Google SketchUp

Google SketchUp

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 339 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.0.277
  • Total Downloads:
    2,495,504
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 09, 2007
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    99.79MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    6,904
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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 hobbyist, 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

    3.4

    out of 98 votes

    • 5 star 31
    • 4 star 22
    • 3 star 17
    • 2 star 7
    • 1 star 21
  • All Versions

    3.7

    out of 339 votes

    • 5 star 127
    • 4 star 99
    • 3 star 45
    • 2 star 16
    • 1 star 52
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3 stars

"Not McDraw"

January 22, 2009  |  By jhice

 |  Version: Google SketchUp 6.0.277

Pros

It appears to have a mind-expanding function, if I get enough opportunity to train myself on it.

Cons

I don't know if I'll have time to overcome a rather steep learning curve.

Summary

The product has real potential; but doesn't fill a low-level need where a gap exists for drawing some simple designs. MS Word's or Visio's tools only hit some needs. I really miss some early MacIntosh tools, which were simple enough to get started in then scaled up quite well.

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3 stars

"works fine good grraphs"

January 18, 2009  |  By Romulo Arosemena

 |  Version: Google SketchUp 6.0.277

Pros

run fast in windows XP sp2

Cons

little complicated or not friendly to use

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2 stars

"too complicated to be fun"

December 15, 2008  |  By nailgunsword

 |  Version: Google SketchUp 6.0.277

Pros

good thing for an architect

Cons

the download is about 3 hours. it's too big

Summary

i have no reason to learn all there is with this

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4 stars

"Excellent Drawing Program."

December 11, 2008  |  By DavidGarman

 |  Version: Google SketchUp 6.0.277

Pros

Easy to Use.

Cons

Not have any cons.

Summary

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1 stars

"Stop Sending Emails"

December 10, 2008  |  By shooter762

 |  Version: Google SketchUp 6.0.277

Pros

I have already advised you of what I think of it. This is the fourth email asking for an evaluation and ratiing, if I get one more I will delete the program from my computer and advise other not to download it.

Cons

Stop sending emails.

Summary

None

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4 stars

"A little bit slow but good"

December 07, 2008  |  By ozgunsinan

 |  Version: Google SketchUp 6.0.277

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

Needs very high system resources

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4 stars

"very interesting"

December 05, 2008  |  By chippysback

 |  Version: Google SketchUp 6.0.277

Pros

being a beginner, ... lots of fun

Cons

alot to remember

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4 stars

"I have not had occasion to use this program, yet."

December 04, 2008  |  By AtyetsVolk

 |  Version: Google SketchUp 6.0.277

Pros

Please see above.

Cons

Please see above.

Summary



Updated on Dec 4, 2008

THis is unfair. You insist I give the program a rating, in stars, and yet I have told you I have not had the opportunity to use it, yet. I answered your questionnaire out of courtesy, but I am not qualified to make a judgment, as of this point. You might allow for that in your questions, I would hope.

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1 stars

"Couldn't figure this sucker out!!"

December 04, 2008  |  By reddeenettee

 |  Version: Google SketchUp 6.0.277

Pros

None that I can think of.

Cons

Too difficult to work.

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4 stars

"A great new toy."

December 03, 2008  |  By mm006d0973

 |  Version: Google SketchUp 6.0.277

Pros

It is quite simply a new novel way to look at things.

Cons

It is a bit tricky at first but with practice it becomes easier.

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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 January 09, 2007
Date Added January 09, 2007
Version 6.0.277
Category
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory 3D Modeling Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP, NET 1.1 framework, 600MHz CPU, 128MB RAM, 80MB disk space, IE 6.0+ or Firefox 1.5+, OpenGL-compliant video card
Download Information
File Size 99.79MB
File Name SketchUpMake-en.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,495,504
Downloads Last Week 6,904
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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