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Create, modify and share 3D models

Google SketchUp is software that you can use to create, export and present 3D models. Whether you want to design a new deck for your house, build models for Google Earth, or teach geometry to your fifth-graders, you can use SketchUp to see your ideas in 3D. And when you're done, you can export an image, make a movie or print out a view of what you made.

Start modeling with SketchUp in less than a day
Even the most powerful tool is useless if you can't figure out how to make it work. Most people get rolling with SketchUp in a couple of hours. Dozens of video tutorials, an extensive Help Center and live training classes mean that anyone who wants to make 3D models with SketchUp, can.

Use SketchUp to model anything you can imagine
Redecorate your living room. Build a volcano for the science fair. Model your business and put it in Google Earth. We designed SketchUp to make it easier for you to think and communicate in 3D. How you decide to use it is entirely up to you. Check out the Google 3D Warehouse to see what other people are modeling.

Work in an intuitive way
Instead of making you type coordinates, SketchUp has an advanced guidance system of colors, lines and text hints that help you keep track of where you are and what you're doing. And just like the tools you use in real life, each of SketchUp's small number of tools does a multitude of things. This makes it easier to learn, easier to use and (most importantly) easier to remember how to use.

Truly accessible tools aren't just easy to learn—they're easy to afford. SketchUp is available in two flavors: Google SketchUp, which is free, and Google SketchUp Pro ($495), which includes tools for working with other programs and creating professional presentations from your models.

Download Google SketchUp for free
Learn about what you can do with Google SketchUp
Learn how to make models with Google SketchUp
Find out about the Pro version of Google SketchUp
Discover how to make buildings for Google Earth using SketchUp.

from: Google SketchUp 2008

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