What's the Difference Between Google SketchUp & Trimble SketchUp?
There is effectively no difference between Google SketchUp and Trimble SketchUp - other than ownership.
Years ago, Google purchased Sketchup as part of a plan to have everyone around the World model their local environment, upload this to a global free database/resource and make this available via Google Earth or other means. In practice, this never really happened and SketchUp became a tool that became increasingly used for rapid modelling of built environments.
When Google decided that SketchUp wasn't part of their grand plans, it was sold to Trimble. The development team also moved to Trimble. The focus of development is now on the professional application of SketchUp. SketchUp Free should continue to be available but SketchUp Pro is set to receive the development it's lacked for several years.
Can I Transfer SketchUp Between Mac and Windows?
If you work in an environment that requires SketchUp to run on both Windows and Mac machines, one license per user is all you need, regardless of what computer you use. There is no need to buy a specific Mac or Windows version. With SketchUp, you now ...
Cannot Reset Trimble (SketchUp) Password
There are a few things you can try to get the Trimble emails through to reset your password. Firstly: Confirm it has not gone to your spam Check you don't have an email from 'firstname.lastname@example.org' Next: Add SketchUp to your safe senders ...
Activating Your SketchUp Pro Subscription
1. Creating Your Account Once your SketchUp Pro Subscription order has been processed, you will receive an email containing details of your licence, as well as a link to the account management portal. Click the account management portal link, and you ...
Resetting SketchUp Activations
If you are logging in to SketchUp and see 'You are using SketchUp on too many machines', read on to see how to fix this. When you see the message above, click 'Manage Activations'. You can also access this through your Trimble Account: ...
SketchUp: Subscription Server Response is Invalid
We have recently seen some users experiencing the 'subscription server response is invalid' error when trying to use various different versions of SketchUp / LayOut. This error is known to affect both SketchUp 2021 and 2020, with the possibility of ...