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Just like components, section planes have names and symbols, making them easy to find, organize, and edit in Outliner. Now, it’s easy to access and manage sections whenever you need to.

Named Sections

Filled Section Cuts are now baked into SketchUp Pro. Select a color for your fills via the Styles dialogue and bake them into templates.

Filled Section Cuts

SketchUp features improved performance for models that use section planes to hide large amounts of geometry. The more geometry you section off, the more you’ll benefit!

Fast Sections
Scaled Vector Drawing

Need to add linework that’s not in your model? Create a scaled drawing in LayOut and sketch over a 3D model to flesh out your project. Or draw from details to scale from scratch directly in LayOut.

DWG Import

Import a DWG into LayOut and find illustrations already scaled to paper size. Now SketchUp projects can live side by side with CAD linework and take advantage of DWG libraries everywhere. LayOut A+: plays well with others.

Drawing Better

Inferencing, chamfering and filleting, arcs, offset arrays, selections: LayOut is even better at everything you need to draw details or create beautiful illustrations at scale.

SketchUp now features Advanced Attribute fields for a component’s Price, Size, URL, Type, Status, and Owner. So now it’s even easier to embed projects with useful information.

Named Sections

Generate Report now aggregates component data so you can do things like configure reports to sum parts and quantities for schedules and cutlists, or create detailed estimates by adding up prices by layer. It’s time to crunch model data!

Filled Section Cuts

BIM works best when information moves freely between applications. You can rely on IFC in SketchUp to transfer the attributes you assign and manipulate in projects.

Fast Sections

Transparency

See (thru) that?

Along with our graphics pipeline overhaul, we’ve made big improvements to transparency, which should now render at higher quality and faster too. SketchUp is also now way better at displaying multiple transparencies to provide a more realistic sense of depth across several clear faces. And for good measure, we’ve added the ability to fine-tune the opacity level in X-ray mode.

Drawing

Click and release!

We’re always sharpening ‘heuristics,’ the ins and outs that make SketchUp quick and precise.

High DPI Modeling

We’ve tuned snapping and inferencing for high definition monitors (like Apple’s Retina Display). Edge weights have also been smart-scaled. You can back away from your screen now…

Smart Offset

Our new Offset avoids overlapping and self-intersecting geometry. Clean offsets, every time you hit ‘F’ (even in LayOut!)

Perpendicular Face Inferencing

Have you mastered parallel inferencing? We’ve added a ‘Perpendicular to Face’ inference. Hover a face; SketchUp will helpfully snap to its perpendicular.

Righteous Rectangles

Our Rectangle tools now utilize the arrow-key axis-locking (just like Circle and Polygon tools). Psst… find a Square or Golden Section; hold shift to lock that in too!

Axis Coloring

Get customization for the colors that display SketchUp’s axes and inferencing. People with any degree of color blindness can tweak these color schemes to make their work just right.

Tables

Great documents often feature important information, so we built Tables, a great way to manage spreadsheets in LayOut. Create a Table from scratch, or import a .CSV or Excel file. Tables behave just like other spreadsheets: edit text, style cells, modify columns and rows… you get the gist. LayOut references your original spreadsheet, so updating every Table in your document is as simple as… click!

CAD Advances

High Fidelity .DWG

Many people use linework from SketchUp in other CAD applications. We’ve re-written LayOut’s .DWG/.DXF exporter to make their lives a lot easier.

One DWG

Previously, a ten page LayOut file would export as ten separate .dwg’s. Now you’ll get just one .dwg with ten separate tabs for each page.

Native Entities

In the old days, LayOut entities like dimensions, clipping masks, and labels would explode into raw geometry upon export. Now, they’ll import smartly into AutoCAD and behave just as expected.

Smart Scaling

LayOut exports are now smart enough to self scale for paper size or model space. Drawing entities l ike labels and, and polygons scales to paper size. Model linework scales to model space. Voilà!

Color by Layer

We’ve added an oft-requested ‘Color-by-Layer’ option to CAD exports, so all entities on a given layer may export as one color. By default, black linework exports so that it renders as black on a white background and white on a black background. That’s like candy for CAD fiends.

Extension Manager

A new utility, Extension Manager is a one-look view of your SketchUp extensions.

From here, it’s easy to toggle on and off custom tools (or uninstall them entirely). Extension Manager also displays an extension’s Digital Signature, the indication it meets our standard for quality and security.

See why Sketchup Pro is the smartest SketchUp yet!

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