SketchUp Pro licencing

SketchUp Pro software is free for state and state-integrated schools, and available at a discount to individual or private schools.

Level of compliance Main audience Other


  • Principals and Tumukai
  • Teachers and Kaiako
  • School ICT Specialist
  • Boards
  • Administrators
  • External ICT Providers

SketchUp Pro is a useful teaching and learning tool that teachers can use in a range of year levels and subject areas. Email the ICT help desk to access a licence key.

What software is available

SketchUp Pro is software which can be used to create 3D models and is used by teachers in a range of year levels and subject areas including computer technology, maths, geography and science. The software is used widely in a range of commercial settings.

SketchUp provide a grant which delivers free licences to New Zealand schools.  

Schools covered by the licence rights

The licence rights cover all New Zealand state and state-integrated schools. Individual or private schools are not covered, however discounted rates are available for SketchUp Pro EDU licences. Visit the SketchUp website for more information.

Products – SketchUp website(external link)

Duration of the SketchUp Pro licence rights

  • SketchUp Pro 2020 for school owned computers expires 31 December 2021.
  • SketchUp Pro 2021 for school owned computers expires 01 July 2022.
  • SketchUp Pro 2020 for student/teacher owned computers expires 31 Dec 2021.
  • SketchUp Pro 2021 for student/teacher owned computers expires 31 Dec 2021.

Note: Expired licences are not automatically renewed. Schools must use the following free versions after the 2021 licence expires on 1 July 2022.

SketchUp for Schools(external link) is a web-based 3D modeling app available free to schools, through Google Workspace (formerly G Suite) and Microsoft for Education platforms.

SketchUp Free(external link) (web app) alternative for schools not using G Suite and Microsoft.

SketchUp Make(external link) (free desktop version) based on SketchUp Pro 2017.

Platforms covered

SketchUp Pro is available for the Windows and Mac OS X platforms.

SketchUp for Schools is a web based application available through Google Workspace and Microsoft for Education.

Computers eligible to run SketchUp Pro licences

School owned plus Student and Teacher owned computers can use the valid licences until they expire.

How to get SketchUp Pro licence keys

Schools can obtain licence keys for SketchUp Pro by emailing the Ministry’s ICT helpdesk.


You'll need to provide your:

  • school name and school number
  • requestor contact name and phone number
  • requestor email address
  • ICT administrator’s contact name and phone number
  • ICT administrator’s email address

How to learn to use SketchUp Pro software

You'll receive a link to SketchUp Pro tutorials and support with your licence keys.

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