SketchUp Studio for Universities

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Overview

SketchUp Studio for Universities is launching with simplified tiered pricing available to higher education institutions looking to purchase bulk SketchUp For Schools subscriptions in quantities of 10 or higher.

The SketchUp Pro Licences are powerful and intuitive 3D design 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 SketchUp student subscription gives you use of SketchUp desktop, Sefaira, PreDesign, LayOut, Style Builder, SketchUp Viewer for XR apps, SketchUp Viewer for Mobile apps, SketchUp web, Pro support, Pro learning and Trimble Connect.

To qualify:

SketchUp Studio for University subscriptions are available to accredited educational institutions for use in instructional settings.

Educational institutions who would like to use SketchUp Pro for any purpose other than teaching students do not qualify for educational pricing and would need to purchase commercial licenses.

Research and Facilities/Planning departments within educational institutions do not qualify.

SketchUp Studio for University subscriptions cannot be used for commercial (for-profit) work of any kind.

SketchUp Studio for Schools & University subscriptions expire after one year.

SketchUp Students can access their subscription wherever they are! If they have been assigned an entitlement, they can sign into SketchUp to work.

Through Trimble’s Account Management Portal, University Administrators can easily deploy and manage multiple subscription seats using new bulk user upload and management features. Trimble’s Account Management Portal has some great new updates. Administrators can easily deploy and manage multiple subscription seats using new bulk user upload and management features. Swap and shuffle entitlements with ease or bulk-delete students that no longer require access to the products. What used to take days can now be done in minutes. Updating and maintaining a SketchUp subscription for your school or classroom is no longer a tedious task. All of our education subscriptions offer all of that SketchUp greatness in one [powerful] package: SketchUp Pro, SketchUp for Web modeler, Sefaira, Trimble Connect Business, LayOut, Mobile Viewer, and PreDesign. Talk about design made easy.

Speed up essential admin tasks

Bulk manage the users in your account. Assign the subscription entitlements with the click of a button and get full visibility of which of your students have access.

Access an enhanced user management experience

Bulk add new users, change roles, and adjust product access with the click of a button.

What's Included

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.

Tutorials and 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

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:

FAQs

Yes! Anyone who has a subscription of SketchUp Pro will receive the latest updates and upgrades as they are released.
You can cancel your subscription within 14-days of purchasing.
No, it will not. The reseller that you purchase from will contact ahead of your subscription expiration date and assist with your renewal.

You’ll need to be connected to the internet to activate SketchUp Pro (and other desktop applications like LayOut) on your computer for the first time. After this initial login, you can work in the desktop applications offline for up to 28 days before we’ll ask you to sign in again.

Yes, To qualify, you must be a current student at an accredited educational institution (for example a college or university) You must also provide proof of student status (letter of enrollment or copy of student ID card).

SketchUp Student licenses cannot be used for commercial (for-profit) work of any kind.

Presently the only available subscription term is annual. You pay once when you start and you’re entitled to use all the features contained within your chosen SketchUp Subscription for one full year. We’re constantly looking to improve how the subscription model works and may offer different length SketchUp Licence terms in the future.

About Elmtec

Elmtec have been the UK distribution partner for SketchUp since 2010. We have over 22 years’ experience within the digital design community.

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