Windows, 64-bit 18.0.16975 Windows, 32-bit 16.1.1450 macOS 18.0.16976 November 14, 2017; 13 months ago ( 2017-11-14) and later and later Available in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional) Website SketchUp, formerly Google Sketchup, is a for a wide range of drawing applications such as, interior design, landscape architecture, and, film and design. It is available as a web-based application, SketchUp Free, a freeware version, SketchUp Make, and a paid version with additional functionality, SketchUp Pro. SketchUp is owned by, a mapping, surveying and navigation equipment company. There is an online library of free model assemblies (e.g. Windows, doors, automobiles), 3D Warehouse, to which users may contribute models. The program includes drawing layout functionality, allows surface rendering in variable 'styles', supports third-party 'plug-in' programs hosted on a site called Extension Warehouse to provide other capabilities (e.g. Near photo-realistic rendering) and enables placement of its models within.
Contents • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • History [ ] @Last Software [ ] SketchUp was developed by startup company @Last Software of, co-founded in 1999 by Brad Schell and Joe Esch. SketchUp debuted in August 2000 as a general-purpose 3D content creation tool and was envisioned as a software program 'that would allow design professionals to draw the way they want by emulating the feel and freedom of working with pen and paper in a simple and elegant interface, that would be fun to use and easy to learn and that would be used by designers to play with their designs in a way that is not possible with traditional design software. It also has user friendly buttons to make it easier to use.' The program won a Community Choice Award at its first tradeshow in 2000. Many different 3D and 2D exporters are available in SketchUp for uses such as rendering. This model was made in SketchUp and rendered with.
Google acquired @Last Software on March 14, 2006 for an undisclosed sum, attracted by @Last Software's work developing a for Google Earth. On January 9, 2007, Google announced Google SketchUp 6, a free downloadable version of SketchUp, without some functionality of SketchUp Pro, but including integrated tools for uploading content to Google Earth and to the Google 3D Warehouse. A toolbox enables a viewer to 'walk around' and see things from different viewpoints and supports labels for models, a look-around tool and an 'any polygon' shape tool. Google SketchUp Pro 6 introduced a of Google SketchUp LayOut. LayOut includes 2D vector tools and page layout tools allowing presentations to be produced without the need for a separate presentation program.
On November 17, 2008, SketchUp 7 was released with changes intended to make it easier to use, integration of SketchUp's Component Browser with Google 3D Warehouse, LayOut 2 and dynamic components that respond to scaling. Was no longer supported.