How Do I Install SketchUp for Students?

How Do I Install SketchUp for Students?

SketchUp is a powerful 3D modeling software that is widely used by professionals and students in various fields. If you’re a student looking to install SketchUp on your computer, you’re in the right place. In this tutorial, we’ll guide you through the step-by-step process of installing SketchUp for students.

Step 1: Download SketchUp

To begin, go to the official SketchUp website at Here, you’ll find the download page where you can access the different versions of SketchUp available for various operating systems. Choose the appropriate version for your computer (Windows or macOS) and click on the download button.

Step 2: Run the Installer

Once the download is complete, locate the downloaded setup file and double-click on it to run the installer. The installation wizard will guide you through the process.

Windows Users:

  1. Select your preferred language and click “Next”.
  2. Read and accept the End User License Agreement by checking the box and clicking “Next”.
  3. Choose a destination folder where you want SketchUp to be installed or leave it as default. Click “Next”.
  4. Select additional tasks if desired (e.g., creating a desktop shortcut) and click “Next”.
  5. Review your installation preferences and click “Install” to begin the installation process.
  6. Wait for SketchUp to be installed on your computer.
  7. Click “Finish” once the installation is complete.

macOS Users:

  1. Open the downloaded DMG file by double-clicking on it.
  2. Drag and drop the SketchUp icon onto the Applications folder shortcut.
  3. Wait for SketchUp to be copied to your Applications folder.
  4. Eject the DMG file by dragging it to the trash or using the eject button in Finder.

Step 3: Launch SketchUp

After successfully installing SketchUp, you can launch the software by locating its icon on your desktop or in the Applications folder (macOS). Double-click on the icon, and SketchUp will start up.

Note: If this is your first time launching SketchUp, you may need to sign in using your Trimble ID or create a new account if you don’t have one already. This step is necessary for accessing certain features and extensions in SketchUp.

Congratulations! You have now installed SketchUp on your computer as a student. You can explore its vast array of tools and features to bring your 3D modeling projects to life. Happy modeling!

Note: The installation process may vary slightly depending on the version of SketchUp and your operating system. Make sure to follow any specific instructions provided during the installation process.