The simplest 3D way
August 08, 2018

The simplest 3D way

Alejandro Daniel Copati | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SketchUp

My company uses SketchUp to make sketches of the cabinets for the electronics that we develop. Before final production, designs that are developed and tested from 3D printing are designed in this program. The main problem this tool solved was the time that elapsed from when we made the order for the design team to when we had the completed prototype. Now we ourselves are the ones who design, thanks to SketchUp, and then we print to test them.


  • It helps to visualize objects in three dimensions.
  • It has a very user friendly interface that has to use all its commands.
  • There is a large community of people who use it willing to help, and also a great official technical support.
  • It offers great compatibility with most 3D design CAD programs.


  • The work area is small, not supporting large projects.
  • You need a computer with a video board powerful enough to take advantage of the entire software.
  • It does not have enough materials to render, and those that are not realistic enough.
  • It is very practical for quick demonstrations of how the product will be, especially to show them to the customer.
  • It is a powerful tool to move forward in the different versions of the prototypes before its final manufacture.
  • Being a powerful tool, but easy to use, it saves a lot of time and money simply by designing the pieces and showing them on the computer, instead of having to make them by hand for presentation.
It is a super friendly and very easy to use software that saves many hours of learning about how to use professional 3D rendering and design programs. There's a lot of information about it because it's from Google and it has excellent technical support. It is excellent to represent reality very closely.
It is advisable to use SketchUp only on those occasions when designing a rudimentary prototype, and not a definitive version of a final product. It is ideal to capture an idea and be able to communicate it to the rest of the team, although not for the professional presentation of the product.


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