SketchUp – 3D Modeling for everyone Janine
The easiest way to draw in 3D
Make everything easier
No one wants to waste time learning complicated computer programs. SketchUp is hands-down the most intuitive, not to mention powerful, easy-to-learn 3D drawing tool on the planet. If you want to be productive within a couple of hours, you’ve come to the right place.
SketchUp isn’t just for 3D models. Draw plans, elevations, details, title blocks and other graphics with LayOut. When your model changes, so does your document. Simple.
Generate presentation documents
SketchUp Pro includes LayOut, an incredibly powerful tool with features for page layout, drafting, vector illustration and slide presentations.
Create compelling visualizations and walkthroughs
Use SketchUp Pro to turn your models into animated walkthroughs and flyovers that explain every detail of your design.
Get good, fast
No one wants to waste time learning complicated software. SketchUp Pro is hands-down the most intuitive and easy-to-learn 3D drawing tool on the planet.
Think by drawing in 3D
We designed SketchUp to behave like an extension of your hand. The idea is to get out of your way so that you can draw whatever you want, however you want.
Iterate quickly through design ideas
We love how architects use layers and layers of tracing paper to develop and improve their ideas. Similarly, SketchUp was born to be simple to let you iterate.
Simple is Powerful
1. Model and Document
With LayOut, insert SketchUp model views wherever you want on the pages of your document. These “viewports” are living, breathing views of your project. When your model changes, all of your viewports update, too. Say goodbye to exporting a million images out of SketchUp.
2. Draw once, use again and again
LayOut makes it fast and seamless to create drawings that you can use over and over. Get that detail right once, then drag and drop it into any project.
3. Intuitive vector drawing
LayOut’s drawing tools are just like SketchUp’s: simple, smart, and fun. And because everything you draw is vector smart, scaling and rotating can be done with utmost precision.
4. Dimension, detail, explain
Use dimensioning tools that snap to the edges of SketchUp models and quickly set the format, scale, and precision of displayed measurements. Customize callouts via controls for line weight, arrow and stroke style, curved leader lines, font formatting, line spacing… You get the picture, and so will everyone else.
1. Find a 3D model of anything
3D Warehouse is the world’s largest repository of free 3D models, and it works seamlessly with SketchUp. That means entourage, furniture, equipment, case work, the entire kitchen sink (literally) is all handy in a few clicks.
2. Find a model of that thing
In partnership with manufacturers like Herman Miller, Formica, Thermador and many others, we’re working hard to make 3D Warehouse the best place on the web to find a model of a specific, real-world object. Now when you specify an oven for a kitchen, you can be sure you’re working with accurate geometry, not to mention beautiful models.
3. Present on any device
When you upload your models to 3D Warehouse, it’s easy to pull them down onto your phone or tablet using the SketchUp Mobile Viewer app. Then, get hands on with clients and collaborators wherever, however you’d like.