Today, Trimble announced a big change to how customers will be able to purchase SketchUp products—see the official announcement here.
As of November 4, 2020, SketchUp will no longer sell Classic Perpetual Licenses and Maintenance & Support renewal plans. SketchUp is transitioning to subscription-based products, which offer customers a range of options including a SketchUp Pro subscription — featuring one of the most affordable professional modelers on the market.
SketchUp is shifting to a cloud delivery model for a few reasons. With a subscription, customers can always receive regular updates and improvements to SketchUp products, access from multiple devices at any time and enjoy simplified deployment and management as well as access to technical support.
We know you probably have questions, here are answers to the top three most frequently asked and a handy guide for more detailed information.
Can I continue to use my existing perpetual licenses? Yes, you will be able to use the latest version you own for as long as you want.
How will I be able to purchase SketchUp products after November 4 when perpetual licenses are no longer available? The SketchUp you know and love will be available via a subscription.