Features

Professionals around the world turn to SketchUp Pro as the 3D modeling software with a universal language that anyone can understand.

Use SketchUp Pro to get owners, inspectors, architects, engineers and subcontractors all heading in the same direction.

SketchUp Pro is everything traditional CAD software isn’t — quick to learn and intuitive to use.

Create 3D Models

Create 3D Models

Using SketchUp Pro, you can create 3D models, either by starting
from scratch or by using existing data. Import drawings, CAD plans,
photos, aerial imagery and other information, then use the modeling
tools in SketchUp Pro to develop your ideas into 3D.

Add Data to your Model

Within SketchUp Pro, you have the ability to add attributes to your
model with Dynamic Components. At any point, create a report
summarizing the attribute data in your model.

Import and Export

SketchUp Pro can bring in DXFs and DWGs from any standard CAD
package. It can produce images, PDFs, CAD files, and HD animations,
export for VR, create documents and BIM reports with IFC references.
You can be sure that SketchUp Pro will plug right into your
workflow

Present and Document

For many of your projects, SketchUp Pro, which includes LayOut, is
all you will need. LayOut is the 2D presentation tool to SketchUp Pro
for creating deliverables like permit and construction drawings,
presentation documents and full-screen digital presentations.

A flexible platform

A flexible platform

Extension Warehouse contains over 400 plugins that
layer additional tools and features on top of SketchUp.
Free and paid plugins are available for industry-specific workflows
such as rendering analysis and 3d printing.

New features in SketchUp 2018

  • Named Sections

    Named Sections

    Just like components, section planes have names and symbols, making them easy to find, organize, and edit in Outliner. Now, it’s easy to access and manage sections whenever you need to.
  • Filled Section Cuts

    Filled Section Cuts

    Filled Section Cuts are now baked into SketchUp Pro. Select a color for your fills via the Styles dialogue and bake them into templates.
  • Fast Sections

    Fast Sections

    SketchUp features improved performance for models that use section planes to hide large amounts of geometry. The more geometry you section off, the more you’ll benefit!
  • Scaled Vector Drawing

    Scaled Vector Drawing

    Need to add linework that’s not in your model? Create a scaled drawing in LayOut and sketch over a 3D model to flesh out your project. Or draw from details to scale from scratch directly in LayOut.
  • DWG Import

    DWG Import

    Import a DWG into LayOut and find illustrations already scaled to paper size. Now SketchUp projects can live side by side with CAD linework and take advantage of DWG libraries everywhere.
  • Drawing Better

    Drawing Better

    Inferencing, chamfering and filleting, arcs, offset arrays, selections: LayOut is even better at everything you need to draw details or create beautiful illustrations at scale.
  • Advanced Attributes

    Advanced Attributes

    SketchUp now features Advanced Attribute fields for a component’s Price, Size, URL, Type, Status, and Owner. So now it’s even easier to embed projects with useful information.
  • Aggregated Reports

    Aggregated Reports

    Generate Report now aggregates component data so you can do things like configure reports to sum parts and quantities for schedules and cutlists, or create detailed estimates by adding up prices by layer.
  • IFC Import/Export

    IFC Import/Export

    BIM works best when information moves freely between applications. You can rely on IFC in SketchUp to transfer the attributes you assign and manipulate in projects.
  • Named Sections

    Named Sections

    Just like components, section planes have names and symbols, making them easy to find, organize, and edit in Outliner. Now, it’s easy to access and manage sections whenever you need to.
  • Filled Section Cuts

    Filled Section Cuts

    Filled Section Cuts are now baked into SketchUp Pro. Select a color for your fills via the Styles dialogue and bake them into templates.
  • Fast Sections

    Fast Sections

    SketchUp features improved performance for models that use section planes to hide large amounts of geometry. The more geometry you section off, the more you’ll benefit!
  • Scaled Vector Drawing

    Scaled Vector Drawing

    Need to add linework that’s not in your model? Create a scaled drawing in LayOut and sketch over a 3D model to flesh out your project. Or draw from details to scale from scratch directly in LayOut.
  • DWG Import

    DWG Import

    Import a DWG into LayOut and find illustrations already scaled to paper size. Now SketchUp projects can live side by side with CAD linework and take advantage of DWG libraries everywhere.
  • Drawing Better

    Drawing Better

    Inferencing, chamfering and filleting, arcs, offset arrays, selections: LayOut is even better at everything you need to draw details or create beautiful illustrations at scale.
  • Advanced Attributes

    Advanced Attributes

    SketchUp now features Advanced Attribute fields for a component’s Price, Size, URL, Type, Status, and Owner. So now it’s even easier to embed projects with useful information.
  • Aggregated Reports

    Aggregated Reports

    Generate Report now aggregates component data so you can do things like configure reports to sum parts and quantities for schedules and cutlists, or create detailed estimates by adding up prices by layer.
  • IFC Import/Export

    IFC Import/Export

    BIM works best when information moves freely between applications. You can rely on IFC in SketchUp to transfer the attributes you assign and manipulate in projects.