SketchUp
SketchUp
20.2.171

4.3

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SketchUp20.2.171

22 August 2020

Create 3D design concepts.

Overview

SketchUp is an easy-to-learn 3D modeling program that enables you to explore the world in 3D. With just a few simple tools, you can create 3D models of houses, sheds, decks, home additions, woodworking projects - even space ships.

Note: SketchUp is free for personal use. Pro version can be found here.

What's new in SketchUp

Version 20.2.171:
Weld Edges

In 2020.1, we introduced API functionality to weld edges in SketchUp. If you aren't aware, extension developers previously had to do some wacky stuff to perform a weld operation. Looking forward, we hope to see this improve the performance for individual extensions. In 2020.2, Weld Edges is a native capability for SketchUp users as well. The new command is contextual to a selection of edges, available in the right-click context menu, from within the Edit menu, and available as a shortcut as well. Learn more about the new Weld functionality.

Linear inference toggle for the Line Tool

You can now turn off linear inferencing while using the Line tool. To give it a go: activate the Line tool, start drawing a line, and hit the Alt (Windows) / Command (Mac) modifier key to toggle off directional inferencing. SketchUp will now ignore all linear—red, blue, green, magenta—inferences. Hit the toggle again and the only inference you'll snap to is Parallel/Perpendicular (magenta). One more tap, and you are back to standard inferencing. Without changing toggles, arrow key inference locks are still available, so you can jump from no inferences to a specific one pretty quickly. Learn more about the new Line Tool inference toggling.

Line style 'overrides' for Tags in LayOut

You can now control the edge width, scale, color, and stipple pattern for SketchUp tags in LayOut. This means that by applying tags in SketchUp, you can control the style of your linework in LayOut… without stacking multiple viewports. To get going: select a viewport in LayOut, open the SketchUp Model inspector dialog, and expand the Tags panel. Now, click on the line style of a tag to pull up styling options. For tags without a line style applied, click 'Default' to pull up the styling options.

We call these changes to the styling of tags 'overrides' because they persist across model reference updates. Once you set line styles for various tags in a model viewport, you shouldn't have to repeat the exercise. Click 'Reset' to return to the viewport to its default styling. Learn more about the new Line Style override behavior in LayOut.

  • Complete list of changes can be found here

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hercidio
14 April 2020
Version: 20.0.362

Most helpful

Hi there. I've installed the SketchUp on my Mac, but it require a license to use. I'm using Mac OS Catalina. Then, I've installed SketchUp Pro 2020. Am I need to uninstall it? Does exist a free version for non comercial purpose?
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Derekcurrie
22 August 2020
Version: 20.2.171
It's 2020. So what's still free? You can use the web-only version called SketchUp Free. You have to sign in online to use it. Otherwise you've got to pay for a SUBSCRIPTION: • SketchUp Shop is also web-only and costs $119/yr, designing for personal use. • SketchUp Pro is both for desktop and web at $299/yr, designing for professional use.
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hercidio
14 April 2020
Version: 20.0.362
Hi there. I've installed the SketchUp on my Mac, but it require a license to use. I'm using Mac OS Catalina. Then, I've installed SketchUp Pro 2020. Am I need to uninstall it? Does exist a free version for non comercial purpose?
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nandhiniramanathan9966
18 February 2020
Version: 20.0.362
whether this sketchup support for Mac OS Catalina?
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knappeduivel
29 April 2017
Version: 17.0.18898
This friendly program makes it very easy to make 3D shapes. It takes some practice to make complex models and it is very easy to damage a part of your model but the results are very rewarding.
There is a free (Make) version without time limit. The current version is 17.2.2554
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Kj@kiva
15 July 2013
Version: 13.0.3688
Very good intuitive modeling program. But not set up for stand-alone professional use.We use VectorWorks; it does SketchUp like modeling along with everything else a professional CAD program should do. Clients send us SketchUp drawings sometimes and they can be helpful; they can be imported into VectorWorks. Vectorworks evolved from MiniCad which was an early Cad program for Mac.
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Derekcurrie
24 May 2013
Version: 13.0.3688
Let's sort out the situation: 1) SketchUp v8 is STILL available for free. You will find it here: http://www.sketchup.com/intl/en/download/ 2) SketchUp v13 is ACTUALLY SketchUp PRO. The PRO version is a TRIAL with 8 hours of unlimited use before it turns into a pumpkin. Then you have to PAY for it. You can find it at the link MU provides here, as well as at the Download page linked above. IOW: No panic required. If you don't want the shareware PRO version, then get version 8, which is freeware.
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3mors
23 May 2013
Version: 13.0.3688
This latest 2013 version is not free anymore. After update it asks for a license or run as a time trial. Reverted immediately to previous version.
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Phaleron
23 April 2011
Version: 8.0.3161
According to the licence: "By installing the Software, you agree to automatically request and receive Updates." Why exactly is this clause necessary?
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Appscout
23 September 2009
Version: 7.1.4870
Why would either this app, or 'SweetHome' need access to our system?
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Razz
18 November 2008
Version: 7.0.8656
I created a drawing of a house plan in Sweet Home 3d (a free app) some time ago and wanted to see how well SketchUp handled it. The drawing has walls, windows, doors, some furniture, and other ditties. I wanted to see if SketchUp could put a roof on the house but I never got that far. It didn't crash. I exported the file from Sweet Home 3D as a .obj file (the only option you have) and imported this file into Cheetah3D (an awesome app). I then exported it from Cheetah3D as a .3ds file. SketchUp did not import a .3ds file properly at all. So, I exported the file from Cheetah3D to a .dxf file which SketchUp did import albeit very slowly. The resulting drawing was tiny in scale. This is not right. I need accurate dimensions. The resulting file had over 250,000 entities - what did this thing do, take every itty bitty line and make it an entity? As a result, moving around is EXTREMELY slow - zooming and panning tested my patience. I did draw a few things but lost interest in using it because it's performance on this file was so bad. SketchUp can be used for *simple* drawings containing small numbers of objects and that's about it. It is like 3D electronic graph paper and it might serve your needs so give it a try but don't be surprised if it starts to balk at higher levels of complexity.
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