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Google SketchUp, the free rapid 3D design tool, is now available for Mac OS X – Thanks Sjg2001! – Link.

Sketchup projects, examples, how-tos and more – Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.



  1. chroma says:

    I’d love a native Linux version. That might not be too far away, considering the recent releases of Picasa and Earth for Linux.

  2. peterkirn says:

    Note that what this means is that the free Google edition is available for Mac. The SketchUp application itself has been on Mac for a long time. And, incidentally, Linux compatibility could be a long-term strategy for Google very easily. Picasa and Earth are NOT Linux native; they’re wrapped in a virtualizer in order to run on Linux. The fact that we don’t notice, though, is very good news. ;)

    SketchUp is fantastic; can’t wait to get deeper into the thing. It’s worth buying the Pro for movie capabilities and export.

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