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SketchUp Make

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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    16.1.1450
  • Total Downloads:
    2,718,980
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 02, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    111.21MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,696
  • Platform:
    Windows
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Editors' Review

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SketchUp gives you the tools to create all kinds of 3D images and designs, from woodworking blueprints to urban planning designs. With multiple template options and an intuitive interface, this program lets you direct all of your energy into creating and not into fumbling through complicated menu options.

Pros

Template variety: No matter what kind of design you're looking to create, you'll likely find just the right template in this program. There are options for Construction Documentation, Landscape Architecture, Interior and Production Design, 3D Printing, and more. Additionally, each type of template lets you choose the system of measurement you'd like to use and on what scale.

Help options: This program can do a lot, and there are a lot of different resources in place to help you access all of its features. Depending on your experience level and the way you like to learn, you can make use of Video Tutorials, Self-paced Tutorials, a Getting Started Guide, Quick Reference Cards, or other Help options.

Cons

Time to learn: Because there is so much to learn, though, it can take some time to get the hang of using this program effectively. Beginners to design programs will likely take longer than users who already have some experience working with similar software; but few people will be able to jump right in and get results immediately.

Bottom Line

SketchUp is a smooth and efficient free program that provides a lot of functionality to facilitate all kinds of designing. Its plentiful Help resources make it accessible to even the most inexperienced users, but it does take some time to get the hang of all of the features the program provides.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Circles are Polygons and cropping shapes is a nightmare"

December 05, 2015

2015-12-05 12:01:13

 |  Version: SketchUp Make 16.0.19911

Pros

Lots of community help and addons.

Cons

Sketchup does not allow you to draw actual circles. You can draw square things like houses easily, but if you try to draw a shark you'll be in real trouble.

When you put a rectangle through a complex object and try to delete half of it to crop shapes, you will see there are now thousands of loose strands that can take hours to manually remove. This makes the software nearly useless.

Summary

I haven't tried any other software, but I do not think anyone should choose Sketchup unless their images are circle-free. Massive 3d printing errors all the time.

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1 stars

"Worthless program"

July 19, 2015  |  By ryspredator

2015-07-19 04:39:11  |  By ryspredator

 |  Version: SketchUp 15.3.330

Pros

Nothing at all.

Cons

Does everything I DONT want it to do.

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1 stars

"Great product -- until Google sold it"

June 01, 2015  |  By EllisBell

2015-06-01 14:20:10  |  By EllisBell

 |  Version: SketchUp 15.3.330

Pros

I learned 3D on Sketch-Up back when Sketch-Up was Google freeware. It doesn't have anywhere near the power of Blender, but it's a lot easier for a newbie to use. If you wanted all the bells and whistles, you can lay out $500 for Google's pro version, but I didn't find that necessary

Cons

Trimble has eliminated the freeware version. What Trimble calls "free" should actually be described as a trial version because it's only good for 30 days. If you want to get some hands-on 3D experience, there's no reason not to give the trial version a spin-through, but although Sketch-up is a convenient, easy-to-use product,it's in no way worth $500!

Summary

For serious 3D modeling with genuine freeware, use the open-source Blender. You won't be dependent on Trimble, with the risk that they could discontinue Sketch-Up or increase the price, leaving you with unusable files and a lot of work gone down the tube. Blender has a much steeper learning curve and it's interface is quite unconventional, but once you get into it you've got a 3D IDE that's going to last you a lifetime.

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1 stars

"NOT FREE - 30 Day Use only."

April 12, 2015

2015-04-12 12:22:28

 |  Version: SketchUp 15.3.330

Pros

Its does what it says

Cons

I don't need a yearly service or $500+ cost to do my few projects.

Summary

Need to change this to "Free to Try" BECAUSE ITS NOT FREE as Shown !

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1 stars

"Incompatible w/ Vista"

February 28, 2015  |  By shawn.lawrence

2015-02-28 09:08:05  |  By shawn.lawrence

 |  Version: SketchUp 15.3.330

Pros

Prior to reformatting, I had the older version of Google Sketchup and it worked great.

Cons

I thought I would just jump online and download the latest version of Sketchup after reformatting. However, even though I specify that I'm searching for a version of the program that will run on Vista, after the download and file extraction, the install fails because it requires Windows 7 to operate. Can't seem to find an older version which would be nice.

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1 stars

"Not as functional as it should be"

November 29, 2014  |  By tsdrums

2014-11-29 09:43:31  |  By tsdrums

 |  Version: SketchUp 15.1.105

Pros

- Low cost for 3D modeling software
- Easy to learn

Cons

- Crashes too often
- Limited functionality (can't fillet or chamfer)
- Not intuitive enough for experienced draftsmen

Summary

This program might seem great for beginners, but anyone with prior 3D modeling experience will feel annoyed with its limited capabilities. There is no way to directly fillet or chamfer an edge and it crashes often. This program seems to fit the hobbyist's needs rather than the professional's or student's needs as there are far superior programs available. Autodesk software like AutoCAD, Inventor, Maya, and Fusion 360 are all far superior (professionals usually have access through employers since the licences are expensive and students can get free educational licences). Sketchup is under-developed and inadequate for detailed work.

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1 stars

"Ambition: Aim low, you'll never miss!"

November 11, 2014  |  By michael_toronto

2014-11-11 04:38:10  |  By michael_toronto

 |  Version: SketchUp 15.0.9351

Pros

Easy to draw a box, easy to dimension.

Cons

Impossible to change dimensions, or set the scale of the drawing. Not intuitive at all past drawing a box, massive collapse in usability in what should be a basic function of any CAD system. I have no idea how anyone could possibly provide a positive rating for this program.

Summary

Impossible to use for any engineer who cares about accuracy - simplest functions missing or not intuitive at all.

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1 stars

"Good for Kids... It's a modern generation "paint""

September 11, 2014  |  By Daniel_PV

2014-09-11 04:57:43  |  By Daniel_PV

 |  Version: Google SketchUp 7.0.8660

Pros

Easy to use, can be fun to use in the first hours.

Cons

Not intended for professional use.

Plugin Skelion is terrible... very slow, freezing all the time...also the doesnt interact with other apps like Pvsyst like they say in the website...

Terrible!

Summary

Its nice and easy to try... could be fun for kids or people trying to design something with less effort.

for professionals its near zero... too much bugs, innacurate, slow (even with super cpu).

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2 stars

"No OBJ Support"

June 21, 2014  |  By KingMango

2014-06-21 12:19:56  |  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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5 stars

"GOOD PROGRAM TO SKETCHING"

November 26, 2013  |  By rerraw

2013-11-26 15:47:44  |  By rerraw

 |  Version: SketchUp 8.0.16846

Pros

USEFUL PROGRAM TO ALL ENGINEERS

Cons

I USED THIS PROGRAM IN 2009 UNTIL NOW
THIS PROGRAM HELP ME TO SKETCH VERY PERFECTLY TO ALL MY ENGINEERING SHAPES
FOR VIEWING MORE 3D,2D HOUSE PLANS AND DWG FILES PLEASE VISIT THIS SITE
http://new-homeplans.blogspot.com

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 16.1.1450
This maintenance release fixes a Windows-only bug introduced in the first release of SketchUp 2016, also known as "M0" [version numbers 16.0.19912 (Win 64-bit); 16.0.19911 (Win 32-bit)] where uninstalling SketchUp resets your default Internet browser. To avoid running into this issue, leave SketchUp 2016 "M0" installed prior to installing this update - i.e., install SketchUp 2016 M1 over your existing version of SketchUp 2016 M0.
General
Publisher Trimble Navigation
Publisher web site http://www.TrimbleOutdoors.com/go/iPhoneAllSportGPS
Release Date February 29, 2016
Date Added March 02, 2016
Version 16.1.1450
Category
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory 3D Modeling Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 111.21MB
File Name SketchUpMake-en.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,718,980
Downloads Last Week 2,696
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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