SketchUp Studio Subscription for Students, Educators, and Universities

SketchUp Studio for Students

To qualify for a SketchUp student license:

  • To qualify, you must be a current student at an accredited educational institution (for example a college or university)
  • You must also provide proof of student status (letter of enrollment or copy of student ID card).
  • Subscriptions for SketchUp Studio for Students expire one year from the date of generation.
  • You can install SketchUp Studio on both your desktop and laptop computers.
  • SketchUp Student licenses cannot be used for commercial (for-profit) work of any kind.

SketchUp Studio for Educators

To qualify for a SketchUp educator license:

  • You must be an educator at an accredited educational institution, and you must also provide a current faculty ID, course syllabus, or other similar documents.
  • Subscriptions for SketchUp Studio for Educators expire one year from the date of generation. You can install SketchUp Studio on both your desktop and laptop computers.
  • SketchUp Studio for Educators cannot be used for commercial (for-profit) work of any kind.

SketchUp Studio for Universities

To qualify for a SketchUp Studio for Universities:

seats range from 10 to 500+

  • SketchUp Studio for University subscriptions is available to accredited educational institutions for use in instructional settings.
  • Educational institutions that would like to use SketchUp Pro for any purpose other than teaching students do not qualify for educational pricing and would need to purchase commercial licenses.
  • Research and Facilities/Planning departments within educational institutions do not qualify.
  • SketchUp Studio for University subscriptions cannot be used for commercial (for-profit) work of any kind.
  • SketchUp Studio for Schools & University subscriptions expire after one year.
  • SketchUp Students can access their subscription wherever they are! If they have been assigned an entitlement, they can sign into SketchUp to work.

Minimum system requirements

Contact us about your subscription options and start your free 7-day trial.

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Through Trimble’s Account Management Portal, University Administrators can easily deploy and manage multiple subscription seats using new bulk user upload and management features.

Trimble’s Account Management Portal has some great new updates. Administrators can easily deploy and manage multiple subscription seats using new bulk user upload and management features. Swap and shuffle entitlements with ease or bulk-delete students who no longer require access to the products. What used to take days can now be done in minutes. Updating and maintaining a SketchUp subscription for your school or classroom is no longer a tedious task.

All of our education subscriptions offer all of that SketchUp greatness in one [powerful] package: SketchUp Pro, SketchUp for Web modeller, Sefaira, Trimble Connect Business, LayOut, Mobile Viewer, and PreDesign. Talk about design made easy.

Speed up essential admin tasks

  • Bulk manages the users in your account. Assign the subscription entitlements with the click of a button and get full visibility of which of your students have access.

Access an enhanced user management experience

  • Bulk add new users, change roles, and adjust product access with the click of a button.

What is included in SketchUp Studio for Students/Educators & Universities?

SketchUp Pro

There’s a reason SketchUp is synonymous with intuitive and user-friendly 3D design software: it doesn’t sacrifice usability for functionality. Start drawing lines and shapes. Push and pull surfaces to turn them into 3D shapes. Stretch, copy, rotate and paint to create anything you want.

The SketchUp Pro subscription includes the premium online modeler (SketchUp for Web), Trimble Connect for Business, as well as the desktop applications; SketchUp Pro for Desktop, LayOut, PreDesign, and Style Builder. The bundle also includes augmented reality features within SketchUp Viewer for iOS and Android and viewing apps for the following XR devices: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Microsoft HoloLens, and Windows Mixed Reality headsets.


LayOut takes your 3D model into 2D space; it’s the tool for creating documentation from your SketchUp model.

SketchUp for iPad

SketchUp for iPad is the new, versatile way to create, edit, and view 3D models whether you’re on a job site, on the go, or in the office. With support for Apple Pencil, multi-touch gestures, and mouse and keyboard, you can harness the power of 3D your way. Quickly draw, swipe, and click to bring form to your creative vision.

Scan Essentials

Scan Essentials is an extension that adds a huge amount of value early on in your workflow because it lets you import, view, and model directly on point cloud data in SketchUp—accurately capturing the “as-built” condition of your project. It equips first-timers and pros to quickly turn rich point cloud data into accurate 3D models with ease through a variety of file formats (E57, RWP, LAZ, TZF, LAS, PLY). You no longer have to waste time painstakingly modeling contextual details—simply import your point cloud, and model directly on it using SketchUp’s native toolbox. 


PreDesign lets you enhance your design research before you even begin to model. Figure out daylighting, shading/glazing, outside spaces and architectural response.

Style Builder

Style Builder has one primary job: enabling you to create sketchy edge styles from your own images.

SketchUp Web

Subscribers to the Pro bundle are given access to the premium features of SketchUp’s browser-based modeller. Without support for extensions, SketchUp for Web is not for the true power user—but the core modelling tools are available on any device. With Trimble Connect and SketchUp for Web, a user isn’t required to carry their hardware everywhere they go to showcase conceptual designs to a client. The premium web modeller includes the following features that are not available in SketchUp Free: Export to DWG/DXF/PDF/TIF/3DS/FBX/OBJ/XSI, Outliner, Solid Tools, and custom styles/materials.

3D Warehouse

Find a 3D model of just about anything and import it straight into your own model.

Extension Warehouse

SketchUp extensions are add-on tools that solve 3D modelling problems which can seriously supercharge your workflow.


You’ll get all the help you need with any installation and technical questions that may arise.

Trimble Connect

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 Campus

SketchUp Campus is a unique, in-depth learning hub with SketchUp-approved courses, to make learning SketchUp convenient and simple.

SketchUp Viewer for iOS/Android

SketchUp Viewer for Mobile 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, and Dropbox. 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.

SketchUp Viewers for XR (AR/VR)

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.


Sefaira is an early-stage analysis for better building performance. It amplifies your building performance by running full annual simulations powered by industry-accredited analysis engines, allowing you to view building performance results in minutes instead of weeks.

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