SketchUp

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4
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Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 339 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    15.1.105
  • Total Downloads:
    2,494,493
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 26, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    99.77MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    6,904
  • 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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"Not as functional as it should be"

November 29, 2014  |  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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 15.1.105
Windows users who installed SketchUp directly into a root of a drive, or into a network path that did not begin with a driver letter, or into a path with unicode characters in it would crash on startup. We have fixed this issue so that installing to these locations no longer crashes. We strongly recommend that users not install SketchUp into a path with unicode characters, as this can still cause Ruby errors.
General
Publisher Trimble Navigation
Publisher web site http://www.TrimbleOutdoors.com/go/iPhoneAllSportGPS
Release Date November 21, 2014
Date Added November 26, 2014
Version 15.1.105
Category
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory 3D Modeling Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 99.77MB
File Name SketchUpMake-en.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,494,493
Downloads Last Week 6,904
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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