*SketchUp is a 3D modeling (CAD) program for applications such as architectural, interior design, civil and mechanical engineering, film, and video game design. A freeware version, SketchUpMake, and a paid version with additional functionality, SketchUpPro, are available. SketchUp is currently owned by Trimble Navigation, a mapping, surveying, and navigation equipment company. SketchUp was independent from 2000 to 2006 and then owned by Google from 2006 to 2012.
SketchUp 4 and later support software extensions written in the Ruby programming language, which add specialized functionality. Such extensions may be made available to others on the SketchUp Ruby Forum. SketchUp has a Ruby console, an environment which allows experimentation with Ruby. The free version of SketchUp also supports Ruby scripts, with workarounds for its import and export limitations.*
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