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SketchCAD

SketchCAD Pro is an exceptional software solution to give you the freedom of intuitive 3D sketch design and artistic presentation combined with the best 2D CAD drafting tools in the business.

SketchCAD is about creating conceptual ideas in 3D, presenting them in the best possible way and then turning those ideas into accurate working documents in one powerful solution, no matter what type of design work you do. More...

Interior Design, easy with SketchCAD

All-in-One

SketchCAD Garden Village

Adding to the popularity and ease-of-use of SketchUp, CAD International has created this unique and powerful suite of tools that takes you to a new level by providing features never before available -

SketchCAD Pro includes:

  1. The world's most popular and easiet to use 3D sketch modeling software SketchUp Pro
  2. Artistic presentation tools including hand-drawn sketch, painted, blueprint, pen and ink, illustration, cartoon, charcoal, texta, water color and hundreds more
  3. Instant shadow calculation and analysis
  4. Image handling tools to map directly onto your model or even create your model from
  5. Unique Bonus Expansion pack of productivity tools to make modelling and manipulation even faster
  6. Parametric design tools for multiple iterations of the same model driven by numbers or dimensions
  7. Camera motion animation to create stunning presentations from multiple viewpoints
  8. Professional 2D CAD with the ability to work independently of the 3D SketchUp modeller if desired
  9. Optional expert technical support and assistance direct from CAD International technical staff

 

For Everyone

Whether you're an architect, landscape designer, town planner, furniture designer, interior designer, set and stage designer, renovator or whatever, SketchCAD is perfect. If you're new to CAD you'll be amazed at how fast it is to learn too. Using the informative videos and tutorials, most people are up and running in just a few hours.

From Photo to Model

You'll get advanced rapid 3D modeling tools including the ability to model in 3D from a photograph, whether it be a building or a piece of furniture... You can even use aerial photographs and upload your model to Google Earth if desired.

Photo Match Building

Wow Factor

Present your designs as 'hand drawn' sketches in any number of artistic styles to ensure your personal look and feel or just to imply that the design isn't yet 'locked-in'. From traditional blueprint to fully shaded... instantly.

Real

Optional photorealistic rendering is now available as a seemless plug-in to the modeler. Choose from a single click render tool to a more detailed and controlled studio of tools to bring out the ultimate in realism. Whichever renderer you choose from our stable, there is no need to get a pilots license to use it either!... rendering is as intuitive and natural as all the other tools - Insert lights and specify properties then click and go.

Choose from check render to final render. All the lighting information is saved with your model too.

UnReal

Don't need a photo real rendering?.. .Simply layout shaded or textured images complete with rapid lighting and shadows at any time of the day, anywhere in the world - Inside or out.

SketchCAD Kitchen Sample

Don't Just look.... Feel

Explore colour, texture, form and proportion in your designs. Whether you are working on the latest furniture design, the interior of a retail store, the newest building in the city, the sexiest stage show platform in the world or the most inviting garden of your career - the SketchCAD solution is ideal.

Material Magic 

In a single click you can apply any material to any surface or to an entire object. You and your clients can see the dramatic influences of selecting the ideal material to suit the look and feel you want to achieve.

Fabrics Sample

Need movement?

From each position in and around your model, let the software generate impressive view point animations to show off your concepts from all perspectives. Make your design come to life and give your clients a complete look at your model from every angle, inside and out.

Production Drafting

When all the design work is done send the model to the best 2D CAD drafting tool ever (RealCAD LT) to produce accurate fully dimensioned CAD drawings and presentations - Then if you need to share your drawings with other professionals you can export them in the most popular CAD formats of .DXF and .DWG as well as native .CAD files.

Round-Up

All in all, Choose SketchCAD when you need the freedom of 3D sketch design and the accuracey of 2D CAD in one solution. Add photorealistic rendering if desired and top it all off with online training and support.

  

Questions & Answers

[Q] I need to make quick 3D viusualisations for the internals of a restaurant that is already there. Is SketchCAD a good solution?

[A] SketchCAD Pro will be perfect - You can use photographs you have taken of the existing interior and make a 3D model from them, and then make your changes for the new styling. You may also have to take some measurements of the resturant to get it accurate though.

 

[Q] I have a Mac, I have heard that this product works only on a PC?

[A] If you install Windows 8 or 7 on your Mac via Bootcamp, Parallels or VMWare you will get all the tools and still be able to run your Mac applications. We can assist you to do this if you require. Only SketchUp runs natively on Mac.

 

[Q] We design interior fitouts including cabinetry and stairs etc. but don't do this all day long and don't want anything too complicated to learn and use. Is this the right software for us?

[A] Absolutely. SketchCAD will give you all the 3D modelling you will need to present your ideas and convert them into 2D drawings for manufacture without using complex mechanical modelling software or architectural software. This is exactly the product to choose. It may also be worth adding the online training and support to get you up to speed much more quickly.

 

[Q] How is SketchCAD different or better than plain SketchUp?

[A] SketchCAD has the significant advantage of a powerful suite of enhanced 3D modelling tools that put much more modelling power in your hands, plus a complete professional CAD program allowing you to import and export common CAD formats such as DXF and DWG.

The CAD tools result in 100% correctly scaled, accurate drawings. Tasks such as annotating, dimensioning and hatching are all handled with ease.

Support and Training

Expert Technical Support

In a recent marketing study we found that apart from price and speed of use, the core reason designers choose CAD International as their preferred supplier of SketchUp based solutions is the excellent support and unique add-on productivity tools. We are very proud of our support reputation and go the extra mile to ensure you get the best value from your purchase. Support is fast efficient and affordable.

System Requirements

Windows 10, 8, 7 or Vista (64bit and 32bit)
Mac OSX 10.11 (El Capitan) Mac OSX 10.10+ (Yosemite), 10.9+ (Mavericks) and 10.8+ (Mountain Lion)
Recommended Computer Specifications

  • 2+ GHz Processor
  • 8+ GB RAM
  • 500 MB of available hard-disk space
  • 3D class Video Card with 1 GB of memory or higher supporting OpenGL version 2.0 or higher
  • 3 button, scroll-wheel mouse.
  • Some SketchUp features require an active internet connection
  • SketchUp Pro requires .NET Framework version 4.0.
Basic Support Subscription

Basic Support Subscription

Subscribe now and get fully supported with your CAD software....  More...

$ 445
V-Ray for SketchUp

V-Ray for SketchUp

Advanced Photorealistic Rendering inside SketchUp. Fully Multi-threaded Raytracing Engine...  More...

$ 1264
IRender nXt for SketchUp

IRender nXt for SketchUp

A delicate balance of exceptional image realism, easy setup, and quick results for designers that don't have time to be rendering geeks....  More...

$ 665

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