Google SketchUp for Mac

Google SketchUp for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 36 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.4.245
  • Total Downloads:
    361,004
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 31, 2008
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    116.28MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,195
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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This program moves beyond napkin sketching to communicating ideas in 3D. SketchUp takes what may traditionally be seen as a complicated task and adds an intuitiveness many design programs fail to achieve. On first impression, this sketch-based 3D-modeling program may look as if it has sacrificed function for simplicity, but that's not the case. Despite the extremely user-friendly interface, SketchUp offers a suite of powerful 3D drawing tools that lets you experiment and play with new designs.

All actions are carried out using two button bars, one that runs down the left side and another that sits along the top of the work space. After you simply sketch and draw edges, the application fills in the objects to create 3D geometry. SketchUp handles perspective and alignment calculations automatically, and extras let you perform a wide variety of other actions, from filling in photo textures (using Google Street View) to downloading adjacent buildings and other premade models from the 3D Warehouse. You can also import and export objects into CAD, 3D-modeling, image-editing, illustration, or animation programs (including support for COLLADA and KMZ files) for further manipulation and editing. Professional users should check out SketchUp Pro.

 
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User Reviews
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2 stars

"Nice toy, but... a toy."

December 04, 2008  |  By pbdoetmee

 |  Version: Google SketchUp 6.4.245

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5 stars

"Google software at it's very finest!"

October 06, 2008  |  By amartin015

 |  Version: Google SketchUp 6.4.245

Pros

This download is an absolute must! The applications of such a program are almost limitless!

Cons

Quite difficult to get started. The video tutorials didn't make this any easier as they presume you already have half an idea what you are doing.

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1 stars

"doesn't work in Vista"

September 19, 2008  |  By mikeyt08

 |  Version: Google SketchUp 6.4.245

Pros

I hear it is an easy to use program can't tell can't use

Cons

Not powerful enough, don't know, can't use

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4 stars

"Easy to learn, great 2D & 3D renderings"

July 13, 2008  |  By dickworcester

 |  Version: Google SketchUp 6.4.245

Pros

Goes beyond basic, really impressed for a free product.

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1 stars

"Didn't like"

May 07, 2008  |  By Stroz

 |  Version: Google SketchUp 6.4.245

Cons

Too difficult to learn on your own. Took me hours to figure it out and the help session was counter intuitive. I am sure it is a great tool, however not for me.

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1 stars

"NOT 10.3.9 compatible"

April 10, 2008  |  By emcon consulting

 |  Version: Google SketchUp 6.4.245

Cons

The page states that it is 10.3.9 compatible, however the installer tells me that I need OS 10.4.

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4 stars

"Good Software"

April 08, 2008  |  By harsh4us

 |  Version: Google SketchUp 6.4.245

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.4.245
Version 6.4.245 features minor OS compatibility fixes and enhancements.
General
Publisher Trimble Navigation
Publisher web site http://www.TrimbleOutdoors.com/go/iPhoneAllSportGPS
Release Date March 31, 2008
Date Added March 31, 2008
Version 6.4.245
Category
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory Illustration Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh
Additional Requirements Mac OS X 10.3.9, 400MHz CPU, 128MB RAM, 80MB disk space, OpenGL-compliant video card
Download Information
File Size 116.28MB
File Name download
Popularity
Total Downloads 361,004
Downloads Last Week 1,195
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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