SketchUp Help & Tutorials

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. Summary of  Windows Requirements 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. Operating System SketchUp 2021 Windows 10 SketchUp 2020...

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Trimble Sketchup Serial Numbers

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Please note that serial numbers are only issued for Classic perpetual non-subscription licences. All subscription activations are controlled via your Trimble account.  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...

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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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Sketchup Pro 2020 - Moving with Grips

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Here's another Quick Win from the Sketchup YouTube channel, a great place to pick up skills and tips for Sketchup Pro. The Sketchup YouTube channel can be found at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC50lv4EYY1N1_-B495meX8w In SketchUp Pro 2020, you have the ability to use the move tool on a group or component. When you do this, you can move the group by clicking on any of the geometry in the group or move over a corner, click and move from that point. This works excellently when you are moving something to a back corner.

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