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Beautiful designs, backed by data

Move designs forward with confidence
Move designs forward with confidence

Quickly import, view, and model straight on point cloud data to ensure design accuracy.

Communicate your designs
Communicate your designs

From conceptual to photoreal, create compelling visual assets quickly and with ease.

Collaborate efficiently
Collaborate efficiently

Access, review, and annotate up-to-date models and drawings in a single, robust platform.

Accurately model in 3D

Increase workflow efficiency by importing, viewing and modeling directly on point cloud data from terrestrial scans, photogrammetry, lidar sensors, mobile mapping, and drone captures. Use Scan Essentials to precisely — and rapidly — ensure model accuracy no matter the size of your file. Finalize the 3D details and prep your project for the final build by creating 2D documentation from point cloud data directly in LayOut.

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Accurately Model in 3D
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Generate high-quality visuals

From detailed high-rise buildings to interior floor plans, add realism into your projects using V-Ray®. With atmospheric effects, global illumination, natural lighting, real-life textures, and shading options, you will truly be able to showcase your project in the best light with just a few steps.

Generate high-quality visuals

Unpack your toolbox

Unpack your toolbox
SketchUp Pro for Desktop

An easy-to-use UI and intuitive tools make SketchUp the easiest way to design your building in 3D.

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Model on point cloud data

Turn point clouds into 3D models — in a matter of minutes with Scan Essentials.

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High-quality rendering

Generate photorealistic renders and free up space on your computer with access to V-Ray’s rapid cloud rendering.

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Real-time rendering

Quickly present ideas to clients, make edits on the fly, and drastically shorten project timelines — either in the office or completely remote — with V-Ray Vision.

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Collaboration and cloud storage

Coordinate building models with stakeholders using Trimble Connect.

Presentation-ready graphics

Share cohesive and compelling graphics using SketchUp, LayOut, and Sefaira.

Virtual and augmented reality apps

Tour project models with your clients in the office or on site at 1:1 scale using our range of AR/VR and mobile apps.

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Enhanced design research

Quick insights for design research before you start in 3D. Get design recommendations based on weather and building type.

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Learn how to use the full suite of Studio products in your workflow.

What's included in Studio?

  • SketchUp Pro

    SketchUp Pro

  • SketchUp for Web

    SketchUp for Web

  • Mobile Viewer

    Mobile Viewer

  • XR Viewer

    XR Viewer

  • Trimble Connect Business

    Trimble Connect Business

  • 3D Warehouse

    3D Warehouse

  • Extension Warehouse

    Extension Warehouse

  • PreDesign


  • V-Ray


  • Scan Essentials

    Scan Essentials

3D modeling software

Full-featured desktop 3D modeling software.

design narrative

Add visual impact to your design narrative.

cloud data

Accurately model in 3D using point cloud data.

get consensus

Get consensus on your design.