Older licenses upgrade ends soon

Overview - SketchUp 8 upgrade ending

    On June 25th, 2017, Trimble is changing a longstanding policy of allowing all perpetual license-holders to update their license to the current version of SketchUp Pro by paying a upgrade/renewal fee, along with a reinstatement fee.
    Trimble's new policy: licenses that are 3 three years past their M&S expiration date will no longer be renewable. Instead, customers holding these old licenses must purchase a new perpetual license to upgrade.
    This policy change affects all owners of SketchUp 8 and earlier licenses as well as some SketchUp 2013 owners.

Ovpportunity to get upgrade orders

    This change in policy presents an opportunity to get older SketchUp license owners to upgrade. Please let your customers know that the deadline for upgrading to SketchUp 2017 for the low upgrade price is coming.

    SketchUp Pro 8 to SketchUp 2017 upgrade price is currently $240.00 USD. This is a large discount from the retail price of SketchUp 2017. This price includes a one year M&S subscription. After June 25, 2017, there will be no upgrade pricing offerered to SketchUp Pro 8 and earlier customers.

    The SketchUp Partner Site is for all SketchUp Pro resellers. This site includes the latest news about SketchUp Pro (the Hub), marketing resosurces such as logos and art work, and much more.
    To join the Partner site, create a user name and password. You will need to wait for an approval email for about 24 hours.

SketchUp Pro 2017 - What's New?

Trimble provides a thorough list of What's New in SketchUp 2017 here.

    1. Trimble Connect integration within SketchUp. Learn more here.
    2. Licensing system is the same for SU 2017 as it was for SU 2015 and SU 2016. Read the below section on licensing.
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SketchUp Pro - where to download

    The trial version is a fully functional version of SketchUp Pro and will last for 30 days.

    Turn the evaluation version into a full version for your customers. Download the SketchUp Pro 2017 and then obtain a new NFR licenses from Cadalog, Inc. SketchUp 2016 is also listed on this page but please do not sell SketchUp 2016 to your customers. This is only for resellers.

    Download the Windows 7/8/10 and Mac OS X version from this location. This includes the currently available language versions.

    SketchUp 2017 will only work on Windows 7, 8, or 10 64 bit and Mac Yosemite, El Capitan and Sierra.

Licensing and how it works

    1. Activation of a single and network SketchUp Pro license requires an internet connection. A Reprise system is now being used. When the SketchUp license is activated, the license is "checked" by a web server.
    2. There is no difference between the Windows and Mac license. The same license can be used on either Windows or Mac.
    3. Single user license. The customer can use the same license on two computers simultaneously.
    4. Network license has become much easier but it is different from previous versions of SketchUp. WANs are supported. The network license requires an internet connection and has some other requirements. However, there's no visible difference between the single user and network license codes.
    5. All SketchUp Pro downloads begin with a 30 day trial of SketchUp Pro.
    6. Editing the user name and company name. The user name and company name of each license is pre-made and will default to the resellers company name. If you want Cadalog, Inc. to change the end-user and company name, you will need to contact us and we will change it in the Trimble reseller portal.
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SketchUp Pro Maintenance and Subscription Method

    SketcUp Pro comes with a 13 month maintenance and subscription license. The SketchUp Pro license itself is a permanent license. However, the M&S license will allow your customer to upgrade to the next version of SketchUp for free. Trimble plans to release one new SketchUp upgrade per year. The subscription is included in the license of SketchUp Pro.
    The subscription start date is the same date as when Cadalog, Inc. receives a SketchUp Pro license from Trimble. So please do not purchase inventory.
  • The maintenance and subscription period starts on the same day that Cadalog, Inc. sends you the SketchUp Pro license.
  • There is a 30 day period after the M&S subscription has expired that the end-user can decide whether or not to purchase a new M&S subscription. So in effect, the M&S is a 13 month license.
  • Renewing an M&S license that has not expired is $120.00 USD for single licenses and $200.00 for each network license.
  • Renewing an UNEXPIRED M&S price has changed.
    1. If the M&S has expired less than one year, the renewal is $180.00 USD for a single license and $260.00 for each Network unexpired license.
    2. If the M&S has expired for more than one year, the renewal is $240.00 USD for a single license and $400.00 for each Network unexpired license.
  • If you need to extend the M&S subscription because you have inventory of SketchUp, you can purchase monthly extensions to the M&S subscription. The prices for monthly extensions are on the reseller web store.
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Tiered end-user pricing is available


    Tiered single license pricing is for your customer order.
    It should only apply to the same purchase order you receive from the same end-user or same commercial organization.

    Please do not use tiered single license pricing to purchase inventory.

    You must provide Cadalog, Inc. with a copy of your customer's purchase order. This can be an email purchase order.
    Please send a copy of the purchase order to dave@cadalog-inc.com or maryj@cadalog-inc.com or by FAX to 01-360-647-2890.

    Go to the SketchUp Pro category. Pick SketchUp Pro single license tiered end-user price sub category to look at the tiered pricing.

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Why go Pro -

A list of what is the difference between SketchUp Pro and Make

This question is still asked from time to time from your customers. Trimble has stopped publishing the image below. That's why the image still says Pro2013 but the image is still valid for Pro2017.

Also take a look at Trimble's page about SketchUp Pro here. Many of the features specified are not in SketchUp Make.

As with SketchUp 2016, with SketcUp 2017, the end-user license agreement, forbids customers from using SketchUp Make for commercial projects. It only allows SketchUp Make to be used for home, hobby or non-commercial projects. This could be the leading reason why your professional customers should not be using SketchUp Make. Below are the other reasons.

  1. SU Make - can not import CAD files (DWG/DXF) or IFC for BIM.
  2. SU Make - can not export CAD, IFC for BIM, PDF and a number of other file types.
  3. SU Make- Does not include Layout which is used for construction drawings and multi-page layouts.
  4. SU Make - can not create dynamic component attributes.
  5. SU Make - does not include Style builder to create your own styles.
  6. SU Make - can not print drawings to scale.
  7. SU Make - can not export scene based videos.
  8. SU Make - can not generate lists and reports (important for construction documentation).
  9. SU Make - Advanced Camera tools are not supported.
  10. SU Make - not licensed for commercial use.

SketchUp Pro 2017 Assets - logos, data sheets, etc.

    The SketchUp 2017 Partner web site includes SketchUp assets such as .eps files for the SketchUp logo and marketing material.


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Education Market

    A new requirement from Trimble and Cadalog is that if you are selling SketchUp Pro to the education market such as classroom network licenses, students and teachers, please create a se per ate web page dedicated to the SketchUp Pro education market. This web page should clearly show schools and students that your company sells SketchUp Pro to the education market.

    Please look at SU-Asia's education web page to understand what information your dedicated SketchUp Pro education page should look like. Keep in mind, this has not been updated for SketchUp 2017 so you will need to edit this sample page.

    Also, feel free to use the template we have created for resellers to develop your Education license page.

SketchUp Pro 2017 Network Prices

    Please log into www.cadaloginc.comand go to the SketchUp Pro Network pricing to see the up to date network pricing. Note that the minimum quantity for networks license as been lowered to 5.

 

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