What is SketchUp & Why does PlusSpec plug into it - PlusSpec

Instead of recreating a 3D environment, we chose to work inside of the best.

SketchUp is the most popular and easy-to-use 3D software in the world.

As the team at SketchUp put it, ‘SketchUp Pro is like a pencil with superpowers’. And they are not wrong. SketchUp has been created so that you can focus on communication, not modeling.

Already use SketchUp?

  • PlusSpec is the parametric BIM solution that you’ve been waiting for!
  • Model 50 times faster and smarter than with SketchUp alone.
  • Draw with Virtual Building Tools that automatically create customizable structure & Takeoffs + modifications are a breeze!
  • You will learn how to use PlusSpec super fast.

Balancing Design & Construction

  • The problem with all other Parametric 3D BIM software is that they are simply super-charged Drafting boards (and can struggle with custom shapes). They are also not focused around ‘communication’.
  • That’s why PlusSpec is inside of SketchUp.
  • The best of parametric BIM & Estimating tools (PlusSpec) and 3D sketching tools (SketchUp) = The Ultimate Design & Construction Software for all of Industry.
  • With SketchUp you can design the unimaginable. With PlusSpec you can make them a reality.

I’ve never used SketchUp. Do I have to learn it too?

  • No. PlusSpec automates SketchUp.
  • When you learn PlusSpec, you learn SketchUp. Our Tutorials teach you all you need to know.
  • If you do need the SketchUp tools (to create difficult objects, easily), they work just like sketching and are super easy to learn.

Do I have to buy SketchUp?

  • PlusSpec works inside of both SketchUp Make (FREE) and SketchUp Pro.
  • You will need SketchUp Pro if you want to turn your 3D model into 2D drawings.
  • SketchUp is a one-off purchase, and costs around $695 USD.

If you don’t have SketchUp yet, we’ll show you how to download when you get started with PlusSpec!