Activating SketchUp Pro
Opening SketchUp or Layout
Be sure you've already installed SketchUp Pro.
On MacOS, go to the Applications folder and open the SketchUp folder with the year’s version you want to open. Open the SketchUp or Layout application within that folder.
On Windows, SketchUp should have created shortcuts on your desktop, but you can also open it from C:\Program Files\SketchUp\SketchUp 2021 (or another year’s version number) by double-clicking on the program file.
Activating with SketchUp Pro Subscription
- A single-user license or subscription seat can only be used by the one registered/assigned user, but that user can activate their license or sign-in on 2 computers.
- If you don't see the Welcome to SketchUp dialog box when you opened SketchUp, select Help > Welcome to SketchUp.
Upon opening SketchUp, you should see a screen that prompts you to sign in. At this point you need to stop and be sure of which of the 2 SketchUp Pro plan options you've purchased:
Newer year-by-year Pro Subscription plans
If you signed up for a yearly Pro subscription or if you are a trial user, go ahead and sign-in with the end-user email address you selected when signing up. Signing-in will activate your subscription.