Google SketchUp

Google SketchUp

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 337 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.0.176
  • Total Downloads:
    2,320,338
  • Date Added:
    April 28, 2006
  • File Size:
    79.78MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    8,254
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP

Editors' Review

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This sketch-based 3D-modeling program offers a suite of powerful drawing tools that add an intuitiveness many design programs fail to achieve. On first impression, Google SketchUp may look like it 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 let you experiment and play with new designs.

Using basic shapes in 3D space for your outline, you can then extrude those shapes to make buildings, houses, or really anything. There are actually a number of methods to build models and they're all covered by an excellent tutorial when you get started. You can pick from a number of true-to-life textures to simulate wood, concrete, grass, and several others. When your model is finished, you can save and print it, or you can even see it on a real map in Google Earth. We really like how easy it is to create models using this program and recommend it to anyone from the hobbiest, for experimentation and fun, to the professional, who can use this app for preliminary concepts for larger projects.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.1

    out of 94 votes

    • 5 star 47
    • 4 star 27
    • 3 star 8
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 10
  • All Versions

    3.7

    out of 337 votes

    • 5 star 127
    • 4 star 99
    • 3 star 45
    • 2 star 16
    • 1 star 50
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2 stars

"No OBJ Support"

June 21, 2014  |  By KingMango

 |  Version: SketchUp 14.1.1282

Pros

Don't know. I need OBJ support so I haven't used it

Cons

No OBJ import

Summary

I wanted to use this program as a go-between for Maya and NifSkope. NifSkeope prefers to import 3ds rather than OBJ format. I model in Maya. Nifskope can import OBJ or 3ds to replace mesh data. I saw that sketchup handled 3ds format and installed it just assuming that I could export an OBJ from Maya, import it to Sketchup and then export a 3ds. I'm giving a two star review because I think it is a mistake for them to overlook what is still a very relevant (if admittedly very dated and limited) file format.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Trimble Navigation
Publisher web site http://www.TrimbleOutdoors.com/go/iPhoneAllSportGPS
Release Date April 28, 2006
Date Added April 28, 2006
Version 6.0.176
Category
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory 3D Modeling Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP, 600MHz CPU, 128MB RAM, 80MB disk space, IE 6.0+ or Firefox 1.5+
Download Information
File Size 79.78MB
File Name SketchUpMake-en.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,320,338
Downloads Last Week 8,254
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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