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License types and pricing License types and pricing We offer several types of licensing for SketchUp, including; Classic License and Subscription. The Classic License creates a local license file which checks in with our server for authentication and can be one of 3 types; Single-user, Network and Enterprise. The Subscription relies on a Trimble ID to sign in to the software and authenticate.
Installing SketchUp for the first time or installing a new major version After downloading the file, follow these steps to install SketchUp: Log in to the computer with a user account that has administrator rights. Double-click the EXE install file. You can also context-click and select Run As an Administrator. Click Next in the Welcome dialog box.
Click on the I accept the terms of this license agreement button in the End User License Agreement if you agree to the terms. Click the Next button to install SketchUp in the default location.
Click the Install button if you’re satisfied with the settings. Click the Finish button when prompted. Be sure to close SketchUp Pro after installing prior to authorizing. Launch SketchUp once before logging out of the administrative user account.
If you have a SketchUp Pro license, please be aware that you must authorize while logged in to an administrative account. See the links below for help authorizing. After downloading the file, follow these steps to install SketchUp. Double-click on the DMG install file. This will mount the installer drive and launch a Finder window. Click and drag the application to the Applications folder. You may be asked to provide your user account password.
Please note: A single user license can only be used by the registered user. The registered user can authorize up to 2 personal computers. Graphics Card Driver Support To ensure SketchUp installs and runs properly, we recommend making sure you have the most current driver installed for your video card.
You can learn more about updating your video card driver in the Help Center. To ensure SketchUp installs and runs properly we recommend having the most current drivers installed for your video card. If you’re not running the most current version of macOS then you may wish to upgrade. A Note about permissions In order to successfully install and authorize SketchUp Pro, you must first log in to Windows as a user who has either Administrator or Power User rights.
In order to successfully install SketchUp Pro on a Mac, you must first log in on your Mac as a user who has Admin privileges. Note that you will be prompted for a username and password during the installation process as well. Installing SketchUp does not install over older major versions of SketchUp.
Multiple versions of SketchUp can be installed on the same computer. But if you don’t need the older versions, uninstalling those versions makes a tidier computer. Installing Maintenance Releases or Installing minor version updates Maintenance Releases and minor version updates are meant to be installed over an existing major version. When a maintenance release becomes available, you will see a message in SketchUp to download and install this update. Once you finish downloading the install, double-click on the install file and follow the instructions.
Installing the update over an existing version is the best way to preserve your settings and preferences. Transferring SketchUp to a new Computer A single-user license is associated with one person. That individual can install the license on up to 2 computers he or she is using, but only one computer can run SketchUp Pro at a particular time. To use your license on another computer, or transfer your license to a new computer, please note the following steps: If you’ll no longer be using it, remove your license from your current computer following the steps in the Removing a License article.
Install SketchUp on the new computer. Please visit the download page to get the install file. Use your license information to authorize it. If you’re no longer going to use SketchUp on the original computer, you should uninstall it. If you need to run SketchUp on more than two computers at the same time, you may consider purchasing additional single-user licenses.
If you purchase a new machine and want to transfer your SketchUp license to that new machine, you will want to remove your license from your old machine. To remove a classic license: Click the Remove License button – your license will be removed. If you wish to re-apply your license to this computer you may still do so by clicking “Add License” at the top right of the screen.
To de-authorize a computer using a subscription you’ll need to use the Trimble Account manager, steps are detailed in our Help Center atrticle here. Once you’ve signed into SketchUp Desktop with a Trimble ID the software will be activated for use as long as you have an active subscription. If you’re using a Classic license you can follow the steps below. If you haven’t downloaded and installed SketchUp, please do so. Double-click on the SketchUp icon on the Desktop.
Each License and authorization number is unique for a version of SketchUp, if you’re installing a new version of SketchUp then you’ll have a new License and Authorization Code to use.
If you’re unable to locate your license confirmation email then you can look up your current license information here. Copy and paste your Serial Number, and Authorization Code into the dialog box. Click Add License. This will download a license file from the cloud to your computer.
Mac – If you haven’t downloaded and installed SketchUp, please do so. Open Finder and click on Applications. Browse to the SketchUp folder.
Click the SketchUp icon. In the Welcome to SketchUp dialog box, click the Add License button at the bottom right of the dialog. Open the license confirmation email that you received shortly after purchasing your license. Copy and paste your Serial Number and Authorization Code into the dialog boxes. This will download a license file from the Internet to your computer. In the following video, you can see how to authenticate your license for the selected version of SketchUp Pro.
Authorizing a network license on macOS is the same method as used for the single user license. If you’re distributing SketchUp across a larger network we recommend using a disk imaging package such as Norton Ghost or Deep Freeze.
Once you’ve installed SketchUp on all client computers you can simplify the licensing process by including a file which will pre-populate the serial number and authorization code for users so they won’t need to type it in themselves.
To use this procedure: Ensure that SketchUp Pro is installed on all computers. In the Welcome to SketchUp dialog, click the License tab. The serial number and authorization code should be pre-populated in the fields, saving the user from typing anything.
The user will need to click on the Add License button to complete the operation on launch. If you’re upgrading from SketchUp or older please read our article on SketchUp Plugin Compatibility before you start installing or transferring plugins. At this time, there isn’t a way to migrate the toolbar configuration between major versions of SketchUp. This is typically, C: Navigate to C: You’ll then be prompted with each subsequent material file to either “Copy and replace” or “Don’t copy.
Any new content files that you created, however, will be copied without any problem. You can also select the “Do this for the next conflicts” so you don’t have to approve each file. Open your new installation of SketchUp. Open the Extension Warehouse Window and sign in. The My Extensions page lists extensions that you have installed in the past, on other versions and installations of SketchUp. Scroll through the list and install any extensions that you wish to access in this SketchUp installation.
Second, Migrate all other Extensions Determine what extensions you use but are not available through Extension Warehouse. You will need to discover where to download the current version of those extensions and reinstall them. Very often this will include any renderers or hardware extensions like special mouse controllers you may be using with SketchUp. Not all SketchUp plugins are compatible with the current version of SketchUp.
Please contact the plugin developer if you need additional assistance. If you have a plugin that utilized a custom installer i. These instructions are intended for users who copy and pasted. RBS, or. RBZ files into the SketchUp plugins folder: Open a new Windows Explorer window. Open SketchUp or newer and access the plugins as you have in the past. Note that there may be some older plugins that are not compatible with your current version of SketchUp.
In this case, please contact the plugin developer for additional assistance.
Installing SketchUp for the first time or installing a new major version
If you’ve purchased a SketchUp Subscription, there is no license information to administer. When you sign into SketchUp it will automatically sync with our servers and authorize SketchUp for use. For your SketchUp Pro network license to work, ports and must be open. You also need to authorize SketchUp Pro on the computers that will use it. If you’re distributing SketchUp across a larger network, you may wish to use the MSI file Windows bit installer or to use a disk imaging package, such as Norton Ghost or Deep Freeze.
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