SketchUp Pro 2020 Student Licence (inc Studio for Students)
£48.00 INC VAT
Full 12-month Student licence for SketchUp Pro 2020 including one year of maintenance and support.
Student licences for Sketchup Pro 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019 can now be found HERE
The Sketchup Pro 2020 Student licence now includes all the additional optional features of Sketchup Studio for Students. Sketchup Pro 2020 is downloaded to your computer and is compatible with all plug-ins.
A Trimble account will be created to be used to activate your licence code for the Sketchup Pro 2019 Student licence. Please let us know immediately after order if you want your Trimble account to use a different e-mail address to the one used to place the order.
Sketchup Pro 2020/Studio works with 64-bit versions of Windows 7, 8, 10 or MacOS 10.13. MacOS 10.12 is no longer supported.
SketchUp 2019/Studio is not compatible with Intel HD 2000 and 3000 GPUs on Windows 10
Sketchup does not work on tablets such as the iPad Pro as it needs more graphics processing power than most tablets can provide.
Boot Camp, VMWare, and Parallels are not supported environments
Mac and PC systems require the following minimum hardware:
- 500MB of available HDD or SSD space (SketchUp is unable to support case sensitive hard drives)
- 3D-class video card with 512MB of memory or higher and supports hardware acceleration (OpenGL version 3.0 or higher)
- 3-button, scroll-wheel mouse
Sketchup will not run on the iPad Pro or other tablets.
Student Licenses cannot be used for commercial or fee earning work of any kind. We require proof of educational status. Please send one of the following to firstname.lastname@example.org once you have ordered:
Students, please send your .ac.uk e-mail address, a picture of an NUS or Student ID card or documentation that proves that you a studying.
Teachers or academic staff please send a picture of your staff ID card or payslip.
Details of how to access your subscription and download the software including licence / login details will be sent via e-mail.
What’s new for SketchUp in 2020?
A BIG model organization change: Outliner. In an effort to increase model performance, you no longer have to create Layers upon Layers. Manage and organize your model straight within Outliner. Use the friendly eyeball icon to toggle between the major sections of your model, such as main floor plans and furniture.
New grips on bounding boxes
When you grab a point that is obscured in an object (such as a back corner or center point) and start to move it, your object will automatically go transparent when something in your model interferes with the object you are moving. This works with both the Rotate tool and Move tool. This will literally ‘transform’ your workflow. Don’t take our word for it: start positioning objects in hard to reach places to see what happens!
Better control of hidden objects
You’ll notice in your drop-down menu that we separated hiding objects from hiding geometry. How will this change your workflow? Well, this will give you the ability to better manage hidden geometry and hidden objects for an even easier modeling experience. For example, let’s say you want to edit hidden edges in a landscape or smoothed surface, but you still want to be able to hide objects that are nearby (like trees, bushes, or a building)...well you can do that now!
Updates to your SketchUp dictionary
We have a few updates to the naming conventions we use when talking about SketchUp. This won’t change your workflow...but we want to make sure you know we are saying a few things differently now.
Objects are now a collective term for: groups, components, and dynamic components. This just means we don’t have to say “groups (slash) components” anymore 😀. Also, Layers are now referred to as “Tags”. Keep in mind that these two terms are merely naming conventions and won’t influence your workflow.
LayOut 2020: document control
The focus for LayOut was on improving the interaction between SketchUp & LayOut to save you time and energy. This means way less back and forth in SketchUp updating scenes to ensure your drawing comes out perfectly. Now you have more editing ability, directly in LayOut.
More power to adjust model views
LayOut now understands a lot more about your SketchUp model and what you’ve overridden. This means you can safely change a style or camera angle directly in LayOut without accidentally losing your changes.
How do you know what’s different in your LayOut viewport versus your model? When you make changes in LayOut, parts of the menu bar will go dark gray, alerting you that you’ve made an override. Keep in mind: just because you made some changes in LayOut, doesn’t mean you’re stuck with those. You can always resync your viewports back to your SketchUp model if needed.
Improved customization of your drawings
Take LayOut docs to the next level with different models and views. If you have one SketchUp model that exists across several viewports, you can now relink just one of those viewports to another SketchUp model. Previously, you had to delete that viewport, insert a new SKP model, and reset all your scale settings and viewport sizing.
And that’s not all! You also have the ability to toggle Tag visibility — straight in your LayOut doc! What does this mean for your workflow? You don’t have to create extra scenes just for your LayOut files, saving you a ton of time going back and forth between LayOut and SketchUp.
SketchUp Pro 2020/Studio for Students is a new subscription based version of Sketchup Pro 2020 with additional extra functionality.
With SketchUp Pro 2020/Studio for Students you get a full version of the Sketchup Pro 2020 desktop application plus
SketchUp Viewer for iOS/Android
SketchUp Viewer for Mobile opens models from 3D Warehouse, Trimble Connect or other online storage apps. View and present models with the familiar orbit, pan, and zoom tools. The viewer also supports scenes, fly-through animations, section planes, layer visibility, X-Ray, and edge and face styles.
AR features enable users to merge 3D models with real-world context; allowing them to reimagine room layouts, evaluate proposals in context or review projects as they would a scale model.
SketchUp Viewers for XR (AR/VR)
Subscribers to SketchUp Studio for Students will have access to our full range of viewers for mixed reality devices: Microsoft HoloLens and Windows Mixed Reality devices; and virtual reality devices: Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Other XR platforms are in development.
With SketchUp XR Viewers, users can immerse themselves in a project at 1:1 scale to experience, understand or resolve complex spatial dynamics. Cycling through scenes within a model facilitates rapid design decisions and can show construction sequencing. Teams may collaborate via live audio; virtual avatars represent a colleague’s point of view, allowing them to be more easily guided. Tools such as Tape Measure and Entity Info provide insights when needed. On AR devices, alignment with real-world reference points allows digital models to be placed in-situ.
SketchUp for Web
Subscribers to SketchUp Studio for Students are given access to the premium features of SketchUp’s browser-based modeller. Without support for extensions, SketchUp for Web is not for the true power user—but the core modelling tools are available on any device. With Trimble Connect and SketchUp for Web, a user isn’t required to carry their hardware everywhere they go to showcase conceptual designs to a client.
The premium web modeller includes the following features that are not available in SketchUp Free: Export to DWG/DXF/PDF/TIF/3DS/FBX/OBJ/XSI, Outliner, Solid Tools, and custom styles/materials.
Sefaira for SketchUp provides real-time energy and daylighting analysis within SketchUp, enabling architects to drive design decisions like form, orientation and facade design with real-time feedback
Trimble Connect for Business
Trimble Connect is a cloud storage and collaboration platform accessible via desktop, mobile, web and mixed reality devices. It allows users to share and access project information anywhere, with collaboration tools including 3D markup, task assignment and clash checking. Connect supports Autodesk, Tekla, and SketchUp file formats, plus point clouds, PDF, images, IFC, Microsoft Office files and more for collaboration across disparate teams and functions.
The Trimble Connect app for XR (HoloLens and MagicLeap) allows users to experience models in augmented reality in tabletop mode or at 1:1 scale; models can be aligned with real-world reference points for an immersive experience.
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