Today, we announced that we will stop selling our Classic Perpetual Licenses and Maintenance and Support renewal plans after November 4, 2020.
If you own a Classic Perpetual License today, you will be able to use the latest version you own in perpetuity. In addition, if you’d like to update your Classic Perpetual License, you can do that until November 4th, 2020. Please be advised: if you purchase a Classic Perpetual License or renew your Maintenance & Support license prior to November 4, 2020, you will not be able to upgrade and access additional features on that license every year as you have in the past.
SketchUp was always meant to be accessible to everyone, and it still is. With a subscription model, we can provide a lower-cost option including SketchUp Pro, one of the most affordable professional modelers on the market. We can also offer our core modeling features on the web for free with the option of upgrading to a more robust version for only $119/year.
Committing wholly to a SaaS business model challenges us to earn your business every single day by constantly improving the tools you need and love throughout each year. We aim to deliver. Since we started offering subscriptions over a year ago, we’ve demonstrated that this method enables us to release new features faster, making the suite of SketchUp products ever more valuable - and helpful.
Today, and going forward, we are proud to offer our community a subscription to SketchUp that contains the SketchUp products you value, and much more.
You can subscribe for a year, skip a year, renew every year — it’s up to you. Whatever you choose, you’ll always be up to date with the latest features and you’ll receive more frequent updates and improvements. You’ll continue to get access to Pro Technical Support, and also never have to worry about losing access, renewing, or finding your authorization code, if you choose to auto-renew.
While changing our pricing model isn’t our favorite announcement of the year, we still think that a SketchUp Subscription is a no-brainer. If you need help getting a subscription, or getting up to date with your Maintenance & Support, our incredible support team is here for you.
** Edit: Please note that we no longer ship a media install for SketchUp Pro.
If you’re interested in creating your own SketchUp Pro media (CD, flash drive, etc.), Please feel free to download the install file and burn it to the media of your choice.
To get started, please visit our Help Center article to electronically download SketchUp Pro.