I get emails from sketchup stating: ’ We offer Pro licenses to educators for free ’ or ’ Claim your free educator license now’
But when I click on the links I find out it is NOT for free… anywhere… but costs 50 bucks a year!
So why are we being lied to, in order to bait us into buying??
and actually I think IT SHOULD BE FREE! proffessional programs like substance painter, maya etc. offer REAL FREE licences for educators and students alike! I find this policy is were bad advertisment for sketchup… discouraging myself and others from even properly trying it!
SketchUp Pro IS free for educators. I’ve been getting a free license for many years (I teach SU at community college). You need to get the license from an educational reseller, NOT from SU directly. You need a school email address, and some proof of employment at the school, such as a pay stub. You do need to reapply for the license each year. Good luck!