SketchUp Make is the free version of SketchUp software. Developed in the early 2000s, Sketchup Make is a free to use 3D graphics program. Though there is a professional version available, many users are quite content with SketchUp Make.
Advertising to any one from civil engineers to game designers and even amateur artists, this is a truly versatile software. It can generate either two-dimensional or three-dimensional images. These can be anything from buildings to furniture design, and the program is relatively easy to learn.
There are tutorials available for SketchUp Make freely on the internet, and additional support comes in the form of SketchUp forums. Users can share designs, ask questions, and figure out just what the program is capable of, all from the comfort of their own home.
One of the best features of SketchUp Make is how truly easy it is to share designs amongst programs and people. The software offers ample exporting options, and can directly print or be copied with the click of a button. People appreciate this flexibility because it ensures that designs can be shared across teams and projects. 3D printing is fast becoming a reality too, and SketchUp Make is software that acts as though it has been prepared for such a reality for years.
This software has actually become the basis of the 3D model renderings that Google Earth uses. Most people have indeed come across a SketchUp design at one point or another, it’s just a matter of recognizing the work.
It is worth noting that there is a Pro version to the software that does include some added exporting functions and presentation creation tools, but the base software is still extremely useful and relevant to everyday users.