SketchUp is made by Google (formerly known as @SketchUp). This question is asked because Sketchup originated in the early 2000s as an offshoot of another product called 3D Warehouse. A company called Intergraph claimed ownership of this program and they filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Google claiming that sketchup infringes on 8 claims out of 10 different patents that were at issue in this case. Ultimately, they settled before it went to trial. Not many people actually use or have ever heard of sketchup outside the architecture community so you probably won't see it being used for anything other than architectural drawing programs.
AUTHOR: ELIDA MISCHKE
11 October, 2021
SketchUp is made by Trimble. Trimble, Inc., part of the Silicon Valley Fortune 100 Company and a global leader in engineering and geospatial solutions for surveyors, engineers, construction professionals and others represents the very best of Silicon Valley. From geo-mapping people to creating 3-D virtual environments, Trimble innovations make it possible to transform how things are designed, built, operated and maintained. In addition to SketchUp Make or Sketchup Pro for Windows/Mac or Chromebook - Trimble offers a range of complementary tools within its unified portfolio that simplify complex processes through integration across office workflows.
AUTHOR: SEAN BLOCK
11 October, 2021
The software is built by a company called "SketchUp.". About SketchUp provides the following information about the software's history:. "Early prototypes were tinkered with on weekends while working full-time for one of Google's IT consulting customers. One day, SketckUp 8 was enough to quit our jobs and focus all-in on what we were doing.". In short, it's developed by a company called "SketchUp," and so far they've been successful in providing what people want from design/architectural software. For example, Sketked Up offers both 2D and 3D performance that never before required CAD techniques or expensive tools.