Really like SketchUp and V-Ray, but one minus I would give for SketchUp warehouse, because there is still some really bad models with lots of hidden geometry and have inappropriate name so somethimes you can find bed among flowers for example.
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.