As an interior designer and custom furniture builder, SketchupPro has become an essential tool for me, same as any power tool that I'm using every day. Whether I'm pitching a concept or an idea, design, technical drawings or paperwork, photorealistic renders for a presentation, it's my go to software.
In combination with V-ray, it definitely helps me sell my ideas and present my desingns in a very professional way.
I love the simplicity of the interface, it makes my workflow uninterrupted and fluid.
In my case, SketchupPro + V-ray was definitely a smart investment, I can't imagine doing my job without it.
SketchUp is my “Swiss army knife” for Design. In our studio, we use it every day. It simplifies the work-flow in many ways.
We use it for plot & survey, design ideas, concept sketches, mock-ups, etc. I’m using a licensed product because I really respect the work of the SketchUp team, besides – you have great customer support.
In our practice, we use SketchUp on daily basis. It allows us to execute our ideas with great quality and speed. Thanks to Lay Out we create documentation, based directly on the 3D model. Furthermore, V-Ray for SketchUp is an amazing addition when we need photorealistic renderings.
Design has many faces. To see them all you have to master many skills and programs. Hopefully, there is software like SketchUp and V-Ray that can easily assist you on a daily basis and maintain your highest professional level. I recommend them to all designers, architects and visual artists - no matter what stage of the path they currently are.