We receive questions on a regular basis where our online SketchUp courses are concerned, so we decided to create a dedicated page on our website.
How do I download SketchUp?
Click here to download SketchUp.
Is there a free version of SketchUp?
There are two versions of SketchUp available: the free version called SketchUp Make (which is the non-commercial license), and the Pro version for commercial use, which is called SketchUp Pro.
When you download the non-commercial license (SketchUp Make), you are automatically given a 30 day free trial of SketchUp Pro. Once the 30 day trial period ends, your license will revert back to the free version (SketchUp Make).
There is also a student license of SketchUp Pro available, where students are given a substantial discount. However, you must be a current student at an accredited educational institution to purchase.
Please refer to system requirements for SketchUp, to ensure that your laptop or desktop has the sufficient hardware and software specification to install and run SketchUp Make or SketchUp Pro.
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How much is the Pro version of SketchUp?
As of 7 September 2017, SketchUp Pro (as per the SketchUp website) is £588.00 for one license. This is only applicable to users living in the US or Canada. People living outside these countries need to purchase their license via a SketchUp 'reseller'. Find a reseller local to you here.
Can I use the free version to take your courses?
Yes, you can use the free version of SketchUp to take our courses. However, SketchUp Pro includes an application called LayOut, which allows you to seamlessly print to scale, therefore if you are using SketchUp Make to take our courses, some of the modules in course #6 Presenting Your Plans to Scale, will not be applicable to you. It is still possible to print to scale using SketchUp Make, and we show you how in both the Windows and Mac version. If you decide to buy SketchUp Pro in the future, you will still be able to view the video tutorials in course #6 that are specific to LayOut, as access to our courses is unlimited. Don't forget that when you download SketchUp for the first time, you are automatically given access to SketchUp Pro for 30 days.
Can you extend the 30 day trial version of SketchUp Pro?
Unfortunately we cannot extend trial periods, however the SketchUp Hub has secured exclusive discounts with a SketchUp authorised reseller, for the purchase of SketchUp Pro, please read more here.
I use a Mac, am I still able to take your online courses?
Yes, all of our online SketchUp courses are delivered using the Windows version of SketchUp, however, due to very few differences between the Windows and Mac version, it is still possible for Mac users to follow along. We have addressed differences in the Mac layout, where appropriate, with simple on-screen instructions, downloadable PDFs, or specific video tutorials.
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How long do I have access to the video tutorials, once I've purchased my course?
All of our courses have unlimited access, regardless as to whether they are free or paid.
Is the SketchUp Hub compatible with an iPad?
Yes, all of our HD video tutorials are compatible with mobiles and iPads.
How long does it take to complete the Bundle course?
This very much depends on your other commitments, both professional and personal, however, it is possible to complete the entire Bundle in 4 weeks. We have provided a free Learning Schedule to help keep you focused, so that you stay on track to complete the Bundle in 4 weeks.
What happens if I need help after I've purchased a course?
We offer all students 2 hours email support, which expires 14 days after purchase. Use this support to get additional help when navigating the online learning platform, or to request assistance when learning SketchUp (specific to the course that you have purchased). Don’t forget to check out the discussion forums, or our Facebook Group where you will find additional sources of support!
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You offer 10% discount to Interior Design Institute (IDI) students iro the SketchUp Student Bundle, how do I get the discount code?
The discount code for IDI students is available in official IDI modules and student website. Please ask the Student Support Team for more details.
Please note that this discount does not apply if you purchase the SketchUp Student Bundle using our 3 Month Payment Plan.
Is the IDI 10% discount for the SketchUp Student Bundle applicable to graduates?
No, only current students can avail of the 10% discount for the SketchUp Student Bundle, however, the SketchUp Hub will permit graduates of IDI to purchase the SketchUp Student Bundle at £94.25, instead of the SketchUp Bundle (for professionals) at £116.00.