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"SketchUp for Web – Free vs Shop”

Subhra Bera: Editor

SketchUp for Web is a free version of SketchUp paid version, also almost everything about SketchUp Pro is created into the SketchUp Web as it is easier and free to use.

About SketchUp: SketchUp or Google SketchUp is mainly a3D modeling computer program that is used for a broad range of drawing applications used by architects, interior designer, landscape architects, civil and mechanical engineers, film and video game designers also. SketchUp can be getting as a freeware version named SketchUp Make and a paid version with many more extra benefits called SketchUp Pro. SketchUp is software from Trimble Company and there is an online library of free model congregations and 3D Warehouse to which users can add other models; besides that, the program has drawing layout functionality with variable ‘styles’, supports third-party ‘plug-in’ programs hosted on the Extension Warehouse to supply other abilities and enables placement of its models in Google Earth. As SketchUp users are most of architects, designers, builders, makers and engineers etc. who works hard to give a nice shape to our physical world, they need great tools to do the work.

SketchUp for Web: It is a free version of SketchUp which works in a web browser and there is a simple interface where the users can simply draw and make 3D models. The aim of the team is to help the users to create anything they imagine in 3D and this new free version of SketchUp make the 3D modeling more convenient and easier to try than ever before. As SketchUp for Web works in a browser there is a few advantages over the desktop version of SketchUp described below:

  • Access via a broad range of devices: Hardware matters here as mentioned in the Hardware requirements but the users are not bounded by operating system needs.
  • Versionless: It is browser-based software so it doesn’t need to update after a certain time and this will always work on the latest version.
  • Storage and backups: The created 3D models are saved to the web by default and users will get 10MB of free storage; it also can work with Trimble Connect to keep the work up to date across desktop, web, mobile and XR software.

The users, who are familiar working with the desktop version of SketchUp, can find similar tools in SketchUp for Web but as it runs in a browser, some things about SketchUp for Web will work differently from the desktop version. Like Creating and Editing Models in SketchUp for Web have the features and points users to helpful articles in the SketchUp area of the Help Center.

Here we described both the features about SketchUp and SketchUp for Web, so here is a quick description about all the features of this both versions:

SketchUp Shop features:

  • Import Formats: stl, dwg, dxf, dae, kmz, 3ds, dem, ddf
  • Export Formats: stl, dwg, dxf, dae, kmz, 3ds, wrl, fbx, xsi, obj
  • There are options like Advanced Solid Tools, Outliner, Create Custom Materials, Create Custom Styles in it
  • Users can store their models in the Unlimited Storage via Trimble Connect, Business
  • Online Collaboration can be done by Unlimited Users and Projects via Trimble Connect, Business

SketchUp for Web features:

  • Import Formats: stl
  • Export Formats: stl
  • There is no option like Advanced Solid Tools, Outliner, Create Custom Materials, Create Custom Styles in it
  • There is 10GB Online Storage facility via Trimble Connect, Personal to save the 3D models
  • For online collaboration, only 5 users can connect for 1 project at a time via Trimble Connect, Personal
SketchUp for Web – Free vs Shop

Source:www.help.sketchup.com

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