February 28th, 2014 | Published in Google SketchUp
As you may know, SketchUp Pro 2014 has been released. So now you may be asking, “how do I get SketchUp Pro 2014 up and running on my computer?” Excellent question. The answer is, “Well, it depends on whether...
… you have a SketchUp Pro 2013 license
If you have a SketchUp Pro 2013 license, guess what? You’re getting SketchUp Pro 2014 for free! As you may recall, last year we launched our first Maintenance & Support plan which includes major upgrades when they became available, just like SketchUp Pro 2014. If you purchased direct from the SketchUp team or online store, you should have received an email* with your 2014 license information and additional details on how to get 2014 running on your computer. Since this is a new major version of SketchUp Pro, it needs to be downloaded, installed, and licensed. Repeat it with me: download, install, license. Very nice, also very easy. If you haven’t received an email from us check your Spam folder, and if it’s still not there, check out our License Wizard which will send you all the information you need.
*Note: If you purchased your license from an authorized SketchUp Pro reseller, please contact that reseller directly to get your new license. If you’re not sure who that is, you can look up your reseller contact here.
Since the time between SketchUp Pro 2013 and SketchUp Pro 2014 was less than a year, all SketchUp Pro 2013 customers will receive a free upgrade to 2014. Remember, however, that the Maintenance & Support plan is good for one year. Don’t worry -- we’ll send you a friendly reminder on how to renew the plan, so that you can stay up-to-date with all the latest and greatest that SketchUp has to offer in the year(s) to come.
… you have a SketchUp Pro 8 or older license
If you missed our post on how SketchUp Pro Upgrades work these days, no worries. Basically, if you’d like to upgrade your license to work with SketchUp Pro 2014, you’ll need to enroll in our Maintenance & Support plan via the License Wizard. You’ll need your most recent license info, which you can look up yourself, or if you’re having problems finding it, you can request a copy.
At this time, a single-user license costs $95 to get on the Maintenance & Support plan, and network licenses cost $150 per seat. Enrolling gives you a perpetual SketchUp Pro 2014 license and one year of major version upgrades, maintenance, and support. Once you’re on the Maintenance & Support plan, you’ll receive an email with your 2014 license information, a link to download SketchUp Pro 2014, and your unique support code.
We’re super excited about SketchUp Pro 2014 and all that it has to offer. And of course, we’d love to hear from you, too! Visit the SketchUp Help Forum to join the conversation.
Posted by Tommy Acierno on behalf of the SketchUp team