Developed for the conceptual stages of design, SketchUp is powerful, yet easy-to-learn 3D software. We think of it as "the pencil of digital design". This award-winning product combines a simple, yet robust tool set that streamlines and simplifies 3D design. SketchUp is being used by professionals and consumers alike. SketchUp is for anyone who wants to "Dream, Design or Communicate" in 3D! How is it different? SketchUp contains a unique interface that allows 3D forms to be created, viewed, and modified quickly and easily. The core of its simplicity is that you simply draw the edges of the desired model in 3D space, just as you would using a pencil and paper. SketchUp infers your design intent and will automatically determine the nature of the lines and fill shapes to create 3D geometry. Go ahead - download it now and kick the tires. We think you'll understand why we say that SketchUp puts the "fun" back into design.
Version 5.0 features new toolbars and icons, component improvements and new tools.