This technology — which compiles the core of SketchUp into a web browser — is also behind SketchUp for Schools, one of the most popular apps in G Suite for Education*. That means our new web applications share the DNA of our desktop modeler… and that we’ve committed to providing the performance and stability of SketchUp to everyone, everywhere.
Today, most ‘everyone’ uses our desktop softwares, SketchUp Pro or SketchUp Make. We released a maintenance update for SketchUp Make this past October and in fact that will be the last update for our free desktop version. Because so many people use it, we’ll continue to offer SketchUp Make for download on our website. But we won’t continue developing it.
We are committed to a future with free 3D tools that are easier to access, learn, and share with others. SketchUp Free is the most simple, seamless 3D modeling we could imagine, and our best shot to bring it to as many people as possible.
And if you depend on SketchUp for work, know that we’ll continue to build out SketchUp Pro to help you evaluate more ideas, produce superb drawings, and make better buildings. SketchUp was born from your work, and we’re committed to making our professional software (more than) worth every dime you spend on it.