SketchUp Pro licensing

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

Level of complianceMain audienceOther


  • 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 2018 expires 20 November 2020.
  • SketchUp Pro 2019 expires 01 July 2021.
  • SketchUp Pro 2020 expires 31 December 2021.

Note: Expired licenses are not automatically renewed. The software must be upgraded to a valid license.

Platforms covered

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

SketchUp for Schools is a web based application available through G-Suite for Education.

Computers eligible to run SketchUp Pro licences

The long term licence codes are for use with school-owned computers only after the ICT Helpdesk whitelist the school’s public domain IP address on Trimble’s SketchUp Grant admin portal. Trimble also provides temporary short term license codes, for ‘student use’ when learning from home during the COVID-19 period.

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
  • approximate number of SketchUp Pro licences required
  • the school’s public domain IPV4 address (screenshot preferred from, while connected to the school’s network).

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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