SketchUp

(260)
4.4 out of 5 stars

SketchUp is friendly and forgiving 3D modeling software

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SketchUp Features

Tools
3D/solid modeling Tools

Ability to modify 3D primitives (parametric editing tools, free-form editing tools, symmetrical editing process, etc.)

85%
(Based on 239 reviews)
Rendering Tools

Ease of use accessing rendering tools (lighting tools, texture mapping, custom material creation, etc.)

68%
(Based on 227 reviews)
Drawing Tools

Ease of use accessing basic drawing tools (line, circle, polygons, etc.)

84%
(Based on 242 reviews)
Editing Tools

Ease of use accessing basic editing tools (erase, trim, extend, undo, etc.)

83%
(Based on 242 reviews)
Text Editing Tools

Ease of use accessing basic text creation and modification tools (font style, multi-line text, wrap-around text, justification, spell checker, etc.)

62%
(Based on 210 reviews)
File Options
Import Files

Support for a number of file formats for import

78%
(Based on 227 reviews)
Export Files

Support for a number of file formats for export

79%
(Based on 229 reviews)
File Interoperability

Native file format is compatible with a number of advanced design and imaging applications

74%
(Based on 197 reviews)
Backwards compatibility

Current file format iteration is compatible with previous versions of the application

72%
(Based on 195 reviews)
File size

Support for a range of file sizes without degrading the user experience.

75%
(Based on 234 reviews)
Customization
Custom Commands

Ability to create custom commands or command aliases, change the active customization file, and configure command properties.

74%
(Based on 163 reviews)
Custom Interface

Ability to customize the user interface and recall customizations. Can define the workspace a custom panel should appear in.

77%
(Based on 179 reviews)
Custom Scripts

Ability to create custom scripts to automate tasks, such as add standard layers or styles to a drawing, update the title block, or automate plotting tasks.

72%
(Based on 129 reviews)
Custom Menus

Ability to create custom menus, sub-menus, and contextual menus. Can create new toolbars and arrange menus in workspeace.

74%
(Based on 151 reviews)
Environment
Hardware support

Support by a sufficient number of hardware developers (by default or through the use of custom drivers).

81%
(Based on 183 reviews)
Task-based interfaces

Support for custom interfaces designed around specific design tasks, by default (out of the box) or through user customization.

77%
(Based on 169 reviews)
Manage Multiple Profiles

Support for multiple user interface customizations. Can store and recall interfaces as required by a specific user without closing the application and without the need for scripting knowledge.

72%
(Based on 116 reviews)
Command Clarity

Names of basic commands are clear and easy to understand. On-cursor documentation, such as tool tips and pop-up descriptions, provide clarification of icons and other user interface elements.

82%
(Based on 205 reviews)