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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5 stars

"Great Program"

November 21, 2008  |  By ucm67

 |  Version: Google SketchUp 6.0.176

Pros

No problems downloading as some have listed. Program works great, easy to use and works on Vista. Very nice program to be free. This program is worth downloading.

Cons

None so far

Summary

I really like the pop up & rotate features. This is a very easy to use 3D modeling application. There also seems to be an endless supply of Models you can download from the internet.

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2 stars

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January 07, 2007  |  By pile121

 |  Version: Google SketchUp 6.0.176

Pros

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Cons

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3 stars

"pretty good"

December 14, 2006  |  By mob1217

 |  Version: Google SketchUp 6.0.176

Pros

this program is pretty good for free. but as a AutoCAD user i can't really rate this fairly. if your familiar with AutoCAD you know that there is a command line that really helps with design and there is also more tools that make drawing much easier. also the drawing space kind of confused me with all the different plot lines. anyway this is still quite a good free program.

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3 stars

"The 'Mac' of 3D Modellers"

December 12, 2006  |  By nmcgrew

 |  Version: Google SketchUp 6.0.176

Pros

1. It is a free program.

2. There are no viruses bundled with it.

3. It almost, kinda, somewhat lets you draw in 3D.

Cons

Like I said, it is the Mac of 3D modellers. Someone who doesn't know anything and likes to just play around will find it perfect. But for someone who has actually used a 3D modelling software package before, it is insulting. You can draw shapes and drag them as 3D, but forget about trying to size entities.

Overall, it is alright to play with, just like a Mac. But if you have real work to do, leave it alone. (just like a Mac)

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4 stars

"so simple, fun and excellent quality"

December 03, 2006  |  By teddo9

 |  Version: Google SketchUp 6.0.176

Pros

easy to use, excellent quality, quick download, easy to share creations.

Cons

not enough colour and texture and hard to move things with the mouse.

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4 stars

"Extremely good user-friendly software"

November 22, 2006  |  By mcem222

 |  Version: Google SketchUp 6.0.176

Pros

This software is fun for creating models of Things. It can accurately measure and has good tutorials.

Cons

Besides fun, the only practical use of it that I can think of is being an engineer or in another profession that requires this.

If you do have a practical use, you would probably be interested in the pro edition, cosing 500 dollars with enhanced abilities and the ability to export files.

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5 stars

"Easy to use"

November 08, 2006  |  By Truejamaicanyouth

 |  Version: Google SketchUp 6.0.176

Pros

Very easy to use. Very accurate on measure.

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1 stars

"total waste of time"

November 08, 2006  |  By masterlink9

 |  Version: Google SketchUp 6.0.176

Pros

zero

Cons

wasted all kinds of time downloading the stupid piece of junk, finaly click the program to start it and a window pops up that says program expired must upgrade, click that and a firefox window pops up that says that it that the session must close, so total waste of time, kind of like google, google is just another example of the junk era in web 2.0 or 1.5 or whatever you call it, as a search engine google is a rediculously over rated dysfunctional piece of crap and this sketchup piece of crap experience is just another example of the junk era in the internet era of development, i think we will look back on this in another fifty years and think wow what a waste of time to be putting up with this crap

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1 stars

"beware, ITS ONLY BETA"

November 06, 2006  |  By medman1982

 |  Version: Google SketchUp 6.0.176

Pros

must be great but not this package as...

Cons

when u download this and install and finally run this application it starts well but a notification says the downloadede version has already expired; do u want to upgrade to latest version. if u click no the application closes if u click yes u are directed to the googles download page.

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5 stars

"you get what you pay for"

October 30, 2006  |  By sunny.boy

 |  Version: Google SketchUp 6.0.176

Pros

free!

easy to learn.

sticky parts; easy to connect one point of object to another.

good measuring tools; can give midpoints, paralle, etc.

real-time rendering.

I have all these designs in my head & I found this the best 3D application to bring them out.

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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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