News Published: 15/11/2017 | Author: Excitech

SketchUp Pro 2018 is now available

The latest version of SketchUp Pro incorporates important new features and allows for greater flexibility and ease of use.

We are pleased to announce the latest release of SketchUp Pro. This version includes the following enhancements.

Smarter Sections

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.

SketchUp Pro 2018
Filled Section Cuts

Filled Section Cuts are now baked into SketchUp Pro. Select a color for your fills via the Styles dialogue and bake them into templates.
SketchUp Pro 2018 new features
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.

SketchUp Pro faster sections

Make Better Drawings

Scaled Vector Drawing

If you need to add linework that’s not in your model then create a scaled drawing in LayOut and sketch over a 3D model to flesh out your project. Or you can draw from details to scale from scratch directly in LayOut.
SketchUp Pro 3D modelling - scaled vector drawing
DWG Import

Import a DWG into LayOut and find illustrations already scaled to paper size. SketchUp projects can live side by side with CAD linework and take advantage of DWG libraries everywhere. LayOut A+: plays well with others.
SketchUp Pro 3D modelling software DWG Import
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.
SketchUp Pro 2018 3D modelling software - Drawing Better

Got BIM?

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.

SketchUp Pro 2018 - 3D modelling software
Aggregated Reports

Generate Report now aggregates component data so you can configure reports to sum parts and quantities for schedules and cutlists, or create detailed estimates by adding up prices by layer.
SketchUp Pro 2018 Aggregated Reports
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 projects. 

SketchUp Pro 2018 IFC Import/Export

What our video overview to learn more.


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