New: Trimble SketchUp Studio Relaunch – Includes V-Ray and Scan Essentials + Special Intro Pricing

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Trimble has relaunched SketchUp Studio.  This bundle now includes SketchUp Pro, Chaos V-Ray, Scan Essentials and more!  Get it now and save $500 with special introductory pricing, through July 30, 2021.

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Special Introductory Price only $699 for 1-year subscription.  Offer ends July 30, 2021.

A brand-new SketchUp Studio is here with two new features: V-Ray 5 and Scan Essentials. Start your project off by importing and modeling on robust point cloud data with Scan Essentials and finish it using stunning, high-quality renders from V-Ray.

SketchUp Studio is for design teams that want to advance their workflow. Draw in 3D, import and model on point cloud data, generate hi-res photoreal renders, and share your designs.

Upgrade your workflow today with one simple subscription at a great price of $699 for your first year. That’s a savings of $500!  Offer ends July 30, 2021.

What’s included in Studio?

  • SketchUp Pro
  • SketchUp for Web
  • Mobile Viewer
  • XR Viewer
  • Trimble Connect Business
  • 3D Warehouse
  • Extension Warehouse
  • PreDesign
  • V-Ray
  • Scan Essentials

Note: SketchUp Studio is for Windows only

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What’s new in SketchUp Studio

Trimble has been busy evolving the Studio offering to make it [even] more robust for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) professionals. With that in mind, they are excited to announce two brand-spankin’ new features that will have your workflow more enriched and streamlined than ever before. Welcome to the Studio family, V-Ray and Scan Essentials!

Import point cloud data with Scan Essentials


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Similar to PreDesign and Add Location, Scan Essentials is, well, essential from the very start of your workflow. By giving you the tools to import, view, and model directly on point cloud data in SketchUp, it serves as a blueprint for a solid 3D foundation. Whether you’re retrofitting or delivering a new build, you don’t need to start from scratch. Some features to help support your workflow include importing point clouds from drones, terrestrial scans, photogrammetry, lidar sensors, and mobile mapping; modeling directly on point clouds; comparison functionality to ensure your model is aligned with your point cloud; alternate views; as well as the ability to zoom on specific sections, and alter colors and transparency. Your context is ready for 3D primetime! Once you’re done with your 3D model, it’s time to go to 2D with a direct LayOut integration. Save modeling time by exporting contextual scan data directly into LayOut for professional documentation.

Ultimately, the point cloud visual is the richest data of all, but the benefits it brings to your entire workflow are invaluable; for example, increasing modeling accuracy and efficiency. With Scan Essentials, you can better integrate project stages, from site surveys to design, construction, and then post-construction, supporting greater success on complex projects.


Real-time & photorealistic rendering with V-Ray 5

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Visualization is without question a huge part of the AEC professionals’ workflow — whether that be during design reviews with your team or client, or when you are presenting your design for final approvals. With V-Ray 5 for SketchUp, you can now take your design from idea to photorealistic render by tweaking lighting, adding shadows, touching up reflective coatings, selecting global illumination settings — and so much more. Get started by exploring Chaos Cosmos, V-Ray’s robust, smart 3D content library. Download render-ready content, such as vegetation and people, directly into your SketchUp design — saving you time and modeling energy.

Even better, you can also take advantage of real-time rendering capabilities with V-Ray Vision. Compared to slower, traditional rendering processes, V-Ray Vision lets you quickly make edits on the fly — while modeling in SketchUp. With instant rendering at your fingertips, you can quickly present ideas to clients and drastically shorten project timelines — either in the office or completely remote. Flexibility at its finest. Once you’re done modeling, export screenshots, animations, and panoramic images for virtual reality viewing. Talk about elevating your design visualization process!


As Trimble continues to grow their Studio subscription offering, they’ve also decided to remove Sefaira from this subscription. But fear not! You can still purchase Sefaira separately and it will continue to work seamlessly with SketchUp Pro.

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Terms & Conditions
SketchUp Studio discount offer valid until July 30, 2021 10:59 PM PST. Discount only applies to one term of a SketchUp Studio subscription. If you are a current SketchUp Studio subscriber, you can renew at this price for one term only. Not valid on subsequent terms. Offer not valid in Mainland China. Does not apply to previously placed orders. May not be combined with other offers. Other restrictions may apply.

Posted by Kim Sternisha