Installing & Authorizing SketchUp

Before getting started, you'll need to Download SketchUp if you haven't done so already.

Please note:
  • A single user license can only be used by the registered user.
  • The registered user can authorize up to 2 personal computers.

After downloading the file, follow these steps to install SketchUp:

  1. Log in to the computer with a user account that has administrator rights.
  2. Double-click on the EXE install file.
    Windows Windows 7/Windows 8: right-click and select Run as an administrator.
  3. Click Next in the Welcome dialog box.
  4. Click on the I accept the terms of this license agreement button in the End User License Agreement if you agree to the terms.
  5. Click the Next button to install SketchUp in the default location.
  6. Click the Install button if you're satisfied with the settings.
  7. Click on the Finish button when prompted.
    Windows Windows 7/Windows 8: Be sure to close SketchUp Pro after installing prior to authorizing.
  8. Launch SketchUp once before logging out of the administrative user account. If you have a SketchUp Pro license, please be aware that you must authorize while logged in to an administrative account. See the links below for help authorizing.
  1. Double-click on the DMG install file. This will mount the installer drive and launch a Finder window.
  2. Click and drag the application to the Applications folder. You'll be asked to provide your user account password.

Authorizing SketchUp Pro

If you have a new SketchUp Pro license, or you're transferring SketchUp Pro to a new machine, choose the instructions below based on your license type and OS:

If you encounter issues during the authorization process, see our license troubleshooting topic for more assistance.