For Commercial Work
If you are a professional, or want to produce professional results, you will want SketchUp Pro subscription or the SketchUp Studio subscription.
SketchUp Pro Subscription
In 2020, SketchUp became Subscription only.
The SketchUp Pro subscription comes with SketchUp (3D modeller), Layout (2D drafting tool), unlimited Trimble Connect (cloud + collaboration tool), the SketchUp mobile Viewer - including the VR tool and the SketchUp Style builder!
SketchUp Subscriptions are now managed via a Trimble ID (simple sign in), rather than old fashioned serial numbers and auth-codes. You will also get an AMP (Account Management Portal), which allows you to see all your subscriptions, who they are assigned to (or how many you have left to assign), and also allows you to re-assign licences to new employees (once every 90 days).
SketchUp Pro Classic
SketchUp Pro Classic licenses are now legacy, so customers can no longer upgrade old classic licenses or reinstate/renew the maintenance and support contracts against them.
However, you can get current and keep up to date with the latest versions of SketchUp Pro by migrating the license to the new annual subscription.
From December 4th, 2021, customers will no longer be able to migrate classic licenses and will instead have to purchase a brand new SketchUp Pro subscription (current RRP: £235)
Note: You will never lose your SketchUp Classic licence. It will just not be able to be upgraded after the phase out.
Already own a Classic license and want to know how the phase out will affect you – or learn about how you can migrate to a subscription (including any special offers)? Talk to us about your options
SketchUp Studio Subscription
SketchUp Studio comes with all of the SketchUp Pro goodies, but also includes Sefaira and V-RAY for SketchUp
Sefaira provides real-time energy and daylighting analysis within SketchUp, enabling architects to drive design decisions like form, orientation, and facade design with real-time feedback.
Sefaira enables sustainability leaders within architecture firms to push best practices throughout their firms. Now everyone can perform analysis early and often, making the most impact at lowest cost.
V-Ray® for SketchUp is a 3D rendering software that combines real-time and photoreal rendering — all in SketchUp. From beginner to pro, Chaos® V-Ray has all the tools you need to visualize your SketchUp projects from start to finish.