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What is SketchUp?

It is 3D modeling software that’s easy to use and has an extensive database of user-created models. You can use it to sketch (or import) models to assist with all kinds of projects—furniture building, video game creation, 3D printing, interior design, and whatever else you can think of.
SketchUp is a tool in the Architecture Design Tools category of a tech stack.
SketchUp is an open source tool with GitHub stars and GitHub forks. Here’s a link to SketchUp's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses SketchUp?

Companies

Developers

SketchUp Integrations

Amazon EC2, Asana, MATLAB, Amazon Cognito, and Pattern Lab are some of the popular tools that integrate with SketchUp. Here's a list of all 5 tools that integrate with SketchUp.

Why developers like SketchUp?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use SketchUp
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SketchUp's Features

  • Lighting effects
  • Textures, A layer manager
  • Animations
  • Unique access to Trimble's 3D warehouse.

SketchUp Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to SketchUp?
Blender
It is the free and open source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation.
Cloudcraft
Cloudcraft is service for creating powerful AWS diagrams for free, used by software architects and developers. You can create cloud architecture diagrams, service deployment plans, illustrate software documentation, presentations etc.
Hava
It gives businesses instant visibility of what they're running in the cloud. Diagrams are the best way to communicate and understand cloud engineering and architecture, however trawling consoles and using drag and drop tools to get a clear picture of your infrastructure is manual, time consuming work.
CloudMapper
CloudMapper generates network diagrams of Amazon Web Services (AWS) environments and display them via your browser. It helps you understand visually what exists in your accounts and identify possible network misconfigurations.