May 9, 2017
my.SketchUp is the web version of the popular desktop application SketchUp. my.SketchUp is an excellent tool students can use to create anything they want in 3D. It provides a wide variety of drawing and modelling tools to use for building your own models. Students can start with a template, use the tools on the left side of the editor to create and manipulate geometry then use the panels on the right side for detailed organization of their model. When done, they can save and share their final work with others.
my.SketchUp is still in beta mode and does not have all the advanced functionalities found in SketchUp Make or SketchUp Pro, however, for us in education basic features of my.SketchUp are enough to get our students immersed in creative modelling projects. The site has a number of helpful tutorials and guides to help students learn more about how to use this tool. Watch the video below to see my.SketchUp in action.