SketchUp Studio 2022 with V-Ray & Scan Essentials

£658.80 INC VAT

  • £549.00

Sketchup Studio is now a Windows only product. Major changes to Studio are the removal of Sefaria and the inclusion of V-Ray and Trimble Scan Essentials. Now includes Sketchup for iPad


What is Scan Essentials?

Trimble Scan Essentials for SketchUp is the most complete point cloud solution for modeling from scan data. This plug-in allows you to easily import point clouds, view them, and model directly on the points during model creation via SketchUp’s native toolbox. Whether you import data from terrestrial scans, mobile mapping, photogrammetry, lidar sensors, or drone captures, the Trimble Scan Essentials plug-in makes your job easy and fast. It’s the essential bridge from reality to completed models.

What is V-Ray 5 for SketchUp?

V-Ray 5 for SketchUp is a photorealistic, physically-based rendering solution that helps designers better visualise their models. Additional features include real-time rendering capabilities with V-Ray Vision, Chaos Cosmos for curated, render-ready 3D content, and access to Chaos Cloud. 

What are Chaos Cloud credits?

Chaos Cloud enables users to do fast rendering, by using the cloud. High-quality rendering takes a lot of computation resources, and will run a lot slower with a lower-spec machine. Chaos Cloud credits are used to ‘pay’ for the cloud renderings.

For new SketchUp Studio subscribers, 20 Chaos Cloud credits are included which are valid within the first 90 days of the subscription. The 90-day period begins when the subscription is assigned to an end-user. Cloud credits do not transfer to other users. These credits are not available in a trial.

What’s unique about Scan Essentials compared to other point-cloud data solutions?

What makes this solution unique for SketchUp users in comparison to other point clouds applications such as Undet is that Scan Essentials is: 

  • A Trimble integrated solution built by Trimble.
  • Utilizes SketchUp’s native toolbox, converting scan data to models by snapping directly on the point clouds to ensure precision. 
  • Supports very large point clouds without slowing down your SketchUp model. 
  • Is very intuitive to use with a low barrier to learn. 
  • Works with all the universal scanning file formats such as RWP, LAS/ LAZ, TZF, E57, recently added PLY (scanning from mobile devices such as iphone 12 and ipad pro). 
  • Has an unique LayOut integration, exporting point cloud to LayOut and 2D documentation.    

What's unique about V-Ray 5 for Sketchup compared to other rendering solutions?

V-Ray is the number one photorealistic rendering solution serving 95% of the top architectural firms and in the majority of major VFX productions. V-Ray 5 for SketchUp renders on GPUs for Windows and CPUs on Mac OS, with an additional option to power your renders with cloud rendering via Chaos Cloud. V-Ray 5 now offers both real-time and photo-real rendering solutions offering a complete visualization package for architecture, engineering, and construction professionals. Chaos Cosmos — a high quality and curated render ready content platform is also part of the offering. Users can directly download content into Sketchup, drastically increasing efficiency without impacting performance.

What happens to Sefaira? 

Sefaira is no longer offered within a professional Studio subscription. It is available for purchase as a standalone product for team and enterprise-based accounts and will remain available as part of the SketchUp Studio for Higher Education subscription.

In addition, there are a number of additional 3D and collaborative tools available, details of these can be found further down the page. Choose a period of subscription of up to 3 years.

SketchUp Pro Studio Subscription for Sketchup Pro 2022 desktop software with additional functionality. The licence is issued to a named user for a period of 12 months. Can also be used to activate the desktop versions of Sketchup Pro 2021 and Sketchup Pro 2020.

System Requirements

Sketchup 2022 requires Windows 11 or 10, Mac OS 10.16 (Big Sur), Mac OS 12+ (Monterey), 11+ (Big Sur), and Mac OS 10.15+ (Catalina)

Sketchup 2021 requires Windows 10, Mac OS 10.16 (Big Sur), Mac OS 10.15+ (Catalina), Mac OS 10.14+ (Mojave)

Sketchup 2020 requires Windows 7 or later, Mac OS 10.15+ (Catalina), Mac OS 10.14+ (Mojave), or Mac OS 10.13+ (High Sierra).

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