SketchUp Help & Tutorials

Authorising your SketchUp Pro Subscription

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Once your SketchUp Pro Subscription order has been processed you will receive the following email: Click the ‘account management portal’ link on your email. If it fails to open in your internet browser, right click the link, copy the link, and paste into Internet Explorer.   You will be prompted to sign in with either a Trimble Connect account, or with a Google ID. If you don’t already have a Trimble Connect account, you can input your email address, and you will get asked to create one.     Once you have signed in, you will see the products available...

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SketchUp Pro Hardware and Software Requirements

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Like many computer programs, SketchUp requires certain hardware and software specifications in order to install and run. These are basic requirements, though, so you may want to use our recommended suggestions to improve performance. Requirements for Sketchup Pro 2020: Windows 10, Windows 8+ and Windows 7+ Software An internet connection is required to install and authorize SketchUp and to use some of the features. Microsoft® Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher (Google Chrome is the recommended browser) SketchUp Pro requires .NET Framework version 4.5.2. For more information about the .NET framework, click here. Boot Camp, VMWare, and Parallels are not supported environments....

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Trimble Sketchup Serial Numbers

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Sketchup serial numbers are specific to a version of the software, for instance, a Sketchup Pro 2019 licence will not work with Sketchup Pro 2020. Changing the first letter of your licence will not make it work in another version. Upgrades and downgrades are free of charge for valid licences so please e-mail us at sales@educandi.co.uk if you need to change versions. Not sure if you have the correct serial number for the copy of Sketchup that you have downloaded? Here's how to tell if you have the correct serial number... It is possible to determine the whether a licence is commercial or educational and also the version and platform type, from the serial number.  The first letter of a serial number depicts what version the licence is:   V= 2020U = 2019T =...

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Getting started with Sketchup Pro - Video Learning Series

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Learn the fundamentals of SketchUp by following along with this video series. Each video is a mini-project that will introduce new tools and essential techniques to the SketchUp work flow. This is Part 1, and will introduce you to the navigation tools so you can orbit, pan and zoom around your model, then create a simple house with a few drawing and modification tools. This is Part 2, and will accelerate your process by creating a more detailed house with some drawing tips and the Follow Me and Offset tools. This is Part 3, which focuses on an interior space....

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Sketchup Pro - LayOut Scrapbooks

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Here's another great tip from the Sketchup YouTube channel, how to modify scrapbooks in LayOut to customize them for your needs.

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