SketchUp Pro 2020 is also available as a subscription offering, alongside the classic perpetual license. The SketchUp Pro subscription bundle is a termed license for a named individual. At present, SketchUp Pro subscription licenses are unmanaged and therefore suitable for use by teams of between 1 and 20 users. For larger teams, the classic perpetual licenses are the preferred option.
If you’re active on your Maintenance and Support (M&S), to switch to a subscription Or, renew your Maintenance and Support on your perpetual license…
|SketchUp Pro |
(Classic Perpetual Licence)
|SketchUp Pro |
|£547 (incl. £95/yr recurring)||£235/yr|
|SketchUp Pro client |
Perpetual license, 2 activations
|SketchUp Pro client|
Named user, unmanaged, termed
Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari
|SketchUp for Web |
|SketchUp Viewer (for Mobile)Available separately||SketchUp Viewer (for Mobile)AR features included|
Oculus, Vive, Windows, HoloLens
|Not Included||SketchUp Viewers (for XR)|
|Collaboration||Trimble Connect Personal|
Available separately (free)
|Trimble Connect for Business|
With active M&S
|SketchUp Pro |
SketchUp Pro desktop client modeller
Present models with text
and 2D vector illustration
Generate custom sketchy-edge styles
SketchUp’s premium 3D modeller for use on the web
Integration with SketchUp’s online 3D model library
The place to find and install SketchUp extensions
Help with installation and technical questions
|Trimble Connect |
Cloud storage and collaboration platform
SketchUp’s official online learning guide
Review 3D models on mobile or tablet devices
|Mixed Reality (XR) Viewer|
SketchUp’s augmented and virtual reality viewers
Trimble Connect is a cloud storage and collaboration platform accessible via desktop, mobile, web and mixed reality devices. It allows users to share and access project information anywhere, with collaboration tools including 3D markup, task assignment and clash checking. Connect supports Autodesk, Tekla, and SketchUp file formats, plus point clouds, PDF, images, IFC, Microsoft Office files and more for collaboration across disparate teams and functions.
The Trimble Connect app for XR (HoloLens and MagicLeap) allows users to experience models in augmented reality in tabletop mode or at 1:1 scale; models can be aligned with real-world reference points for an immersive experience.
SketchUp Viewer for Mobile was made free for everyone in 2018, with the option to add paid AR functionality; these paid features are included with the SketchUp Pro bundle.
SketchUp Viewer for Mobile opens models from 3D Warehouse, Trimble Connect or other online storage apps. View and present models with the familiar orbit, pan, and zoom tools. The viewer also supports scenes, fly-through animations, section planes, layer visibility, X-Ray, and edge and face styles.
AR features enable users to merge 3D models with real-world context; allowing them to reimagine room layouts, evaluate proposals in context or review projects as they would a scale model.
Subscribers to the SketchUp Pro bundle will have access to our full range of viewers for mixed reality devices: Microsoft HoloLens and Windows Mixed Reality devices; and virtual reality devices: Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Other XR platforms are in development.
With SketchUp XR Viewers, users can immerse themselves in a project at 1:1 scale to experience, understand or resolve complex spatial dynamics. Cycling through scenes within a model facilitates rapid design decisions and can show construction sequencing. Teams may collaborate via live audio; virtual avatars represent a colleague’s point of view, allowing them to be more easily guided. Tools such as Tape Measure and Entity Info provide insights when needed. On AR devices, alignment with real-world reference points allows digital models to be placed in-situ.
Subscribers to the Pro bundle are given access to the premium features of SketchUp’s browser-based