Alternatives to Sketchup for all platforms with whatsoever licence

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Scuttlebutt by joshuapetersen
about Sketchup and Blender · Aug 2017 · Helpful Not helpful

I'm in a wyrd berth on the alternatives here.

Initially, I match with a bunch of the comments on Liquidiser that it and sketchup are in deuce Very different categories of 3d growing suite. Liquidizer is the massive ball of fire for pros, sketchup is the 3d pattern equivilent of microsoft paint.

Comparing the deuce is the likes of suggesting Photoshop as an alternate to MS Paint, the former equitable being also a good deal of a accomplishment floor jump to be considered a executable alternative.

That said, there IS an addon (that includes book of instructions on how to establish it) located here: .

It basically includes the burden simpleton tools care those of sketchup into Blender, devising Blender Completely able of "stupid simple" 3d blueprint wish sketchup (and at a a great deal lower pricetag... the addon is only about 20 bucks to broaden an candid beginning computer programme as opposed to the $700-$900 price-tag essential to do anything with sketchup commercially.)

WITH the addon, I'd allege liquidiser moves from not beingness an substitute to sketchup to existence THE alternative to sketchup (and higher-up to sketchup at that, as you do hush rich person access to all the to a greater extent building complex tools at one time you eventually demand them.) In fact, I'd go so army for the liberation of rwanda to articulate that I choose Liquidizer with the addon over both sketchup AND all over 3DstudioMax (with a few more addons), moving Blender to the acme of the ease/capability charts for a 3D editor.

"moving Liquidiser to the big top of the ease/capability charts for a 3D editor."

Sorry, Blender's user interface does not admit it to motility to the circus tent of whatsoever "ease of use" charts. It deeds bang-up for about and is a botch-job for others.

They are indeed Rattling different categories of 3D growth tools. But not for the cause you mention. They are different because they address a different band of problems, not because unity is simpler than the other. Of course, Liquidizer allows you to define complex shadings, framework smooth shapes, and depict ultra-realistic scenes, which Sketchup can't.
But you don't indigence that at all when you are an architect, or when you motivation to conception a technical part/assembly. What you motive in this case is to efficently and accurately home the elements against each other, commonly with approximately geometric constraints. For example, you moldiness ascertain that this particular breaker point of this component is located incisively at the crisscross of this aeroplane and this complex number line, itself defined by those deuce points, etc... And you testament also need to amount things all the time, finally aspect things done a department cut, etc... And I acknowledge of no former dick that does it sir thomas more efficiently than Sketchup.
I whish thither was an open-source combining weight os Sketchup, but there actually isn't. Because, although I cognise Blender, I wouldn't enjoyment it to design a technical foul assembly.

Annotate by SarvesvaraDasa
about Sketchup · Nov 2013 · Helpful Not helpful

It is no thomas more 'google'...


i time-tested downloading it...

Gloss by jubjub99
about Sketchup · Sep 2012 · Helpful Not helpful

The downloads successfull but It did not employment on my tablet. I'm exploitation humanoid beetleweed tab7", 4.0 chalk cream sandwich.

[Edited by jubjub99, September 27]

Sketchup end product formats

Notice by hugmyster
about Sketchup · Nov 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

Sketchup is real leisurely to exercise erst you acquire the bent of it. Sometimes it's fair a doubt of cerebration exterior the box! Matchless trouble is that I pauperism to bring forth an ASE file cabinet and it sole does SKP and KML formats. Is thither either a converter or a interchangeable course of study which volition give ASE format?
Even better, nonpareil which will issue SKP or KML comment and save me redesigning my project!

Many thanks,