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Do you need SketchUp Pro? (SketchUp Pro 2018 vs SketchUp Free)

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Do you need SketchUp Pro? In this video, you will discover 10 SketchUp Pro features that design professionals depend on to get the job done. Inside the video, we cover: * The differences between SketchUp Pro 2018 and SketchUp Free * Using LayOut for design presentations & construction documents * Importing and exporting features for SketchUp * Some of the SketchUp Pro only toolsets specifically for design professionals * And how to extend SketchUp's capabilities with Extensions If SketchUp Pro looks right for you, you can try it free for 30 days. Just head over to SketchUp's website to download the free trial: https://www.sketchup.com/download If you're serious about evaluating SketchUp Pro during the free trial, then you'll want to take a look at our SketchUp Video Course Library. It’s filled with $8700 worth of SketchUp courses exclusively for professionals. Try our Video Course Library for free: https://www.sketchupschool.com/video-course-library -------------------------------------- DON’T FORGET... * Do you need help deciding if SketchUp Pro is right for you? Visit https://sketchupschool.com/do-you-need-sketchup-pro * Subscribe to our YouTube Channel so you don’t miss our next video: https://www.youtube.com/sketchupschool?sub_confirmation=1 * Let us know which feature you’re excited to try in the Comments * Know someone that would love this video? Share it! * And don’t forget to Like this video so others can find it too ========================= “Your teaching methods are fantastic and I only wish I had started learning SketchUp the right way sooner.” Ron Paulk ========================= VIDEO NOTES Links to a few things we showed in the video: * Watch this Before you Get Started with SketchUp (YouTube video): https://youtu.be/xsteCTxxg1Y * Learn How to Render in SketchUp (YouTube video): https://youtu.be/yYZuVpddCgk * SketchUp Pro 2018 (application): https://www.sketchup.com/products/sketchup-pro/new-in-2018 * SketchUp Free (web application): https://www.sketchup.com/products/sketchup-free * SketchUp Make 2017 (application): https://www.sketchup.com/download/make * V-Ray for SketchUp (extension): https://www.chaosgroup.com/vray/sketchup * Round Corner (extension): https://extensions.sketchup.com/pl/content/roundcorner * Artisan Organic Toolset (extension): https://extensions.sketchup.com/en/content/artisan-organic-toolset * 3D Warehouse (website): https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com Extension Warehouse (website): https://extensions.sketchup.com Sketchucation (website): https://sketchucation.com/ Want to see more videos like this one? Check out this playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsteCTxxg1Y&list=PL679xQ4LtHdP9uTbzQnFaHERmhjsLJDWL ========================= “It's a pleasure to watch a well structured, professionally presented and succinct video. Many thanks!” deldridg ========================= ABOUT SKETCHUP SCHOOL SketchUp School is the place where professionals go when they’re serious about learning SketchUp (www.sketchupschool.com). You can also find us on: * Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sketchupschool * Twitter: https://twitter.com/sketchupschool #sketchup #sketchuppro ========================= “Your structure for presenting retainable information is remarkable. Thank you from all of us learning.” Jacob Howse =========================
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SketchUp School (1 year ago)
Do us a favor and let us know: Which feature of SketchUp Pro are you most excited to use on the job? Let us know here in the comments. Oh, one more thing: Do you have any advice on how we can improve our YouTube channel and videos? Leave a comment and let us know!
thokchom praveena (1 month ago)
HELLO sir.. I loved your videos and the it's been explained . but I may know how do I get or install VRAY for MAC .. please I need help.
unguidedone (5 months ago)
you watch a lot of jackie chan adventures :)
Tony Valentino (1 year ago)
I love rendering, but I know nothing how to use it.
KingJ Channel (8 days ago)
For Beginner, where i should start first. But to be frank i really love watching feature of SketchUp Pro.
SketchUp School (3 hours ago)
Thanks for watching1
andtastic1 (14 days ago)
JPT. too long, just need to know the free vs pro advantages
SketchUp School (11 days ago)
Did the video answer your questions? If you still have any, let us know and we'll be happy to answer as best we can.
Mr.Amazing Gaming (19 days ago)
What's the difference between SketchUp pro and SketchUp studio for student? (besides the price)
SketchUp School (11 days ago)
Right, that link takes you to the Student and Educator versions of SketchUp
Mr.Amazing Gaming (15 days ago)
+SketchUp School But what is this? https://www.sketchup.com/plans-and-pricing#for-higher-education is it only for schools to use?
SketchUp School (15 days ago)
SketchUp Studio just comes with the additional energy analysis software Sefaira.
talha liaqut (1 month ago)
hi sir i want to learn sketchup and v-ray 3.6 rendering
SketchUp School (28 days ago)
Great - you should check out our V-Ray for SketchUp course. It's available in our Video Course Library which you can learn more about here: https://www.sketchupschool.com/video-course-library
kishor parmar (1 month ago)
હા સાહેબ આ skechup pro vray માટે કેવું computer PC version જોવી
Noura Al-Hazzani (1 month ago)
Sketchup is the tool I always wished to have to create my dream house, and other plans. Thank you so much for such easy tool.
Noura Al-Hazzani (1 month ago)
+SketchUp School Noted, thanks
SketchUp School (1 month ago)
We didn't create SketchUp, but we're glad you liked the video!
alex Padilla (2 months ago)
can we still use geo-location (add location) feature in Sketchup-pro 2017 or 2018?
SketchUp School (1 month ago)
Yes, you can still use Add Location.
Jörgen Westin (2 months ago)
Too bad they are dropping Make. I think it will be a hard blow to the Sketchup spirit.
Jörgen Westin (1 month ago)
I doubt I would be able to motivate myself to pay for the Pro privately unfortunately.
Jörgen Westin (1 month ago)
As I understand it, the Free will not allow any of the plugins available for Make and Pro? In that case I think it will feel like driving a car with 1 gear and 3 wheels... I would probably be quite frustated and skip it for some other solution. I currently have Pro at work, but I have been playing with Make for personal pet projects at home. Without the full ”Make” functionality I would drop it quite fast.
SketchUp School (1 month ago)
Curious to find out: Will you use SketchUp Free? Or continue to use Make? (Or perhaps you'll use Pro?)
ooxx onenineone (2 months ago)
Once I saved my work to SketUp free, Can I export working file that saved on SketchUp Free and open file in SketchUp pro? if so, How? Thanks
Chuy Saucedo (24 days ago)
Good question! Thanks for asking. And glad there was an answer
SketchUp School (2 months ago)
Yes, you can save a file that you created in SketchUp Free and then open in (and work on it) in SketchUp Pro. In SketchUp Free, in the upper left corner of your screen, click the folder icon and select the option for Save As. Then save the file to your computer, and open that file in SketchUp Pro.
Chris Brodhead (2 months ago)
Thank you for detailing the ten reasons to chose Sketch up Pro. I am an Architect and I am interested in Layout. I will be using your Sketch up school. Thank up. Nathalie
SketchUp School (2 months ago)
Awesome - we think you'll love the courses we have for you on our website (including the ones on LayOut)
Lana Hijab (2 months ago)
I am an interior designer and decorator, one of my friends advised me to learn SketchUp, I am new to it, I wish you can advise me of which program I can get , I thank you
SketchUp School (2 months ago)
You'll likely need SketchUp Pro to do the things you need to do in your line of work.
John F (3 months ago)
is sketchup shop a good bridge between free and pro? I can't afford the pro version but like some of the features you've mentioned here
Albanian Tv (1 month ago)
Lmao u can get all of them for free
SketchUp School (2 months ago)
SketchUp Shop isn't that great of a bridge mainly because it is still a web-based program with a different interface than SketchUp Pro (which is a desktop application). That being said, if Shop has the features you need, you should definitely give it a try.
dlwatib (3 months ago)
Sorry to hear of the way SketchUp is going. It used to be that SketchUp provided a useful program for free. I can't justify paying $695+$125 yearly for maintenance for SketchUp Pro just as a hobby, and without extensions the other versions are just too limited. The whole reason for my interest would be to make components and write extensions for it.
SketchUp School (2 months ago)
With the recent launch of SketchUp 2019, there is an ability to subscribe for $299/year. Maybe that is in your price range?
Just Jordan (3 months ago)
I don't know, it sounds kind of Sketchy to me :)
Shane Swing (3 months ago)
Thanks Alex. One question I have still, though. I am using SketchUp Make 2017 desktop edition to tinker around. I downloaded the program on my home computer, made a file of a shed, emailed it to myself, then opened it up on my work computer where I am also tinkering around with SketchUp Make 2017 desktop edition. When I opened the file at work, I noticed that all my layers were there, but I could not hide/show them, almost as if you guys may have disabled this feature to discourage people from using the free version and being able to collaborate with others. Is this the case, or am I just making some noob mistake of not understanding my layers dialog box? Thank you for your time.
SketchUp School (3 months ago)
Just a quick clarification: We're not SketchUp, so we definitely didn't alter the software ;) That being said, I am not aware of a disabling of a feature to be able to use your layers properly between two machines both running SketchUp Make 2017.
leya bruns (3 months ago)
Hi Can I use 3D sketch up models to cut down by laser the design and build a maquette out of the 3D model ? Like on AutoCAD or 3D Max?
SketchUp School (3 months ago)
Yes, you can create a 3D model in SketchUp Pro and then export to a file format that's supported by the laser cutter.
Radu Simionescu (3 months ago)
cannot import pdf floor plan...
SketchUp School (3 months ago)
You should be able to do so with SketchUp Pro
FitStation (3 months ago)
omg thankyou so much!
SketchUp School (3 months ago)
You're welcome!
PM finverr (3 months ago)
Can you make SKETCHUP for IPAD with can use with pencil PLEASE !!! Thank you 🙏 and anotherwith skup physic and other
SketchUp School (3 months ago)
We're not SketchUp - you'll want to ask them for that! A SketchUp-like app for iPad that you might want to try in the meantime is Shapr3D (https://www.shapr3d.com/)
VIKAS SINGH (3 months ago)
sir in this sketch up can i become draftsman also plzz reply i am your subscriber i do also 3ds max and autocad as well as sketchup
SketchUp School (3 months ago)
Yes, you can use SketchUp to become a draftsman.
Jony Brumas (4 months ago)
I think you said on beginning that you would speak about the free version on the end. But basically this video is about what you can do with the paid version but almost nothing about what you can do with the free version. I'm trying to see if I invest time on Infusion 360 or sketch up or any other that you work for free. I'm an hobbiest and I don't get income from my project or because I'm using an 3d app or software so I would like to have an true idea of what would be my limitations. For someone that doesn't dominate the software, watching your video, I can't really see if I can't use sketchup free for what I need. Your video is more focuses on what you can do with the paid view. I need to create 3d models and then be able to print so I can go to my garage/shop and bring the project to light. Can I or not, do that with the free version?
SketchUp School (3 months ago)
You can create 3D models using SketchUp's native tools using either SketchUp Free or SketchUp Pro. After that, this video is showing you the things you can do only with SketchUp Pro - if you need any of those features, you need SketchUp Pro. However, if you don't need any of those features and only need to create 3D models using SketchUp's native tools, then SketchUp Free might be all you need.
PM finverr (4 months ago)
Extension function of it or or their physics chemical geography or Rotherham science thing 👌👍👍👍👍
अशोक (4 months ago)
Kudos for this presentation. Of late, I did not notice, how Sketchup has grown over years. Obviously, the Pro version is excellent. But how much would the Pro version cost in India, IN₹ vis-a-vis US$?
SketchUp School (4 months ago)
To be sure you get an accurate price, you should find a reseller on the SketchUp website here: https://www.sketchup.com/buy/resellers-commercial
Michael W. Henriksen (4 months ago)
For a small business I would prefer to split the cost of Sketch Up Pro into 2 or 3 payments, could that be an option? I'm not an architect or designer, but I make some presentation for selling shade sails (sailmaker is my craft)
Rick Goodwell (4 months ago)
I got SU pro for the layout feature
SketchUp School (4 months ago)
CPatrick (4 months ago)
I need a simpler way to print woodworking plans using windows. I need to be able to draw a plan and print it to paper as it appears on my screen. make is too complicated.
SketchUp School (4 months ago)
Have you tried SketchUp Pro (and the bundled application LayOut)? I think they'd be perfect for what you're trying to do.
Nathaniel Mankatah (5 months ago)
Iv seen a lot of sketchup tutorials but you the best man, hands down. Two thumbs up.
SketchUp School (4 months ago)
Wow - thank you so much for your kind words! Made our day. 😀
Xingchen Wang (5 months ago)
The pro version takes 695USD, I don't have money to this
SketchUp School (5 months ago)
If you can't afford to buy SketchUp Pro, then you can see if you can get by using SketchUp Free. You can launch SketchUp Free here: https://app.sketchup.com/app
Ali Abdullah (5 months ago)
It is ok for landscape design projects 3D
SketchUp School (5 months ago)
Yes, SketchUp is used - and loved - by lots of landscape designers/architects.
Dean Turner (5 months ago)
Too bad layout has major issues.
Dean Turner (5 months ago)
+SketchUp School No ability to recognise different materials in cross sections and automatically apply hatching textures. And I mean vector textures like a real cad program does. You have to do strange and complicated workarounds to make this happen. Drawing shapes that contain rasterized textures over sections in layout is not a very intelligent or dynamic way to do things either.
SketchUp School (5 months ago)
What are the major issues for you?
Eduardo Tarusov (5 months ago)
I don't know why, but the layout is so frustrating. Wish it was as friendly as AutoCAD.
SketchUp School (5 months ago)
What exactly is frustrating for you? Maybe we can help.
Som Oeun Im (5 months ago)
Thank you guy for sharing your knowledge.
SketchUp School (5 months ago)
You're welcome!
hana ahmad (5 months ago)
Layout is a blow🤩
hana ahmad (5 months ago)
Wowww thnku
SketchUp School (5 months ago)
You're welcome!
pierre dorce (5 months ago)
GM, I am new to sketchup, I need to a tutorial as to how to explore an object.
SketchUp School (5 months ago)
Seeing as you're new to SketchUp, you might want to take a look at our Complete Intro to SketchUp course (in our Video Course Library). You can find more info on our website here: https://www.sketchupschool.com/video-course-library
Andrew Russin (6 months ago)
I am interested in the layout functions and avoid using autocad.
SketchUp School (5 months ago)
Great - then SketchUp Pro sounds like a good choice for you.
Yaron Kogan (6 months ago)
can sketch up pro do what revit can do in the means of defining material. I mean lets take a floor as an example. The floor is made of four layers (concrete - slab, filling,cement mortar and tiles) - each layer can be quantified (area, or volume), and then to be calculated for bill of quantities?
David Swanson (3 months ago)
@Dean Turder you're so right: the $700 core product, plus the two extensions which cost $80 a piece, is what it takes to match Revit which costs $2000 per year. Good burn
Dean Turner (5 months ago)
+SketchUp School in other words... no it can't
SketchUp School (5 months ago)
Yes, but you would likely want to add an extension to help you with that. For example, you could use Profile Builder (https://profilebuilder4sketchup.com/) and Quantifier Pro (https://mindsightstudios.com/quantifier-pro/) to create floor systems that can be quickly quantified. Those extensions are made by the same developer, so they can work well together.
Amr El-Desouky (6 months ago)
How I could make multiple render shots like (patch render) in 3DS Max ?
SketchUp School (5 months ago)
You can add a rendering extension such as V-Ray for SketchUp, and using the extension you can batch render.
billyboyblue17 (6 months ago)
This does not help the new learner at all! You have a preconceived conclusion that no one needs basic free sketchup. If I could learn to use free then I might see a need to upgrade, but until I can do the basics I'm certainly not going to fork out hundreds of dollars for a program that I can't make do hardly anything. I wish that I could find a series of videos that address the version of free that is current on the web. Every video I have found so far starts out with Pro, so most of the things that are demonstrated do not apply to web version free SU. Oh how I wish I had never gotten rid of AutoCad!!!!
SketchUp School (6 months ago)
We agree that lots of people will want to use the web-based SketchUp Free. But since our company is specifically focused on helping professionals learn SketchUp to get the job done, we make sure to point out that SketchUp Free isn't for professionals. Unlike other free software that you would learn first in order to decide whether you need to buy the Pro version, SketchUp Free is purely meant for a hobbyist and not as a test-drive for SketchUp Pro. Professionals that want to evaluate SketchUp Pro before buying should download the 30-day free trial of SketchUp Pro instead.
Sean Rea (6 months ago)
i am working on models that are all under 6 inches and i am keeping running into issues where i am working too small. some are less than 4 cm.
SketchUp School (6 months ago)
Try building things at 10x or 100x the scale first, then scale everything back down at the end.
kanhaiya narkhede (6 months ago)
Waw.. Nice software just love it.. Want to learn..
SketchUp School (6 months ago)
Awesome - we have videos here on our channel and also on our website.
Mr. Lioness (7 months ago)
I have a question. I want to make buildings for Cities Skylines 8with lights in the windows at nighs and so on...) Do I need some other softwares instead of SketchUp Pro? Blender is too complicated to me and programs like 3D Max are ways to expensive for me. I am a poor man... If only SketchUp Pro is needed, can you make a tutorial about it? It wuld help some of us a lot!
SketchUp School (6 months ago)
You would use SketchUp Pro to create the 3D model and then a rendering software to add lights (or Photoshop to add the effect of lights)
Gida Darling (7 months ago)
Flipping amazing tutorial - didn't think I needed SketchUp Pro until I saw it - thanks
SketchUp School (7 months ago)
Awesome - glad this video helped you decide!
akai imoh (7 months ago)
SketchUp School (7 months ago)
You're welcome!
u unz (7 months ago)
The import feature is probably the selling point for me. :O
SketchUp School (7 months ago)
Great - glad this video was able to help you see how that feature could be useful.
Daan Meester (7 months ago)
I only need sketchup make tools. I dont even need to render things and for example make a presentation of my product. What i do need to have is to export my building from sketchup make to another program.. I would like to see that this problem soon is fixed for people like me. I dont even make houses hahah. Just for fun decoration in my no limits park
SketchUp School (7 months ago)
SketchUp Make 2017 is no longer supported, but you can still download it here: https://www.sketchup.com/download/all
Sherrill Smith (7 months ago)
Excellent presentation, Alex. I thoroughly enjoyed it and will look into the differences to make the best decision for my current needs. The Pro version has so many options that I can imagine people wanting to move to this version simply for more pleasure - as well as for better tools. Thanks so much!
SketchUp School (7 months ago)
You're welcome, and Thank You for taking the time to leave a comment!
Doug Webb (8 months ago)
How do I find the 2D template on the free version? I can't find temple selections.
Doug Webb (7 months ago)
SketchUp School Thanks so much!
SketchUp School (7 months ago)
In SketchUp Free (the web application), on the right side of your screen, there is an icon for "Views". Click on it, and then pick the middle view in the grid of 9 possible selections (looks like the top of a roof). This is the "Top" view. It will put you in a view that is the same as the one we suggest.
Sahar Khan Jadoon (8 months ago)
Why resolve the stickiness problem with 'make group' and not 'make component'.?
SketchUp School (7 months ago)
Either a Group or a Component will work.
All Rounder (8 months ago)
I want for 32 bit
Nick Carter (8 months ago)
Another very exciting topic is pre-made objects. I normally draw from scratch that is laborious. I would be interested in finishing tools for skirting, cornices and architraves.
SketchUp School (8 months ago)
You can use the Follow Me tool in SketchUp to work on skirting, cornices and architraves. Also, you can use the Profile Builder extension: https://profilebuilder4sketchup.com/
Nick Carter (8 months ago)
love Sketchup Make. I would like to start with your courses from Step 1 to see if I missed anything. The capacity to import contoured surfaces is very exciting and will save me a lot of time, because I have drawn these by hand.
SketchUp School (8 months ago)
You can learn more about our video course library here: https://www.sketchupschool.com/video-course-library
Arnel Marquez (8 months ago)
thanks for the video, it is amazing I am a Revit user and i'm interested in expanding my knowledge. it seems that layout mimics what Revit does. Where can I learn more?
SketchUp School (8 months ago)
We cover LayOut in detail within our video course library: https://www.sketchupschool.com/video-course-library.
VIBIN PV (8 months ago)
Iam an interior designer. Iam using sketch2015 version. But my out put quality is low. How i can improve my rendering quality.
SketchUp School (8 months ago)
Are you using a rendering extension? Which one?
Candace Gilbert (9 months ago)
Thanks for making these videos! I am learning SketchUp for retail design (I do graphic design mostly) and these videos hit on some of the more important concepts that matter to higher level designers when picking software. I use a lot of concepts you talk about here and in other videos across all the adobe creative cloud software so I know it'll help me save time moving into SketchUp seeing those similar patterns between work flow in each program. Thanks thanks thanks again!
SketchUp School (9 months ago)
Awesome - glad to hear that the videos have been helpful to you and your workflow!
Juan Flutsch (9 months ago)
Can you assign a specific color to lines in layers in SketchUp. For example: Layer "A" to be red. Layer "B" to be green
SketchUp School (9 months ago)
You can get this to work. The steps: 1) In your Layers window, change the color next to the layers to be red and green 2) In your Layers window, click the Details icon at the top right and select Color by Layer (this will change your faces to red and green) 3) To get the Edges to change color as well, go to your Styles window and in the Edge settings change the Color to "By Material" 4) If you don't want to see the faces colored, in the Styles window you can change the Face settings to Hidden Line mode
Kn Art99 (9 months ago)
I learned quickly that I just need the free version for right now. I was investigating the course and it did say if you're a hobbyist this course is overkill. I don't need to know the rendering and what not nor am I using this to get a job for architecture and other things. I'm just a comic artist who needs easy backgrounds that I can get multiple perspective points and lighting to make it look good. Yeah I can draw it up and draw the lighting myself but that's just way to much time! Maybe in the future when my bank account is more steady I'd take the course to just learn properly.
Kn Art99 (9 months ago)
I just bought SketchUp Pro 2018 omg XD
AFB Gmail (10 months ago)
What are your thoughts on Sketchup VR? Using applications like Enscape to dive into the file? Workflow, peripherals, comparability.
SketchUp School (9 months ago)
I think it's a really exciting space. There are so many tools and possibilities that it really depends on what your end goal is for using VR.
Anita Francis (10 months ago)
can you send me the link to download sketchup pro
SketchUp School (10 months ago)
Judith Harkink (10 months ago)
Hi I have a question about some weird problem with my sketchup make 2017 and I'm hoping someone has an answer for me. I am woeking on a big assignment for my finals to become an interior adviser, I am currently working on the Vitra Haus Loft! the problem is not only with this document but with all of my latest designs. When I have worked in the model for like a few hours and I save it to my laptop, and I try to open it again later that day, I get some weird error that says it is locked by another user, while I am the only one using this computer and I save it to the same folder.. Is there a solution for this? do more people have this problem?
SketchUp School (10 months ago)
Take a look at this link and see if it helps: https://forums.sketchup.com/t/file-currently-locked-by-another-user-error-in-windows-explorer/6999?u=geo&source_topic_id=13633 Also, you can do a "Save As" and give the file a new name. That may be a workaround worth trying.
AFB Gmail (10 months ago)
I've used sketchup make on a 90 dollar pc and now a 1600 dollar gaming rig. Why does sketchup still have problems with making a vase? Same problem in two different machines. Sketchup not responding. Operations that slow down or stop the software entirely. Any ideas?
SketchUp School (10 months ago)
Hard to tell without being able to diagnose firsthand.
AFB Gmail (10 months ago)
SketchUp School thank you for your response
AFB Gmail (10 months ago)
SketchUp School native tools. I just got the pushpull toolset and that seems to work fine, even better than follow me so yeah a bit weird.
SketchUp School (10 months ago)
Are you using an extension to make the vase, or SketchUp's native tools?
Haroun .Faarour (11 months ago)
Thank you for the video i really enjoyed it, i liked the dynamic component feature because i am interested in the interior design (kitchens, offices , bathrooms...). I am a beginner with Sketchup and i'd like to learn in it and go in depth in it, i am looking forward to receiving your help or just guide me to start well. Thannk you
SketchUp School (10 months ago)
Glad you liked the video. Be sure to take a look at our video course library as a guide to getting started in SketchUp: https://www.sketchupschool.com/video-course-library
Gordon Currie (11 months ago)
Layouts was my number 1 interest
SketchUp School (10 months ago)
LayOut's a really awesome feature, for sure.
Designer Hacks (11 months ago)
Thanks, Alex! Your video is very useful for the community!
SketchUp School (11 months ago)
Thanks for the kind words!
iRex Sticklife (11 months ago)
ParadoxV5 (11 months ago)
*When is SketchUp Make 2018 out?*
ParadoxV5 (11 months ago)
Ok *ಠ_ಠ* "SketchUp Slow Select" bug will never be fixed then. *ಠ_ಠ ಠ_ಠ*
SketchUp School (11 months ago)
There won't be a SketchUp Make 2018. SketchUp stopped offering SketchUp Make and only plans to offer the web-based SketchUp Free going forward.
Dave Nelson (11 months ago)
No, I need SU Make 2018. Free is a waste of my time and Pro doesn't have anything I need. Make was perfect for me.
SketchUp School (11 months ago)
There won't be a SketchUp Make 2018. SketchUp stopped offering SketchUp Make and only plans to offer the web-based SketchUp Free going forward. SketchUp Pro has everything that Make had (plus the extra stuff covered in the video), so if SketchUp Free doesn't work for you, then SketchUp Pro would be the best option going forward.
SketchItReal (1 year ago)
Excellent presentation. I use SketchUp Pro daily, and the only item on this list I haven't really used is Advanced Camera. I wouldn't be able to get much done without the drawing import functionality. Also, Layout has made huge leaps in the last couple releases. If Layout were a little more friendly I would be using it for all my projects, and I design 180,000 sf buildings on 5 acre sites!
SketchUp School (1 year ago)
Thanks for sharing your experience - really helpful for others to read!
apaache (1 year ago)
have always used Sketchup.. have always wanted Pro.. but after watching this simple video, I now know I need Pro!!!
Queen Elizabeth II (4 months ago)
Fake comment.. I hope
SketchUp School (1 year ago)
Awesome - glad this video helped you make the leap!
Chris B (1 year ago)
Excellent presentation Alex!!!! I am using SU free for a few years and afraid to go to SU pro for all the new features to learn. I am interesting in Layout and putting together a set of construction documents. Can we make the skp file into a dwg file to send it to the consultants? Most of them use ACAD.
SketchUp School (1 year ago)
Yes, you can export .dwg files from LayOut.
DAS Photography (1 year ago)
Great presentation. As a commercial photographer I am always on the lookout to enhance my images. It would be nice if it were possible to integrate my images with a sketchUp drawing.
SketchUp School (1 year ago)
It is possible to integrate your images. One way: You can use the Match Photo feature to integrate your SketchUp 3D model and your image.
Anthony (1 year ago)
When you go to point, just roughly point and quickly bring your hand back to the original position. Will look better. Also do this with your looking direction. Great video presentation. Finally someone is making great informative videos that take the mystery and confusion out of their products :-)
SketchUp School (1 year ago)
Yeah - we were having a little fun with the pointing but could have done a better job with that. Still, glad you enjoyed the video and thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. We really appreciate it!
Dmytro Petiuk (1 year ago)
Most of outstanding features mentioned in this video just disapperared from free version of SketchUp. SketchUp Make is capable of almost anything mentioned (excluding AutoCAD export-import, dynamic components, and layout). But Make for non-commercial use though and you still need Pro.
SketchUp School (1 year ago)
Yes, many of the features covered in this video were ones that you could access in older versions of SketchUp Make. But now they are available only in SketchUP Pro.
Herman Felix (1 year ago)
I am interested in getting SketchUp . You information has made it very clear on which one I need. Thanks very much. It's Pro for me.
SketchUp School (1 year ago)
Awesome - glad this video was able to help you make the right choice for you!
Loved your tutorials/videos....Just need a little help.. can you please make a tutorial on statue/skulpture 3d modelling from a CAD File. Thanks in advance
Thank you very much.
SketchUp School (1 year ago)
Thanks for the suggestion! Sculpture isn't as popular of a request, so it's unlikely we'll have a video here covering the topic anytime soon. However, we do have an Organic Modeling video course on our website that could be helpful. You might take a look and see what you think.
Willem Buiting (1 year ago)
YOU DO NEED SKETCHUP PRO..... Thanks Alex! I never tried the advanced camera features..... :-)
SketchUp School (1 year ago)
The Advanced Camera Tools are definitely a lesser known feature, but really powerful for folks in the entertainment industry.
Calvin Gordon (1 year ago)
Maybe point out that the free version really has no printing capability included, and for sure no scaled printing. Need the Layout program included with PRO (or some other method) to see the output on paper.
SketchUp School (1 year ago)
Thanks for pointing that out: There are a handful of features like scaled printing that are loosely related to construction documentation, and if you need that sort of thing then you'll definitely need SketchUp Pro (and the companion application LayOut).
fivebythree (1 year ago)
Also note that the EULA for free version, does not allow commercial work. Though probably a good chunk of the user base disregards it.
SketchUp School (1 year ago)
You're right: If you use SketchUp for commercial work, the end user license agreement requires you to use SketchUp Pro.
fivebythree (1 year ago)
Used to be able to use plugins with free versions. It seems like su has locked it down. Really lame. I only use su pro for geolocation and obj export. Most of my models are created in Blender these days. The lack of regard for modern modeling technology is where sketchup really lags. Even with plugins that can mimic results aren't actually true quads. AND the lack of native UV support all these years later is astounding.
Arizno3000 (1 year ago)
Dude you got me loving your course. Im still in my trial period but do not expect to leave anytime soon. You are making me love Sketchup all over again.
SketchUp School (1 year ago)
Wow! Thanks for the kind words - we really appreciate them!
Bradley Design LLC (1 year ago)
I’ve used AutoCAD for 26 years to produce construction documents for custom homes. I’m going on 5 years producing 3D models with SketchUp Pro and have done a few renderings with V-ray and Thea Render. I have resisted migrating away from AutoCAD and using Layout to this point because AutoCAD has become second nature in my creative workflow. I’m not really excited about it, but to answer your question at the end of the video, my next move would be to become proficient with Layout. My workflow includes producing structural framing plans, which are not normally built into a SketchUp model of a complex custom built home. It all comes down to time efficiency and drafting quality for me to justify a complete transition to the Trimble system.
SketchUp School (1 year ago)
Your story is very similar to a number of our students who have traditionally used SketchUp & AutoCAD together. There's nothing wrong with that: It's always best to use the tools you are most efficient with. But as you saw in the video: Folks like you that can invest the time to learn the SketchUp & LayOut workflow usually report how much better they like that workflow.
Mahesh mahe (1 year ago)
Its helpful to me to choose which one is better for me
SketchUp School (1 year ago)
Awesome - glad to hear this video was helpful for you!
Johnson Rocson (1 year ago)
Where's your accent from.
SketchUp School (1 year ago)
California ;)

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