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, being used to produce from simple to highly complex designs.
The unique presentation quality that strays from the usual 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, Google Street View and the availability of inumerous free libraries, through the Google 3D Warehouse.
This book, Google SketchUp Pro 8 Step by Step, aims to provide a high quality learning experience. All the described procedures are illustrated; at the end of each chapter there is a summary of the main topics addressed and exercises to be downloaded from this site.