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Starting with SketchUp Pro 2013, you will be offered a new version of Pro every year. That means more frequent improvements, bug fixes, and new features. To easily stay up to date with the latest and greatest that SketchUp Pro has to offer, Trimble launched an upgrade, maintenance, and support program.

Why Trimble created this program

  • Predictable expenses: Trimble heard from many companies that it’s difficult to upgrade SketchUp Pro after a release because they couldn’t budget for the upgrade cost. Now, with predictable releases and predictable spending on this program, companies can get the best of what SketchUp has to offer as soon as a new version becomes available.
  • Annual Releases: Trimble are committed to customers to follow an annual release cycle. By offering an upgrade, maintenance, and support program, they are putting the pressure on themselves to deliver power packed improvements to the SketchUp Pro offering each year.
  • More Support: Trimble  are bringing phone support back! If you’re encountering an issue installing or authorizing SketchUp Pro, let Trimble know and they will be happy to help out. Providing help via phone for installation and licensing issues is just the beginning. They hope to offer more and improved support options very soon. Please refer to your email with the upgrade, maintenance, and support information for contact details. Of course, they will continue to provide the same great Knowledge Center, Help Forum, and email support that has always been available.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I purchase the program and how much does SketchUp cost?
  • What if my upgrade, maintenance, and support program expires?
  • Will SketchUp remind me when my program is close to expiring?
  • Is the program optional when purchasing a new SketchUp Pro license?
  • If I skip upgrading to 2013 and upgrade to 2014 instead, will I have to purchase a brand new, full price license?
  • Can I renew my upgrade, maintenance, and support program before my current program expires?
  • Do I still get support if I’m using SketchUp Pro 8,7,6,etc...
  • Are SketchUp Pro resellers offering the program as well?

How do I purchase the program and how much does SketchUp cost?

If you’re buying a new SketchUp Pro "single-user" license, the program will automatically be included in your purchase. This cost will include the perpetual Pro license, plus one year of any new upgrades, maintenance, and support. Since Trimble will be releasing a new major version of SketchUp Pro each year, this means that you would also receive an upgrade to SketchUp Pro 2014 when and if it becomes available at no extra charge (as long as your upgrade, maintenance, and support program is still active).

If you’re upgrading from an older version of Pro to SketchUp Pro 2013, you can upgrade your single-user license for 760 SEK. You will receive the same benefits as a new customer: a perpetual SketchUp Pro 2013 license and one year of major version upgrades, maintenance, and support. Network license owners can upgrade for 1200 SEK per seat by This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

What if my upgrade, maintenance, and support program expires?

It’s important to note that your SketchUp Pro license will always work for the version of Pro that you paid for. SketchUp Pro licenses will not stop working when your upgrade, maintenance, and support program expires. For example, if you purchased a new license for SketchUp Pro 2013 on June 1st, 2013, you would get a perpetual Pro 2013 license that would not expire. You would also get upgrades, maintenance, and support until May 31st, 2014 (i.e. one year after the purchase).

To continually get the annual SketchUp Pro upgrades, maintenance, and support, year after year, you will need to renew the program again for $95* per year. Don't worry, Trimble will let you know when you're nearing the end of your program so that you have time to renew if you choose to do so.

Will SketchUp remind me when my program is close to expiring?

Yes. Trimble will send email reminders when your upgrade, maintenance, and support program is nearing the end of being active.

Is the program optional when purchasing a new SketchUp Pro license?

At this time, the maintenance, upgrade, and support program is bundled into the new license cost, and it is not optional.

If I skip upgrading to 2013 and upgrade to 2014 instead, will I have to purchase a brand new, full price license?

No, worst case scenario would be upgrade cost of 760 SEK, plus nominal support reinstatement fee (TBD, but will be some percent less than 760 SEK). We will update this FAQ as soon as we know more about specific costs.

Can I renew my upgrade, maintenance, and support program before my current program expires?

Yes. You can renew your program from our online upgrade page. Renewing early does not shorten the end date of the program. For example, if you enrolled in the program on June 1st, 2013 (which would expire May 31st, 2014), and you renewed ten months later, the end date of your program would simply move from May 31st, 2014 to May 31st, 2015.

Do I still get support if I’m using SketchUp Pro 8, 7, 6,etc...

If you purchased a new SketchUp Pro 8 license or upgraded an older Pro license to version 8 prior to August 28th, 2012, then you are eligible for two years of email technical support from the date your purchase. If you purchased a new license or upgraded an older Pro license on or after August 28th, 2012, then you will have one year of email technical support. Phone support will only be available to customers on the upgrade, maintenance, and upgrade plan. This one is a little confusing, so if you're not sure, feel free to ask us!

*Upgrade cost for single-user licenses. Talk to your SketchUp Pro Sales representative for Network license costs.

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