As of November 4, 2020, SketchUp no longer offers new Classic Licenses or renewals of Classic Licenses. This includes the Classic Maintenance & Support plans. We've updated our policy regarding supported versions of SketchUp to help with any questions you may have. For more information, please see our End of Support article. SketchUp Classic Licenses, also known as Perpetual Licenses, allowed users to purchase a version of SketchUp and use that specific version forever.
SketchUp Subscriptions offer a set of services based on the needs and budgets of our customers. SketchUp uses a named-user model. This means each subscription corresponds to a specific user; a real person using their real first name, last name, and a real email address. If you pay for a SketchUp Pro subscription, your subscription is active for the term listed on your invoice. In most cases subscriptions are for one year.
SketchUp has grown and with that we've added new applications, new methods for licensing and Trimble ID to help keep them all connected. If you're new to SketchUp and just want to get your software authorized and ready to use then you can sign up for one of the SketchUp Subscriptions. Please be aware, you'll need to have a Trimble ID to access all of the features or activate your license. We hope you'll take a moment to look at what our new Subscriptions have to offer and see which option works best for you.
With SketchUp Subscriptions, your authorization is tied to your Trimble ID. To authorize SketchUp you’ll install the latest version then on first run you’ll be prompted to sign in. Once you’ve signed in, SketchUp will sync with our subscription servers and activate the software.