SketchUp Pro 2015 v15.0.9349 (Mac OSX) | 115 MB
There’s a reason SketchUp is synonymous with friendly and forgiving 3D modeling software: we don’t sacrifice usability for the sake of functionality. Start by drawing lines and shapes. Push and pull surfaces to turn them into 3D forms. Stretch, copy, rotate and paint to make anything you like. If you want to be productive within a couple of hours, you’ve come to the right place.
Find a 3D model of anything
Why model everything from scratch? Whether it’s a chair for the room you’re designing or a rhino for your zoo, you’ll find almost anything you need in SketchUp’s 3D Warehouse, the world’s biggest repository of free 3D models. And anyone can use 3D Warehouse to store and share models. Upload your best work and become a SketchUp legend.
Turn models into documents
At some point in most 3D projects, you’ll need to turn your model into a set of drawings that gets the point across. LayOut in SketchUp Pro lets you add model views to pages, choose drawing scales, adjust line weights, and add dimensions, callouts, and graphics. Make a change to your SketchUp model, and find it reflected automatically in LayOut. And when it’s time, export PDFs, images and CAD files.
Make SketchUp yours
SketchUp is meant to be customized. Thanks to our Ruby API and an amazing community of developers, today you can explore an entire universe of extensions. These are add-on tools built to solve the kind of 3D modeling problems that might otherwise leave you scratching your head. Need to draw 3D moldings? There’s an extension for that. Wouldn’t it be cool to bend your models to fit a curve? That’s possible, too. Photorealistic rendering? Definitely. If you can imagine a SketchUp extension, chances are it already exists.
Under the hood
Our biggest commitment is to keep SketchUp fast, friendly, and reliable — for you and your computer. Here’s how we’ve tuned SketchUp 2015:For the first time ever, we’re offering a 64-bit version for Windows and Mac machines.
We’ve sharpened “Face-Finder,” the code SketchUp uses to create faces while you’re modeling. Look for big improvements in operations like explode, especially in your behemoth-sized models.
SketchUp is now self-aware of styles that help your model render faster. You’ll notice “Fast Styles” badged in the styles window, including those you create yourself.
When it comes to writing new tools for SketchUp, we shoot to make features feel as if you’ve been using them for years. Here what’s new for 2015:SketchUp 2015 features an official Rotated Rectangle tool, so you can now draw precise rectangles unbound by default axes. We have to say: driving this tool feels a little bit like riding a bike with no hands.
With our new 3-point Arc tool — which defines bulges by choosing three points — there are now four different ways to draw arc’ed edges.
We’ve overhauled LayOut’s Label tool. You can now conveniently place and align beautiful, two-segmented leader labels. We also made label text a lot smarter. Placing a label gives you the option to choose information you’d like to associate with it. Component attributes, BIM classifications, face areas: go on, label as you like.
Smoothing our edges
In this release, we’ve rolled up our sleeves to improve things that affect how you use SketchUp.With an IFC File import, SketchUp Pro 2015 is our most information modeling-friendly release yet. We’ve also sharpened Classifier, our tool for applying industry standard types that stay with your model as it travels between BIM tools.
We’ve added a slew of new Ruby API features to help SketchUp extension developers create tools that manage layers, classifications, section cuts and more. Queue the next generation of information modeling tools.