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Google SketchUp Pro 2014

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USER REVIEWS

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

Cons

  • Paid edition is quite expensive
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It Is the Most Reliable Tool in Creating 3D Drawings and Making Presentations

By Christine Diaz

On Friday, June 27, 2014

Google SketchUp Pro is a software tool which is designed to help all kinds of users to edit and create 3D models in an intuitive and fresh working environment. This application has a built-in editor that lets you make a 3D object from scratch, a style builder to customize your models in different ways and a layout designer which is used to combine your 3D models.

Google SketchUp Pro offers complete information with every editing tool that this application has, so even the first time user can easily set up dedicated parameters with less effort. This pro version of Google SketchUp is designed for all professional users who use CAD software that has a set of powerful features, and small on learning curves.

The Google SketchUp Pro proves to be one solid application that brings a complete set of tools that can help all the users to make a good design and style with their 3D models, as well as making presentations.

Pros

  • Enable to add text and graphics to the design
  • Complete information with every editing tool

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  • The full version of this application is more expensive
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An Amazing Tool That Allows You to Produce Professional 3D Designs

By Pablo Conde Ferrer

On Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Google SketchUp Pro 2014 is a simple yet outstanding tool that lets you explore and discover your ideas in 3D design. What I like about this 3D modeling program is that it provides better features than other CAD software out there. For me it is also easy to use and comprehend since it has an intuitive interface.

This program allows you to create 3D designs regardless if you want to start from scratch or to make use of an active file. It also has the capability to import pictures, drawings and any other images. I am also amazed that you can display your finished 3D works into Google Earth, so that world can see your creations.

In my opinion, everyone can use this program whether you are professional or even an aspiring 3D designer since there is a tutorial that will help you step by step. Overall, Google SketchUp Pro 2014 is a refreshing 3D modeling tool that provides powerful new features that can make you work much easier.

Pros

  • It has an intuitive interface
  • It has tutorials for beginner

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  • Making vaulted surfaces can be complicated
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • 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.

  • for the purpose of doing an architectural model and visualizing it as a three dimensionally and creating comfy liveable spaces enhancing perception

  • I make stages for games and this porgram makes it very easy and most importantly, good-looking. It's by far the best modelling program I've ever used.

  • To entertainment only. I want to build houses with many different styles and also bakery,school,church,convenience store,party house, beach resorts

  • 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.

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?
  • it's a 3D model freindlly app, flexible and not hard to understand, has great tools for making very powerful models, can also be exported to other programs for rendering

  • 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

  • Easy to use for beginners as me that has no clue on 3D modelling. Thanks for this download possibility and happy new year. Kind Regards Michel

  • easy to draw rather than other softwares and its perfection.drawing tools are easy to handle.using exetion warehouse helps to download what we want

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.