Adding a new license

so once you first launch sketchup and the window opens up before you start using it there is the license tab and i whould like to know if when you add a license if it costs anything or if it is free, the current one i have is for non coomerical use only, and so you know i have sketchup make and not pro and this is the downloaded version i have.

The Add License is the place to add your Pro or Educational license for SketchUp Pro 2015. If you have an older license then it won’t work with the current version (and the reverse is true as well.)

The only licenses which should work are purchased, there isn’t a “free license” that can be applied. Note, if you’re using SketchUp Make, it is actually a trial for SketchUp Pro so you might see this window unexpectedly if you had thought you were installing the Free version for non-commercial use.

ok thanks for letting me know. I’m actually not having any problem with this just wanted to know.

i have another question about the license what exactly does non commercial use only mean? just wondering.


Trimble Navigation Limited and/or its affiliates (“Trimble”) gives you a personal, worldwide, royalty-free, non-assignable and non-exclusive license to use the executable version of the Software for non-commercial use only. Non-commercial use means: you may not sell, rent, lease or lend the output of the Software or the Services. If you are a for-profit organization of any kind, or an employee of a for-profit organization using the Software or Services in that capacity, you are engaged in commercial activity; therefore, in order to use the Software and Services, you must purchase a SketchUp Pro license.

If you are a qualified instructor at an educational institution, or you are an enrolled student at an educational institution and use the Software in your classwork, you may use the Software for classroom teaching purposes, and classwork purposes. This includes installation and use of the Software in teaching labs at an educational institution, provided that use of the Software is by enrolled students who are engaged in classroom learning activities at the educational institution. However, if you are an employee of an educational institution and your job responsibilities are not those of a qualified instructor, you must purchase a SketchUp Pro license. For example, but not as a limitation, if you are employed as a member of the professional staff of an educational institution such as the facilities management team, you are considered to be engaged in for-profit activity and you must purchase a SketchUp Pro license.

Government agencies are considered to be commercial users and must purchase a SketchUp Pro license.

This license is for the sole purpose of enabling you to use and enjoy the benefit of the Services as provided by Trimble, in the manner permitted by these Terms and Conditions."

thanks, i had a felling that’s what it was for.