Architecture

From schematic design to construction documentation, we give you tips, inspo, and learning material to bring your projects to life with SketchUp.

  • See How SketchUp Facilitates the Build-Out of a 14-Acre Campus for Biological Science

    See How SketchUp Facilitates the Build-Out of a 14-Acre Campus for Biological Science

    SketchUp plays a vital role in the expansion of a 14-acre campus for Aldevron, a plasmid manufacturer, over a span of twenty years.

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  • How Strong Design Narratives Lead to Great Designs

    How Strong Design Narratives Lead to Great Designs

    Strong design narratives tie projects together and are an incredibly powerful way for architects to influence projects from conception to build. Combine client needs with climate research for a winnin

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  • SketchUp 2021: Building a Foundation for Success

    SketchUp 2021: Building a Foundation for Success

    The SketchUp 2021 brings new tools and features to your workflow so you can design delightfully on an informed foundation.

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  • A Fresh Look for SketchUp

    A Fresh Look for SketchUp

    As our brand and products have evolved, so has our suite of product logos.

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  • PreDesign: Sunny with a chance of better design

    PreDesign: Sunny with a chance of better design

    SketchUp’s cooked up some brand-spanking-new functionality for better design in the 2021 release. Get the scoop.

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  • Drilling down to the architectural details with Lund+Slaatto

    Drilling down to the architectural details with Lund+Slaatto

    We chat with Lund+Slaatto Architects to explore how they apply rigor without sacrificing speed when bringing architectural ideas to life.

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  • Using SketchUp to create an interactive, virtual art exhibition

    Using SketchUp to create an interactive, virtual art exhibition

    SketchUp expert, Eric Sargeant, uses SketchUp to create an interactive virtual art exhibit for the San Jose Museum of Art.

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  • A(nother) SketchUp 2020 update

    A(nother) SketchUp 2020 update

    After introducing SketchUp 2020 in January and sharpening it in April, we’re pleased to announce an August update as well.

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  • Make your design process better with real-time visualization

    Make your design process better with real-time visualization

    Check out this great introductory webinar to real-time visualization using Enscape and SketchUp.

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  • Preserving history with 3D model archives

    Preserving history with 3D model archives

    We dive into CBT Solutions' 3D modeling archiving project for Ilshin Spinning Co., a 1930’s factory set on a historic site that manufactured cotton, blended yarns, knit, and fabrics.

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  • Introducing Nearmap: Add some fresh, high-res details to your 3D designs

    Introducing Nearmap: Add some fresh, high-res details to your 3D designs

    With Add Location, we are thrilled to offer SketchUp users clearer, fresher aerial imagery to include in your SketchUp models!

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  • Good daylight brings all the employees to the (court)yard

    Good daylight brings all the employees to the (court)yard

    We’re going to use SketchUp and some extensions to find out how sunlight falls on (and in) your courtyard and how to optimize the design of your courtyard for optimal daylight.

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  • [Quick Win] Breaking Up Floorplans for Sefaira1:01

    [Quick Win] Breaking Up Floorplans for Sefaira

    It's time to learn some more about Sefaira. In this video, we're going to talk about how you can assign different space types using SketchUp and Sefaira.

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  • [Skill Builder] Modeling a Brick Wall15:01

    [Skill Builder] Modeling a Brick Wall

    In this video, we're making a brick wall! Sound easy? Well, we are going to take it up a notch and dive into how to create this model using the texture of a real brick wall. Tune in for some tips!

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  • Top tips for workflow collaboration

    Top tips for workflow collaboration

    A deep dive into top tips for collaborating in — and out — of SketchUp.

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  • Building a new house with limited space

    Building a new house with limited space

    Trying to build a new house from the ground up can be a daunting but rewarding task. That’s why Redfin reached out to the experts in home design to provide you with ways to optimize the design.

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  • Combining Trimble layout technology with SketchUp for residential builds

    Combining Trimble layout technology with SketchUp for residential builds

    Taking it to the next level, John discusses his latest piece of technology and how it helps him increase efficiency.

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  • Recreating cities in 3D with SketchUp

    Recreating cities in 3D with SketchUp

    With expert knowledge in SketchUp and architecture, Paul shows us how he created an engaging way to interact with his city’s history and culture using digital tools.

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  • 7 tips for remote collaboration

    7 tips for remote collaboration

    Working remotely (from home or otherwise) can either be a dream-come-true, not-so-ideal, or your standard work mode. We've got some collaboration tricks that will help you work.

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  • SketchUp Essentials Guide

    SketchUp Essentials Guide

    Your toolkit of essential shortcuts and must-have extensions to get you on your way.

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