Most people get rolling with SketchUp in just a few minutes. Dozens of video tutorials, an extensive Help Center and a worldwide user community mean that anyone who wants to make 3D models with SketchUp, can. You can add details, textures and glass to your models, design with dimensional accuracy, and place your finished models in Google Earth, share them with others by posting them to the 3D Warehouse, or print hard copies. Google SketchUp (free) is a great way to discover if 3D modeling is right for you.
* 600 MHz Pentium III processor
* 128 MB RAM
* 80 MB of available hard-disk space
* Video card that is 100% OpenGL compliant
* Windows compatible pointing device
- Scene Thumbnails
- Color imagery and more accurate terrain
- Model geo-location with Google Maps – We’ve built Maps right into SketchUp. Adding a geo-location to your model is now an elegant, one-app process.
- Match Photo improvements – For SketchUp 8, we’ve tweaked some things to make using Match Photo easier than ever.
- SketchUp, meet Building Maker – When it comes to modeling existing buildings, it’s hard to beat Google Building Maker for speed and efficiency.
- Back Edges – Turn these on to see your model’s obscured edges as dashed lines.
- Push/Pull pre-selected faces – Select a face, then push/pull; it works just like the rest of SketchUp’s modification tools.
- Calculate volumes – Entity Info now displays the volume of any solid in your model.
- Outer Shell – Automatically generate a shape that completely encloses two or more solids in your model.