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What is SketchUp?

The most popular 3D modeling and design tool in the world, SketchUp users model everything from treehouses to intricate, energy-efficient buildings. Owned by Trimble Inc., an entrepreneurial company focused on leveraging technology to change how the way the world works, SketchUp is both intuitive and powerful for professionals and creatives of all kinds. The suite of tools within the program enhances workflows and creative concepts across a variety of industries including architecture, engineering, construction, woodworking, interior design, film, and much more. Popular products like 3D Warehouse, LayOut, and SketchUp Viewer are what make SketchUp tick. Design it, make it and enjoy the process.

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Product Description

SketchUp is friendly and forgiving 3D modeling software


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Trimble
Ownership
NASDAQ:TRMB
Company Website
Year Founded
1978
HQ Location
Sunnyvale, CA
Total Revenue (USD mm)
$3,264
Twitter
@TrimbleCorpNews
9,294 Twitter followers
LinkedIn® Page
www.linkedin.com
6,360 employees on LinkedIn®

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Cyber Security Product Engineer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

SketchUp helps me to see what my pc water cooling project completed is going to look like, also I share plans with others friends or download more shape to complete a specific project, actually I use to plan how the water cooling system could be inside the PC. SketchUp is an easy way to learn 3D modeling and printing tool that helps me to decide which component to buy and put together for a better configuration. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Recently they offer a anual subscription that seem to me more expensive, that could not be accesible for beginners who wants to use it on DIY projects like 3D printing or modeling. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

DIY projects of PC modding to see what components can fit and how is going to look like. I use to plan how a custom water cooling system could be inside the PC and 3D printing using community shapes from forums and searching on the web. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Graphic Fabrication Design Intern
Entertainment
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Sketchup is a simple 3D modeling tool, useful to put quick ideas on "paper" in a digital platform so that they can be easily shared and understood by others. Sketchup is also very useful for 3D printing for casual users, with a large library of 3D objects available for printing.

Their online app is a simplified version of the true Sketchup software, and is opensource and available to all. This is a huge benefit - the app has much of the same functionality as the full software, and has the ability to save your projects to the cloud. This has proved very useful for smaller personal projects such as home renovations.

Also of note are the good walk through/fly through capabilities that allow you to see your projects from realistic perspectives. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Many of the functions are not very intuitive. It is often difficult to get certain functions to cooperate as you imagine they should work. However, there are many free online tutorials that clearly explain and demonstrate the correct way to use various tools.

Another negative is that the number of tools and options feels somewhat limiting. As this software is more suited toward basic 3D modeling, a more advanced software (for example, Rhino or Revit) is necessary to do more complex work. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Use this program for ease of accessibility and faster learning curve compared to other more complex 3D modeling programs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Sketchup is useful for quick mock-ups for design ideas. The greatest benefit is the ability to get something drawn in 3D quickly and with minimal effort. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Architect
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

I use it for interior and architectural design, I love that is so easy to use, but the best part is having the furniture from brand houses to export in the model directly, you can create new materials, new form, new furniture to added to your design. Also you can customize furniture or objects and exported to added to other softwares as ArchiCAD.Then exported to lumion and have amazing renders of your creations. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Maybe the price is a bit expensive if it could be more affordable will be perfect.

Also is not as precise as Revit or ArchiCAD.

It will be awsome if it could have a direct connection to lumion so you don't need to export each time the 3D as collada and then refresh on lumion.

Some products of the Warehouse are not good enough if there could be a certification to know that those products are reviewed or have stars will be great. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I create furniture that has to be specialized or custom to fit a determined space, is easier than doing it on Revit or ArchiCAD, you can export to match other software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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IT Supervisor, I
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The structure of the program is the favorite moment of the SketchUp. If you did nothing whatsoever to create 3D structures and draw them in a very convenient way, even if you did nothing with this tool prior to opening it. The tool also enables you to create a professional drawing that also can be used in daily work, but if you're an outdated concept. You can also distribute your sketch to many other tools or immigrants face you receive from other people through the program. The tool as well provides excellent assistance and society, so that if you stuck on something you can view the aid files or videos. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

This tool may be strange for you from the outset, if you have experience with some other 3D drawing tools. A little difference in the way of having drawn and using. You therefore want some opportunity to educate yourself. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It offers unrestricted cloud drive storage that helps designers to store all everyones information and designs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This platform enables users to use Sketchup Viewer to attain the Sketchup Models somewhere on ones portable apps. The use of the 3D model library makes things simpler to construct both 3D and 2D designs any objects or models needed for their projects. It offers unrestricted cloud drive storage that helps designers to store all everyones information and design elements. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Analista de Producto Jr.
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

lo mas util de este programa es la facilidad de aprender a usarlo, las ventajas de diseñar estructuras objetos en 2 y 3er dimencion es una experiencia muy buena para personas que esta comenzando a incursionar en este mundo de diseños de 2 dimensiones y 3 dimensiones Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

no me disgusta en nada, es una aplicación que la recomendaría siempre a cualquier persona ya que la experiencia que he tenido con esta aplicación es única. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

me ayudo a resolver el como poder hacer animaciones para demostrar la estructura de una planta procesadora de Gel para el cabello en uno de mis proyectos universitario lo cual fue llevado a competir en ferias de tecnologías gracias a la presentación se logro entender con mas exactitud como se visualizaría la planta a nivel de estructura en 3 dimensiones Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Facilities Officer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Ease of use is commendable. I find the software easy to maneuver and make changes. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Haven't encountered and problems or issues just yet. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

You will be happy with this product. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In my work as a facilities officer the organisation that I work with is undergoing several changes and developments over a short period of time when compared to previous years. With these developments a number of refurbishments are necessary. Information have to be compiled for the rendering process which includes providing drawings of the current rooms and areas and illustrating the new space needs to look like. Between last year to present I had to sketch the layout of a new building made out of storage metal containers, create a new staff room and computer labs, which included showing partitions lighting fixtures layout, electrical socket and data port placements.Just recently also, I had to provide pre tender documents for two new camera systems for the main building. Sketup had all the features and icons to sketch the entire building and floors and the location of each camera and network switching infrastructure.

Sketchup will always be useful in my line of work. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UA
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

A data presentation relevance for intelligent constructions, is directed through the server of asset traffic networks, exercised by the sketchup program, a highly configured software with differential web design control tools adjusted to the resources processed by the company, for the presentation of architectural strategy adjustment, base structure conformation follow ups, Prioritizations of operation of molding 3D groupings of specific content, order selection of automatic workflow formation, technical strengthening for unstable foundations with shortages of premium materials, budget research through intuitive internal control instructions, performance of sustainable definitions of recruitment assistance import materials, are focused with the management power of this platform. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The operation of sketchup has a flaw in the position of installation on desktop computers, where its presentation panel is not in a simple display within the main system of the operating system of the computer, hiding in the download panel found that computer, so many users fail to get the correct use of this software due to its lack of secure access to the page of the company, generates a decrease in understanding of the sector of intuitive collaboration tools of modular engineering located with this program, having to correct this problem so that a bubble may arise from it at the time of completing its installation. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The sketchup software possesses impressive tools of robust prioritization, applications of quality supply of calculation import, grouped percentages of leveling of diameters, containment of purchase orders of inputs, handling of an imposing and fast interface, transformation of documentation of coordination of structural productivity, association of electronic collaboration by integrations of efficiency of equipment of mathematician, virtualization 3D of diameters of convertible engineering, acceptance of positioning of schemes of regular presentation, rendering of services of evolution of qualifying automatic learning, are developed by the management positions of 3D modeling of this system. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use sketchup to finance the operation of my projects, to support inclusive follow-ups of organization of trajectories of professional structuring of walls in adjusted diameters, facades of origin of representation of headquarters for global companies centralized in civil manufacture of real estate, moderate operation for small and big companies, systematization of computerized inventory of collaborative margins of dimensioned creation of planes of buildings to scale, strategically located departments, management of creation of separate personalized offices for differential tasks within the company, relationship of servers for understanding the analysis of plans, separations of unnecessary data, statistical control of probabilities of solidity of sediments, by means of precise digital valuations, are used in this application. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I have been using sketchup since 2006 for architecture and interior design projects with powerful results thanks to the easy to UI, and amazing 3D tools. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some BIM capabilities are limited so the software is not suitable for large scale projects. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Excellent and affordable software. With some plugins you can expand BIM capabilities. While having the pro subscription you can access Layout for 2d documentation, Trimble connect as a BIM platform and other cool stuff like Ar capabilities with sketchup viewer. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Interior design design and documentation with an excellent workflow and results. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Digital Marketing-Manager
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

One of the main reasons why Sketchup is so loved is that it is very easy, fun and brain-relaxing, and you can make presentations in a way that the customer can see instantly. You can make your presentations without even needing any rendering engine. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The disadvantages are - slow render (can be corrected with ready-made visiports), the clutter of the materials, you have to control it all the time, not drawing as a group is a disadvantage for beginners. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Sketchup, formerly known as "Google Sketchup", is 3D modeling software that is easy to use and has a comprehensive database of user-created models for download. You can use models as sketches to help with furniture making, video game creation, 3D printing, interior design, and any project you can think of. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It would be wrong to think that the program is used only in the architectural field, the capabilities and facilities of this program also have the privilege of a large model library like 3d warehouse. The SketchUp program is used for game designers, furniture and accessories designs, construction industry and industrial designs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Electrical Design Engineer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The best part of the SketchUp is the structure of the program is very easy to learn. Even if you did nothing with the tool before once you open it you can easily learn the way to draw and create 3D structures in a very practical way. Also if you are an experienced user the tool allows you to create professional drawing that can also be used in the daily work also. The program also gives you the opportunity that you can export your drawing to the other tools or import the files that you receive from others. The tool also has a great support and community so you can look at the help files or videos if you stuck at something. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

If you have experience in the other 3D drawing tools, this tool can be strange for you at the beginning. The sense of drawing and using is a little bit different from others. So you need some time to get familiar. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I recommend every 3D use to give a chance to SketchUp. I am sure it will catch you up and you can not leave it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The main objective for me when using this tool is the fast and practical usage. When i came up with an idea this tool allows me to create and bring the idea in 3D in a very short time. Then after the initial drawing is created then i start to bring some detail on the table. I love this program because it can help your business in very different ways that if you want a quick drawing or you want a detailed one. This tolls gives you both. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Software Engineer
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

This software allows you to create drawings and graphics and visualize your designs in a 3-dimensional view to add real-life specifications to the models. You can collaborate with your teams in this software environment and share your work with the community. It offers different programs for educational purposes, professional purposes, and a free home-use program for personal preference. It also allows its users to use third-party extensions to increase the efficiency of their work. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is a very costly software and the user has to renew the yearly subscription every time by paying its very expensive costs. Some of its features do not work while the users’ system is offline. it has no Android and IOS versions that make the users’ work progress confined to his desktop. It lacks some of the architectural tools that require the users to install additional plug-ins and extensions which may be time-consuming. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It provides unlimited cloud drive storage which is helpful for the designers to keep all their data and designs saved. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This platform allows the user to reach the Sketchup models anywhere on their mobile devices with the help of integration with Sketchup Viewer. The User can create any object or model required for their projects using the 3D models’ Library which makes it easier to build 3D as well as 2D designs faster. It provides unlimited cloud drive storage which is helpful for the designers to keep all their data and designs saved. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UA
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The transparency process of integration of intelligent 3D formats exercised by the sketchup software, allows a complete planning of coded information designs, professional programmatic architecture sharing, incorporation of content creations enriched with administrative precision's of construction work management in automated digital platform of analytical manufacturing, Customer relationship jobs, visualization of technical schemes for the accounting of prioritized resources, operational support of commercial sample, management of technical containment source properties, follow-up of modular graphics, acceptance of robust dimensional mechanograms, favor the analytical load of this software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

A reference of working conditions in the cloud with disproportionate customer service, is placed in the order of scheme negotiation tracking incorporated in sketchup, which presents deficiencies in resource utilization supply, followed by an irregular and considerably high subscription price, which limits my team to manage techniques for installation of tool handling supports, monitoring indispositions computerized programmatic actions, information presentations with errors of analytical properties of robust configuration, are in the main portal of this system, so it must manage a segmentation network of orientations of improvement of intelligent algorithms to condition precise formats of linking designs of civil structures buildings, bridges, roads and modifications of floors with luxurious finishes. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The techniques of direct attention of projects presented by the sketchup system are personalized according to the needs of the user, centralization's of specific order of online supports, professional assistance of sharing of schemes of automation of administrative networks, writing of computerized mobile application, modifications of functional architectural percentages, Systematization of metadata management analysis loading arrays, appreciation of content encryption presentation evolution's, monitored follow-up logistic support, is supported by understanding encryptions of asset protection installations, definition of structural spaces, are programmed with this refining of conductive sequence of enterprise design. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The quality of prioritization of shared networks of content delivery formation is used in my company thanks to sketchup, followed by creation of cloud architecture reports, encryption of tools with professional construction materials, standardized by specific control budgets, model communication functionality arrangements, Real-time documentation review management, opening of web image funding channels, intuitive collaborative programming, virtual systematization animation, program repair with auto-save interference, automatic assistance support training, are obtained with this perfect section of computerized technical writing approaches. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Simulation Engineer (Program Coordinator II)
Education Management
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
Manager
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It provides smart and easy ways for 3D designing. It provides hundreds of developed and professional extensions. It helps in creating all kind projects which includes video game creation, furniture building, interior design, 3D printing and many others. It helps to edit and create 3D and 2D models. It consists of a variety of applications which includes landscaping, architecture, video game designing and many more. It provides three versions according to different needs which include SketchUp Make, SketchUp pro, and SketchUp free. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Its layout maybe not easy to control and creating 3D dimensions may be difficult. It may be difficult to teach its complex functions. It has more complicated controls and functions which should be more intuitive. It must provide more photo-realistic options. Its file type compatibility should be improved more. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Highly recommended. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

SketchUp make is used for personal and educational purposes and is offering a free trial of 30days. SketchUp pro is a premium version which provides the ability to import and exports files consist of different formats. It helps you to create custom models with its 2D documentation. It helps you to measure meters and inches of your drawings. Its free version is offering lots of functions which is beneficial for beginners to learn. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UA
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Very easy to use, extremely intuitive

Has compatibility with cad, which means it has compatibility with Revit (through Cad)

Extremely easy to use as a massing/visual medium Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Complex geometry is not too easy to make

You have to use it as a visual tool, cant use it as anything more (ie to start actually getting building information) Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's a great tool for personal projects - I've used it when moving and want to use it to redecorate apartment and see what furniture fits; I've modeled friend's apartments as well. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Using it visualize building interiors and exteriors. Benefits are that it is very easy to put in your own materials so it helps visualize. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UA
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Ease of use. Sketch is an easy to learn and pretty intuitive tool , particularly for architectural design. It’s pretty well suited for quick massing studies and anticipates the needs of an architect or designer. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It has significant limitations. It is limited to what it does best and forces you to invest in extensions to accomplish more complicated tasks. It also has size and scope limitations which can make larger projects difficult to manage. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Know what you’re needing to model and what you will be using it for before venturing into sketch up as your primary modeling tool. There may be better solutions out there. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Early design modeling and coordination. Lots of concept modeling and producing perspectives for illustration and further development. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Its easy to use and flexible can be learned within a short period of time just need a little focus from you

also I like how quick conversion of 2D to 3D shapes Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

there is nothing that I dislike about sketchup

it can be used instead of 3D max Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

start work on sketchup its the easy way to show up your projects Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The possibility of importing and exporting files to and from the most famous program, AutoCAD and the famous Google Earth program (the feature of integrating the project with the project land on the map and sharing images on it and the possibility of importing the project land from the map of the program) Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Project Procurement / Purchasing Manager
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

SketchUp was a tool for the simulation and construction of products. This enables the production of DWGs and PDFs, and the export of images and renderings. Used for architecture, designs, economic renewal, graphic design, or manufacturing, SketchUp has a very easy work-around and fast learning curve which creates great business opportunities. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

No vector capacity, that is to assume a circle would consist of line segments rather than a regular graph. Files, although composed of several items, pictures, features, etc. may sometimes surpass 100 MB in size and in certain computers can slow down output. Export earnings to DWG would include clean-up, so there will be no distinction of drawings in surfaces and perhaps other detail with the exception of curves so falls. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Ideal for starting 3d design research as a novice or as an inexperienced, ideal with since you already have substantial expertise in the field and programming is needed to satisfy the digital design demands of big organisations, in total Sketchup responds to the requires of each company to simplify the planning , development and editing mission. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The designs we create in the business can't be left outside at thoughts and actions stage, but we do need 3d printer and Sketchup seems to be the one i most like so that's why our love it because it helps us to edit all of our projects easily and in a very easy way, extracting due to the following factors and even superb photos in parallel mapping. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Frontend Developer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It is an amazing software with a user friendly Interface that allows one to design and model without any issues. Compared to its other competitive softwares in the market it is very easy to understand. It has a huge library of 3D components available in the 3D warehouse. The Interface saves allot of time and work completion is fast. One can easily make complex shapes and then export them in other softwares. Allows a clear communication of design and the process. It provides the ability to see 3D models in real life angles. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sketchup being a very lite tool lacks the ability of photo realistic renders. The limitation in the import options makes it impossible to import well-known CAD file formats. There is a limitation of built-in models and elements. There is a lack of details while creating designs. The detailing is pretty hard in the complex projects. It lacks the features required to make complex 3D geometry. It is not very useful for document production, like scaled drawings. Snapping features could be vastly improved. It doesn’t have the ability to export curved lines. Less menu docking options in the MAC OS. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Sketchup is a free 3D modeling software that is easy to use and learn for users in the 3D modeling industry. It has most functions that high end 3D designing software have but is easier to learn and operate. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Project designer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It's very very simple, so it's easy to use especially for first time 3D modelers. I like that V-Ray is available now too for rendering. How simple it is, is both the best and worst part, because I can't create complex models. The best part is it's easy to create quick massing models and render trial views to photoshop. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I dislike how simple it is. After a while, I need to switch over to Rhino or Revit for more complex modeling and information. For a quick massing model it's great or for a very simple building. The rendering on Vray is great. BUT my biggest issue is complex models. Anything that requires a curve or sphere - does not work. Sketchup makes it very difficult to design round hand railings, curved building features, or organic shapes. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Good price and get the job done. If you need a program to build quick massing models or small interior shots for renderings then it's perfect. Sketch- Up has lighting, V-ray extension, etc. But it is not like Rhino - there are no multi-cam views (top, side, etc) and not like Revit there is no indepth information on the materials etc. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Quick and easy for massing models to show to clients or understand spatial project limitations. It's very easy 1-2-extrude kind of program that gets the job done quickly for Pre-Design not full-Design. The benefit is being able to quickly build and modify based on client feedback. Much faster than Rhino or Revit -- it's also easier to teach interns. I also like Sketch-Up viewer to show clients the model on the screen without needing to load the whole program. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Helpdesk Medewerker
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

SketchUp has been a standard of device modeling and design. It enables DWGs and PDFs to be imported and photographs and renderings to be exported. Being used for construction, interiors, urban planning, graphic design or construction, SketchUp does have a very simple work-around and quick learning curve that makes for great opportunities in the economy. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Only other thing that people I do not like is that when you are using bunch of Warehouse materials and objects the records can be SO high. Users of SketchUp who are also students of interior design may recognize the difficulties of opened and savinding documents while using bunch of Warehouse items. I do like to make things simpler and smarter for the cycle of making multiple Sketchup files connected to a Master package. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is widely praised countries worldwide and for its outstanding qualities and user-friendliness as well as possibly saving significant time. The effects are also the highest standard, you may even do three-dimensional mapping, capturing images for potential consumer give presentations. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Designers have skills in line drawing and otherwise digitization, and others and Sketchup really is a very valuable resource for everyone in the business as it helps us to render outstanding two or three-dimensional computer modeling with substantial outcomes and of tremendous value to us because it is the foundation for the analysis and execution of all our ventures. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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