There is a reason why SketchUp is synonymous with software 3D modeling friendly and forgiving: do not sacrifice ease of use functionality. Begins by drawing lines and shapes. Push and pull on the surfaces to turn them into 3D shapes. Stretches, copy, rotate and paint to do whatever you want. If you want to be productive in a couple of hours, you’ve come to the right place.
Find a 3D model of anything.
Why model everything from scratch? Whether a chair for the room you’re designing or a rhino for your zoo, you will find almost everything you need SketchUp 3D Warehouse, the largest repository of free 3D models in the world. And anyone can use 3D Warehouse to store and share models. Upload your best work and become a legend of SketchUp.
Convert documents models.
At some point in most 3D projects, you must convert your model into a set of drawings that give meaning. LayOut in SketchUp Pro lets you add model views to pages, choose drawing scales, adjust lineweights and add dimensions, labels and graphics. Make a change to their SketchUp model and find that is automatically reflected in LayOut. And when the time comes, export PDF files, images and CAD files.
Make yours SketchUp
SketchUp is meant to be customized. Thanks to our API Ruby and incredible developer community today can explore a whole universe of extensions. These are additional tools designed to solve the kinds of problems 3D modeling that might otherwise leave you scratching your head. Need to draw 3D moldings? There is an extension for that. Would not it be great bend your models to fit a curve? That’s possible, too. ¿Photorealistic? Insurance. If you can imagine an extension of SketchUp, you probably already exists.