SketchUp Studio [Annual]

£334.00 - £942.00

SketchUp Studio 2021 [Annual] is the simplest way to steer your projects ahead with confidence. SketchUp Studio is Windows-only. Now includes V-Ray for SketchUp and Scan Essentials.

SketchUp Studio 2021 [Annual], includes SketchUp Pro for Desktop, V-Ray for SketchUp, V-Ray Vision real-time rendering, Scan Essentials, Trimble Connect, presentation-ready graphics, virtual and augmented reality apps, model on the go with SketchUp for Web.


SketchUp Studio: Beautiful designs, backed by data

SketchUp Studio

Move designs forward with confidence

Quickly import, view, and model straight on point cloud data to ensure design accuracy.

Communicate your designs

From conceptual to photoreal, create compelling visual assets quickly and with ease.

Collaborate efficiently

Access, review, and annotate up-to-date models and drawings in a single, robust platform.

Accurately model in 3D

Increase workflow efficiency by importing, viewing and modelling directly on point cloud data from terrestrial scans, photogrammetry, Lidar sensors, mobile mapping, and drone captures. Use Scan Essentials to precisely — and rapidly — ensure model accuracy no matter the size of your file. Finalise the 3D details and prep your project for the final build by creating 2D documentation from point cloud data directly in LayOut.

Generate high-quality visuals

From detailed high-rise buildings to interior floor plans, add realism into your projects using V-Ray®. With atmospheric effects, global illumination, natural lighting, real-life textures, and shading options, you will truly be able to showcase your project in the best light with just a few steps.

SketchUp Studio V-Ray

What’s included in Studio?

SketchUp Pro for Desktop

An easy-to-use UI and intuitive tools make SketchUp the easiest way to design your building in 3D.

Model on point cloud data

Turn point clouds into 3D models — in a matter of minutes with Scan Essentials.

High-quality rendering

Create photorealistic renders, animations, and panoramas for VR viewing using V-Ray for SketchUp.

Real-time rendering

Quickly present ideas to clients, make edits on the fly, and drastically shorten project timelines — either in the office or completely remote — with V-Ray Vision.

Collaboration and cloud storage

Coordinate building models with stakeholders using Trimble Connect.

Presentation-ready graphics

Share cohesive and compelling graphics using SketchUp and LayOut.

Virtual and augmented reality apps

Tour project models with your clients in the office or on site at 1:1 scale using our range of AR/VR and mobile apps.

Enhanced design research

Quick insights for design

What is Scan Essentials?

Scan Essentials is an extension that adds a ton 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 modelling contextual details—simply import your point cloud, and model directly on it using SketchUp’s native toolbox.

By leveraging Scan Essentials, you’ll see an increase in workflow efficiency, better integration between project stages —from site surveys to design, construction, and post-construction—supporting greater success on complex projects. Here are some of the top features that we’re especially excited about:

  • Model directly on the point cloud for precise drawings
  • Adjust colour and transparency with the intuitive Point Cloud Manager
  • Compare your model against the point cloud to ensure model accuracy with the Inspection tool
  • Zoom in and focus on specific sections with the Clipping Box
  • Simultaneously view all your scan data and 3D models in the field
  • Create section views with the advanced toolbar
  • Align scan data with your model
  • Add point clouds with ease using the Rotate and Move tool
  • Significantly speed up your modelling process by incorporating configurable 3D Warehouse models onto your point cloud
  • Document point cloud data in 2D by exporting directly to LayOut

Learn more about SketchUp Studio and Scan Essentials here.

V-Ray 5 part of SketchUp Studio

V-Ray 5 now offers both real-time and photoreal rendering options and creates a complete visualisation package for architecture, engineering, and construction professionals! The power of rendering lies in its ability to tell a convincing visual story. It removes ambiguity around your design, material, and aesthetic intent, and bridges the communication gap between project stakeholders. There’s no confusion around how your concept sits in context, what materials it’s made of and how it will look bathed in sunlight, or obscured by fog. With V-Ray, you can select appropriate rendering styles for each stage of your project; conceptual, interactive, and real-time renders to get internal buy-in, fast renders for comparing design options, or photorealistic renders when it’s time to ramp up the excitement for the final build. V-Ray can flex to help you get the job done.

Real-time rendering 

Explore your SketchUp models in a game-like environment with instant rendering capabilities and alternative viewports via a live link with SketchUp. Toggle, orbit, adjust lighting, and colour-correct your models within seconds in the V-Ray Vision window while you work in SketchUp. With real-time rendering, you can quickly present ideas to clients, make edits on the fly, and remotely collaborate with your team — drastically shortening project timelines. Once you’re done, capture screenshots and export animations and spherical panoramic images for virtual reality with the click of a button.

SketchUp Studio: V-Ray 5 and Scans Essential, Windows Only.

System Requirements Windows

SketchUp Hardware and Software Requirements

Like many computer programmes, SketchUp requires certain hardware and software specifications in order to install and run. These are basic requirements, though, so you may want to use our recommended suggestions to improve performance.

Windows Software:
– An internet connection is required to install and authorise SketchUp and to use some of the features.
– Microsoft® Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher.
– SketchUp Pro requires .NET Framework version 4.5.2. For more information about the .NET framework, click here.

SketchUp requires a 64-bit version of Windows.
Boot Camp, VMWare, and Parallels are not supported environments.

Recommended hardware:
– 2+ GHz processor
– 8+ GB RAM
– 700MB of available hard-disk space
– 3D class video card with 1 GB of memory or higher and support for hardware acceleration. Please ensure that the video card driver supports OpenGL 3.1 or higher and is up to date >

SketchUp's performance relies heavily on the graphics card driver and its ability to support OpenGL 3.1 or higher. To test your graphics card's compatibility, please download and run the SketchUp Checkup application > > Historically, people have seen problems with Intel-based cards with SketchUp. We don't recommend using these graphics cards with SketchUp at this time.
3-button, scroll-wheel mouse.

Minimum hardware:
– 1 GHz processor
– 500MB of free hard-disk space
– 3D class video card with 512 MB of memory or higher and support for hardware
acceleration. Please ensure that the video card driver supports OpenGL 3.1 or
higher and is up to date.

Compatibility Changes:
SketchUp 2021
With the release of SketchUp 2021 we’ve removed support for MacOS 10.13 (High Sierra) as well as Windows 7 and 8. We have added support for MacOS 11.0 (Big Sur).

SketchUp 2020
With the release of SketchUp 2020 we've removed support for Mac OS X 10.12 (Sierra). When signing into web features such as the Warehouses you'll be taken to an external browser to complete the sign-in process.

SketchUp 2019
With the release of SketchUp 2019 we've removed support for Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan). You need to sign in with a Trimble ID to access the SketchUp Pro 2019 subscription or to participate in a Free Trial. SketchUp Desktop 2019 Classic licenses do not require a sign-in.