SketchUp has informed INFOhio, as well as all other states, that they will be discontinuing their Statewide License Grant program effective July 1, 2022. Current licenses for SketchUp Pro for Ohio’s public schools will continue to work through June 30, 2021.
Since its launch in 2010, the Statewide License Grant program has been the primary channel of distribution for SketchUp Pro to public K-12 schools. Throughout the course of the program, Trimble’s guiding principle has been the belief that every K-12 school should have access to free and intuitive 3D modeling tools that enable creative expression and skill development.
SketchUp for Schools
With the launch of SketchUp for Schools, Trimble has a K-12 specific product that is available free to schools around the world. SketchUp for Schools is a web-based 3D modeling app available through Google Workspace (formerly G-Suite) and Microsoft education platforms. Since it's built on these educational platforms, SketchUp for Schools is accessible to millions of students around the world without the need for software licensing.
As a web app, SketchUp for Schools is compatible with Chromebooks and features built-in training tutorials and curriculum to help students and teachers quickly gain confidence and improve their 3D modeling skills. SketchUp for Schools is built on the same 3D modeling platform as SketchUp Pro and can be used to design anything, from parks and skyscrapers to 3D-printable action figures. For more information, please visit: https://www.sketchup.com/products/sketchup-for-schools
Moving forward, Trimble encourages all schools currently utilizing the SketchUp Pro grant to explore the exciting features available in SketchUp for Schools, including in-app video tutorials, K-12 lesson plans and 3D printing tools.
For more information, please visit https://infohio.org/blog/item/sketchup-pro-transitioning-to-a-free-web-based-app
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