Trimble - SketchUp Pro 2017 + 1 Year Maintenance & Support
Single-user license for SketchUp 2017. One year of mandatory Maintenance & Support is included in the price.
SketchUp Pro is a very popular 3D modeling software used both by beginners and professionals in many different fields such as construction, engineering and architecture.
Graphics Pipeline 2.0
What matters more than how fast, smoothly, and reliably SketchUp renders your models? In this release, Trimble have made major improvements to the graphics pipeline, allowing for performance improvements everywhere you see a .SKP. Now, SketchUp, 3D Warehouse, LayOut, my.SketchUp, and Trimble Connect all render models using the same under-the-hood algorithms, all tuned for buttery 3D orbiting.
Along with the graphics pipeline overhaul, Trimble made big improvements to transparency, which should now render at higher quality and faster too. SketchUp is also now way better at displaying multiple transparencies to provide a more realistic sense of depth across several clear faces. And for good measure, they’ve added the ability to fine-tune the opacity level in X-ray mode.
High DPI Modeling
Trimble have tuned snapping and inferencing for high definition monitors (like Apple’s Retina Display). Edge weights have also been smart-scaled. You can back away from your screen now…
The new Offset in SketchUp Pro 2017 avoids overlapping and self-intersecting geometry. Clean offsets, every time you hit ‘F’ (even in LayOut!)
Perpendicular Face Inferencing
Have you mastered parallel inferencing? Trimble have added a ‘Perpendicular to Face’ inference. Hover a face; SketchUp will helpfully snap to its perpendicular.
The Rectangle tools now utilize the arrow-key axis-locking (just like Circle and Polygon tools). Psst… find a Square or Golden Section; hold shift to lock that in too!
SketchUp 2017, introduces customization for the colors that display SketchUp’s axes and inferencing.
Great documents often feature important information, so Trimble built Tables, a great way to manage spreadsheets in LayOut. Create a Table from scratch, or import a .CSV or Excel file. Tables behave just like other spreadsheets: edit text, style cells, modify columns and rows. LayOut references your original spreadsheet, so updating every Table in your document is as simple as a click!
High Fidelity .DWG
Many people use linework from SketchUp in other CAD applications. Trimble have re-written LayOut’s .DWG/.DXF exporter to make their lives a lot easier.
Previously, a ten page LayOut file would export as ten separate .dwg’s. Now you’ll get just one .dwg with ten separate tabs for each page.
In the old days, LayOut entities like dimensions, clipping masks, and labels would explode into raw geometry upon export. Now, they’ll import smartly into AutoCAD and behave just as expected.
LayOut exports are now smart enough to self scale for paper size or model space. Drawing entities like labels and, and polygons scales to paper size. Model linework scales to model space.
Color by Layer
Trimble have added an oft-requested ‘Color-by-Layer’ option to CAD exports, so all entities on a given layer may export as one color. By default, black linework exports so that it renders as black on a white background and white on a black background.
A new utility, Extension Manager is a one-look view of your SketchUp extensions. From here, it’s easy to toggle on and off custom tools (or uninstall them entirely). Extension Manager also displays an extension’s Digital Signature, the indication it meets SketchUp Pro's standard for quality and security.
Now, when you make a change to your SketchUp model, any LayOut dimensions associated with the model update to reflect your edit. This possible thanks to a new feature across SketchUp platform called Persistent IDs. These are identifiers for geometry that help SketchUp (and its extensions) manipulate individual entities, like a specific edge or face. Basically, every sliver of your model just got smarter.
What's new in SketchUp 2017?
Maintenance & Support Subscription – upgrades, maintenance and support
When you purchase a new license of SketchUp Pro, or when you upgrade from an older version, one year of SketchUp’s upgrade, maintenance and support subscription is mandatory. The subscription entitles you to free upgrades, maintenance and support for one year. When the program is nearing the end of being active, you can choose to renew it to continually get the annual upgrades, maintenance, and support, year after year.
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