As SketchUp evolves, our free software is shifting from desktop to web, where we think more people will be able to access, learn, and master 3D drawing. This week, we’re introducing SketchUp Free to the world. Our free web-based modeler delivers the core of SketchUp’s 3D modeling and saves your files to the Trimble Connect cloud.
We know many of you rely on our free desktop version of SketchUp Make. That’s why you can continue to depend on SketchUp Make in its current build. Although we aren’t updating SketchUp Make this year – and we won’t be updating it in the future – it’s still available for download on our website or within our web app modeler if that’s your preference.
This is a big change to how we deliver free software, and SketchUp Free is definitely a new approach to 3D modeling. So, we do expect that a lot of people will prefer to stick with SketchUp Make, or upgrade to SketchUp Pro, to keep using SketchUp on desktop. That’s okay: but, we’d love to hear what you love and [gulp] loathe about our web modeler.