If you are already using SketchUp for Windows, you may be wondering if there is a way to use SketchUp for Android. Luckily, you can use the SketchUp Android application, created by Trimble Inc., to make Android compatible sketches. SketchUp Viewer currently supports the new Storage Access Framework on Android, making it simple to upload models from Google Drive into your SketchUp account. Switch between orthographic and perspective cameras for high definition, overhead view and floor plans for architectural and production drawings. You can also add text, shadows and 3D objects like doors, windows, skylights and vents.
You may wonder why you would need SketchUp Viewer for Android. If you are in the manufacturing or warehouse sector, like most employees are today, you have to constantly look at the clock and see what hours are left until you are able to get to the job site. You may need to estimate which shifts you will work, when they are scheduled and how many employees are needed to fill those shifts. A SketchUp Viewer allows you to not only view diagrams of your current layout, but it also lets you drag and drop items as necessary to create your layout. If your company has multiple departments, you can easily create divisions or teams and assign workers to specific projects.
You can download the SketchUp Viewer from the official website for free. If you want to try SketchUp for free before you decide to buy the actual product, please check out the "extras" available at Trimble's website. The SketchUp Viewer is not an add-on, however, it is included in the purchase of SketchUp Pro. Once you pay for SketchUp Pro, you can download and use SketchUp Viewer on any computer with a web connection.