SketchUp Studio Subscription

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What is the SketchUp Studio Subscription?

Welcome to the next generation of creative exploration; updates for SketchUp deliver the fastest, easiest, most native interoperable modeling experience yet. Trimble is connecting two core tools in the industry: SketchUp & Revit! The Revit Importer elevates SketchUp’s Studio subscription, while tangible improvements to core tools boost workflows in the desktop application. Indulge in SketchUp 2023’s powerful toolset for your next built masterpiece.

The SketchUp Studio Licence is for design teams that want to advance their workflows. Draw in 3D using our 3D modelling software, import and model on point cloud data from a variety of file formats and generate high quality photoreal renders, and share your designs. Windows only.

V-Ray 6 for SketchUp and Scan Essentials & The Revit Importer are now included in your SketchUp Studio subscription. Start your project off by importing and modelling on robust point cloud data and finish it using incredible, high-quality studio renders.

A SketchUp Studio 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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Sketchup Studio 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 With SketchUp Studio Subscription

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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V-Ray

From detailed high-rise buildings to interior floor plans, add realism into your projects using V-Ray. With atmospheric effects, global illumination, natural lighting, real-life textures, and shading options, you will truly be able to showcase your project in the best light with just a few steps.

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Scan Essentials

Increase workflow efficiency by importing, viewing and modelling directly on point cloud data from terrestrial scans, photogrammetry, lidar sensors, mobile mapping, and drone captures. Use Scan Essentials to precisely — and rapidly — ensure model accuracy no matter the size of your file. Finalize the 3D details and prep your project for the final build by creating 2D documentation from point cloud data directly in LayOut.

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Revit Importer

Many SketchUp customers are using our tools alongside other BIM and CAD software. Overtime we have received multiple requests for improving the interoperability workflows between SketchUp and these other tools, especially Revit, so that transitioning from one tool to another becomes frictionless. 

We therefore decided to investigate some potential solutions starting with looking at ways to improve how Revit files are imported inside SketchUp. We are pleased to announce that we now have a Revit Importer as part of Studio subscription.

Other features

  • The active 3D view is exported by default (It can be changed in Revit). If no 3D view is active, the first 3D view containing {3D} or 3D or 3D in its name is exported. If the Revit project does not contain any 3D view, a temporary view is created and populated with available visible geometries.
  • Respects the Revit model origin.
  • Imports the highest level of details.
  • Imports the primary design option.

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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 Studio 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 for Sketchup Studio

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 Studio Subscription FAQs

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. 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 resellersfor a quote regarding volume discounts.

How to Buy a Sketchup Studio Subscription or Licence

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

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About Elmtec

With over 25 years’ experience in the digital design community, Elmtec is one of the leading suppliers of professional hardware and software. Our specialists offer product knowledge, industry experience and support to ensure we save your business time and money.

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