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Beautiful 3D designs, backed by data

Develop designs with confidence

Swiftly import, view and model directly onto precision-perfect point cloud data to ensure 3D design accuracy.

Communicate with visual imagery

SketchUp’s augmented reality (AR) viewing creates compelling visual assets quickly. From conceptual to photoreal, communicate your ideas with ease.

Collaborate and integrate

Access, review, and annotate up-to-date 3D models, layouts and drawings in a single, robust platform.

Fast 3D modelling you can rely on

SketchUp helps you increase your workflow efficiency. Simply import, view and model directly onto point cloud data from terrestrial scans, photogrammetry, lidar sensors, mobile mapping and drone captures. Use SketchUp Scan Essentials to precisely – and rapidly – ensure model accuracy no matter your file size. Then, complete 3D design details and prep your project for the final build by creating 2D documentation directly in SketchUp LayOut.

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Generate augmented reality visuals

From detailed high-rise buildings to authentic floor plans, add elements of virtual reality to your projects with V-Ray for SketchUp. Its powerful 3D rendering software includes visual effects, photoreal imagery and animation. What’s more, its quick! So you can deliver your best work in just a few easy steps.

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Streamline your 3D design process

Keen to learn how to use the full 3D design software suite of SketchUp Studio products in your workflow?

SketchUp Studio toolkit unpacked

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SketchUp Pro for Desktop

Easy 3D modelling software makes 3D building design a cinch.
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Collaborate with Trimble Connect

Coordinate building models with stakeholders harnessing the convenience of cloud storage.
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Model with Scan Essentials

From point clouds make 3D models in a matter of minutes!
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Import Revit files fast

Save hours by accurately and efficiently converting your Revit models into SketchUp geometry.
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V-Ray Software for SketchUp

3D rendering tool combines photorealism,animations and panoramas for virtual reality viewing.

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Augmented Reality apps

Tour project models at 1:1 scale with your clients using an impressive range of virtual reality apps.
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V-Ray Vision

The easiest way to view virtual reality – access your own digital camera for instant feedback and iteration.
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Intelligent design research

Get design recommendations based on weather and building type to inform your 3D design.

Watch how SketchUp Studio can elevate your work flow to the next level

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SketchUp Studio features you’ll love

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Full-featured desktop 3D modelling software

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Add visual impact to your design narrative

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Accurately model in 3D using point cloud data

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Get consensus on your design

Simplicity is the backbone of SketchUp 3D software. The ease of developing a project, from the initial concept to fully documenting the construction set in LayOut, is unique and rewarding. What’s more, the process can be easily communicated with clients, consultants, governing agencies and contractors.
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Architect, GP BIM, Researcher and Teacher

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SketchUp Studio FAQs

SketchUp Studio includes all the features of SketchUp Pro along with additional tools such as V-Ray for SketchUp, Scan Essentials, and Revit Importer, enhancing its capability for advanced workflows.


While SketchUp Pro offers a comprehensive suite for 3D modelling, SketchUp Studio extends these functionalities with advanced tools like real-time and photorealistic rendering, and integration with Trimble Connect for better collaboration and project management.


SketchUp Studio requires a modern processor (2.1+ GHz), at least 16GB of RAM, and a dedicated graphics card with 1GB VRAM or higher. It also necessitates a reliable internet connection for licensing and accessing online features.


Yes, SketchUp Studio offers subscriptions tailored for students and educators, providing a comprehensive set of tools that support educational environments and facilitate learning in various design disciplines.


Users of SketchUp Studio have access to extensive support and training resources including online tutorials, specialised training programs, and a community forum where they can learn new skills and solve problems.


SketchUp Studio can be purchased directly from the www.sketchupafrica.com/africa or through authorised resellers, which allows potential users to choose the subscription plan that best suits their needs.


Besides the features of SketchUp Pro, Studio includes tools for VR/AR rendering, advanced photo-realistic rendering via V-Ray, and the ability to handle large datasets through Scan Essentials.

While SketchUp Studio is available for Windows and Mac OS, certain features like V-Ray and Scan Essentials are currently only supported on Windows.


SketchUp Studio is ideal for complex and data-intensive projects across architecture, engineering, construction, and design fields, providing tools that enhance visualisation, analysis, and collaboration