SketchUp Pro 2018 now shipping!

By Athol Phillips | SketchUp

Nov 21

What's New in 2018?

Trimble has announced a new version of its popular modelling software SketchUp Pro, as well as a new web-based version called SketchUp Free. New features of SketchUp Pro include:

  • Advanced Attributes that allow users to embed information into a model when creating and managing components.
  • Improvements to Generate Report to enable users to aggregate component data so that information contained in models can be extracted and organised.
  • Improvement to IFX export tools to ensure that attributes imported from other BIM applications are retained upon export.
  • Section Planes can now be named. and performance has been improved.
  • Filled and styled section cuts are now included in Sketchup, without the need for 3rd party plugins.
  • Several drawing improvements including the ability to draw a rectangle around its center using modify keys, quicker control for rotated rectangles, improved Tape Measuring workflow, and axial colour coding added to the Free Hand tool.
  • STL Import and Export is now natively supported.

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  • Shirley says:

    Great release guys, especially the new “Solid Fill” functionality in the Section Plane Cut command.This is something that has been requested for a while now and it is great to see that you take note of User Requests. Well done on an awesome new SketchUp Pro 2018 release.

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