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SketchUp Make/Pro


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This package was approved by moderator AdmiringWorm on 9/30/2017.

SketchUp is a 3D modeling computer program for a wide range of drawing applications.

  • Create 3D models of buildings, furniture, interiors, landscapes, and more.
  • Customize the SketchUp interface to reflect the way you work.
  • Share 3D models as walkthrough animations, scenes, or printouts, with realistic light and shadows. You can even print a model on a 3D printer.
  • Import files from other 3D modeling programs or tools, or export your SketchUp file for use with other popular modeling and image-editing software.

Trial/Freeware (limited functionality)

This package loads the Sketchup Pro installer which functions as follows:
* <=30 days: All SketchUp Pro features on a trial basis
* >30 days: On first run, user (admin) must make a choice:
* SketchUp Pro features expire and software becomes SketchUp Make -- a limited, non-commercial freeware version.
* Buy a Pro license.

Freeware Licensing Note

SketchUp Make software is licensed only for non-commercial use for your internal business purposes. Non-commercial use means that you may not sell, rent, lease or lend the output of the Software. Any other use requires the purchase of a SketchUp Pro license.

Package Parameters

The following package parameters can be set to pre-populate an authorization code. (Users will still have to authorize the software with a couple clicks.):

  • /ActivationFile:<path> -- (Filepath or URL) to copy a remote "Activation Info file".
  • /SN:<Your serial number> -- To create the activation file. Use with /AuthCode.
  • /AuthCode:<Your authorization code> -- To create the activation file. Use with /SN.

These parameter can be passed to the installer with the use of -params.
Examples :
* -params '"/SN:RA-99999999-ALR /AuthCode:ab3de21fgh"'.
* -params '"/ActivationFile:"'.
(note: File paths with spaces require double-double quotes around the path)

To install SketchUp Make/Pro, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install sketchup

To upgrade SketchUp Make/Pro, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade sketchup


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $packageName = 'sketchup'
    $version = '2016.1.1449'
    $UnzipArgs = @{
       PackageName    = $packageName
       url            = ''
       url64          = ''
       checksum       = 'B0DAA3C6056FA72BE006DDB9DA87CF908336F6E948A0A131B2CDF10BADF6EEA2'
       checksum64     = 'D4632178EDD8DF013C27FC752188516C2325942FA074F432340131E0479DC98C'
       checksumType   = 'sha256'
       UnzipLocation  = Join-Path $env:temp $packageName
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @UnzipArgs
    $installFile = Get-ChildItem -Path $UnzipArgs['UnzipLocation'] -Filter *.msi
    if ($installFile) {
       $installArgs = @{
          PackageName    = $packageName
          FileType       = 'msi'
          silentArgs     = "/qn /norestart /l*v `"$($env:TEMP)\$($packageName).$($env:chocolateyPackageVersion).MsiInstall.log`"" # ALLUSERS=1 DISABLEDESKTOPSHORTCUT=1 ADDDESKTOPICON=0 ADDSTARTMENU=0
          File           = $installFile.fullname
          validExitCodes = @(0,3010)
       Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @installArgs
    } else {
      Write-Warning "MSI install file not found."
    $UserArguments = @{}
    # Parse the packageParameters using good old regular expression
    if ($env:chocolateyPackageParameters) {
       $match_pattern = "\/(?<option>([a-zA-Z]+)):(?<value>([`"'])?([a-zA-Z0-9- _\\:\.]+)([`"'])?)|\/(?<option>([a-zA-Z]+))"
       $option_name = 'option'
       $value_name = 'value'
       if ($env:chocolateyPackageParameters -match $match_pattern ){
          $results = $env:chocolateyPackageParameters | Select-String $match_pattern -AllMatches
          $results.matches | ForEach-Object {
       $LicenseFileDestination = Join-Path $env:ProgramFiles "$packageName\$packageName $(([version]$version).major)\activation_info.txt"
       if ($UserArguments.ContainsKey('ActivationFile')) {
          Write-Host 'You provided a license file path.'
          $ActFilePath = $UserArguments.ActivationFile
          $LicenseArgs = @{
             packageName  = 'SketchupLicense'
             fileFullPath = $LicenseFileDestination
             url          = ([System.Uri]$ActFilePath).AbsoluteUri
          if (([System.Uri]$ActFilePath).Scheme -eq 'file' -and 
                   (-not (Test-Path ([System.Uri]$ActFilePath).LocalPath))) {
             $msg = "***No license found at $ActFilePath.***`n" + 
                   "***You will need to manually copy an 'activation_info.txt' file to the " + 
                   "SketchUp installation directory.***`n"
             Write-Warning $msg 
          } else { Get-ChocolateyWebFile @LicenseArgs }
       } elseif ($UserArguments.ContainsKey('SN') -and $UserArguments.ContainsKey('AuthCode')) {
          Write-Host 'You provided a serial number and authorization code.'
          Write-Host 'The license will be set to "allow re-activation"' -ForegroundColor Cyan
          Write-Host 'See here for info:' -ForegroundColor Cyan
          $FileString = @"
          $FileString | Out-File -FilePath $LicenseFileDestination -Force
       } else {
       Throw 'Package Parameters were found but were invalid (REGEX Failure)'
    } else {
       Write-Debug 'No Package Parameters Passed in.'

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Trimble Navigation Limited


© 2012 Trimble Navigation Limited


Release Notes


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
SketchUp Make/Pro 16.1.1449 4321 Friday, May 27, 2016 approved

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