Advance Steel vs Sketchup

Winner: Sketchup!

Reviewers believe that Sketchup is better than Advance Steel! After comparing quality, customer service & reviews, we can conclude that Sketchup is the preferred option for CAD Software.

How do we test?
Our reviewers use the products for a extended period of time. We also take a look at other user reviews, to get a feel how they like the product.

Advance SteelSketchup
DescriptionInitially developed by GRAITEC, Advance Steel is a professional software used for steel 3D construction and design. They are currently owned by Autodesk and supports all of the AutoCAD functions since it runs on the software.Developed by Google and Trimble Navigation, SketchUp has a lot of options for users that are starting in the 3D Design area. Still, they offer a complete toolset for professionals architects and engineers.
Customer support
  • Cold rolled steel
  • Structural modeling
  • Sheet and plate metal work
  • Multi-user collaboration
  • Automated drawing creation
  • Document management
  • 2D models
  • Layer manager
  • 3D models
  • Textures
  • Animations
  • Lighting effects
PricingAutodesk Advance Steel offers a subscription-based price of $5,655 for a three years license ($158 per month).Google Sketchup has a price of $299 for the license of one year for professional projects and, for students, they offer a full educational license for free.
Free Trial?Yes, Advance Steel has a 30-days free trial for new users.Yes, you can download a free trial for 30-days.
Compatible with
  • Windows 64 bits
  • Windows 10 64 Bit
  • MacOS
Ease of use
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