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SketchUp 14.0.4899
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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. And once you've built your models, you can place them in Google Earth, post them to the 3D Warehouse, or print hard copies.
What's New
Version 14.0.4899:

General:

  • Fixed a crash that could occur when loading models with invalid match photo images.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when opening models containing images with certain Exif data on them.
  • Fixed an issue where certain models with large textures and nicer transparency could become unusable after toggling x-ray mode off and on.
  • Fixed an issue where SketchUp could appear to hang after switching between a scene with no transparency and one with nicer transparency.
  • Fixed the Layers toolbar to perform a case-insensitive sort when sorting layers.
  • Fixed an issue where 64-bit 4 x 16-bit RGBA alpha images displayed opaque.
  • Fixed an issue where artifacts could be seen when holding down the left mouse button and moving the mouse rapidly with the Select tool active.
  • Fixed an issue where drag selection did not always work properly after doing a triple-click select.
  • Changed the units display of areas and volumes to now follow ISO conventions - e.g., we now display 100 mm2 vs 100 Millimeters2
  • Added better error reporting when entering the wrong type of license to SketchUp.
  • Changed the Text tool to report the xyz coordinate location when adding text to construction points.
  • Windows: fixed a common crash that could occur when opening certain models with large images on XP.
  • Windows: fixed an issue where thumbnail images in the Component Options dialog did not display for standard, non-admin users.
  • Windows: fixed an issue where cancelling from saving a file with the "File > Save As" menu resulted in a failure to prompt you to save unfinished work.
  • Windows: fixed an issue where material (*.skm) files saved on Windows would not display material thumbnails on the Mac.
  • Mac: fixed an issue where in model materials were not visible until opening or creating a model.
  • Mac: fixed an issue where the Layers toolbar did not change the current layer.
  • Mac: fixed Photo Textures to accurately grab textures on Retina displays.
User Interface:
  • Added, to the Getting Started toolbar, new drop down toolbars that group together tool sets.
  • Changed the Draw menu to group certain tool sets together.
  • Changed the Large Tool Set on the PC to be fixed at 2 columns and to dock vertically.
  • Fixed a bug where the status bar was not showing text when hovering over a menu or toolbar.
  • Changed the "Zoom Extents" context menu to "Zoom to Selected" to more accurately describe what it does.
  • Mac: fixed a Mavericks-specific bug where snappy dialogs don't stay together when they are collapsed/expanded.
  • Mac: fixed an issue where SketchUp would not remember that Ruby toolbars were opened.
  • Mac: fixed a case where a snappy dialog stack containing the Styles dialog could break apart when being expanded/collapsed.
  • Mac: added a warning message when deleting a scene via the scene context menu.
  • Windows: increased the size of the face style buttons in the Styles browser.
Exporters and Importers:
  • We updated the DWG libraries to support AutoCAD 2013.
  • Fixed an issue with the DWG importer where some arcs could import inverted/displaced.
  • Fixed an issue where some *.kmz files failed to import into SketchUp.
  • Mac: DWG import now imports solid, region and body entities!
  • Mac: fixed animation export to work when specifying a custom frame size.
  • Windows: fixed EPS export to work and no longer create blank files.
  • Windows: fixed mp4 animation export to no longer drop frames right before the video pauses on each scene.
  • Windows: fixed an issue where you saw an "Unable to create video file" error when exporting animations to the mp4 format with certain custom settings.
Shadows:
  • Hidden geometry made visible via View > Hidden geometry used to incorrectly cast a shadow. With SU 2014, it no longer casts shadows.
  • Fixed an issue where, if the "enable transparency" setting is turned off, SketchUp would ignore that setting and still treat faces as transparent for shadow casting, resulting in shadows not being cast that should have been.
  • Fixed an issue where face me components with transparent materials that should not cast shadows (opacity < 70), previously cast shadows.
  • Fixed an issue where edge shadows were incorrectly cast when a section plane lies right on a face.
  • Fixed an issue where, in models with faces that are slightly non-planar, stringy shadows could be seen.
Ruby API:
  • We upgraded the Ruby API runtime to Ruby 2.0 with full Standard Library, giving Developers a better platform for creating new SketchUp tools and one that offers improved support for non-English characters, section planes, text and dimensions and more.
  • If you use Ruby plugins, be sure to read this article which explains how to migrate your plugins to SketchUp 2014. If you don't follow these instructions, some of your plugins may not work!
  • If you are a Ruby Developer, check out our Developer Release Notes to see what has changed.

Version 14.0.4899:

General:

  • Fixed a crash that could occur when loading models with invalid match photo images.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when opening models containing images with certain Exif data on them.
  • Fixed an issue where certain models with large textures and nicer transparency could become unusable after toggling x-ray mode off and more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.7 or later



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Kj@kiva reviewed on 15 Jul 2013
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.
[Version 13.0.3688]


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Derekcurrie commented on 23 May 2013
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.
[Version 13.0.3688]

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Negritude replied on 24 May 2013
(re)Introducing SketchUp Make:

http://sketchupdate.blogspot.com/2013/05/reintroducing-sketchup-make.html
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3mors replied on 24 May 2013
There's no Make and Pro version.
There's only one version that starts with a 8 hours time trial.
After this period you can choose to buy a license or keep using it as free version for non commercial use.
The confusion comes from it.

Here's an official statement from SketchUp team.

"In our latest release, we’ve renamed the free version of SketchUp. It’s now called SketchUp Make. Every download of SketchUp Make starts with 8 hours of use of SketchUp Pro. After that, you can choose to keep modeling for free with the core SketchUp modeling feature set, or you can decide to upgrade to Pro -- it's up to you!"

http://productforums.google.com/d/msg/sketchup/Q9D3aCBPEB8/-tPpuN2riyoJ
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Derekcurrie replied on 24 May 2013
3mors: Sadly, it turns out that you are correct. Due to your post, I investigated the Sketchup downloads page further and found that it is WRONG:

http://www.sketchup.com/intl/en/download/

What I discovered from attempting to download 'SketchUp 8' was that the one available version downloaded, that being version 13, labeled 'SketchUpMEN.dmg'.

When attempting to download "SketchUp Pro 8" by filling in their marketing survey page, the result is an ERROR page.

IOW: There is only version 13 via their website, DESPITE the old and wrong verbiage on their download page.

Is this bate and switch? I don't think so. But it is TERRIBLE website maintenance. NEVER confuse your user with out of date information. It's perceived as company hostility by every customer subjected to this nonsense. NOT good.

At least it's good to now know, as you stated, that after the 8 hour trial period the user is allowed to continue using it for non-commercial uses. The only problem with this system is not communicating this situation adequately to the user. Otherwise the company is suitably hit with flack from users. Trimble has incredibly botched the rollout of this new version and trial system.
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3mors reviewed on 23 May 2013
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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Derekcurrie replied on 23 May 2013
The latest 2013 version is the PRO version, not the free version that is still available. See my comments on the situation above.

The confusion here is that MU is not distinguishing between version 8, which is freeware, and version 13, which is the PRO shareware version.
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Negritude replied on 24 May 2013
SketchUp Make is still free:

http://sketchupdate.blogspot.com/2013/05/reintroducing-sketchup-make.html
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3mors replied on 24 May 2013
There's no Make and Pro version.
There's only one version that starts with a 8 hours time trial.
After this period you can choose to buy a license or keep using it as free version for non commercial use.
The confusion comes from it.

Here's an official statement from SketchUp team.

"In our latest release, we’ve renamed the free version of SketchUp. It’s now called SketchUp Make. Every download of SketchUp Make starts with 8 hours of use of SketchUp Pro. After that, you can choose to keep modeling for free with the core SketchUp modeling feature set, or you can decide to upgrade to Pro -- it's up to you!"

http://productforums.google.com/d/msg/sketchup/Q9D3aCBPEB8/-tPpuN2riyoJ
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Phaleron commented on 23 Apr 2011
According to the licence:

"By installing the Software, you agree to automatically request and receive Updates."

Why exactly is this clause necessary?
[Version 8.0.3161]

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Losmuertos replied on 31 May 2011
probably because the software is filled with online features...
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Cgc replied on 02 Jun 2012
So The Google can exfiltrate all your data to their evil cloud (it's right above an ancient volcano that's been hollowed out).
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Derekcurrie replied on 23 May 2013
Answer: Because they apparently were planning on forcing an update to the new PAY-FOR-IT version. Lock the files so they can't be overwritten with v13 and above, unless of course you'd like to pay for v13.
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Mistere tipped on 24 Nov 2010
If you already have the nasty Google Software updater on your computer here's how to remove it for good.

Delete the contents of this folder.

~/Library/Google/GoogleSoftwareUpdate

Then lock the folder. It can't reinstall itself after that.
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Nbregi [pt] replied on 14 Apr 2012
Many thanks for the tip.
It's done.
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Appscout commented on 23 Sep 2009
Why would either this app, or 'SweetHome' need access to our system?
[Version 7.1.4870]


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Razz reviewed on 18 Nov 2008
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.
[Version 7.0.8656]

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Arvidtp replied on 20 Nov 2009
Yeah - many DXF exporters produce models with HUGE numbers of entities - was just dealing with this today at work (I shouted "a 217MB 2D vector image???"). Almost any program would slow down with that file as input. SketchUp is great, even with fairly complex models, IF you drew your model in SketchUp. If you drew it in other software, maybe not so much.
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Bucho reviewed on 17 Nov 2008
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!
[Version 7.0.8656]


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Biker4Mac reviewed on 17 Mar 2008
I first saw SketchUp at MacWorld NY in 2002 and was immediately taken by it. This was what I wanted 3D to be since first starting to work with integrating architecture and computers! There are more robust programs for CAD and for 3D modeling, but I find nothing easier to use in the design phase - it is like a combination of napkin sketching and clay models. I can very quickly put an idea together and then play with it until I have my thoughts together. I rarely pick up paper and marker anymore to design. Clients also respond very favorably to SketchUp - the ability to quickly see their ideas take shape and look at various possibilities - should this be taller, what if this is smaller...? No, you're not likely to do a full set of construction documents with it, but I have done some small projects that way. And with the TurboSketch plugin you can do some pretty realistic rendering as well.
[Version 6.4.120]


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AppScout commented on 18 Sep 2007
Why would this need root access?

Can't install till I know.

FWIW, using 'unpkg' to see what gets installed leaves an EMPTY folder.

What are you hiding?
[Version 6.0.1145]


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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. And once you've built your models, you can place them in Google Earth, post them to the 3D Warehouse, or print hard copies.


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