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Google SketchUp Pro 2014

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USER REVIEWS

Creating 3D designs is a breeze using this easy to use program

By Pablo Conde Ferrer

On Friday, June 27, 2014

I always thought that creating 3D designs is difficult. I was under the impression that it is reserved for professionals like architects, interior designers and engineers. My way of thinking changed when I was introduced to Google SketchUp Pro. It is a lot like the CAD software but working on it is easier. The program provides tips and guides that will help you finish your work. I also use the software’s 3D warehouse if I need 3D models of things that I want to add in my design. There are plenty of 3D models to choose from and they are free which makes it more convenient. You can also export your design to CAD format in case you want to make certain changes or enhancements and utilize other programs to do so. The toolbar is very accessible and the menu is intuitive. Overall, I am satisfied with Google SketchUp Pro since I can present a neat model of my drawings. It is easy to use without compromising the quality of my designs.

Pros

  • Hints and tips are available
  • Wide selection of 3D models

Cons

  • Some may find it expensive
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Make 3D designs with ease and export them into Google Earth

By Pablo Conde Ferrer

On Friday, June 27, 2014

I love Google SketchUp Pro. It is a program that allows you to create 3D designs quickly and easily. I like it since even if you are a beginner, you will have no issues using this software. There are tutorials that will assist you and helpful hints are also available while you are doing your designs. Using the toolbar and accessing the menu is also a breeze. In case you need to include certain images to your work, you can take advantage of the 3D Warehouse that provides a wide selection of models for free. You can immediately import these models into your work. It will save you precious time and you can focus on other areas of your project. I can also customize the linear and angular dimensions of my models to my liking. It works well with Google Maps and Google Earth which is great. I can quickly add a geolocation to my models. Google SketchUp Pro is not only for professionals but novice users can appreciate this program as well.

Pros

  • Compatible with Google Earth and Google Maps
  • Free 3D models through 3D Warehouse

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  • Some CAD functions maybe unavailable
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Improved Tools, Interface, and Features to Provide Better Image Results and Documentation

By Daren Garius

On Thursday, September 4, 2014

Traditional software for 3D design and modeling available today are mostly difficult for beginners to use. It takes a lot of time and practice to master them. Fortunately, SketchUp Pro 2014, though a paid version of the same name of 3D design software, is easy to use. It provides professional results, but allows easy control and management. The 2014 professional version has been imbued with better 3D modeling tools including new arc functions, enhanced vector rendering, and speedy implementation of shadows in large models. It also has a classifier for BIMs, or Building Information Modeling. It features a classifier for Building Information Modeling, or BIM. It features, more importantly, an IFC, or Industry Foundation Classes, export which can wrap your project for BIM classifications and that is interoperability at its best. Its most likeable traits on the other hand are its improved 3D Warehouse interface and learning tools. The 3D Warehouse is an online storehouse of 3D models created through SketchUp by users. In addition, the learning tools help users in their learning process of the software.

Pros

  • Features improved and faster documentation tools
  • 3D models can be used on Google Earth and Google Maps

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  • Paid edition is quite expensive
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • Im a Nursing student and since my hobby is painting and designing, i want to try the sketch up pro softwares.im hoping to use it for a trial

  • For my master studies of architecture. I do models in sketchup and then render them in Lumion. It is helping me to finish a lot of work in short term.

  • I am going to use this program to model various types of architectural structures in order to learn more about design and the process behind buildings.

  • Im going to use google sketch up for education development. I have one more semester at college and need this program for my classes to help my design

What similar programs have you used?
  • i have been using google sketchup for two yearsnow formy design works. I am an interior designer and i need this software to fully satisfy my clients with my design

What do you like most about this program?
  • design and innovation for houses , beaches hotels condominiums restaurant parks bridges and any other areas of facilities. We expect the full

  • it has automatic 3d system. it helps the designer to visualize their designs through this program. it also gives downloadable furnitures in the internet.

  • i want to learn 3d interior as well as exterior designing practice if it is easy deffenetly purchase the full version and work on the same to

  • building 3D models for my interior design course in brisbane. Also it is very simple to use compared to others software, and the render is always nice

  • commercial projects of furniture manufacturing,making drawing for better presentation and analyses,to calculate cost ,and programming production process

Review

Google SketchUp Pro is a program that allows you to make 3D designs, which you can use in applications such as video games, films, architectural projects and others. The software has a lot of drawing tools, 3D modeling tools, effects and textures. You will be free to create your own drawings from scratch, or you will be able to use other user’s files and share your creations via the 3D gallery.

Other modeling tools like Maya or 3D Max need you to take some lessons before you start doing something. Don’t worry; Google SketchUp Pro is so much easier. Everybody can use this tool, beginners and professionals. The program comes with step-by-step tutorials, which will explain you how to use this graphic program correctly. This program was created to provide an experience closer to modeling with real objects, and every year it gets more users. It stands out for its speed and simplicity when creating 3D objects.

How to use

Google SketchUp is extremely easy to use. The whole program is very simple, intuitive and very useful. Its tools seem to be basic, but they are pretty functional. Once you start the download, all you have to do is play around with the tools. At first you may think it is complicated but after a few practice you can draw some shapes with the pencil tool, bend them and finally turn these shapes into 3D objects with ease! You can create basic 3D shapes without following any tutorial thanks to its user-friendly interface.

Also, Google SketchUp is compatible with other Google tools like Google Earth and Google Maps for locating your 3D design in the map. You are free to export 3D models in different 2D and 3D formats and use them with other applications. You can create documents, presentation files or full screen digital presentations.

Google SketchUp Pro 2014 Features

Below you can find the unique features this software includes in its version:

  • Push/pull selected faces
  • Model geo-location compatible with Google Maps and Google Earth
  • Color imagery
  • Match Photo enhancement
  • Precise move in layout

If you want to know more about Google SketchUp, feel free to visit the developer’s website here .

System Requirements to download and use this program

Minimum system requirements to download and run Google SketchUp are listed below:

  • Operating System: Windows XP or higher
  • PROCESSOR: Windows: 1 GHz
  • RAM Memory: 512 MB
  • HARD DRIVE SPACE: 300 MB, for Windows 7 and Vista: 16 GB
  • VIDEO: Windows X, 3D-capable video card with at least 128MB of memory

Conclusion

Everybody can use Google SketchUp without knowing this kind of programs. You just have to follow one the step-by-step tutorials. You can draw and create 3D objects in a few clicks. Moreover, those objects will be compatible with other handy tools created by the same developer like Google Maps or Google Earth. After that you will be able of adding your shapes to anywhere you want with advanced results.

Pros
  • Intuitive interface, easy to use
  • Compatible with tools from the same family
  • Comes with tutorials for novice users
  • Allows 3D designs
  • Simple and powerful tools
Cons
  • Although this one is great, other programs like C4D or Maya can do the same, and they have more advanced options.