SketchUp for Web is a free version of SketchUp that runs in a web browser. You'll find a simple interface where you can simply draw and create 3D models. Our goal is to enable you to create anything you can imagine in 3D. And with SketchUp for Web, 3D modeling is more accessible and easier to try than ever before!
Because SketchUp for Web runs in a browser, you find a few advantages over the desktop version of SketchUp:
- Access via a broad range of devices: Hardware does matter (as outlined in the hardware requirements), but you're not limited by operating system requirements. Tip: For more about what you do and don't need to use SketchUp for Web or if you're new to SketchUp for Web, you can also check out Getting Started with SketchUp for Web.
- Versionless: Browser-based software means you don't need to update it. With SketchUp for Web, you're always running the latest version.
- Storage and backups: Your models are saved to the web by default, and you get 10MB of free storage. (Saving, Opening, and Downloading Models explains how SketchUp for Web handles these basic tasks. ) Also, SketchUp for Web can work with Trimble Connect to keep you work up to date across desktop, web, mobile, and XR software.
If you're familiar with the desktop version of SketchUp, you'll see almost all the same tools in SketchUp for Web. However, because SketchUp for Web runs in a browser, some things about SketchUp for Web work differently from the desktop version. Creating and Editing Models in SketchUp for Web introduces the features and points you to helpful articles in the SketchUp area of the Help Center.
Almost everything about SketchUp Pro is built into the SketchUp for Web. If your favorite feature isn’t there, please let us know via the SketchUp for Web (formerly my.SketchUp) user forum.