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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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4 stars


November 27, 2008  |  By lipylipy

 |  Version: Google SketchUp 7.0.8656


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5 stars

"Great Software"

November 18, 2008  |  By DPGreat

 |  Version: Google SketchUp 7.0.8656


Extremely easy to use with many powerful functions that one can easily learn to use. You can download thousands of additional models directly into sketchup and upload your own. In no time, you can create impressive 3D cities+upload them into g earth.


Not any, you just need to uninstall the previous version manually as it doesn't do it automatically.


The easiest, most powerful, free 3D modeling program. Sketchup's biggest advantage compared to other 3D modeling programs is its ease of use.

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What's new in version 7.0.8656
Google 7 is more intuitive to use, includes new tools for power users, and makes it easier to find and share models with the world.
Publisher Trimble Navigation
Publisher web site http://www.TrimbleOutdoors.com/go/iPhoneAllSportGPS
Release Date November 17, 2008
Date Added November 17, 2008
Version 7.0.8656
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory 3D Modeling Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP
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
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File Size 99.81MB
File Name SketchUpMake-en.exe
Total Downloads 2,635,981
Downloads Last Week 17
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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