What is a SketchUp?

SketchUp is a 3D modeling computer program which can be used for wilde range of drawing and design applications.
Popular usage in:

  1. architectural
  2. interior design
  3. industrial design
  4. construction work
  5. woodworking
  6. product design
  7. landscape architecture
  8. civil and mechanical engineering
  9. theater
  10. film and video game development
  11. DIY

Advantages:

  1. Easy to learn
  2. Fast modeling process
  3. Smooth workflow
  4. Competitive price
  5. Build in 3D model library
  6. Many extensions extending functionality
  7. Large users and extension developers community

On the market you can find many different 3D modeling tools.

Among others most popular 3d CAD programs are:

  1. SketchUp from Trimble - popular among professionals and hobbyists
  2. Blender - free and Open Source software
  3. Fusion 360 from Auto Desk - cloud-based 3D modeling, CAD, CAM, CAE
  4. SolidWorks - industry standard in design and engineering
  5. Solid Edge - product development tools
  6. FreeCAD - free 3D parametric modeler

You can choose few different plans:

  1. SketchUp Free - cost free and web-based
  2. SketchUp Go - advanced web-based solution
  3. SketchUp Pro - desktop application
  4. SketchUp Studio - full option for best workflow

Depends on the plan it offers different features:

  1. SketchUp for Web - Web-based 3D modeling
  2. Mobile Viewer - models view (iOS & Android)
  3. SketchUp for iPad
  4. SketchUp Pro - desktop application
  5. LayOut - 2D documentation
  6. Trimble Connect - cloud storage
  7. 3D Warehouse - 3D models library
  8. XR Viewer - XR Headset Viewing
  9. PreDesign - design research
  10. Extension Warehouse - Additional SketchUp Pro Desktop functionality
  11. Scan Essentials - point clouds solution
  12. V-Ray - Photorealistic and real-time visualizations