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.
Note: Now requires OS X 10.12 or later
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.
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!
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.
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.
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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