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Google SketchUp

Google SketchUp

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SketchUp is a simple yet intuitive graphic editor for developing and portraying 3D drawings. The conceptualization of 3D drawing may sound complex, but SketchUp simplifies it for bot...

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Google SketchUp review

SketchUp is a simple yet intuitive graphic editor for developing and portraying 3D drawings. The conceptualization of 3D drawing may sound complex, but SketchUp simplifies it for both the novice and the expert. It is an ideal app for artists, engineers, and architects.

Functionality 4/5

SketchUp editor serves the purpose of scaling complex designs from simple ideas. You don’t need to be a professional for accomplishing 3D drawing using SketchUp. An easy-to-grasp interface of SketchUp prompts a user to learn the basic efficiently.

The powerful tools of SketchUp graphic editor can portray a simple pencil drawing to a fascinating 3D sketch with perfect form and light. You can develop your ideas into a 3D drawing, edit an existing 3D design, or view existing sketches in the SketchUp tool.

The patented Push/Pull tool enables a user to project any 2D geometrical shape to 3D geometry. You just need to click on the shape and protrude it by selecting Push/Pull tool. This will create a 3D graphic on the screen.

Design 3.5/5

Unlike other graphic editing apps, SketchUp tool boasts a minimalistic interface without any glitter. The necessary functions can be accessed from the top bar. The top bar displays a menu with options like File, Edit, View, Camera, Draw, Tools, Window, and Help. On selecting a particular option, you can see the functions displayed as tabs below the top bar.

The drawing can be handled using the cursor. The simple interface facilitates occupying less space on the hard drive. Moreover, the graphic editor does not lag during usage. Don’t get perplexed by the exteriors. The powerful editor can bedazzle you with its immense utilities.

Usability 4.5/5

Apart from the Push/Pull tool, you can experiment with the drawing by rendering casual effects like jittery lines, extended edges, and so on. When you are accustomed to the functions, you can advance further into the artistic mode.

Select from various colors, textures, and forms to curate a perfect a 3D drawing as per your expectations. The real-time shadow casting feature portrays a real-world entity on the SketchUp screen.

You can import final 3D drawings in DWG/DXF format, edit them, and export back in the same format. When it comes to export, you have options like 3DS, VRML, JPG, PNG, PDF, etc.

Cross-Platform Use 5/5

SketchUp tool is compatible with Windows 7 and above, and Mac OS 10.10 and above. You can view the 3D drawings on multiple devices like mobile, tablets, and desktops.

Conclusion

SketchUp editor is an ideal application for the beginners and the professionals. If you are already good at it, you can harness the tool potential for your business and assignments. If you are in the learning stage, SketchUp will guide you at every step. Start by simply drawing lines, project 2D images to 3D ones, fill color, and change the texture, and so on.

SketchUp supports exporting files in the form of documents for easy distribution. Import 3D objects from the Warehouse and display your editing skills to develop a unique 3D model. SketchUp graphic editor gives you the freedom of experimenting with your vision and ideas.

Pros:

  • Simple yet powerful interface Free trial version available Perfect for beginners

Cons:

  • Simple yet powerful interface Free trial version available Perfect for beginners

Interface 3.5

Content and features 4

Usability 4.5

Compatibility 5

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Average app size in this category
11.3B
Google SketchUp Google SketchUp
40B
Take a note. This app’s size is bigger than the average in this category

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