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SketchUp20.1.228

08 May 2020

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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 20.1.228:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.12 or later

Scenes Panel

Now that you have better toggling visibility with hidden geometry and objects, we decided to take it a step further. We split up hidden geometry and objects so you can save them separately on a Scene-by-Scene basis. You will see a new checkbox in the Scenes panel that lets you save the visibility state of hidden objects. This gives you better visibility control per Scene.

Section Planes & Scenes

Keeping with the Scene theme, you can now save Section Plane visibility per Scene. Why? Since Section Planes are grouped with objects, we want to make sure they behave like objects in terms of visibility per Scene. Before this change, only top-level visibility for Section Planes could be saved per Scene. Again, more control in your Scenes — and consistency. Winning!

Hidden Objects are now Editable

Good news...hidden objects are now editable. What does this mean, you ask? When you select a hidden object in the Outliner, instead of completely disappearing when you try to edit your object, it will appear as a mesh so you can more easily make edits. So keep on keeping on without any hinders to your editing workflow.

Improvements to Grips

A small, but powerful feature: you can now use the Rotate tool when toggling through ALL Grips — just like the Move tool! This provides more consistency between the tools so you can stay focused on your project.

Empty Objects

Picture this: you are working up a new table design and quickly add a lamp to make it look more realistic — but you run into an issue! You did it too fast and forgot to group your lamp and table separately. Because of this, everything is glued together as one, creating editing issues galore and wasted time. Fear no more! Now, you can right-click on an empty space and make a grouped object or component from scratch. No more triple-clicking, or drawing it elsewhere just to place it where you want it. And, an added bonus! When you create a new object from scratch, a window will pop up allowing you to name it right from the start. Say hello to better model organization from the very start of your project. Talk about speeding up your workflow!

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knappeduivel
29 April 2017
Version: 17.0.18898

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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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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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Bucho
17 November 2008
Version: 7.0.8656
I just started using it a few days ago, and it's already become one of the most common pieces of software I use. I've played with AutoCAD in the past, but am by no means an expert, so I wasn't sure if I'd be able to master SketchUp - while I'm not yet a master, I've already mocked up my living room (we're shopping for furniture), and I can't wait to try my hand at some exterior landscaping designs. Thanks Google!
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