For the past few days I’ve been exploring Google SketchUp Pro while working on my next set of free tiny house plans. I still have a bit of work to do but as you can see I’m making good progress. What I’ve found so far is that the free version of SketchUp will give you most of what you need; in fact I’m thinking that for non-professionals the free version is all we’ll ever need. I can see an architect making use of all the presentation features of the Pro version but for most things they are just overkill.
The main reason I’m interested in taking this test drive through to completion is that I want to see how Layout, the 2D software bundled with Pro, integrates with the 3D drawings. When I’m done with this 3D rendering I’ll then get to see how easy it is to create the 2D drawings from the 3D drawing. In the mean time take a look and for those of you who have installed the free version of Google SketchUp on your computers download my working file and take a closer look. It’s a bit difficult to see without the movement.
Update: These plans are complete. See our free tiny house plans.