The latest version of SketchUp Pro has arrived on the scene with a whole host of innovative and exciting new features. The latest 2018 release includes…

Smarter Sections 

Section Planes are essential to architectural composition, so there are some big improvements.

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

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

Fast Sections – 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!

Make Better Drawings

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.

Want to implement BIM?

Ultimately, ‘BIM’ is about using information in your model to make better buildings. The focus is to help users embed and manage information in a SketchUppy way.

Advanced Attributes – 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.

Aggregated Reports – 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!

IFC Import/Export – 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 project.

The full list of SketchUp features can be found on sketchup.life.

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