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Frequently Asked Questions Upgrade SketchUp Pro 2020

I have a Subscription. Can I use SketchUp Pro 2020 directly?
Yes, the license is linked to the email address and as long as the Subscription is valid (end date in the future) you will have direct access to the latest version.

I have a Classic License with active Maintenance. Can I directly use SketchUp Pro 2020?
Yes, but you need to get started with the 30-day demo version first. This is fully functional. In the meantime, you will receive the new license codes for SketchUp Pro 2020 from your reseller.

What happens with my Classic License of SketchUp Pro 2019 if I activate SketchUp Pro 2020?
A standalone license continues to run on the computer on which it is activated. However, you can no longer use it on a new computer or after a crash of the existing computer.

A network license of SketchUp Pro 2019 will be set to 'Pending' after activation of the 2020 license and will not start 60 days after activation anymore.

I have an older version of SketchUp Pro. How much does it cost to upgrade?
Upgrades don't officially exist anymore with SketchUp. With a valid Maintenance or Subscription, you are always entitled to the latest version of SketchUp Pro. Since you have an older version of SketchUp, it is most likely that your Maintenance has expired some time or that you are using version 8 or earlier:

  • If the Maintenance has expired less than 3 years, you can still renew the Maintenance on your license.
  • If the Maintenance has expired longer than 3 years, then unfortunately you can no longer purchase Maintenance on your license and you will need to purchase a new license or Subscription.
  • If you are still using SketchUp 8 or earlier, you will not be able to purchase Maintenance on your license and you will need to purchase a new license or Subscription.

Click here for current Maintenance prices.
Click here for current prices of licenses and Subscriptions.

Do all of my Extensions still work in 2020?
Probably not directly. Please contact the supplier of your Extension to see if an update is necessary. The current status of the Extensions supported by us is:

  • V-Ray Next for SketchUp - COMPATIBLE
  • Thea for SketchUp - COMPATIBLE
  • Enscape - COMPATIBLE
  • Kubity Pro - COMPATIBLE
  • SU Podium - COMPATIBLE
  • Podium Walker / ProWalker - COMPATIBLE
  • Laubwerk - COMPATIBLE
  • Skimp - COMPATIBLE
  • Profile Builder - COMPATIBLE
  • Quantifier Pro - COMPATIBLE
  • PlaceMaker - COMPATIBLE
  • Skalp - COMPATIBLE
  • Skatter - Not yet compatible
  • Dibac - COMPATIBLE

Download here the most recent version of the Extensions mentioned above.

Are there any new system requirements for SketchUp Pro 2020?
You need at least a 64-bit version of Windows 7, 8 or 10. For macOS you need 10.13 (High Sierra), 10.14 (Mojave) or 10.15 (Catalina). Previous versions are no longer supported.

Also make sure your computer meets the following hardware requirements:

  • 2.1+ Ghz Intel Core processor
  • 8+ GB RAM
  • 1+ GB video memory, OpenGL 3.1 or higher

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