Why would schools need Pro? LayOut is a great student tool; it provides an easy and fun way to present your models and designs. And some schools have rather sophisticated CNC machines or other CAD apps, and would need the import / export options available only in Pro.
One of the resellers who provides student and teacher Pro licenses is Creation Engine, and Charles Lai from CE emailed me their academic pricing:
- Google SketchUp Pro 7 is available at a student discount price of $49.
- Google SketchUp Pro 7 is free for instructors.
- Google SketchUp Pro 7 Lab licenses are available at a school discount price of $15.
I haven't checked with other resellers, but here's where you can find a list of companies who provide Pro licenses to schools. I imagine their prices are comparable.
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