Question:

Who owns sketchup?

3 October, 2021 Margherita Pekar 6

Answers (6):

  • AUTHOR: BLYTHE ROBERIE
    10 October, 2021

    SketchUp is a Google-owned company. Google bought the software in 2005 and it's most commonly used for 3D models. It's an easy to use platform with both free and paid versions that you can download on their site. It can be confusing at first, but after some time you'll get used to it and will not be able to imagine your life without this elegantly designed construction tool! Sketchup has experienced explosive growth thanks to powerful support from Google and YouTube (which hosts Sketchup videos among other things). Millions of people make happy use of this beloved app every day, including us!

  • AUTHOR: LYNDIA PECORA
    10 October, 2021

    SketchUp is a computer-aided drafting (CAD) program, designed for the nonprofessional user. These CAD programs allow even people without significant training in engineering or architecture to produce drawings and 3-D images of objects to scale, usually with limited assistance from a professional designer. The name "SketchUp" was chosen because it embodies the essence and goal of this program: quick and simple sketches that can be used as blueprints or simply to create plans for construction projects. In 2009 Google Inc. purchased SketchUp's developer company @Last Software from @Last Design LLC., but continued supporting the software as always been done before then, as a freeware product.

  • AUTHOR: GABRIEL MOTE
    10 October, 2021

    Trimble owns SketchUp. -Sketchup is owned by Trimble. -All manufactured goods are owned by someone. The maker of the object retains ownership of it until they sell it to someone else, but sometimes sellers retain property rights even after transferring ownership of the property. Meaning, you could acquire an object's intellectual property rights without having any property rights whatsoever. Purchasing these rights gives you limited control over how that person can use what they have made or created, not the physical item itself which remains out of your possession altogether. -Intellectual Property is just one example on ownership - there are many more different types of assets that people own in different ways!

  • AUTHOR: JOSE PARIS
    10 October, 2021

    - Trimble owns SketchUp. - Google also has an ownership stake in SketchUp, through its Google Ventures arm, and can include new features to SketchUp that will be first available on the Google Earth platform. - A third owner of sketchup is Thomas Langenbach, who has been convicted for copyright infringement related to the distribution of a computer program called Crafthole Modelling System (modeling software). The program was found to infringe a US patent for a very similar product called Hole Wizard. Dishonestly importing products into or otherwise trafficking in any product without permission from the rightful owners is against federal law. Are you looking for more information about who owns sketchup?

  • AUTHOR: NICHOLAS NOREN
    10 October, 2021

    The simple answer, from a legal perspective is - Google. This public corporation owns SketchUp under the umbrella of its subsidiary company BIMBO Technology LLC. In terms of who actually holds the rights to develop and distribute SketchUp, it would be difficult to answer definitively with any degree of accuracy. Companies change hands all the time and even when they do not most companies have more than one owner in most cases. In conclusion, while there is no single person or company that can exert complete control over SketchUp, most authority for decisions about what features are added resides within a group of four staff members at Google's headquarters in Mountain View California.

  • AUTHOR: ADAM ROBERIE
    10 October, 2021

    SketchUp is a line of 3D modeling software from Google's parent company, Alphabet. The application was originally created by the American company DWG Technology, which was bought by Google in 2006 and rebranded to SketchUp Inc with its release version 7.0. In December 2016 it underwent a complete re-launch under the new name SketchUp 2017, renaming to draw attention from it being merely a descriptive engineering tool similar to AutoCAD or SolidWorks into something that allowed end users more creative freedom with visualizing their designs - taking on some of the same software capabilities traditionally found in 2-dimensional design packages such as Adobe Photoshop.