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: https://help.sketchup.com/sketchup-ipad/system-requirements
The AR model viewing feature uses ARKit and is compatible with iPhone 6s and newer, iPad Pro, or any 2017 iPad or newer.
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.
Here's what's new in v6.1.0 (1885)
• Presentation Mode. In v6.1, we’re excited to introduce Presentation Mode!
While in Presentation Mode, you can access the following new features:
– The Laser Pointer helps you present your designs more effectively to clients or other stakeholders over VTC or when using an external display. It works in 2 ways:
1) Tap the laser pointer tool in the context menu to turn it on. Grab it and drag it around then tap the icon again to turn it off.
2) Long-press with a single finger and drag your finger around. When you lift up, the pointer disappears.
– The Context Menu toolbar offers scene and animation controls. As soon as you tap to play an animation, the UI disappears so that viewers can focus on your project.
– You can lock the screen before handing over your iPad to colleagues or other project stakeholders to prevent others from inadvertently screwing things up.
– Full Screen offers the option to make ALL of the app UI disappear.
• Link Sharing. We added the option to share a view-only link. Recipients of the link will be able to view your project in SketchUp for Web, in a view-only mode. Share a link lives in two places:
On the home screen, tap the “…” icon in the bottom right corner of the model and choose Share.
From within the modeling window, tap the new Share icon in the main toolbar.
• The Outliner is Back! With Outliner you can:
– Tap the “…” icon of a component to Edit the component’s details.
– Choose to insert a new copy of a component or group.
– Purge or insert unused, In-Model, components.
• We added options to export STL and OBJ. You can access these additional export options by tapping the export icon in the Scenes panel, or from the “…” icon that is available in the Model cards on the home screen.
• We introduced the option to use multi-touch gestures, while you’re in the middle of a drawing or modification process. For example, you can start drawing a rectangle, and then, while drawing that rectangle (with the pencil on the screen), you can Orbit/Zoom/Pan with your other hand using multi-touch gestures.
• We added the 3D Text tool and the Rotated Rectangle tool.
• The Selection sub-menu of the Context toolbar offers 2 new options for Deselect Edges and Deselect Faces.
• Swipe left with 3-fingers to advance to the next scene, Swipe right with 3-fingers to go back to the previous scene.
• Use the new 4-finger tap gesture you can enter or exit full-screen.
• The Eraser tool now more reliably erases whatever its path crosses on the first swipe.
• The Arc tools allow for measurement box input at each stage of the process when drawing an Arc.
• When Text or Dimension entities are selected, Entity Info now offers a long list of default sizes (up to 288 points) and the option to input a custom font size.
• After creating a Markup scene, it will be inserted after the previously active scene.
• Markup scenes will inherit the name of the scene that was active when Markup Mode was activated.
• The select region crop handles now function properly in Add Location.
• Drag-n-drop an image file onto a face, while in edit group or edit component mode, to apply the image to the face as a texture.
• Toolbars no longer disappear when transitioning between landscape and portrait orientations.
• When you close a model and choose to discard unsaved changes, the app will appropriately discard any Autosave recovery backup files.
• Fixed issues with animation export and the Styles panel that were affecting non-English versions of the app.
• Double tapping groups and components with Apple Pencil to edit to get into Edit mode, now functions more reliably.
• Entity info now properly displays the information for selection sets that contain multiple groups and components.
For a more detailed set of release notes, please visit the SketchUp for iPad forums here: https://forums.sketchup.com/t/sketchup-for-ipad-release-notes/174473
Ratings and Reviews
Can only wish for a better product from SketchUp.
I have been a SketchUp Pro user for many years. I’ve taught myself how to efficiently use the desktop version over the past 15 years. In the recent years with everything going mobile and to tablets, I have considered switching to Shaper3D. My only hang up was having to learn a new process of creating efficient design for my customers. Right when I was ready to switch up and give Shaper3D a year of my time and money. SketchUp announced they where working on an app for the tablet. This kept me in their corner, at least until it was released about 8months later. Each day I would log on to see if it had been released, waiting patiently and eagerly for the familiarity of what I was already using. After the long anticipated wait, it was finally released. I logged in and quickly realized this was a baby version of what I had already become so familiar with. The process has been revamped and only a small percentage of the tool I use on a daily basis where available at my finger tips. I could only image creating a very simple and limited product with this newly released product. Unfortunately, when my SketchUp Subscription expires, I want be renewing it. Instead I will be trying my hand at a program that was designed around mobility and tablet use, or at least feels that way. I hope SketchUp makes this app a front runner in tablet use, at least one day!
Having SketchUp on an iPad has definitely been an idea in the minds of a lot of SketchUp users for quite some time now. I have struggled with the various ways that people navigate SketchUp, from the trackpad, yuck, to the cintiq pen on Wacom, super clunky and not efficient. Once I heard that SketchUp was released on the iPad I immediately thought what have they done to overcome the clunky way that a pencil is used and finger gestures. To my immediate surprise after diving into SketchUp on the iPad, I found myself feeling like I had rediscovered SketchUp for the first time back in 2001, AMAZING!!! SketchUp on the iPad happens to be a legit additional way to work, offering such power in the most sleek portable device. No more lugging the heavy laptop around to do on-site tasks, smaller meetings, and family show & tells 😁
I’ve been a long time user of SketchUp since it was owned by Google. I’ve never been a pro version user but have been a prosumer type user over the years, designing furniture, interiors, and small construction projects.
This new version of SketchUp on the iPad, incorporating the Apple Pencil is a game changer. It is a whole new experience but has all the familiarity of the regular desktop version. It mentally changes the whole feel of everything. It’s like it has opened up a low friction pathway for imagining ideas and just drawing them on the screen.
It’s early days for the app, and I’ve encountered a few bugs a missing functionality, but it’s quite awesome. I’m sure Trimble will fix all the issues in upcoming app updates.
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