Created to provide an experience closer to drawing and modeling with real objects, SketchUp has won over a host of loyal users year after year.
SketchUp stands out for its speed and ease when creating volumetric objects and studies.
The unique presentation quality that strays from the standards normally used and the ability to exchange information between various programs in the CAD industry are also important distinctions.
The program also brings other innovations such as integration with Google Earth and the availability of various free libraries, through the 3D Warehouse.
The book, SketchUp Pro step by step, aims to provide a high quality learning experience. All the descrited procedures are illustrated; at the end of each chapter is a summary of the main topics addressed and exercises to be downloaded at thesketchupbook.com. The site also has a discussion forum for the book and program with participation of the Author.