Google SketchUp Pro 2021
Our full-featured desktop modeler, built to make anything your imagination can create.
Simple is powerful
The most intuitive way to design, document and communicate your ideas in 3D.
Iterate in 3D
Work through your ideas in 3D space and quickly develop your projects.
Accurate, detailed models
Accuracy from the beginning is key. SketchUp enables you to design, define, and plan in all stages of the project.
Features you’ll love
SketchUp plays well with all of the other tools in your design toolbox.
Use the Extension Warehouse to make SketchUp exactly what you need it to be.
Work smart and work fast with SketchUp’s objects.
Customize the look and feel of any project’s style to make it your very own.
Get stakeholders all the details they need to get the job done.
This isn’t SketchUp’s first rodeo. SketchUp uses inferencing to make accuracy and speed a cinch.
SketchUp Pro 2021: What’s New?
A new look for the SketchUp brand
After eight years, SketchUp has unveiled a new style to continue the evolution of the product and brand. The new logo is derived from the simplicity of a cube and built using advanced tools within SketchUp. So, it’s truly a shape built in 3D. Plus, the new style meshes well with the rest of the Trimble ecosystem.
PreDesign: a new way to start SketchUp Subscription only!
Alongside SketchUp Pro 2021, the brand-new early-stage research tool, PreDesign, is launching. This tool provides designers of buildings, outside spaces, and master plans with the information they need to properly factor climate insights into their initial concepts, getting designs started in the right direction before the modelling process begins.
PreDesign improves design outcomes—projects will be better informed and designers will have more information to influence preliminary solutions. Knowing this, Predesign will be a new way to ‘start’ architectural design projects in SketchUp.
A new type of configurable objects for SketchUp. These components will be available for all users to find, download and configure live in SketchUp!
Users can access live components (example) by opening 3D Warehouse and navigating to the collection of models – hosted by SketchUp Labs. Simply choose an object and insert it into your SketchUp model. When you double-click to edit a Live Component, the ‘Configure Live Component’ dialog will allow you to control the components ‘parameters’. Unlike Dynamic Components, Live Components redraw themselves as you make adjustments.
Better model organization
Create 3D models that are simply better than anything else out there, especially large complex models. That’s exactly why SketchUp 2021 has a much better model organization:
Tag Folders – It will be easier for designers who maintain large and complex models with a long list of tags and scenes. With Tag Folders, you can organize and catalog tags based on attributes, building levels, or design options. This feature is also available in LayOut, allowing users to turn off/on bigger chunks of a model viewport when composing 2D drawings.
Tag Filtering – The new filtering option in SketchUp’s Tags panel makes it a lot easier to search for tags in your model and quickly control individual tag visibility, make tag-based selections in the modeling window, or edit tag properties and styling. If you have long tag lists organized with a particular naming hierarchy, tag filtering will rapidly speed up the creation of folders allowing you to filter down to a prefix and add the tags you’re looking for.
Direct Download Updates
Once you have SketchUp Pro 2021 installed, future updates will happen inside of SketchUp. That means you’ll no longer have to go to the website to download a separate installation file then run it.
Instead, if there’s a new update, SketchUp will notify you and you can download and install it right then and there without having to go to the browser.