SketchUp 4+

Create & Collaborate in 3D

Trimble Inc.

    • 4.2 • 337 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



The world’s most popular 3D modeler is now available for iPad.

For architects, interior designers, construction professionals, set designers, and creatives of all backgrounds, SketchUp for iPad is a powerful, intuitive 3D design and communication app. Explore everything SketchUp for iPad has to offer free for seven days, or purchase via an in-app subscription ($119/year).

SketchUp for iPad Premium Features

Create in 3D
-Draw in 3D using an Apple Pencil, mouse and keyboard, or multi-touch gestures.
-Autoshape turns doodles into 3D models in seconds, making it easier than ever to get started in 3D.
-Use Markup mode to create handwritten annotations overtop 3D models.
-Search millions of pre-made components, materials, and configurable objects that are freely downloadable from 3D Warehouse.

Merge physical and digital worlds
-Experience your designs in the real world with augmented reality (AR) viewing features.
-Directly import image objects and apply photo textures from your Photos library, iOS Files App, or by taking pictures using your iPad camera.
-Import satellite imagery, 3D terrain, and location information to create accurate shadow studies and design with real-world context.

Work on the go
-With unlimited cloud storage, you can seamlessly sync files across your devices – and work on them using SketchUp for iPad, SketchUp for Web, and SketchUp Pro desktop apps.

-Import: SKP, images from iOS Files App
-Export: Images, animations, and USDz

When using SketchUp on your iPad and iPhone without a paid subscription, you are still able to explore and present your 3D projects for FREE; here’s how:
-Navigate your projects using intuitive multi-touch gestures.
-View your projects from any of the standard views or custom scenes.
-Switch between perspective and orthographic camera views.
-Turn Tags on or off to control the visibility of parts of your model.
-Adjust the look and feel of your model by controlling Edge and Face styles, Shadows, Hidden Geometry, Section Planes, and Section Cuts.
-Take measurements and get information about edge lengths, the area of faces, volume of solids, and component and group definitions.
-Merge your models with the world around you by viewing them in augmented reality.

This app requires iOS 15 or higher with a minimum of 1024Mb of RAM (Retina iPads or newer, iPhone 5 or newer). For additional information and instructions, please visit the SketchUp Help Center:

The AR model viewing feature uses ARKit and is compatible with iPhone 6s and newer, iPad Pro, or any 2017 iPad or newer.

Subscription Details
SketchUp lets you create and edit 3D models on iPad via an in-app subscription of $119 USD per year. Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account on confirmation of purchase. Your subscription will automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before your subscription expiration date. Your account will be charged $119 USD for renewal within 24-hours prior to your subscription expiration date. You can manage your subscriptions at any time, and/or turn off auto-renew, by visiting your Account Settings after your initial purchase is complete.

If you are a SketchUp Free user, please note that you will only be able to access the free viewing features on your iPad or iPhone.

What’s New

Version 6.0.5

We’re excited to announce the long-awaited release of SketchUp for iPad!

Not only do you now have access to the world’s most popular 3D modeling app on iPad (including features and functionality you already know and love), but we’re also introducing piles of fun, new ways to create, collaborate and communicate in 3D! There’s a ton to explore, but some highlights of SketchUp for iPad include:

• With SketchUp for iPad, you can create, edit and view models using Apple Pencil, multi-touch gestures, or a mouse & keyboard. Now, you can design in 3D with whatever tools you have on hand… including your hands!

• Markup mode enables you to sketch, redline, and create annotations over the top of your 3D models using Apple Pencil. Your markups are saved as SketchUp scenes that can be referenced and edited later. Markups can also be projected directly onto your SketchUp model and applied as textures, unlocking new ways of creating and communicating in 3D.

• Autoshape makes creating in 3D easier and more accessible than ever before. Autoshape can recognize 20 different doodles and automagically turn them into a wide array of 2D and 3D shapes, including configurable components (like windows and doors).

• With SketchUp for iPad, there are a bunch of great ways to bring information about the physical world into your projects. Whether you’re importing models and materials of real-world objects from 3D Warehouse, using Add Location to import satellite imagery and terrain data for your site, or leveraging the iPad camera to insert photos and apply them as image textures, the possibilities are endless.

• AR model viewing features allow you to situate and experience your designs in the real world.

• Export options not only include features for exporting images and animations, but we also offer the option to export your SketchUp models into a USDz format so that you can take your SketchUp projects into other great iPad design apps.

• A robust, native integration with Trimble Connect allows you to access your project files whenever and wherever you go. With SketchUp for iPad, you can browse, open, edit, and save files that live in Connect right from the Home screen. You can also create projects and folders, and publish your SketchUp models to Connect, all from within the app. Plus, recently viewed or edited Connect models are synced across SketchUp for iPad and SketchUp for Web, making it easy to flow between apps.

• Be sure to check out the Learn tab (and keep an eye out for the graduation cap icon when you’re working in SketchUp) to uncover all sorts of great content that we’ve developed to help you in your SketchUp for iPad adventures!

• Last but not least, SketchUp for iPad is also still a free SketchUp Viewer app. In Viewer mode, you can navigate projects using multitouch gestures for Orbit, Pan, and Zoom, or view models using any of SketchUp’s standard views or custom scenes, control the visibility of tags, alter the visual look and feel of a model using styles, take measurements, and view models in AR – all while using either your iPhone or iPad.

Here's what's new:
Based on the feedback we've been receiving from you (thanks for all the emails and forum posts, keep 'em coming!!!) – v6.0.5 includes fixes for a number of bug fixes, along with improvements – including:
• Fixed a bug that was affecting Markup mode. Markup mode now reliably offers the option to create and edit multiple markups.
• Fixed a bug that affected keyboard shortcuts. Keyboard shortcuts are now more reliably accessible while interacting with the Measurements box.
• Fixed a couple of odd behaviors related to the video player for in-app video tutorials.
• Fixed a bug that was affecting PNG export. The app now correctly saves a user-defined filename for an exported PNG.
• Fixed a couple of bugs that were resulting in our most frequent crashes.

More to come...
Happy Sketching!

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
337 Ratings

337 Ratings

Si72UK ,

Just one small issue

I use Sketchup for woodwork designs, and just load them on my iPhone in the workshop.

I use the distance tool in Sketchup to add dimensions to the model. But when I view it on the iPhone, the font is so small I can’t read it. I usually have to screenshot it and then enlarge it.

If this can be addressed, I’d rate it 5 stars.

fire7372 ,


After constantly checking for a general release of SketchUp for iPad for the last year I was disappointed to realise that without a subscription the software is nothing but a glorified model viewer.

I miss the good old days when general users could have free access to the software and you only needed to pay if you were a commercial user. Where Google at the time actually released a program you could download and not the web browser, internet connection requiring desktop version we have today from Trimble.

I used the free version at home to quickly upgrade my skills when using the program at work and to design a few home improvement projects around the house.

Sadly SketchUp has gone down the subscription route, even for general/casual users.

Although I am a Trimble Tekla user I no longer use SketchUp at work. And although I do have a few home improvement projects I was hoping to design using this app, due to the subscription model I think I’ll give it a miss thanks! I’m not that desperate to create a 3D model of my kitchen, not for the price they are asking anyway and especially not for a piece of software that has only just come out of beta.

You would think that companies would want as many people as possible to learn their software in the hope that that would boost commercial sales due to an increased interest. But everyone must pay to play.

Such a let down.

JohnRM ,

Very disappointed

Being retired and on a limited income, I have been using the free desktop version of SketchUp for my comparatively infrequent and wholly hobbyist requirements. I cannot justify the cost of even the cheapest subscription model. I was hoping that the iPad version would offer the same functionality as the free desktop version, albeit with the same limitations, but it seems that it is little more than a viewer unless a subscription is purchased. As such, it is of no use to me and I won’t be installing it.
I’m starting to use Autodesk Fusion 360 for my modelling needs. The free version is naturally “throttled back” from the subscription versions but it still has way more functionality than the free version of SketchUp, albeit with a steeper learning curve (at least for this 73 year old!) so it looks like I’ll be leaving the SketchUp fraternity. There’s no iPad version of Fusion 360 either, so it’s desktop use or nothing.

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