SketchUp Pro is a professional software application designed to help users create and edit 3D models in a clean and intuitive working environment.
It comes packed with a built-in editor that allows you to design 3D objects from scratch, a layout designer for combining 3D models, and a Style builder for customizing your models with different styles.
The editor gives you the possibility to import data from 3DS, DWG, KMZ, JPG, PNG, PSD, TIF, TGA, and other file formats.
It also offers detailed information about each editing tool, so even rookies can learn to set up the dedicated parameters with minimum effort.
Plus, you can draw freehand designs, insert arcs, lines, rectangles, circles, and polygons, use an eraser, push and pull objects to add or subtract volume from your 3D models, create copy of lines at a uniform distance from the original ones, and move, stretch, rotate, distort, or copy components.
The program lets you resize and stretch portions of geometry, measure distances, create guide lines or points, scale a model, embed text messages, assign materials and colors to objects, rotate the camera around the 3D model, move camera to zoom in or out, and install plugins.
What’s more, you are allowed to add a geolocation and view your model in Google Earth, print or export the project to 3DS, DWG, OBJ, WRL, PDF, EPS, JPG, or other file format, and generate a report (HTML or CSV) including all attributes found in your model or only the selected ones.
The layout designer comprises a handy set of features for helping you build 3D model presentations, where you can add and arrange titles, annotate SketchUp models, photos, or other drawing elements, insert pages, and customize the text.
The Style Builder provides several functions useful for creating styles that can be applied to a model or drawing scene. You are allowed to assign colors to your models (e.g. set the default front face color) and tweak the edges.
All in all, SketchUp Pro proves to be a reliable application that offers a complete suite of tools for helping you design and style your 3D models, as well as create presentations.