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Google SketchUp 8 (Free)

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Google SketchUp 8: Solid Tools

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What's new in Google SketchUp 8

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Whether you want to design a dream home, the world's tallest building or just a new backyard deck, SketchUp makes visualizing and communicating your design ideas easy.

Adding a deck? Remodeling your kitchen? From simple to detailed, conceptual to realistic, Google SketchUp (free) lets you populate the world with true 3D objects. Want to build a fully dimensioned 3D model that can be used as the basis for your next do-it-yourself project? Google SketchUp's expanded feature lets you build in as much detail as your project requires.

Google SketchUp (free) is an easy-to-learn 3D modeling program whose few simple tools enable you to create 3D models of houses, sheds, decks, home additions, woodworking projects – even space ships.

You can add details, textures and glass to your models, design with dimensional accuracy, and place your finished models in Google Earth, share them with others by posting them to the 3D Warehouse, or print hard copies. Google SketchUp (free) is a great way to discover if 3D modeling is right for you.

Google SketchUp is free for personal use. No registration is required. Download it now to start modeling.

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Google SketchUp is free for personal use.
No registration is required.

Google SketchUp Viewer (Free)

The SketchUp Viewer is a free product that allows you to view and print models created in SketchUp. The SketchUp Viewer is great for sharing design ideas with members of a project team, or, a remote client. With the SketchUp Viewer you can send designs for client review by email, or place designs on the web for your client to open and review.

Note: The SketchUp viewer requires Windows NT 4.0 (SP3 or later), Windows 2000 or Windows XP. Windows 95/98/ME are not supported.

Google SketchUp Viewer

Google SketchUp (free)

3D For Everyone, Really.

Google SketchUp is an easy-to-learn 3D modeling program. Using a few simple tools you can create 3D models of houses, sheds, decks, home additions, woodworking projects-even space ships. You can add details, textures and glass to your models, and design with dimensional accuracy. Once built, you can place your models in Google Earth, share them with others by posting them to the 3D Warehouse, or print hard copies. Google SketchUp is a great way to discover if 3D modeling is right for you.

How does it work?

Using Google SketchUp is pretty simple. You draw a shape, grab the patented "push/pull" tool, and you're drawing in 3D. Spin the model around with the "orbit" tool and you're off and running. Next thing you know you'll be drawing all kinds of things. Click here for a short video showing Google SketchUp, the 3D Warehouse and Google Earth in action.

What's the difference between Google SketchUp (free) and SketchUp Pro 7?

  • Pro users are able to print and export raster images at higher-than-screen resolution.
  • Pro users have access to the following 3D export formats: DWG, DXF, 3DS, OBJ, XSI, VRML and FBX.
  • Pro users are able to export animations and walkthroughs as MOV (Mac) or AVI (Windows) files.
  • Pro users get the Sandbox Tools (for organic modeling of terrain, etc) and the Film & Stage Tools (for pre-viz work).
  • Pro users have access to the Pro Users' Forum
  • Pro users have access to free email tech support for two years after they buy SketchUp Pro
  • Finally, only SketchUp Pro is approved for commercial use; the Free version is licensed for personal use only.
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