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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 or $14.99/month).

SketchUp for iPad Premium Features

-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.

-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.

-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 files from the Files app or Trimble Connect
-Export: Images, animations, and 3D Models in STL, OBJ, and USDz format

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, the 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.

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 6.5.1

What's new in v6.5 – Generate 3D models of existing spaces and start designing immediately with Scan-to-Design. Create more realistic visuals in-app with Ambient Occlusion. Plus, customize keyboard shortcuts, share links for real-time viewing, and enjoy improvements to Diffusion!

Scan-to-Design – Use LiDAR scanning in SketchUp to quickly generate 3D models of existing spaces, providing an excellent starting point for design and collaboration. Scan-to-Design harnesses technology from Canvas and Apple RoomPlan, offering the following 3D outputs:

• Canvas scan output will generate a textured 3D model in which the ‘room surfaces’ (walls, ceiling, floor) are drawn as planes and/or triangulated meshes that can be easily edited using SketchUp's modeling tools. The rest of the space (furnishings, etc) will be drawn as a textured, triangulated mesh.
• Apple's RoomPlan technology creates a simplified model of the space comprised of orthogonal SketchUp edges and faces, including cut-outs for windows and doors.

Models are intelligently organized, so you can toggle the visibility of different outputs using either the Tags panel or the Outliner.

Customize Scan-to-Design preferences to dial in the best output for your workflow. Access these settings in Preferences > Scan-to-Design.

Requirements: Scan-to-Design requires a LiDAR-enabled iPad and iOS17 or higher.

Omnibar – Search for tools and features using industry-standard terms, and Omnibar will recommend tools in SketchUp that match. Omnibar boosts productivity by letting you set custom keyboard shortcuts for any of SketchUp's tools or commands.

Ambient Occlusion is a beautiful shading effect that adds a sense of depth to your SketchUp models. You’ll find the settings for Ambient Occlusion in the Styles panel under Face settings.

Link Sharing = Live Viewing. Shared links now offer the recipients of those links the ability to join a real-time viewing session and see changes that you're making to the model in real-time. Viewers have the option to navigate the SketchUp model, but when you activate a scene, they'll be pulled back to see the same thing that you're seeing.

Diffusion Improvements
• Maintain Seed: After selecting a Diffusion-generated image, toggling Maintain Seed allows you to iterate on the chosen image instead of creating an entirely new image.
• Negative prompt: Use the Negative Prompt field to specify what you do not want to see in Diffusion-generated images.

Bug Fixes
We fixed a bug that was causing SketchUp's cursor within the modeling viewport to be offset from the location of the pencil, touch, and mouse input.

We're excited to hear what you have to say about these updates! Please visit the SketchUp for iPad user forums to let us know how the above is, or is not, working for you:

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
10.9K Ratings

10.9K Ratings

1ofakindwork ,

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!

SuperSpenceDuper ,

Very Imressive

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 😁

Osadezu ,

Impossible to use

It’s great that SketchUp came to iPad but it is impossible to use with pencil, very unintuitive and finicky, and even if you learn the new way to use the tools it’s a pain to draw anything but the most basic things. Some tools are tap, some tools are hold, half the time you don’t know what the next step is for the tool you’re using, half the time the tool workflow ends by touching with a finger or the pencil hovering near the wrong thing, it’s insane. Then the tooltip menu to enter dimensions follows the pencil on hover, meaning you can’t use it because it keeps shifting and shaking. It’s ridiculous, I don’t think anybody in this company has actually tried to use this app. Am I using it incorrectly? Probably! Are the help videos or documentation useful? Not at all! They describe trivial steps and don’t clarify anything that helps make this usable. Forget it if you’re a power user looking for precision, your best bet is to get a mouse and keyboard for the iPad, which means just keep using it on your laptop…

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