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.

Do your courses/Bundle packages include the SketchUp Pro license?

The price of our courses/Bundle packages DO NOT include the SketchUp Pro license.  You must download/purchase SketchUp separately.


How do I download/purchase SketchUp?    

As of 5 November 2020 it is no longer possible to purchase the Classic (permanent) desktop license of SketchUp Pro. Please see below for the different versions/licenses of SketchUp currently available to download/purchase. 'Buy for' prices iro the SketchUp Pro student license, the Graduate upgrade and SketchUp Pro annual subscription are available for those who purchase our Bundle courses (discount codes provided after purchase) and are not the standard SketchUp prices.

Does exactly what it says on the tin!  Click the button to download your free 30 day trial of the desktop version of SketchUp Pro.  You’ll need to create a Trimble account (if you don’t already have one) and don’t forget to choose ‘Professional’ from the drop-down list!


SketchUp Make 2017
Free desktop version of SketchUp
Not up-to-date
Doesn't include LayOut
Can present plans to scale but is limited
SketchUp Free
Free online version of SketchUp
Limited functionality
Unable to present plans to scale
Not for commercial or educational purposes
SketchUp Shop
Online version of SketchUp
More functions than SketchUp Free
Unable to present plans to scale
Not for educational purposes
SketchUp Pro 2023
SketchUp Pro 2023 Bundle - SketchUp Pro, SketchUp for iPad & Layout.
Incl. VAT
Desktop, iPad, and web-based 3D modelers
2D design documentation
Access to plugins for extending functionality
Annual Subscription
SketchUp Pro 2023 Graduate
SketchUp Pro 2023 Bundle - SketchUp Pro, SketchUp for iPad & Layout.
Incl. VAT
Purchase of Student subscription within last 2 years
Desktop, iPad, and web-based 3D modelers
2D design documentation + plugins
Annual subscription
SketchUp Studio
Sketchup Studio 2023 with Revit Importer, V-Ray & Scan Essentials
Incl. VAT
V-Ray and Scan Essentials
Import Revit files
Create real-time visualisations
Windows 10 & 11 only
SketchUp Pro 2023 Studio for Students
SketchUp Pro 2023 Studio - SketchUp Pro, SketchUp for iPad, Layout & Sefaira.
Incl. VAT
Desktop, iPad, and web-based 3D modelers
2D design documentation
Access to plugins for extending functionality
For educational purposes

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 5 November 2020, the annual subscription of SketchUp Pro (as per the SketchUp website) is £282.00 (incl. VAT) for one license.  However, if you purchase our SketchUp Bundle or our SketchUp Student Bundle, you can purchase the annual subscription of SketchUp Pro for only £255.00.  Learn more here.


Can I use SketchUp Make 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.


Are the SketchUp Hub video tutorials 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 dedicated one-to-one support throughout the duration of their studies with the SketchUp Hub and in many cases long after they have finished.  This is what sets us apart and demonstrates our commitment to empowering Interior Design professionals and students.  Don’t forget to check out the discussion forums, or our Facebook Group where you will find additional sources of support!


SketchUp Hub Learning Schedule, Handy Notes Section


Got more questions?  Contact us!



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