Design, visualize and communicate in 3D
Trimble SketchUp Pro 8 is a powerful tool for exploring and presenting your ideas in 3D. SketchUp is intuitive, allowing anyone to model in 3D quickly and accurately. Using 3D models, professional designers can make informed decisions, communicate project details and share ideas with colleagues and customers.
Create Accurate 3D Models
Use the powerful modeling tools in SketchUp Pro to develop your ideas. You can import your own drawings, CAD files, aerial imagery and photos, or you can begin with a blank slate. You can also do area and volume calculations, 3D line-of-sight reviews and shadow studies. SketchUp Pro provides the accuracy you need to make informed decisions at every stage of the design process.
SketchUp Pro lets you add custom attributes, behaviors and options to make your models more useful. At any point, you can create a report summarizing the attribute data allowing you to extract quantities and take-offs throughout the evolution of your model.
Export and Share
Some projects require you to use traditional CAD applications or renderers to develop construction drawings, produce photo-realistic images or share information. SketchUp Pro can export 3D models in a number of 2D and 3D formats for use with other applications, including DXF, DWG, DAE, 3DS, KMZ, OBJ, XSI, EPS, PDF and more.
Present and Document
SketchUp Pro includes LayOut, a 2D companion app that you can use to create presentation documents, dimensioned drawings and full-screen slideshows. SketchUp Pro and LayOut provide everything you need to take your project from concept to presentation – and beyond.
SketchUp’s flexibility and intuitive nature allows me to quickly develop process graphics and engineering details which communicate much better than traditional 2D CAD type drawings. – John Clements, Brown and Caldwell