For Commercial Work
If you are a professional, or want to produce professional results, you will want SketchUp Pro subscription or the SketchUp Studio subscription.
SketchUp Pro Subscription
In 2020, SketchUp will become Subscription only. You can still purchase the SketchUp Classic licence (for now), but we do not recommend it.
The SketchUp Pro subscription comes with SketchUp (3D modeller), Layout (2D drafting tool), unlimited Trimble Connect (cloud + collaboration tool), the SketchUp mobile Viewer - including the VR tool and the SketchUp Style builder!
SketchUp Subscriptions are now managed via a Trimble ID (simple sign in), rather than old fashioned serial numbers and auth-codes. You will also get an AMP (Account Management Portal), which allows you to see all of your subscriptions, who they are assigned to (or how many you have left to assign), and also allows you to re-assign licences to new employees (once every 90 days).
SketchUp Pro Classic
WARNING: The SketchUp Pro Classic license and M&S plans will be phased out in 2020 (date to be advised) and replaced by subscription only. Note: You will never lose your SketchUp Classic licence. It will just not be able to be upgraded after the phase out.
If you get a Classic licence now, but want to upgrade after it has been phased out, you will need to switch to a subscription anyway. So, we recommend that you start with a subscription right away and benefit from all of the advanced features that it offers you, such as: a full, unlimited Trimble Connect account, AR/VR capability, etc.
Already own a Classic license and want to know how the phase out will affect you – or learn about how you can migrate to a subscription (including any special offers)? Talk to us: 07 3851 8380
SketchUp Studio comes with all of the SketchUp Pro goodies, but also includes Sefaira.
Sefaira provides real-time energy and daylighting analysis within SketchUp, enabling architects to drive design decisions like form, orientation and facade design with real-time feedback.
Sefaira enables sustainability leaders within architecture firms to push best practices throughout their firms. Now everyone can perform analysis early and often, making the most impact at lowest cost.
For Students and Educators
SketchUp Student Subscription
The Student subscription gives you full access to SketchUp Studio. To qualify for a student subscription, you need to be enrolled in an accredited course in a relevant field of study. You will need to submit your order with a current Student ID with 'valid to' date, or equivalent.
SketchUp Educator Subscription
The Educator subscription gives you full access to SketchUp Studio. To qualify for an Educator subscription, you need to be an educator at an accredited educational institution. You will need to submit your order with a valid .edu email address, or upload another form of proof.
SketchUp Make is no longer available. However, if you only need very basic tools (for basic 3D modelling) - or to allow your customers to see & play with their project - you can use the free SketchUp Web app.
Note: This is for very basic use only. It is more of a visualiser than anything else.