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About the Forums

The SketchUcation Community Forums were founded in May 2007 and is the leading resource for SketchUp support for both professional and hobbyist SketchUp users. With over 250,000 members and nearly 500,000 posts it is jam packed with solutions for just about any SketchUp query you might have.

About the Shop

The SketchUcation Shop is where top SketchUp Artists can sell and share models, textures, scrapbooks, tutorials and much more. Got something to sell? Get in touch!

Premium Members receive a 20% discount on all shop items plus tons of free SketchUp models, materials and styles to download.

Premium membership - with our new site, we introduced "Premium membership" for our members. This comes with tons of "Premium only" free content and discounted shop items, a free "Private consultation room" to discuss, troubleshoot and learn from experienced SketchUp users.

Plugins - our Plugins Index is currently a sticky forum topic in our Plugins Forum. It has been our long term wish to create a more usable and sortable Plugin Repository which will allow members and visitors alike to browse the extremely rich collection of plugins developed by our author contributors or external parties from all over the World. Keep an eye on this secion as we might surprise you with a new Plugins Index any time.

Tutorials - with the new site up and running, we decided to collect the best and most complete tutorials in our new Resources / Tutorials section. With many experienced and generous SketchUp users on-board, this section is an ever growing place where you can find a lot of useful tips and tricks.

  • There is still a "Tutorials " subforum we have where members also share some useful tips and tricks.


3Dconnexion Resources

SketchUcation is pleased to offer its member some exclusive offers* on 3Dconnexion products.
Buy a SpaceNavigator®, SpaceMouse® Wireless, SpaceNavigator® for Notebooks, SpaceMouse® Pro or SpacePilot® Pro and receive a 20% discount.
This offer does not apply to purchases made in 3Dconnexion's educational webshops.

How to take advantage of this exclusive offer:

  • Visit your local 3Dconnexion Webstore using the links below
  • Add a qualifying product to the cart
  • Enter voucher code SKETCH20PROMO and press the “refresh” button next to the voucher code field.
  • Complete checkout as normal (with or without registering)

3Dconnexion Webstore Links

To take advantage of this exclusive offer click one of the links below:
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*These offers are fulfilled on the 3Dconnexion Webstore and are available in the US and Europe only at this time. The offers are not available on 3Dconnexion’s educational products.

If you have any questions about this offer, contact 3Dconnexion here.

What is a 3D Mouse?

A 3D Mouse is an input device for smoothly and intuitively positioning digital 3D content or camera views in SketchUp and more than 100 other architectural, design and engineering applications.

3d mouse at desktop

3Dconnexion offers products for occasional / hobbyist users right up to power users looking for the most sophisticated hardware available.

How do I use one?

The 3D Mouse is used in your non-dominant hand while you continue to use your standard mouse in your normal hand. You gently manipulate the 3D mouse’s controller cap to simultaneously pan, zoom and rotate 3D content. 3Dconnexion 3D Mice include buttons (up to 31 depending on the model), giving access to a wide range of useful features.

Why should I use one?

As the 3D Mouse takes care of 3D navigation, your standard mouse is free to do what it does best – moving the cursor to select menu items or parts of your model to draw and edit. Not only is this two-handed work style faster (21% on average), it’s more comfortable as you have to move and click the standard mouse a lot less.

SketchUp Resources

Where do I find out more about SketchUp?

You can find out more about SketchUp Pro and SketchUp Make at You can even read more about why drawing is thinking!

If you want to see a SketchUp Ninja use SketchUp to build a site model the you really need to watch this video by Aidan Chopra.

Where can I download SketchUp 2013 Pro for Windows and Mac OS X?

SketchUp 2014 Pro is available in 12 languages below are links to each lanaguage version.

English Windows Mac OS X
Deutsch Windows Mac OS X
Español Windows Mac OS X
Français Windows Mac OS X
Italiano Windows Mac OS X
日本語 Windows Mac OS X
한국어 Windows Mac OS X
Português (Brasil) Windows Mac OS X
中文 (繁體) Windows Mac OS X
中文 (简体) Windows Mac OS X
Nederlands (SketchUp 8 Pro) Windows Mac OS X
Русский (SketchUp 8 Pro) Windows Mac OS X

Keeping your SketchUp Pro version as current as possible is vital. Make sure you check that your version is up to date go to Help > Check for Update... when SketchUp is open. If a new version is available it will let you know!

Where can I download SketchUp Make for Windows or Mac OS X?

English Windows Mac OS X
Deutsch Windows Mac OS X
Español Windows Mac OS X
Français Windows Mac OS X
Italiano Windows Mac OS X
日本語 Windows Mac OS X
한국어 Windows Mac OS X
Português (Brasil) Windows Mac OS X
中文 (繁體) Windows Mac OS X
中文 (简体) Windows Mac OS X
Nederlands (SketchUp 8 Pro) Windows Mac OS X
Русский (SketchUp 8 Pro) Windows Mac OS X


Where can I find older versions of Sketchup?

You can download versions of SketchUp as far back as SketchUp 7 for both Windows and Mac OS X.


Where can I find the Release Notes for SketchUp?

You can read the release notes for SketchUp 7.1 upwards here to get a feel of the new features, squashed bugs and general goodness that has happened to SketchUp over the years.


Where can I get help and support for SketchUp?

The SketchUp Help Center is the official portal for SketchUp related support with online help articles, links to the official SketchUp Help Forums and others.


How can I speak with someone about sales questions?

Contact SketchUp Pro Sales through their contact form for any sales questions you need answering.


How can I resolve a problem with my SketchUp Pro license?

If you have licensing problems, you can try the License Trouble Shooter or retrieve your license information here.


How can I get SketchUp Pro Technical Support?

SketchUp Technical Support is available if you are a Pro License holder.


How can I find out more about developing extension for SketchUp?

Go to the SketchUp Ruby API if you are interested on developing plugins for SketchUp. More about plugin and extension development can be read on our own Developers Forum.


Does SketchUp have a blog that I can subscribe to?

Yes, there is the SketchUpdate official blog for SketchUp hosted on Blogspot. You can subscribe to their monthly newsletter (containing the excerpts of the most notable posts of the month) here.

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