.
  • Get more value from all the features, products, and services in the subscription than from a Classic license.
    • Quick and easy user and device management: No more keeping track of new serial numbers for each year or trying to figure out which computer is using which license!
    • Robust self-management: Being able to control your SketchUp sign-ins remotely means you no longer need to contact SketchUp Support for help clearing lost activations.
    • Access to Pro Technical Support.
    • Auto-renew: Never have to worry about renewing or setting up reminders for when your subscription term ends.
    • Access multiple subscription versions*: Install and use any two versions of SketchUp that supports a subscription license (*2019 and later) at the same time.
    • Collaboration, data management & file storage: Included with your subscription is Trimble Connect’s cloud collaboration platform with unlimited file storage.
    • View models on the go: SketchUp Viewer app on mobile with additional Augmented Reality capabilities.
If you are unsure whether your license is eligible for migration, please contact us and we will be more than happy to help.

A single-user subscription is associated with one person (named user) and that individual can then install SketchUp on up to 2 computers. However, only one computer will run SketchUp at a particular time. A subscription cannot be shared between two people.

When you sign up for a subscription you’ll prepay for the full term of your annual subscription. If you do not want to pay for an additional year you can disable auto renewal. You will be able to use the applications in your subscription for the remainder of your annual term. There are no partial refunds if you stop using your subscription before the end of the term.

In the UK, you purchase your SketchUp Pro subscription from one of our authorised resellers. Your subscription will not be renewed automatically; instead, they will contact you ahead of your renewal to let you know it will soon be time to renew. If you wish to renew your subscription, they will process the order for you.

Each product has different functionality and dependence on the internet.

SketchUp for Web is a web-based modeller, so you’ll need to be always connected to the internet to use it.

To install desktop applications like SketchUp Pro and LayOut for the first time, you’ll need to be connected to the internet. After that, you can model offline for up to 28 days before you need to sign back in.

if you’re working in a desktop application and need to access Extension Warehouse or 3D Warehouse, you’ll need internet connection.

Please contact one of our UK resellers for a quote regarding volume discounts.

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.

Contact Us

T: 01844 263750
E: sales@elmtec.co.uk
W: www.elmtec.co.uk/sketchup