How to Download Sketchup for Free

For some time you have been looking for a graphic design program that would allow you to create personal projects for free and without limitations. Your searches ended when you became aware of SketchUp, a professional software that allows you to create 3D projects and models, available in both a free and paid version for commercial purposes. Unfortunately, however, all your attempts to download the free version of SketchUp did not give the desired result and now you don't know where to turn. It's so true? So I don't see where the problem is: if you want, I'm here to help you and explain how to succeed in your intent.

If you take a few minutes of your time, I can tell you how to download SketchUp for free and how to install it on computers, smartphones and tablets. First, I will list the requirements necessary to install and use SketchUp on your computer, after which I will provide you with the detailed procedure for downloading the program, also focusing on the various versions of the software available. Finally, I will explain how to have SketchUp on smartphones and tablets, and what are its capabilities on mobile devices.

If you agree, let's not waste any more time chatting and let's take action right away! Make yourself comfortable, take five minutes of free time and dedicate yourself to reading the next paragraphs. Follow the instructions I am about to give you carefully, try to put them into practice and I assure you that you will be able to download SketchUp without spending a cent. Enjoy the reading!

Minimum Requirements and Supported Devices

Before going into the details of this guide and explain yourself how to download SketchUp for free, it will be useful to know which versions of the program are available, the minimum requirements to use it and the devices it supports. At the time of writing this guide, there are three versions of SketchUp.

  • SketchUp Pro: is the complete version of the program that offers advanced tools for design and drawing and is aimed at companies and professionals in the sector. It costs $ 695 but you can test it for 30 days by downloading the trial version.
  • SketchUp Make: it's an older version of SketchUp but still available and completely free. It is designed for users who intend to carry out personal projects and not intended for commercial purposes.
  • SketchUp Free: the ideal solution for those who want to use SketchUp for free and without downloading any software to install on their computer. In fact, SketchUp Free allows you to draw in 3D directly from the browser.

SketchUp is compatible with Windows e MacOS with the following minimum requirements (referring to SketchUp Pro, the latest version available at the time of writing this guide).

  • Operating System: Windows 7, macOS El Capitan 10.11;
  • Processor: 1Ghz;
  • Memory: 4 GB;
  • Free disk space: 500 MB

The 3D modeling software is also available as an application for Android (Lollipop version 5.1 and later) and iOS (version 10.0 and later) devices.

Download SketchUp to Your Computer for Free

To download the trial version of SketchUp Pro on your computer, connected to the official website of the program, click on the item Our products at the top and select the option SketchUp Pro give the menu to compare.

Nella nuova page aperta, pigia sul pulsating Download the free trial version, inseerisci i tuoi dati nei campi Name, Surname, Email address, Company, Company size, Country, Profession / Interest and select one of the available options from Windows e Poppy process the menu to tendin Select your operating system. Now, remove the check mark next to the item I would like to receive news and tips about SketchUp to not receive emails from SketchUp and presses the buttons Following e Try SketchUp Pro to start downloading the trial version of the software.

Completed the SketchUp Pro download, if you have a PC Windows, double-click the file SketchUpPro-it.exe to start the installation, wait for the progress bar to reach 100% and press the button InstallDopodiché by clicking on the button forward twice in a row and presses the buttons subsequent e Install. Wait a few moments for the installation to finish and click the button end to close the window.

If you use a Poppy, april il dmg package just downloaded, drag the program to the folder Applications macOS and open it, then double click on the SketchUp icon, right click on the option SketchUp and select the item apri to start the program for the first time avoiding the macOS restrictions for applications from non-certified developers (later there will be no need to do this). To start enjoying the free trial of the program, click the button Get started with SketchUp And that's it.

If, on the other hand, you prefer to download the free version SketchUp Make, linked to the download page and click on the item Download related to SketchUp Make and the operating system of your interest. Completed the download, if you use a PC Windows, double-click the file sketchupmake- [version] .exe and presses the buttons Yes e Install, then click the buttons forward (for two consecutive times) e Install and wait for the SketchUp Make installation to complete.

If you have one Poppy, april il dmg package downloaded, drag the program icon to the folder Applications macOS and open it, then right-click on the icon of SketchUp Make and select the item apri from the context menu to start it the first time avoiding the macOS restrictions for applications from non-certified developers (next times there will be no need for this step).

I Will Use SketchUp for Free from the Browser

If you prefer to use SketchUp without installing any software on your computer, you should know that the program is also available in a free version that can be used directly from the browser.

To use SketchUp Free, connected to its official website and presses the button Start modeling. On the newly opened page, click on the entry Create new Trimble ID to create a free account, useful for creating and saving projects and templates created. Then enter your data in the fields First name, Last name, Email address e Password, enter the control code displayed at the bottom of the field Enter the above text e pulsing sul pulsating Create new account. Within a few moments you will receive an email containing an activation link: click on the item Activate account to complete the creation of your account.

In the newly opened page, select the item here, enter your login details in the fields Email address e Password e pulsing sul pulsating Sign in to log into your account and start using SketchUp Free from your browser.

Download SketchUp for Free on Smartphones and Tablets

As mentioned in the previous paragraphs, it is also possible download SketchUp for free on smartphones and tablets. In fact, the famous program for creating projects and 3D models is also available as a free application for Android and iOS devices, albeit in a version that only allows the visualization of projects previously created on a computer.

To download SketchUp Viewer on your smartphone or tablet equipped with Android, start the Play Store pressing on its icon (the colored ▶ ︎ symbol), type SketchUp in the search engine at the top and tap the button Search. Then press the icon of SketchUp Viewer (should be the first result), presses the button Install, wait for the download to complete and then press the button apri.

If, on the other hand, you have a iPhone / iPad presses the icon ofApp Store (The "A" bianca his azzurro background) present on the home screen of your device and tap on the item Search present in the bottom menu, then type SketchUp in the field Search at the top and start the search by pressing the button Search. Now, press the icon of SketchUp Viewer, fai tap sul pulsating Get and confirm your intention via Apple ID password, Touch ID or Face ID. Once the download and installation is complete, tap the button apri to start SketchUp Viewer.