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Google Gives Away Free Downloads of SketchUp

Google Gives Away Free Downloads of SketchUp

Via blogSEO, I learned that you can grab a free copy of Google SketchUp, “an easy-to-learn 3D modeling program whose few simple tools enable you to create 3D models of houses, sheds, decks, home additions, woodworking projects – even space ships.” Totally free, don’t have to register, and it’s really a fun, useful program for anyone who might be looking to do some remodeling or just tweak some house plans.

You might remember that Google bought SketchUp back in March; here’s a snip from the official Google blog:

“People see SketchUp and they love it. Now that we’re part of Google, how many of those ah-ha moments will happen every day? Already we’ve had hundreds of users create 3D content in SketchUp and place their models in Google Earth. (A free plug-in enables you to do this.) What will that virtual world look like when tens of thousands of users are doing the same?”

Well, with a free download, that last bit might actually come true. I plan on downloading SketchUp and letting my fifth grader play around with it.

 Google Gives Away Free Downloads of SketchUp
Wendy Boswell is the Editor for About Web Search and part of the New York Times Company.
 Google Gives Away Free Downloads of SketchUp
 Google Gives Away Free Downloads of SketchUp

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  1. seriously. where does google think its going forward on this ? IT and renovation seems like a mismatch but could prove useful for property websites