SketchUp Pro License for Academics

I have used SketchUp in my teaching for over a decade now, going through all the iterations of ownership from the creators @Last, to Google to Trimble. Every year I’ve applied for and received a free academic license for SketchUp Pro, but this seems to not be the case any longer. I didn’t find anything on the current web site, and it’s not addressed in the new subscription model information page. The only thing I see is the academic subscription at $55 per year.

Can someone (ideally from Trimble) confirm that SketchUp Pro is no longer free to educators, but now costs $55 per year? If so, that’s a shame as it was a generous gift to educators.

Thank you.

It is still free in some cases:

https://www.sketchup.com/plans-and-pricing#for-primary-and-secondary-education

I thought some educators also still got it for free, but see from this page that educators pay the $55 that students pay:

https://www.sketchup.com/plans-and-pricing#for-higher-education

For what it’s worth, the thing that was free, that students paid $50 for, was just the desktop application. The $55 that either students or educators can get is the $1199 per year Studio product, so it’s not quite the same thing.

Still, I will get education colleagues to drop by and give a definite answer.

Sketchup Make 2017 is still free

availability of ‘Make’ is actually irrelevant in this situation…

if you are an Academic using SU for work, you need a commercial or academic licence…

either you or your institution needs to ensure EULA compliance…

john

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Correct, his changed 25 juni, this year. Before, we (as Official Partner of SketchUp but not owned by Trimble) granted educators free licenses (classic) and evaluated after a year. “I teach SketchUp at this and that institute” did not always reflect the use of SketchUp at that institute, so we also had a free license per 10 sold educational network licenses.
A teacher can also use the network license, instead of her or his own personal one.