SketchUp now free for Mac

Google has launched the free version of SketchUp for Mac, available now. It has also updated the Mac version of Google Earth to R4 beta

“With just a few simple tools, you can create 3D models of houses, sheds, decks, home additions, woodworking projects - even space ships.” says Google.

As with the Windows version launched a few weeks ago, the basic SketchUp is free for personal use, while the Pro version which costs $500 and adds features such as the ability to print at higher than screen resolution, export to a variety of 3D file formats, and export animations as .mov and .avi files, can be used commercially.

SketchUp is not yet Universal Binary and requires Mac OS X 10.3 or later and a 100% OpenGL compliant graphics card.

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