SketchUp Pro Subscription

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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 designlandscape 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”.

SketchUp Pro 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 in a SketchUp Pro Licence

SketchUp Pro

There’s a reason SketchUp is synonymous with intuitive and user-friendly 3D design software: it doesn’t sacrifice usability for functionality. Start drawing lines and shapes. Push and pull surfaces to turn them into 3D shapes. Stretch, copy, rotate and paint to create anything you want.

The SketchUp Pro student bundle includes the premium online modeller (SketchUp for Web), Trimble Connect for Business, as well as the desktop applications; SketchUp Pro for Desktop, LayOut, PreDesign and Style Builder. The bundle also includes augmented reality features within SketchUp Viewer for iOS and Android and viewing apps for the following XR devices: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Microsoft HoloLens, and Windows Mixed Reality headsets.

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LayOut

LayOut takes your 3D model into 2D space; it’s the tool for creating documentation from your SketchUp model.

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PreDesign

PreDesign lets you enhance your design research before you even begin to model. Figure out daylighting, shading/glazing, outside spaces and architectural response.

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Style Builder

Style Builder has one primary job: enabling you to create sketchy edge styles from your own images.

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SketchUp Web

SketchUp Pro’s desktop client modeller; all you need is an internet connection and your creativity.

3D Warehouse

Find a 3D model of just about anything and import it straight into your own model.

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Extension Warehouse

SketchUp extensions are add-on tools that solve 3D modelling problems which can seriously supercharge your workflow.

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Support

You’ll get all the help you need with any installation and technical questions that may arise.

Trimble Connect

The Trimble Connect extension for SketchUp provides direct access to projects, models, and other features of the Trimble Connect platform.

SketchUp Campus

SketchUp Campus is a unique, in-depth learning hub with SketchUp-approved courses, to make learning SketchUp convenient and simple.

Mobile Viewer

Wherever you are – so are your models. Access your models from 3D Warehouse, Trimble Connect and Dropbox.

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Mixed Reality (XR) Viewer

Designed to support the ever-expanding list of mixed reality headsets offered by Microsoft and its partners, SketchUp Viewer for Windows Mixed Reality can be installed from the Microsoft Store.

Viewer for VR

Brings your projects to life in VR, supporting Oculus Rift, HTC VIVE and Vive Pro headsets.

SketchUp Pro Tutorials & Training

You are consistently supported when you subscribe to SketchUp. We provide a dedicated telephone and email support outreach. However, if you need further training you can find authorised training centres here.

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.

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Hardware and Software Requirements for SketchUp Pro

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.
  • Safari

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.

Software

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

Recommended hardware

To view models in augmented reality, devices should meet these additional requirements:

Software

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

Recommended hardware

To view models in augmented reality, devices should meet these additional requirements:

SketchUp Pro Subscription 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.

How to Buy a Sketchup Go Subscription or Licence

Elmtec are one of the leading UK resellers for SketchUp – your local SketchUp experts. Click ‘Buy Now’ to purchase your subscription, or ‘Licences’ to view the options available to you

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