SketchUp for Mac

SketchUp for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 36 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    15.2.686
  • Total Downloads:
    361,004
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 19, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    116.28MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,195
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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SketchUp for Mac is a 3D design app that allows you to create 3D models and, using an online service, get those models built. SketchUp for Mac installs easily but was not available from the App Store when we tested the software, instead requiring a download from the publisher. SketchUp for Mac is a free app, but there's a Pro version for additional cost with more features and capabilities.

SketchUp for Mac lets you create surprisingly complex and detailed 3D models, but there's a learning curve to doing so. The interface is surprisingly clean and easy to work with. The top and left panes have colorful icons for the various tools, and a set of pull-down menus and pop-up dialogs let you control your illustration. It will take a few hours for anyone new to SketchUp for Mac to get comfortable with the software, but once you do there's a lot of power here. We went from simple models to relatively complex ones in a couple of days, and never felt limited by the program.

Whether you are creating a new design for a chair or something far more complex, SketchUp for Mac is designed to allow you to create a model easily. If you have access to one of the new 3D printers, you can print directly from the app, or you can send the files out to a third-party print house and get a model back in the mail. While the Pro version has more features, most people will find that the basic SketchUp for Mac has more than enough to keep them happy.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Awesome easy to use 3D model application."

October 03, 2010  |  By ratz

 |  Version: Google SketchUp 8.0.3161

Pros

Easy to use and learn. You can quickly create building models or whatever you need for your use.

Cons

Not much wrong with it but sometimes adjusting a model can be tricky, but it's still great and for the most part very easy to use and learn.

Summary

TRY IT!!

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5 stars

"AMAZING 3D MODELING SOFTWARE! POWERFULL AND EASY TO USE"

June 13, 2010  |  By diegodelamo

 |  Version: Google SketchUp 7.1.6859

Pros

You can create complex 3D models in minutes with this program. No experience nedded. Just follow the video tutorials and you can master SketchUp in less than an hour. And best of all, It's FREE!!!

Cons

A 64-Bit version of SketchUp would be much appreciated... Also, Google should create their own rendering software and have it built in SketchUp.

Summary

If you are looking to create 3D models without expending hundreds of dollars in software, and hours of training, this is what you need. Free and easy to use but very powerfull. If you get the Pro version, you can export your models to lots of different formats, plus you get additional features...

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4 stars

"the program can do a great deal."

May 23, 2010  |  By chris_wienecke

 |  Version: Google SketchUp 7.1.6859

Pros

Price also training videos help out a great deal.

Cons

Really didn?t use it enough to find any Cons.

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4 stars

"Works as it says"

April 13, 2010  |  By amandalasha

 |  Version: Google SketchUp 7.1.6859

Pros

You could make some really great drawing with this.

Cons

Make sure you watch the videos, or else you will be lost

Summary

If you need to draw 3D and you want cheap. This is definitely the one to go with.

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5 stars

"A simple intuitive CAD system mastered in a few hours"

January 24, 2010  |  By gcockburn

 |  Version: Google SketchUp 7.1.6859

Pros

Ease of use and flexibility. The video instructions are well-done and easy to understand

Cons

Drawing non-planar sufaces can be exasperating at times but, practice makes perfect and many techniques can be learned from other users on the WEB.

Summary

I use this software in preparing detailed home-renovation plans and in designing furniture. I abandoned my 2-dimensional drafting table about five years when I discovered the virtues of SketchUp (pre-Google).... the precision is astounding. Furthermore unlike many CAD systems, it is user-friendly and you don't need to memorize 500 pages of complex instructions which are easily forgetten unless you use it on a daily basis.

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3 stars

"A product that engages creativity and productivity"

January 23, 2010  |  By skc1957

 |  Version: Google SketchUp 7.1.6859

Pros

Love the video instructions. They've been very helpful for the 14-year-old.

Cons

I haven't explored everything, but I would like some way to export the end product in some format that could be read in other ways.

Summary

Excellent way to introduce concepts of CAD and creativity and design and engineering and architecture to young teens. I think it's use in the classroom is fabulous.

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4 stars

"Nice app - amazing it is free."

December 03, 2009  |  By bob_christenson

 |  Version: Google SketchUp 7.1.5803

Pros

Has an easy to use interface.

Cons

Nothing that I can think of.

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2 stars

"Not at all intuitive."

June 08, 2009  |  By emspace

 |  Version: Google SketchUp 7.0.10248

Pros

The program was free.

Cons

You get what you pay for.

Summary

I haven"t used it after one frustrating hour. I felt as though I should charge THEM.

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5 stars

"i had trilogy of sketchup567, amaze! absolutely cool!"

April 02, 2009  |  By rindak

 |  Version: Google SketchUp 7.0.10248

Pros

quick modeling. great for product designer!

Cons

no render-tools contained, we must download the render-plugins unfree.

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2 stars

"Nice toy, but... a toy."

December 04, 2008  |  By pbdoetmee

 |  Version: Google SketchUp 6.4.245

Pros

..........

Cons

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Summary

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 15.2.686
  • Fixed a crash that occurred at program startup on some computers.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur while exporting certain complex models.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when changing the number of segments in a circle or polygon.
  • Fixed an issue that caused SketchUp Make to launch with a "SketchUp Pro is expired" dialog on some computers.
  • Fixed an issue where escaping from the Classifier tool resulted in no tool being active.
  • Added all currently supported IFC export Types to the IFC exporter Options dialog.
  • Fixed an issue where certain labels on the Welcome dialog could temporarily be blank after entering a license.
  • Mac: fixed an issue where SketchUp could lag when switching from a document that has lots of scenes to a different document with few or no scenes.
General
Publisher Trimble Navigation
Publisher web site http://www.TrimbleOutdoors.com/go/iPhoneAllSportGPS
Release Date December 19, 2014
Date Added December 19, 2014
Version 15.2.686
Category
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory Illustration Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.9, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.10, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 116.28MB
File Name download
Popularity
Total Downloads 361,004
Downloads Last Week 1,195
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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