SketchUp Pro 2014AECbytes Archived Article (August 28, 2014)

Originally the product of a startup company, SketchUp was acquired by Google in 2006 and subsequently changed hands once again in 2012 when it was acquired by Trimble, where it joins other AEC-specific products including Tekla and Vico that are also now part of Trimble. This review explores the key new features in SketchUp Pro 2014, the paid professional version of SketchUp, and, in particular, the increasing AEC-specific and BIM-related capabilities that are being added to it under the Trimble umbrella.

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Lachmi Khemlani is the founder and editor of AECbytes. She has a Ph.D. in Architecture from UC Berkeley, specializing in intelligent building modeling, and consults and writes on AEC technology. She can be reached at

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